BTS Skytrain, Bangkok

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    Don't get stressed

    by Lyda1973 Written Apr 25, 2006

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    If you're going to stay just a few days in Bangkok, you expect to know as much as you can, so, the better way to know the city is transporting by BTS.
    Every day I bought a one-day pass ticket that cost 100 bath and believe me it's highly worth.
    These are all the places that we visited, and didn't take even one taxi: Chatuchak, Pratunam, Baiyoke Tower, Patpong, Victoria Monument, Jim Thompson's House, Shopping malls (Paragon, Chidlom, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, Central World, MBK, Gaysorn, Emporium) and the last station which is Saphan Taksin and from there you can easily take a boat to go to the temples, Chinatown, Khao Sn. Road.
    If you'd like to go to Floating Market or maybe Safari Park you should take a tour.
    As you see it's not necesary to take taxis, even people says they're not expensives, the jams traffic could ruin your day. Well, of course I've to tell that not always the station is right next to the place or attraction, sometimes you have to walk a little (Jim Thompson, Pratunam, Baiyoke)

    BTS - Inside BTS - Station BTS - Chatuchak BTS - City

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  • whole transpo system of bangkok

    by gemi80 Written Mar 16, 2006

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    i may be scared to go around in Manila(capital of Philippines)as i might get lost but in Bangkok, i was like a local as my friend and I went around bangkok without a guide. A half-day city tour was included in our package tour but instead we made our way around bangkok ourselves. When we told our guide about our plan not to go with them and instead just go ourselves, his first question was "youve been here before"? and we replied, " uhm , no, our first time.why, is it that unsafe". he just shrugged. and so off we go, all by ourselves, and am proud to say that we had covered more than what we could have if we went with a guide.. getting around bangkok is so easy, mainly because they are so friendly...they surely love farang!!ü and their transportation system (the BTS, MRT) are all commendable, it's efficient, fast and CHEAP..the taxi drivers too are nice, fortunately we have not been duped.. altho they could hardly speak english, but we only had to show them our ever-dependable map, and they honestly told us if they don't know the way instead of deceiving us...

    colorful taxis
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    Fast & Cheap Travel around Bangkok

    by Mikebb Written Mar 13, 2006

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    The Skytrain is a very fast and cheap way of travelling around Bangkok, it covers a large section of the city from the Chayo Praya river ( station Saphan Taksin) and luxury hotel area to Siam Square very close to great shopping at MBK etc, to Mo Chit where the Chatuchak Weekend Market, and to On Nut which is the Sukhumvit line. From many sections you can quickly alight and find other forms of transport, whether it be a River Taxi, the Metro , or bus.
    However it is only on the Skytrain and Metro that you miss traffic holdups, even the river taxis can be held up waiting to enter a Klong as the lock may be closed.

    The Skytrain has a 3 Day Tourist Pass, giving unlimited rides for 3 nights 4 days for just 280 Baht.

    You can also purchase a 1 day pass for 100 baht. Happy Travelling.

    Get your 3 Day Skytrain Tourist Pass One Day Skytrain Pass Skytrain approaching station Map of Skytrain network next to ticket vending mac Skytrain Station leading directly to our hotel
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    Fast and Cheap

    by Applelyn Updated Mar 7, 2006

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    You should buy the one day unlimited rides ticket. It costs you about 100baht and it will bring you to many places. Single trip will cost you about 14 baht to 36 bhat. Get a map from Bangkok Airport and it will show you the routes around Bangkok. Skytrain can also connect you to MRT that will connects you to another area such as Chinatown and Sum Lum Night blazzar. From the stations, you can get a map on the Skytrain and MRT routes. You can plan if you want tickets for one day unlimited trips or single trips.

    The train--V new Every station has at least a police officer The tokens for single trips The Royal Symbol every where
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    Convenient Mode - Send u to everywhere in the city

    by JoanPhua Written Mar 6, 2006

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    Most convenient, and easy way to get around the city area, which connects you to all shopping mall. Locals / foreigners use it daily. However, the train somewhat shorter than the platform ??!!! sometimes could be quite pack......

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    Bangkok Skytrain

    by MIdgiemoon Updated Feb 15, 2006

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    The BTS Skytrain is a great way to get around Bangkok in air conditioned comfort. The station announcements are made in both Thai and English. Practice your Thai by learning to pronounce the station names... Siam = See-yam It is a fun way to get out of the traffic in Bangkok. The tickets are inexpensive, and the stations are clean and well patrolled by tourist police. Just try putting your foot on the yellow line before the train has reached the station! The curve around Victory Monumentis a great place to see the monument, and the train ends at the world famous weekend market at the Mo Chit Station.

    View from the Skytrain of Sukhumvit Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok
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    Take to the Skytrain

    by mightywease Updated Feb 5, 2006

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    The futuristic Skytrain is an economical, fast and efficient way of getting round Bangkok, as well as providing a kind of sightseeing tour to different parts of the city.

    The trains run daily between 6.00am and midnight and you never have to wait too long until one arrives. There are two lines - Sukhumvit and Silom - and between you they link a lot of the shopping and hotel areas of the city. The Silom Line also has a terminus at Saphin Taksin where you can catch the riverboat to many of the historical sights of Bangkok. Some stations also interchange with the metro.

    Single tickets cost between 10 and 40 baht but for an extended stay it is worth looking at the different types of passes on offer.

