Apart from the famous Skytrain, buses, boats and taxis – Bangkok has also a very good metro system. The MRT, or Mass Rapid Transit, is proof that transport in Thailand can be modern and fast. With 18 stations and 20 km of tracks, Bangkok’s metro is modern, cheap and stops at the main attractions of the city.
MRT in Bangkok – Basic information
The MRT starts in Hua Lamphong in the south (very close to Chinatown) and goes all the way to the north, to Bang Sue. Trains run every 5-7 minutes. Prices start at as little as 8 Baht per person.
The stations are located near the main attractions, such as Chatuchak Weekend Market, or Pat Pong Market. Apart from that, MRT stops at Silom, Sukhumvit, and close to the Airport Rail Link, where you can catch a train to Bangkok’s main airport Suvarnhabumi.
The first train leaves at 6 o’clock and the last one at midnight. The tickets are available at metro stations and sold in form of a token. There are also monthly cards, so-called Stored Value Cards, which are not compatible with other modes of transport in Bangkok.