Bangkok MRT (Metropolitan Rapid Transit) is a new addition to the booming Asian metropolis’s public transportation system. MRT, which is conveniently linked to other mass transport systems, is a handy method to move about Bangkok since it helps to avoid congested traffic in Thailand’s capital. The Subway MRT connects downtown Bangkok to significant sections of the city, making it a great way to explore the city.
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Bangkok MRT Map 2021
You may check out the current Bangkok MRT map here: Bangkok MRT Map.
All Bangkok metro stations include a map of a certain MRT line
Bangkok MRT Operating Hours
The MRT in Bangkok is open every day from 6:00 a.m. to
Bangkok MRT Stations
There are now 54 metro stations in the Bangkok area. If you’re staying in a location near a station, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find one. All MRT station entrances are prominently signposted and readily accessible.
The station is accessible via automated escalators.
Bangkok MRT Fare 2021
The Bangkok MRT ticket for a Single Travel Ticket, which is good for a single journey, differs depending on the destination, beginning at 16 Baht, going up to 42 Baht per journey on one line, and going up to 70 Baht if you change lines.
The actual Bangkok MRT cost for your trip may be discovered using the Online MRT Fare Calculator or on the station’s board (see below).
Bangkok MRT Tickets
Where to buy an MRT ticket?
There are several options for buying Bangkok MRT tickets, however the most common is via Ticket Vending Machines. All of these machines take coins as well as cash.
These Ticket Vending Machines are simple to use since the touchscreen allows you to choose between English and Thai. Then all you have to do is decide where you want to go. If your destination isn’t shown on the screen, you’ll need to switch lines, which you may do by pressing the blue or purple button on the top left of the touchscreen. The precise fare will be shown on the screen. Tickets must be purchased one at a time from these Ticket Vending Machines.
As 2 Baht coins, satangs, and bigger banknotes are not accepted, you’ll need 1, 5, or 10 Baht coins or 20, 50, or 100 Baht banknotes. Coins and banknotes should be placed in designated slots.
Your ticket (token) and change (only issued in coins) will fall into the windowed chamber below when the amount input reaches the needed fare. Take the token and whatever change you may have
Alternatively, you may purchase your ticket at the MRT Station Ticket Office. Simply line, go to one of the windows, tell them your destination and the number of tickets you need, pay the money, and they will give you a token and any change.
Single Journey Tickets are only good for travel on the day they are purchased.
It is also possible to buy a Saved Value Card, which is a smart card that can be stored and filled up with a value for several journeys, but if you are just visiting Bangkok as a tourist for a limited time and will seldom use MRT, it is typically not worth it. Any MRT Station Ticket Office may sell and top up a Stored Value Card.
How to use an MRT ticket?
Once you’ve obtained your token, continue to the metallic gates. Green arrow signs indicate entrance locations, and you must choose one of them.
Touch your token to the designated location on the gates’ metallic section. The red gates will thereafter be opened. Walkthrough quickly since the gates are only open for a few seconds.
At the exit, slide your token into the designated slot, and the gates will open. Don’t let it go!
Taking Bangkok Metro
When you enter the Paid Area of the Bangkok metro station, just follow the signs to the trains.
When you get to the platform, you will observe that MRT platforms are marked with yellow arrows pointing towards and away from the track. You should form a line in front of the yellow arrows pointing to the track.
The train’s doors will come to a halt directly in front of the arrows pointing back from the track, and passengers will exit there.
Inside the train, above the entrance, is a map of the line’s stops. The next station’s name is clearly stated ahead of time so that you can prepare to depart the train.
Don’t worry if you select the incorrect route or miss your station; just switch platforms at the next stop. If you just change platforms and do not leave the station, you do not need to purchase a new ticket.
Tips for Bangkok Metro
Before leaving the MRT station, consult the Locality Map and choose the exit that is most convenient for you.
If there are long queues at the Ticket Vending Machines and Ticket Offices on one side of the station, just move to the other side (you may do this without entering the Paid Area of the metro station), as the situation may be much better there.
When you’re in the car, take a seat or grab anything to keep yourself from falling or stepping on someone else’s foot. This subway moves quickly, and stops are often short, so make sure you’re close to the exit door to get out on time. Expect other passengers to leave you alone, since they are usually unconcerned with other people’s affairs
Unlike the BTS, the MRT allows you to walk from one exit to the next without purchasing a new ticket. However, since some stations are fairly large, you will have to go all the way back if you choose the incorrect exit.
Reading the signs, which point out the important landmarks of each exit, is the best approach to find your exit. Local area maps are also available at the station and on the Bangkok Metro website.
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