    The very informative website www.bts.co.th gives more information on all of the above

    P.S. I know this is a wierd picture (it's an advert on a Skytrain platform) but I took it for a friend who LOVES Elijah Wood!

    Advert of Skytrain platform
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    Speedy and comfy way to get around.

    by Nemoa Written Feb 5, 2006

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    I loved the sky train.
    Cheap or not, depends on where you come from but it is speedy, clean, reliable and air conditioned. In Bangkok, believe me, this is godliness.

    YOu can have a one day pass for 100 Baht or different types of ticket depending on your needs. So it is flexible.

    It only has two lines, that is the only BUT... But , will say, if your stop is in one of them, do not hesitate to use it. Thumbs up for the BTS Skytrain

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    Skytrain station Siam
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    Little or No assistance for the wheel-chair bound

    by euli Updated Feb 4, 2006

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    The BTS although helps any traveller navigate their way more smoothly around Bangkok without having to be stuck in traffic is a boon, it is a bane to those who are wheel-chair bound or to those who have small children in prams as there are often no escalators or elevators at certain stations. You will most certainly have to climb at least a flight or two of stairs and at the end of a tired day of shopping or sightseeing, it can be a little frustrating having to walk the stairs.

    However, the cheap 100Baht per day, one-day pass for unlimited rides each day may be worthwhile for those travelling on a budget.

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  • BTS - Fast and Safe

    by mitch_yong Written Feb 3, 2006

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    The BTS skytrain is fast, safe and reliable. Stations are conveniently located along the Sukhumvit and Silom lines. It operates daily from 6am to 12pm. The BTS covers many of the commercial areas of the city. Get the One Day Pass or the 3-Day Tourist pass for unlimited rides. This easy connection enables you to avoid the well known chaotic traffic on Bangkok and it saves a lot of time too. For shopping, you should get off at the National Stadium or the Siam Square Station or for a Chao Phraya River River Boat Ride, you could get off at the Saphan Taksin Station.

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    Transportation Aplenty

    by gwen_tifa Written Jan 1, 2006

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    I guess more VTers have given very good tips about travelling around Bangkok as well as around Thailand.

    Cheapest way to get around - by foot - erm.. quite "duh" but sometimes you see more things on foot , even though it's slower

    Cheap alternatives - Bus of course - I have avoided taxis, tuk tuks, BTS and MRT wherever possible. Prices range between 10 - 16 Baht - depending where you are heading to. I was staying in the guesthouse in Rambuttri Road on my first night in Bangkok. If you are heading Siam Square, Central World Plaza and MBK, you could take bus 79, 511 - from the main roads behind Kao San Road - simply ask the bus conductor if youa re on the right bus heading in the right direction. They are always happy to help.

    BTS /MRT - good if you are travelling on the main lines or just arrived from HuaLampong Railway and need to get to other areas, or getting from one end of Bangkok to the other. Would cost at least 25 Baht. Pretty simple to get around with the BTS.

    Taxis - if you really want to avoid the human crowd and smoke, or have partied till late. And now they come in various bright colours - pink , blue/red, Green, etc.... You could tell a great number of companies have emerged. During my recent trip, I boarded a cab from HuaLampong to get to Kao San Road, only to see a very young teenager as a taxi driver - he doesn't look like he owns a license to drive! Worst of all, he was talking on his mobile to his girlfriend throughout the trip (20 mins ride)! I could only open my mouth and gasp with astonishment.

    Tuk tuks - I would take on the ride if I were with a friend. Adventure ride? erm.. it's ok, for me i think it's not dangerous at all. Faster alternative too! But we have to negotiate for a good price aggressively, else they are likely to overcharge you.

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    Riding the Skytrain

    by balisunshine Updated Sep 11, 2004

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    Forget about dealing with the Tuk Tuk driver
    and his need of taking you for a ride
    for a commission in his pocket.

    Forget about taking a metered Taxi
    who’s driver refuses to put on the meter
    so that he can over charge you.

    Forget about dealing with the bumper to bumper
    traffic jams causing you endless stress.

    Ride the Skytrain!
    They are clean!
    They are comfortable!
    The staff is informative!
    The Skytrain is just perfect!

    Running from 6 am to midnight,
    there are 2 lines and
    maps are available at the stations.

    You can buy tickets at the stations,
    and change is provided.
    Fares vary from 10B – 40B
    depending on what station you plan to disembark.

    Special tourist rates are also available:

    10 Trips for 250B
    15 Trips for 300 B
    30 Trips for 540 B

    Passes valid for 30 days only.

    3 day tourist pass 280 B
    1 day tourist pass 100 B

    Student Card Passes are available.
    Please ask at their window
    or check their web-site
    for further information and rates.

    Yeeaaahhh!! No more Tuk Tuks, Taxis or Traffic!!!!
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    Skytrain

    by deeper_blue Written Mar 29, 2010

    The skytrain provides a nice view on the city and makes getting around pretty quick, although it is usually busy and you may have to change lines a bit

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    air con

    by lolo5 Written Apr 4, 2009

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    it has air conditioned and it goes fast all over central locations; not too extended, though; it does not reach khao san road.

    BTS stairs
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    BTS SkyTrain

    by bladedragon Written Aug 4, 2008

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    BTS SkyTrain is one of the 2 train systems in Bangkok.
    The other one is the underground MRT train system.
    These 2 means of transportations provide a convenient way to travel around Bangkok.

    BTS SkyTrain

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