Very easy to use and practical for getting around. Once you figure out how to use the tokens and where to buy them, getting tickets is simple.
Brilliant and so quick. I thought I might find it difficult to use but it was sooooo easy, clean and most importantly fast. Bangkok has a population of about 10 million and the road transport system can only support 2.5 million so that gives you some idea of the traffic jams. If you can, use the MRT.
Clean and run frequently and are a fast way to the centre, but does not cover all of the city. Metered taxi's work out cheaper if there a three/four of you.
Bangkok has notoriously bad traffic. The MRT is the only way to be be sure you will arrive at a given time. It is clean is usually hassle free. The only bad experiences is usually Friday after work when it is overly crowded.
I was told that this would be the safest and easiest way to get to the Airport. I boarded the subway in the morning around 8AM at Suthisan MRT. There was so many people and the staff were very reluctant to help me with my case even though it was clear I was struggling. I could not get a seat... More
To give encouragement to older travellers do not be afraid to travel on this method of transport. I am 82 years of age and making a return visit to Bangkok after 24 years. No MRT then, but still the same traffic problems. Had youngest daughter to guide the way but couldn't be easier by following directions. Thai people very courteous... More
"Its just another subway, right?" It is indeed strange that a city subway system should be reviewed in a travel site, but Bangkok's MRT (and for that matter, its Skytrain and Airport Line) are phenomenal! Bangkok's three main public transit systems are the only three such systems in the world that are completely self-sustaining! No drain on government coffers -... More
Verfy good value and clean safe stations. Very handy when you need to go further out where the BTS doesn't go. I'd recommend buying a stored value card to say diggingfor coins every time you travel
Buy ticket at the counter if you don't know where to get off. Can always ask the officers to help you. The new train stops at popular staton. The signs have been clearly indicated and good to avoid heavy traffic. The only problem I don't like is too heavy ads and signboards block the view.
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