Bangkok MRT Map and Guide

MRT (Metropolitan Rapid Transit) or Subway is one of the most convenient methods to travel around Bangkok.

It connects with Makkasan Airport Rail Link at Petchaburi MRT station* and with BTS at Silom MRT Station (Saladaeng BTS Station)**,Asok MRT Station (Sukhumvit BTS Station) and Chatuchak MRT Station (Mo Chit BTS Station).

* It takes around 3-5 minutes to walk from Petchaburi MRT station to Makkasan Airport Rail Link

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

Things you should know about Bangkok MRT

Bangkok MRT Map

Bangkok MRT Map
Bangkok MRT Map

Operating Time

Daily, 6 a.m. to Midnight. During peak hours, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., trains will run more often.

Bangkok MRT Tickets

Single Journey Token

MRT Single Journey Token
Single Journey Token

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

Fare: Fare starts from 15 Thai Baht to 40 Thai Baht depending on distance. Please see Bangkok MRT map for more information.

MRT Ticket Vending Machines
Ticket Vending Machines
MRT Ticket Vending Machines (Zoom)
Ticket Vending Machines (Zoom)

How to purchase tokens: Tokens can be purchased at Ticket Vending Machines (Coins and Notes) and all Bangkok MRT Ticket Offices.

MRT Automatic Entry Gate
Automatic Entry Gate
MRT Automatic Entry Gate (Use)
Automatic Entry Gate (Use)

How to use tokens: Tab your token over the card reader on automatic entry gate. Once verified, the gate will open and you will be able to walk through. When depart, drop your token out to the slot of the exit gate.

Condition: Time limit for staying in the paid area is 130 minutes.

Period Pass Card

There are 3 types of Period Pass Card; one-day pass, 3-day pass and 30-day pass.

Validity: Unlimited trips and valid for travel until midnight of the 1st, 3rd and 30th day respectively.

Fare: 120 Thai Baht, 230 Thai Baht and 1,400 Thai Baht respectively.

How to purchase Period Pass Card: Period Pass Card can be purchased at all Bangkok MRT Ticket Offices.

How to use Period Pass Card: Tab your Card over the card reader on automatic entry gate. Once verified, the gate will open and you will be able to walk through. When depart, Tab your Card over the card reader on automatic exit gate.

Condition: Time limit for staying in the paid area is 130 minutes.

Stored Value Card

MRT Card (Front)
MRT Card (Front)
MRT Card (Back)
MRT Card (Back)

There are 3 types of Stored Value Card; Adult Card, Student Card and Child/Elder Card (The appearances of Period pass card and Stored Value Card are the same).

Validity: 2 years from date of last used.

Fare:

Stored Value
Adult Card Similar to Single Journey Token (16 Thai Baht – 42 Thai Baht)
Student Card A bit cheaper comparing with Single Journey Token (14 Thai Baht – 38 Thai Baht)
Child/Elder Card Half of Single Journey Token’s fare

* For Student Card, users must be a full-time student aged under 23 years old. For Child/Elder Card, users must be Thai children aged less than 14 year-old and shorter than 120 cm or Thai elders aged 60 years old and over.

How to purchase Stored Value Card: Stored Value Card can be purchased at all Bangkok MRT Ticket Offices. Initial Value of 230 Thai Baht (150 Thai Baht Travel Value, 30 Thai Baht issuing fee and 50 Thai Baht Card Deposit) must be paid for purchasing a new Stored Value Card.

How to use Stored Value Cards: Tab your ticket over the card reader on automatic entry gate. Once verified, the gate will open and you will be able to walk through. When depart, Tab your ticket over the card reader on automatic exit gate.

Condition: Time limit for staying in the paid area is 130 minutes.

Bangkokbits' Tips on Bangkok MRT Map and Guide

1. If you expect that Period Pass / Stored Value Card is for all public transports (BTS, MRT, BRT and Buses), Sorry for letting you down. Period Pass / Stored Value Card can only be used for travelling with MRT.

2. All ticket machines only give changes in coins.

3. Children, aged less than 14 year-old and shorter than 90cm, travel for free.

4. Restroom is available at Mor Chit Station. For other stations, if you desperately need it, please ask the staff at Bangkok MRT Ticket Offices. They actually have restrooms for the staff.

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

  • Don’t lean against posts and train doors
  • Bringing food and drink (except Durian and smelly food) into Bangkok MRT stations is fine but you aren’t allowed to eat there.
  • There are reserved seats for elders, pregnant women, children, handicapped people and monks. (pics required)
  • Women mustn’t sit beside monks.