Green Travel

Public Transportation, Cycling and Walking. The three greenest ways to travel around Bangkok!

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Public Transportation (Fast, Safe and Very Comfortable)

Bangkok Metro (MRT) is Bangkok’s underground heavy mass rapid transit system. Going from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue it stops at many key locations in Bangkok. For a map and more details, visit the website. It is a great way to travel! Free English maps are available at every station. Operating Hours: 6:00 am to12:00 midnight daily. Frequency: Less than 5 minutes during the peak hours 06.00 to 09.00 am. and 04.30 to 07.30 pm. Less than 10 minutes during the off-peak hours. Fare: Fare is based on distance traveled. Minimum 15 Baht to maximum 40 Baht per trip. Connecting Stations: Silom Station connects to BTS Saladaeng. Sukhumvit Station connects to BTS Asoke Station. Chatuchak Park Station connects to BTS Mo Chit Station. Petchaburi Station connects to the Airport Link.

Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) is Bangkok’s Sky Train.  A quick, comfortable ride through central Bangkok – lifting commuters above the chronic congestion, noise and pollution of the streets below. With two key routes the Sukhumvit Line and the Silom Line the BTS covers much of the inner city and many tourist destinations. Free English Maps available at every station. Operating Hours: 6:00 am to12:00 midnight daily. Frequency: Less than 4 minutes during the peak hours. Less than 8 minutes during the off-peak hours. Fare: Based on distance traveled. Minimum 15 Baht to maximum 40 Baht per trip. Connecting Stations: Saladaeng Station connects to MRT Silom Station. Asoke Station connects to MRT Sukhumvit Station. Mo Chit Station connects to MRT Chatuchak Park Station . Phayathai Station links to Airport Link Phayathai Station.

Airport Rail Link is Bangkok’s newest train system. The services are comprised of 2 lines, non-stop SA Express services and City Train services. The Non-stop Express service starts at Suvarnabhumi Airport and terminates at Makkasan Station and vice versa. The journey takes only 15 minutes and runs every 30 minutes. SA City Train services run between Suvarnabhumi Airport, stopping at Lat Krabang, Ban Thup Chang, Hua Mak, Makkasan, Ratchaprarop and Phaya Thai. The journey takes 27 minutes and runs every 15 minutes. Operating Hours: 6:00 am to12:00 midnight daily. Frequency: SA Express: Every 30 minutes. SA City Line: Every 15 minutes. Fare: SA Express: 150 baht Flat Rate per trip. SA City Line: Minimum 15 Baht to maximum 45 Baht per trip. Connecting Stations: SA City Line and SA Express: Makkasan Station connects to MRT Petchaburi Station. SA City Line: Phayathai Station links to BTS Phayathai Station.

The Bangkok Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a rapid bus service linking Sathorn to Ratchapruek across the Chao Phraya River in Thonburi. Unfortunately, the official BRT website is all in Thai. But this wiki page and this tourist page have some good information in English. Operating Hours: 6:00 am to12:00 midnight daily. Frequency: Peak hours Mondays – Fridays from 0630 – 0930 hours and 1600 – 2000 hours, buses will arrive at 5 minute intervals. Off peak hours and weekends this increases to 10 minute intervals. Fare: From 1 September 2010 – 1 January 2011, bus rides are 10 baht flat rate. From 2 January 2011,  charges will be based on distance traveled. Minimum 12 Baht to maximum 20 Baht per trip. Connecting Stations: Sathorn Station connects to BTS Chong Nonsi Station.