Buddha: " Whenever you see things, just see. Whenever you listen, just listen. Whenever you know, just know."
Bangkok Underground Train System -
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
The MRT is operated by
The Mass Rapid Transport Authority of Thailand
The Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) runs from Bang Sue in the north of
Bangkok through some of the newer parts of Bangkok and touches the
old city at its Hua Lamphong terminus on the south end. The 'Initial System Project', the Blue Line (Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue Section), The M.R.T. Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line.
Two other lines are planned:
The 24km long 'Orange Line' - Bang Kapi to Bang Bumru and the 40km long 'Purple Line' - Bang Yai to Rat Burana. Both new MRT lines are due for completion by mid 2013 and open in the spring of 2014.
The foundation stone was laid at Hua Lamphong Railway Station on 19 November 1996.
The stone was laid by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and remains as a part of the historic display that lines the main entrance tunnel to the underground station.
MRT Information Centre: Hua Lamphong Railway Station
Tel: 0 2246 5733, 0 2246 5744
Fax: 0 2246 3687
The MRT runs from 06.00 to 24.00 daily. There are trains every
6 to 7 minutes (more in the rush hours) whilst the Metro operates.
There are token / ticket booths and automated token machines at all stations.
There is a permanent police / security guard presence on every platform.
There is also a strict No Smoking - No Eating (or Chewing) - No Drinking
(No open cans or bottles) - No littering policy on the main platforms
and within the trains. This is enforced, and we mean en-forced, by
the ever present police.
The MRT passenger carriages are the probably the cleanest public transport vehicles we have seen (Just pipping the Calgary, Canada MRT)!
There are quite a few places worth visiting along the MRT system.
We would recommend a full day or two half days just hopping on and
off the MRT at every station. You will certainly see Bangkok in
all its guises. With an adult day pass at *****Bht it is well
worth the experience!
Bang Sue (northern terminal)
Kamphaeng Phet - Chatuchak (Jatujac) Weekend Market.
Chatuchak Park - Chatuchak Park, Mo Chit BTS Skytrain (N8), Mo Chit Bus Station.
Phahon Yothin -
Lat Phrao - MRTA Park and Ride
Huai Khwang -
Thailand Cultural Centre - Thailand Cultural Centre, Siam Niramit
Phra Ram -
Sukhumvit - Asok BTS Skytrain (E4), Kamthieng House Museum,
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre - Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
Khlong Toei -
Lumpini - Lumpini Park, Lumpini Stadium
Si Lom -
Sam Yan -
Hua Lamphong - (southern terminus) Hua Lamphong Train Station
Single Journey Token Ticket
- Fare varies with destination, starting at 14Bht
- Good for a single one-way trip only.
- This ticket token will automatically be kept at the exit gate.
- Non refundable.
MRTCard / Stored Value Ticket
- Minimum of *Bht (plus *Bht refundable deposit) at the
- Valid for 2 years.
- The ticket is refillable up to **Bht (minimum **Bht)
- This ticket will automatically be returned to you at the exit gate.
30-Day Adult Passes
Thirty unlimited distance trips, *Bht (**Bht per trip), 15 unlimited
distance trips, *Bht (**Bht per trip) - 10 unlimited distance
trips, *Bht (**Bht per trip) - These tickets will automatically
be returned to you at the exit gate.
- Non refundable.
One Day Pass
Our recommendation to any tourist or visitor! Only **Bht but
must be used within a single day - Good for unlimited trips with unlimited
distance - This non refundable ticket will automatically be returned
to you at the exit gate on the valid date.
There is a 30-Day Student Pass but this pass is only available to
full time locally enrolled students. 10 Trips, *Bht (**Bht
per trip), 30 trips, **Bht (**2 Bht per trip), 15 trips, *Bht (**Bht per trip) and 10 Trips, *Bht (**Bht per trip)