BTS Skytrain, Bangkok

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    BTS Sky Train

    by phil_uk_net Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    BTS Sky Train

    The BTS is a fairly new but very welcome addition to Bangkok's transport infrastructure. It runs above the roads on huge concrete pillars. There are just 2 lines - known as the Sukhumvit and Silom lines. The network isn't that extensive but additions are being built. It runs from 6am to midnight and fares are from 10 to 40 baht. A one day pass costs 100 baht and 3 day tourist passes are also available.
    The trains are air-conditioned (essential for Bangkok) and spotlessly clean with not a hint of graffiti or rubbish inside.

    Some of the stations are quite high and have only a staircase to reach them which can leave you a bit out of breath. Other stations have escalators to ease the task.
    You will find a uniformed guard on each platform at every station.

    It's a great system. After using this and the MRT in Singapore it was a real eye-opener arriving back in London and using public transport there. Filthy carriages, graffiti everywhere, 2 lines (the Circle and Central) not operating, very few staff around and a bad attitude from the ones that were. And the icing on the cake is that is is far more expensive to use than either the BTS or MRT. London is a mess.

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    No traffic jams thanks to the Skytrain?

    by EricLe_Rouge Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Skytrain

    No traffic jams anymore?

    BTS Skytrain:
    "The BTS Skytrain system operates from 6.00-24.00hrs everyday, with 2 main lines, the Sukhumvit and Silom Line, reaching business, residential, tourist spots, shopping and entertainment districts.
    BTS also has access to the Chao Praya River through Saphan Taksin station (S6), which connects to the Sathorn river pier enabling tourists to travel by river to experience the greatness of major cultural tourist spots such as The Royal Grand Palace, The Emerald Buddha Temple, The Temple of Dawn, Rattanakosin Island and Kred Island.

    This guide has been designed to aid you in sightseeing with informative listings and how to get there directions. Visit many of Bangkok's attractions, from markets and museums, to temples and stores, without losing your precious time in traffic. Our website helps you choose from a host of things to see and do, all using the BTS Skytrain as a friendly starting point to your tour of the city. Apart from providing the highest standard of travel around Bangkok, the skytrain routes also cover most major areas of the city, which are those of business, shopping, and interesting tourist spots. Most importantly, BTS also has access to the Chao Praya River through Saphan Taksin station (S6), which connects to the Sathorn river pier enabling tourists to travel by river to experience the greatness of major cultural tourist spots such as The Royal Grand Palace, The Emerald Buddha Temple, The Temple of Dawn, Rattanakosin Island and Kred Island. Tourists can also travel by river to Ayuddhaya province and other provinces nearby.

    This guide has been designed to aid you in sightseeing with informative listings and how to get there directions. Visit many of Bangkok's attractions, from markets and museums, to temples and stores, without losing your precious time in traffic. Our website helps you choose from a host of things to see and do, all using the BTS Skytrain as a friendly starting point to your tour of the city."
    (From BTS website)

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    BTS (Skytrain) in Bangkok

    by Elginah Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    The Skytrain was very convenient for us, also very inexpensive - we bought a 3 day pass each (you can't share one pass). Just be careful when you have parcels - I almost got squished when leaving the station. Tourists get a handy BTS station map and mini-guide book, which we used a lot. No food or drinks are allowed on the BTS - security didn't seem to mind my water bottles though. Children and pensionists have first seating priority. The train stops running at about 23H45.

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    Cheap, easy, safe, clean

    by jlanza29 Updated Mar 26, 2011

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    fast and cheap

    Ok, this is probably the best part of staying at the Four Seasons Hotel the Sky Train was no more 50 feet away and basically takes you just about everywhere in the downtown area !!!! buy a 10 trip pass for 100 bahts !!!!! Fast, easy and cheap !!! Oh yeah it has A/C !!!!

