It’s time to explore! There’s no need for a car when it comes to discovering Bangkok! The city’s public transport options are easy to use, with the BTS Skytrain a popular choice. Since its start back in 1999, the BTS Skytrain has been a key part of travel around the Big Mango.
Passengers enter each station and use the coin-based ticket machines, or buy their ticket from the staff at the counter. The main choice is between various one day single-destination tickets or pre-paid cards. Top up these “rabbit cards” with cash amounts or trip amounts. Discounted rates available for students or the elderly. Nowadays, you can use the cash stored in your rabbit card to pay for things in participating shops!
With its network and routes ever expanding, it’s becoming easier to ditch taxis and cars for the BTS instead. Many attractions, offices and shopping malls are reachable via skywalks from the nearest BTS skytrain. It’s a convenient way to help you reach your destination without wilting in the Bangkok heat.
Here are some key BTS skytrain stations to keep in mind:
If you’re staying at ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai, getting to the BTS skytrain is easy with some creative routing. Hop on a motorcycle taxi to either BTS National Stadium or BTS Ratchathewi in a brisk 20 minutes. If travelling by taxi, add some more time to factor in traffic. Otherwise, the hotel is actually closer to the MRT underground station Sanamchai. Hotel guests can grab a ride on the hotel’s complimentary daily shuttle. From there, swap over to the BTS line at either MRT Sukhumvit or Silom stations.