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Home/Bangkok/Guide/Bangkok BTS Skytrain and Attractions

Bangkok BTS Skytrain and Attractions

By Wilbur Suen

Updated: March 2017

Bangkok BTS Skytrain is probably the easiest way to get around Bangkok, avoiding the notorious traffic jams. It may not be as comfortable as flagging a taxi but you definitely will get to your destination on time without having to be stucked in a jam for an hour or more.

There are 3 rail lines in Bangkok, namely – BTS, MRT and Airport Rail Link. All rail lines are well connected at various interchange. However, their fare system are not similar and their fare cards are different too. So you can’t use the BTS (Rabbit Card) on the MRT.

What is the Rabbit Card?

Rabbit Card is a stored value and you can just tap in and out of the stations with convenience without having to purchase the single trip tickets every time. It will be useful for you if you travel a lot by BTS and do not want to waste time. Rabbit Card cost 50 baht (promotional price till 31st December 2014) + 50 baht refundable deposit.

Alternatively, you can purchase a BTS One-Day Pass (120 baht) where it provides you unlimited travel on the BTS Skytrain for the single day.

Or if you think you will take taxi more than BTS, then purchase the single-trip ticket.

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The 1 Essential Map You Need!

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Photo Credit: BTS

Now, you have the map. So where to go next? Many have asked me on which are the places they can visit by taking the BTS Skytrain. Here is a breakdown of places you can go on the various lines.

There are 2 BTS line, the Sukhumvit (Green) and Silom (Turquoise) Line.

Sukhumvit Line (Mo Chit to Bearing)

N8 Mo Chit

  1. [Food] Coconut Ice Cream
  2. [Food] Grilled Honey Roast Pork
  3. [Shopping] Chatuchak Weekend Market
  4. [Shopping] Or Tor Kor Market
  5. [Shopping] Union Mall (transfer to MRT and alight 1 station later)

N7 Saphan Khwai

N6 Sena Ruam

N5 Ari

  1. [Cafe] Cafe Hopping in Soi Ari

N4 Sanam Pao

  1. [Food] Je Liep Seafood

N3 Victory Monument

  1. [Food] Boat Noodles
  2. [Shopping] Victory Monument Shopping

N2 Phaya Thai (Interchange with Airport Rail Link)

N1 Ratchathewi (15 minutes walk to Pratunam)

  1. [Food] Pee Aor Tom Yum Goong Noodles
  2. [Food] Kaiton Pratunam Chicken Rice
  3. [Food] Hungry Nerd
  4. [Food] B-Story Cafe
  5. [Food] Ibangatanjong Pattani Roti
  6. [Stay] GLOW Pratunam
  7. [Stay] GAAM Hotel

SIAM (Interchange Station)

  1. [Attraction] Kidzania Bangkok
  2. [Attraction] Madame Tussauds Museum
  3. [Attraction] Siam Ocean World
  4. [Food] Coconut Shake
  5. [Food] Som Tum Nua
  6. [Food] Petite Audrey
  7. [Food] Rod Dee Dej
  8. [Food] Banana Banana
  9. [Food] Emack & Bolio’s
  10. [Food] Tom Yum UFO @ Sansab
  11. [Food] Croissant Taiyaki
  12. [Food] Amici by Podomoro
  13. [Shopping] Siam Square
  14. [Shopping] Siam Square One
  15. [Shopping] Siam Paragon
  16. [Shopping] Siam Center
  17. [Kids] Kidzania Bangkok

E1 Chit Lom (15 minutes walk to Pratunam)

  1. [Attraction] Erawan Shrine
  2. [Chill] HORIZONS Bangkok
  3. [Food] Red Sky Restaurant & Bar @ Centara Grand Central World
  4. [Food] SabX2 Wanton Noodle
  5. [Food] Yok Zod The Noodle
  6. [Food] Emack & Bolio’s
  7. [Food] Harrods Cafe
  8. [Food] Nutella Banana Crepe
  9. [Food] Frozen Bride Premium Gelato
  10. [Shopping] Central World
  11. [Shopping] Central Chidlom
  12. [Shopping] Gaysorn
  13. [Shopping] Amarin Plaza
  14. [Shopping] Big C Supercenter
  15. [Night Market] Talad Neon
  16. [Stay] Centara Watergate PavillionChili Hip & WALK
  17. [Stay] Novotel Bangkok Platinum
  18. [Stay] The Berkeley Hotel
  19. [Stay] Amari Watergate
  20. [Spa] Breeze Spa @ Amari Watergate
  21. [Stay] GAAM Bangkok
  22. [Stay] NAP Hotel Bangkok
  23. [Stay] Vince Hotel 