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    Convenient Way to Move Around

    by walterwu Updated Dec 29, 2010

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    Bangkok's BTS Skytrain is an elevated light rail train system and runs, generally, over the eastern and northern part of Bangkok's city centre.

    The skytrain route seems relatively short and there are 2 main lines with an interchange station.

    TICKETS
    There are single day pass for unlimited travel which information can be found on the BTS website. Unless you intent to hop from station to station and make more then 4 trips a day, it may be cheaper to buy a single trip pass instead.

    Fares starts at about THB35 and depending on which zone you are going to.

    Buy single trip tickets is fairly easy. In most stations, there an electronic ticketing machine which provides an option to select instructions in English and can issue multiple tickets per transaction. The other other ticketing machines only allows you to purchase 1 ticket at a time.

    FREQUENCY OF SERVICE
    Within a couple of minutes, the train would arrive and can be packed with passengers during the peak hours.

    Once, we waited for a train that took a little longer but was packed (at about 9:30am). We decided to wait for the next train. No sooner had the train left, the next train arrived fairly empty.

    WITHIN TRAIN ROUTE MAP
    Within each train, there a route map above every doorway. What is different is that it indicates what are the famous landmarks, shops, tourist spots at each station. Very helpful information.

    CONNECTIONS:
    The BTS Skytrain has connection to the SA Express (to/fro Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport) and also short walk to the Bangkok MRT stations at those interchange stations.

    DISLIKE
    The BTS skytrain only covers a small part of Bangkok city and do not serve around the Chao Phraya or western side of the Chao Phraya river.

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    bts is the way to travel around bangkok

    by waqaspai Written Dec 1, 2010

    Bangkok traffic is messy.
    Its better to use bts or metro.

    BTS runs 4 lines which connects metropolis / tourist area of bangkok.

    If you want to see more thru bts better take a day pass, which is around THB 150
    or a week pass - price not known.

    fare starts from THB 15 for one stop and so on.

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  • BTS Skytrain: The quickest way around Bangkok

    by thescene Written Nov 10, 2010

    Bangkok is known as a major tourist destination for it's shopping, temples and food. However it is also known for it's heavy traffic at all times which could ruin any holiday. One way to avoid this is to use the BTS Skytrain. The two line light rail system is efficient, fast and cheap way to travel to the attractions of the city. You can buy a stored value or single trip ticket. Each station can provide travelers with change that they can use in the ticket vending machines.

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  • S8 BTS Skytrain Wongwian Yai Station

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010
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    S8 BTS Skytrain Wongwian Yai Station

    The new station opened on 15 May 2009 and located on Krung Thon Buri Road to the west of Taksin intersection. With Krung Thonburi (opened also on 15 May 2009) station they are the new stations and the only one in Thonburi site.


    Information
    Name: Wongwian Yai
    Attraction Type: BTS Skytrain Station
    Close to:
    Line: Line 1, Silom Line
    Code: S8
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: Wongwian Yai Station


    My Photos
    First Photo: BTS Skytrain station by night
    Second photo: View to BTS Skytrain Wongwian Yai Station from State Tower
    Third photo: BTS Skytrain station
    Forth photo: BTS Skytrain station
    Fifth photo: BTS Skytrain station

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  • N4 BTS Skytrain Sanam Pao Station

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010
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    N4 BTS Skytrain Sanam Pao Station


    Information
    Name: Sanam Pao
    Attraction Type: BTS Skytrain Station
    Close to:
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: Sanam Pao Station


    My Photos
    First Photo: BTS Skytrain on the way
    Second photo: The platform in BTS
    Third photo: Steps in BTS
    Forth photo: oUTSIDE IN bts
    Fifth photo: BTS Skytrain

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  • W1 BTS Skytrain National Stadium Station

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010

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    BTS Skytrain National Stadium Station
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    W1 BTS Skytrain National Stadium Station


