Bangkok skytrain
soaring above the Bangkok jams

By Eric Lim


Skytrain passing Lumphini Park

The Bangkok skytrain or commonly called BTS links the skytrain stations to Bangkok hotels near the skytrain, shopping malls, historical attractions and tourist services to facilitate your Bangkok tour.

For lovers of Thai silk, Jim Thompson outlets near the skytrain stations have been included. So have Bangkok legacies near the stations.

Tourist Information Offices at Siam, Nana and Taksin Bridge stations provide free Bangkok skytrain maps, sell Chao Phraya River tourist boat tickets, skytrain travel guidebooks and provide an internet service.

Various types of skytrain tickets are on sale; single trip tickets, one-day passes for unlimited trips for the day at 100 baht and three-day tourist passes at 280 baht with a free skytrain travel guide. 

Frequent visitors can buy a stored value cards at 200 baht each with a minimum renewal of 100 baht and validity of 2 years.

Free daily shuttle bus services are provided at selected stations. Only those along the tourist belt are mentioned here. Bus coupons are available on request when you buy a single trip or stored value tickets.

Chao Phraya River boat services are at the Sathon Pier below the Taksin Bridge station.

The skytrain started on 05 December 1999 and consists of two lines, the Sukhumvit line and the Silom line covering a distance of 22 km. On 15 May 2009, the Silom line was extended by another 2.2 km. 

On 12 August 2011, the Sukhmvit line was extended by another 5.25 km. Within these extensions the Bangkok skytrain currently covers 29.5 km. 

On 5 December 2013, the more stations were added to the Silom line at the Thonburi end, Wutthakat and Bang Wa extending the line by another 2.2 km. 

With further extensions on the Silom line, the Bangkok skytrain, as at December 2013 has 34 stations covering 37.1 km. 


BTS operating hours are daily from 0600 - midnight. 

For the system map of the skytrain lines, please see BTS map of service routes. Click on the station to get an enlarged map of the station showing exits, lifts and facilities nearby. 


Bangkok skytrain (BTS) - Sukhumvit line 22 stations over 22.25 km. 


N8 Mor Chit Terminal station. Bangkok skytrain and subway interchange at Chatuchak subway station

Attractions: Chatuchak weekend market 

Bus Terminal: Mor Chit northern bus terminal for buses to the north and north-east regions 

Bangkok legacy: Thailand Railway Hall of Fame 


N7 Saphan Kwai 

Hotels near Saphan Kwai and Ari stations 

Shopping mall: Big C 

Bangkok legacy: Philatelic Museum 


N5 Ari 


N4 Sanam Pao 


N3 Victory Monument 

Hotels near Victory Monument

Shopping mall: Robinson

Jim Thompson outlet: King Power Downtown the duty free shop in Soi Rangnam

Bangkok legacy: Victory Monument 


N2 Phaya Thai 

Hotels near Phaya Thai station 

Interchange with the Suvarnabhumi Airport Link to Suvarnabhumi Airport. 

Bangkok legacy: Suan Pakkad Palace Museum displaying the pre-historic Ban Chiang Collection.


N1 Ratchathewi 

Hotels near Ratchathewi station 


Siam Skytrain interchange between Sukhumvit and Silom lines. 

Hotels near Siam 

Shopping malls: Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery Center, Siam Center, Siam Square 

Jim Thompson outlet: Siam Paragon mezzanine floor 


Leaving Siam over Pathumwan junction

E1 Chit Lom 

Hotels near Chitlom station 

Shopping Malls: Amarin Plaza, Central World Plaza, Chitlom Central, Erawan Bangkok, Gaysorn Plaza, Maneeya Place

Jim Thompson outlets: Isetan Central World Plaza, Chitlom Central

Bangkok legacies: Erawan Shrine Trimurti Shrine (Lovers' Shrine) Ganesha Shrine (Elephant God) 




E2 Ploenchit 

Hotels near Ploenchit 

Shopping mall: Ploenchit Plaza

Jim Thompson outlet in the Plaza Athenee Hotel

A free shuttle bus service is available from Ploenchit station – Wireless Road – Soi Ruam Rudi and back to Ploenchit from 0730 – 2200 hours daily, passing the major hotels in the area. 