E2 Phloen Chit

  1. [Food] Afternoon Tea @ Cafe Claire
  2. [Shopping] Central Embassy
  3. [Stay] Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit
  4. [Stay] Ad Lib Bangkok
  5. [Stay] Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road
  6. [Stay, Food] Oriental Residence | Afternoon Tea @ Cafe Claire | Savelberg Thailand
  7. [Spa] RarinJinda Wellness Spa Ploenchit

E3 Nana

  1. [Food] Sunday RE:HAB
  2. [Food] Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology
  3. [Stay] Grand Swiss Hotel
  4. [Stay, Food] Le Fenix Sukhumvit HotelNest Rooftop Bar
  5. [Chill] Above Eleven Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

E4 Asok (Interchange with MRT)

  1. [Shopping] Terminal 21
  2. [Stay, Spa] Pullman Grande Sukhumvit | The Antidot Spa
  3. [Stay] The Continent Hotel
  4. [Stay, Food] Galleria 10 HotelLeapfrog Bar & Grill
  5. [Stay] Galleria 12 Hotel
  6. [Stay] THEE Bangkok
  7. [Stay] Sleepbox Sukhumvit 22
  8. [Stay] U Sukumvit Bangkok
  9. [Spa] Dahra Beauty & Spa Sukhumvit

E5 Phrom Phong

  1. [Food] Audrey Cafe des Fleurs
  2. [Food] ISAO
  3. [Food] Meatbar 31
  4. [Food] Savoey Seafood Co
  5. [Food] Pot Ministry
  6. [Food] Cafe Chilli
  7. [Shopping] The Emporium | EmQuartier
  8. [Stay, Food] Holiday Inn Sukhumvit 22 HotelMaya
  9. [Stay] Oneday Hostel
  10. [Spa] Yunomori Onsen & Spa
  11. [Spa] The Oasis Spa
  12. [Spa] The Eugenia Spa

E6 Thong Lo

  1. [Cafe] Casa Lapin X49
  2. [Chill] Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar
  3. [Food] Sukhumvit 38 Street Food
  4. [Food] Mae-Varee Mango Sticky Rice
  5. [Food] Ning’s Mango Stand
  6. [Food] Audrey
  7. [Food] After You (First Branch)
  8. [Food] ROAST Cafe
  9. [Food] Yuutaro Japanese Restaurant
  10. [Food] Honey Thonglor
  11. [Food] Little Bao
  12. [Food] Patara Fine Thai Cuisine
  13. [Food] The COMMONS
  14. [Stay] Cabochon Hotel & Residence
  15. [Spa] Leyana Spa

E7 Ekkamai

  1. [Cafe] Roots Coffee Roasters
  2. [Cafe] Kaizen Coffee Co
  3. [Cafe] Vanilla Garden
  4. [Food] Sabai Jai Gai Yang

E8 Phra Khanong

E9 On Nut

E10 Bang Chak

E11 Punnawithi

E12 Udom Suk

  1. [Night Market] Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin
  2. [Food] Ducki Suki

 

E13 Bang Na

E14 Bearing

Silom Line (National Stadium to Bang Wa)

W1 National Stadium

  1. [Attraction] Jim Thompson’s House
  2. [Cafe] Cafe at Ease
  3. [Food] Mont Nom Sod
  4. [Food] Ping’s Thai Teochew Seafood Restaurant | Ping’s Hotpot
  5. [Food] Tatsumi Japanese Cuisine
  6. [Food] Jeh O
  7. [Shopping] MBK Shopping Centre
  8. [Stay, Food] Pathumwan Princess Hotel | Thai Seafood BBQ Buffet
  9. [Stay] The LIT Bangkok
  10. [Stay] Lub D Bangkok Siam Square
  11. [Stay] CHAO Hostel
  12. [Spa] Kiriya Spa
  13. [Rooftop Bar] The Roof Gastro

