Facilities for the disabled at the Bangkok skytrain and subway stations facilitate travel by the disabled with lifts and access ramps at the various skytrain and subway stations.
These facilities however vary between the skytrain and subway and from station to station.
Subway stations are identified by a three-alphabet code e.g. Silom (SIL), skytrain stations by an alphanumeric code e.g. E4 Asoke.
The more disabled-friendly stations are in bold.
Please ask the station staff for assistance.
Here's a summary of these facilities at the Bangkok skytrain and subway stations:
Suvarnabhumi Airport Link – facilities for the disabled
Here are details of these facilities at the Airport Rail Link stations Suvarnabhumi Airport Link – facilities for disabled.
Bangkok subway - facilities for the disabled
Listed below are these facilities at the Bangkok subway stations. The exits where these facilities are located are shown. Those stations with exits on both sides of the road are in bold.
Bang Sue (BAN) Terminal station. Exit 1
Kamphaeng Phet (KAM) Exits 1 & 2 both exits are on the Chatuchak weekend market side.
Chatuchak (CHA) Skytrain interchange at N8 Mor Chit. Exits 1 & 4 will lead to the lifts at N8 Mor Chit. Phahon Yothin (PHA) Exits 1 & 4
These subway stations have facilities for the disabled only on one side of the road.
Lat Phrao (LAT) Exit 4 Ratchadapisek (RAT) Exit 4 Sutthisan (SUT) Exit 1 Huai Kwang (HUI) Exit 1 Thailand Cultural Centre (CUL) Exit 1
These subway stations have facilities for the disabled on both sides of the road.
Phra Rama 9 (RAM) Exits 1 & 3
Petchaburi (PET) Exits 1 2 & 3
Sukhumvit (SUK) Skytrain interchange at E4 Asoke. Exits 1 2 & 3. Exit 3 is the closest to the lift at E4 Asoke.
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (SIR) Exits 1 & 3
Khlong Toei (KHO) Exits 1 & 2
Lumphini (LUM) Exits 2 & 3
Silom (SIL) Skytrain interchange at S 2 Sala Daeng. Exits 1 & 2. Unfortunately, there are no lifts at S 2 Sala Daeng.
Sam Yan (SAM) Exits 1 & 2
Hua Lam Pong (HUA) Terminal station. Exits 2 & 4.
Bangkok skytrain - facilities for the disabled
Listed below are these facilities at the Bangkok skytrain stations. Stations with lifts and access ramps on both sides of the road are in bold.
N8 Mor Chit Terminal station. Subway interchange at Chatuchak (CHA).From the lifts at N8 Mor Chit proceed to exits 1 & 4 at Chatuchak (CHA)
Siam Skytrain interchange between Sukhumvit and Silom lines. Lifts on both sides of the road provide access from the road level to every platform in the station.
E4 Asoke Subway interchange at Sukhumvit (SUK). From the lift for the disabled at E4 Asoke exit 3 at Sukhumvit (SUK) is the nearest.
E9 On Nut Lift on one side only, the side opposite the Tesco Lotus supermarket.
Sukhumvit line extension
The extension to the Sukhumvit line from E9 On Nut to E14 Bearing commenced services on 12 August 2011.
All the stations along this new extension have full facilities for the disabled.
The stations are E10 Bang Chak, E11 Punnawithi, E12 Udom Suk, E13 Bang Na and E14 Bearing (terminal station).
S3 Chong Nonsi Though
this station has lifts on both sides of the skytrain track, the lifts
are located in the middle of the road where there are drop off/pick up
bays for those who come or leave by cars. Users who are pedestrians will
have difficulty getting to these lifts.
These two stations on the Silom line S7 Krung Thonburi and S8 Wong Wian Yai were opened on 15 May 2009. These stations have complete facilities for the disabled and elderly to gain access to the station.
There are lifts and ramps on both sides of the road to help the commuters get up to the station.
In January 2013, two more stations were added to the Silom line S9 Pho Nimit and S10 Talat Phlu. These stations have plans for lifts on both platforms.
Two more new stations were added later in 2013, S11 Wutthakat and S12 Bang Wa terminal station.
Both these station have lifts from the train platforms to the ticketing platform and ground level.
The stations in the new extensions that were built further away from the city centre are more spacious compared to the older stations in the city centre.
So the newer stations are well-equipped with facilities for the disabled.
For details of the stations with lifts and access ramps, go to Bangkok BTS, click on Sukhumvit or Silom Line then click on the stations you wish to use. Scroll down to the map of the station which shows the locations of the lifts for the disabled.
At the ticketing booths, you can also scan the QR code which will give you the BTS web site on your mobile device.
Bangkok skytrain and subway facilities for the disabled provide access to the trains for the disabled to tour Bangkok. The facilities at all stations may not completely meet the requirements.
However by planning your route using the more disabled-friendly stations, you can still see a substantial part of Bangkok.
Have a happy tour of Bangkok legacies using the Bangkok skytrain and subway facilities for the disabled.
To return to Bangkok skytrain and subway.