Bangkok BTS Map and Guide

BTS (Bangkok Mass Transit System) or Skytrain is one of the most convenient methods to travel around Bangkok. It connects with Airport Rail Link at Phayathai BTS station and with MRT at Saladaeng BTS Station (Silom MRT Station)*, Sukhumvit BTS Station (Asok MRT Station) and Mo Chit BTS Station (Chatuchak MRT Station).

* It takes around 3-5 minutes to walk from Saladaeng BTS Station to Silom MRT Station.

** Tourist information centers are available at Siam BTS Station, Mo Chit BTS Station and Saphan Taksin BTS Station. Please see Bangkok BTS map for more information.

Inside Bangkok BTS
Inside Bangkok BTS

A Quick Guide to Bangkok BTS

Bangkok BTS Map

Bangkok BTS Map
Bangkok BTS Map / BTS

Operating Time

Daily, 6 a.m. to Midnight. You can see more information about early morning service here.

BTS Tickets

Single Journey Ticket

Single Journey Ticket
Single Journey Ticket / BTS

Validity: Single Journey and valid for travel on date of purchase only.

Fare: Fare starts from 10 Thai Baht to 51 Thai Baht depending on distance. Please see Bangkok BTS map for more information.

BTS Ticket Machine
BTS Ticket Machine
BTS route at Ticket Machine
BTS route at Ticket Machine

How to Purchase tickets: Tickets can be purchased at Ticket Issuing Machines (Coins only*), Integrated Ticketing Machines (Coins and Notes) and Ticket Vending Machines (Coins and Notes)

* If you don’t have coins, you can exchange at all BTS Ticket Offices.

** 2-Baht coin can’t be used at Ticket Issuing Machines

BTS Automatic Entry Gate
BTS Automatic Entry Gate
BTS Automatic Entry Gate (Pick up)
BTS Automatic Entry Gate (Ticket collection)

How to use tickets: Insert your ticket with the arrow facing up into the automatic entry gate (front slot), collect your ticket (from top slot).

Condition: Time limit for staying in the paid area is 120 minutes.

One-day Pass

BTS One-Day Pass
One-Day Pass / BTS

Validity: Unlimited trips and valid for travel on date of purchase only.

Fare: 140 Thai Baht.

How to Purchase tickets: Tickets can be purchased at all BTS Ticket Offices (pic required).

How to use tickets: Insert your ticket with the arrow facing up into the automatic entry gate (front slot), collect your ticket (from top slot).

Condition: Time limit for staying in the paid area is 120 minutes.

Rabbit Card 

BTS Rabbit Card
BTS Rabbit Card

There are 2 types of Rabbit Card; Stored Value and 30-day trips. Each type is divided into 3 categories; Adult Rabbit Card, Student Rabbit Card and Senior Rabbit Card.

Validity: 5 Year Card Life starts from date of issue.

Fare:

Stored Value 30-Day Trips 
Adult Rabbit Card Similar to Single Journey Ticket.
Trips Fare
15 Trips 450 THB
25 Trips 700 THB
40 Trips 1,040 THB
50 Trips 1,250 THB
 Student Rabbit Card Similar to Single Journey Ticket.
Trips Fare
15 Trips 325 THB
25 Trips 525 THB
40 Trips 760 THB
50 Trips 900 THB
 Senior Rabbit Card Half of Single Journey Ticket.  Not Available

* For 30-Day trips, it’s valid only 30 days after your first travel. After expiring, it will turn to Stored Value.

** For Student Rabbit Card, users must be a full-time student aged under 23 years old. For Senior Rabbit Card, users must be Thai aged 60 years old and over.

BTS Ticket Office
BTS Ticket Office

How to Purchase Rabbit Cards: Cards can be purchased at all BTS Ticket Offices. 50 Thai Baht issuing fee and 50 Thai Baht Card Deposit must be paid for purchasing a new Rabbit Card.

How to use Rabbit Cards: Tab your Rabbit Card over the card reader on automatic entry gate. Once verified, the gate will open and you will be able to walk through.

Condition: Time limit for staying in the paid area is 120 minutes.

Bangkokbits’ Tips on BTS Map and Guide

1. At BTS Ticket Offices, there will be brochures about Bangkok BTS map and guide. Just take it and your life will be a lot easier.

2. If you expect to use your Rabbit Card for all public transports (BTS, MRT, BRT and Buses), Sorry for letting you down. Rabbit card can only be used for travelling with BTS.

3. All ticket machines only give changes in coins.

4. During Peak hours on weekdays, especially from 07.00 – 08.00 a.m. and from 06.00 – 07.00 pm, BTS is really packed. If possible, consider other travelling methods (MRT is also very packed but not as bad as BTS).

5. Don’t try to ask students or elders to buy Rabbit Card for you. It is against the regulation. Plus, there is a possibility that you will be asked to present your passport or other IDs.

6. There are some other interesting practices that are good to know;

  • Always stay behind the yellow line while waiting for a train
  • Don’t lean against posts and train doors
  • Bringing food and drink (expect Durian and smelly food) into BTS stations is fine but you aren’t allow to have them there
  • There are reserved seats for elders, pregnant women, children, handicapped people and monks
  • Women mustn’t sit beside monks.