S1 Ratchadamri

S2 Sala Daeng

  1. [Cafe] Too Fast To Sleep
  2. [Chill] Cloud 47
  3. [Food] Pad Thai Sala Daeng
  4. [Food] Moo Ping Hea Owen
  5. [Food] Yaowarat 15 Must Eat (transfer via MRT to Hua Lumphong)
  6. [Night Market] Patpong
  7. [Stay] Sofitel So Bangkok (transfer to MRT)
  8. [Stay] iSanook Residence
  9. [Stay] Mandarin Hotel
  10. [Stay] HQ Hostel
  11. [Wellness] Nailosophy

S3 Chong Nonsi

  1. [Chill] ZOOM at Sathorn Sky Bar & Restaurant
  2. [Food] Sendai Ramen Mokkori
  3. [Food] Unicorn Cafe
  4. [Stay] W Bangkok | Away Spa
  5. [Spa] Dahra Spa

S4 Suksa Wittaya

S5 Surasak

  1. [Chill] The Roof @ 38th Bar
  2. [Food] Blue Elephant Cooking School & Restaurant | Cooking Class
  3. [Stay] Mode Sathorn Hotel
  4. [Spa] Borisud Pure Spa
  5. [Spa] Divana Virtue Spa

S6 Saphan Taksin

  1. [Attraction] Grand Palace, Wat Pho (transfer to Chao Phraya Express Boat)
  2. [Food] Prachak Pet Yang
  3. [Food] Charoen Krung Road
  4. [Food] Mango Tree on the River (transfer via Mango’s private speed boat)
  5. [Food] Jok Prince
  6. [Night Market] Asiatique, The Riverfront
  7. [Stay] Novotel Fenix Silom

S7 Krung Thon Buri

S8 Wongwian Yai

S9 Pho Nimit

S10 Talat Phlu

S11 Wuttakat

S12 Bang Wa

This post will be updated progressively. Have fun exploring! 🙂

 

Wilbur Suen

Wilbur Suen

AroiMakMak.com is the brainchild of Wilbur Suen. He is based in Singapore but loves Bangkok so much that he keeps returning. He loves travelling, eating, technology and has high standards for them. In his free time, he will be sourcing for new places to visit so that he can document and share. Try to catch him in Bangkok eating local dishes, enjoying aromatherapy spa or chilling at a rooftop bar.

  • Ben

    This guide is absolutely fantastic! Kudos to the effort put into it!

  • ALFIAN

    Hi,
    I was wondering if the Rabbit Card promotion is still valid (B50 issuing fee)?.
    I went to the Rabbit website and it shows the issuing fee is B150. Appreciate
    your advice. Thank you.

  • ALFIAN

    Thank you so much. BTW, really enjoy your postings. We’ll definitely try out your recommendations.
    Cheers!

  • Az

    Hi. Is it convenient for us to bring our luggage bags when using the Airport Link?

    • aroimakmak

      Yup, it’s fine.

  • aroimakmak

    Hi, thank you for your support. We have not explored it yet and if we do, there will definitely be a guide. 🙂

  • Shirley

    Hi, I’m planning to visit union mall in my upcoming trip and it will be my first time taking the BTS. May I ask how do we transfer to the MRT from BTS in order to get to union mall? Is Chatuchak Park MRT near Mo Chit BTS or are they within the same station?

    • aroimakmak

      You have to exit BTS and enter MRT but there will be clear signages for direction. Yes, its just walking distance. You can transfer at Mo Chit-Chatuchak Park or Asoke-Sukhumvit.

  • Samuel Chieng

    Hi. Where can u buy the Rabbit card? It’s 2017…have they made it possible for the Rabbit card to be used on both BTS and MRT line?

    • aroimakmak

      You can buy the rabbit card at BTS stations. They have plans for a common card which is yet to be launched. Would probably be launched only at the middle of the year.

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