    Information
    Name: National Stadium Station
    Attraction Type: BTS Skytrain Station
    Close to: MBK Mall, Tokyu Mall, Siam Square, Siam Discovery Mall
    Line: Line 1 - Silom Line
    Code: W1
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: National Stadium Station


    My Photos
    First Photo: BTS Skytrain National Stadium Station
    Second photo: BTS Skytrain National Stadium Station
    Third photo: BTS Skytrain National Stadium Station
    Forth photo: BTS Skytrain National Stadium Station
    Fifth photo: BTS Skytrain National Stadium Station

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  • N5 BTS Skytrain Ari Station

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010
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    N5 BTS Skytrain Ari Station


    Information
    Name: Ari
    Attraction Type: BTS Skytrain Station
    Close to:
    Line: Line 2 - Sukhumvit Line
    Code: N5
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: Ari Station


    My Photos
    First Photo: View to Bangkok from Ari station
    Second photo: View to Bangkok from Ari station
    Third photo: View to Bangkok from Ari station
    Forth photo: BTS Skytrain Ari Station
    Fifth photo: BTS Skytrain Ari Station by night

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  • E3 BTS Skytrain Nana Station

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010
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    E3 BTS Skytrain Nana Station


    Information
    Name: Nana
    Attraction Type: BTS Skytrain Station
    Close to: Sukhumvit road, Nightlife area
    Line: Line 2 - Sukhumvit Line
    Code: E3
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: Nana Station


    My Photos
    First Photo: Canal in Bangkok near Nana station
    Second photo: Buildings around Nana station
    Third photo: The station
    Forth photo: The BTS Skytrain line - Sukhumvit line
    Fifth photo: Sukhumvit road

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  • S6 BTS Skytrain Saphan Taksin Station

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010

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    Saphan Taksin Station
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    S6 BTS Skytrain Saphan Taksin Station

    Saphan Taksin is a main BTS Skytrain station and interchange to Chao Phraya Express Boat. There is and a Tourist information office in the station.


    Information
    Name: Saphan Taksin
    Attraction Type: BTS Skytrain Station
    Close to: Chao Praya, Sathorn road, Charoen Krung road, Silom Road, State Tower
    Line: 1 - Silom Line
    Code: S6
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: Saphan Taksin Station


    My Photos
    First Photo: Saphan Taksin Station
    Second photo: Taskin Bridge in Chao Phraya river
    Third photo: BTS Skytrain on the way to Thonburi side
    Forth photo: Chao Phraya Express Boat map

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  • E7 BTS Skytrain Ekkamai Station

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010
    BTS Skytrain Ekkamai Station
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    E7 BTS Skytrain Ekkamai Station


    Information
    Name: Ekkamai
    Attraction Type: BTS Skytrain Station
    Close to: Eastern bus terminal, Bangkok Planetarium
    Line: Line 2, Sukhumvit Line
    Code: E7
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: Ekkamai Station


    My Photos
    First Photo: View to buildings around the station
    Second photo: View to Sukhumvit road and the BTS Line
    Third photo: Eastern bus terminal
    Forth photo: Eastern bus terminal
    Fifth photo: View to Bangkok

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  • E2 BTS Skytrain Ploen_Chit Station

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010
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    E2 BTS Skytrain Ploen Chit Station


    Information
    Name: Ploen Chit
    Attraction Type: BTS Skytrain Station
    Close to: All Seasons, Wireless Road, USA embassy, British embassy
    Line: Line 2, Sukhumvit Line
    Code: E2
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: Ploen Chit Station


    My Photos
    First Photo: View to Bangkok from BTS Skytrain Ploen Chit Station
    Second photo: View to Bangkok from BTS Skytrain Ploen Chit Station
    Third photo: View to Bangkok from BTS Skytrain Ploen Chit Station
    Forth photo: View to Bangkok from BTS Skytrain Ploen Chit Station
    Fifth photo: View to Bangkok from BTS Skytrain Ploen Chit Station

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