E3 Nana 

Hotels near Nana station

Shopping mall: Landmark Plaza 


E4 Asoke Bangkok skytrain and subway interchange at Sukhumvit subway station 

Hotels near Asoke

Shopping malls: Robinson Asoke, Times Square

Jim Thompson outlets: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Westin Grande Sukhumvit

Bangkok legacy: Kamthieng House 


E5 Phrom Phong 

Hotels near Phrom Phong 

Shopping mall: Emporium

Jim Thompson outlet: Emporium 


E6 Thong Lor 

Hotels near Thong Lor station 

A free shuttle bus service runs from Phrom Phong – Thong Lor – Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Soi Thong Lor) – New Petchaburi Road and back to Phrom Phong from 0600 – 2230 hours daily.

Soi Thong Lor is a fashionable street with several up-market restaurants, bars and shops. 


E7 Ekamai 

Hotels near Ekamai station 

Bus Terminal: Ekamai eastern bus terminal for buses to Pataya and the east 

Bangkok legacy: Ban Chang Thai - House of Thai Artisans 


E8 Phra Kanong 

Hotels near Phra Khanong station 

Bangkok Legacy: Wat Mahabut - the legend of Mae Nak 


E9 On Nut 

Hotels near On Nut station 

Shopping mall: Tesco Lotus 


E10 Bang Chak 

Hotels near Bang Chak 


N10 Bang Chak Station

E11 Punnawithi 

Hotels near Punnawithi 


Skytrain coming in to N11 Punnawithi Station



E12 Udom Suk 

Hotels near Udom Suk 


E13 Bang Na 

Shopping Malls: Central Bang Na 

BITEC Exhibition Centre 


N13 Bang Na Station

E14 Bearing Terminal station 


Terminal at N14 Bearing Station

Bangkok skytrain (BTS) - Silom line 11 stations over 10.43 km. 


W1 National Stadium Terminal station

Shopping Malls: Mah Boon Khrong Centre, Tokyu Department Store

Jim Thompson outlet: Jim Thompson House 

Bangkok legacy: Jim Thompson House 


Siam Bangkok skytrain interchange between Silom and Sukhumvit lines 

Hotels near Siam and National Stadium stations

Shopping malls: Siam Discovery Centre, Siam Centre and Siam Paragon 


S1 Ratchadamri

Shopping mall: Peninsula Plaza

Jim Thompson outlet: Four Seasons Hotel 


S2 Sala Daeng Bangkok skytrain and Bangkok subway interchange at Silom subway station 

Hotels near Sala Daeng station 

Shopping malls: Robinson Silom, Silom Central. Patpong night market 

Jim Thompson outlet: Main store, Surawongse Road 


S2 Saladaeng Station


Arriving at Saladaeng

S3 Chong Nonsi 

Hotels near the Chong Nonsi station 

Interchange with Bangkok BRT the Sathorn – Ratchadaphisek line, a Bus Rapid Transit service which started in May 2010 links to this station. 

Bangkok legacy: M R Kukrit Pramoj's House 


S5 Surasak 

Hotels near the Surasak station 

Shopping mall: Jewellery Trade Centre, Silom Road 


S6 Saphan Taksin 

Hotels near the Saphan Taksin station 

Shopping mall: Robinson Bangrak

Jim Thompson outlets: Oriental Hotel, Royal Orchid Sheraton

Chao Phraya River Pier: Sathon Central Pier. Please see Bangkok River Cruise for details of boat services. 


S7 Krung Thonburi 


S8 Wong Wian Yai 

The station is about a km from Wong Wian Yai where the King Taksin Monument is located. 


Wong Wian Yai station

S9 Pho Nimit 


S10 Talat Phlu - terminal station. Commuters can connect to the Bangkok BRT at the Ratchapruek bus station nearby. 


S11 Wutthakat 


S12 Bang Wa 

That takes us to the end of the line in our journey on the Bangkok skytrain. Hope you enjoyede the ride.

To return to Bangkok skytrain and subway. 







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