Bangkok BTS

Explore Bangkok by Skytrain (BTS)

This Bangkok BTS Route Guide has been designed to help you discover all the interesting sites and activities surrounding each station so that you can get more out of your BTS-hopping experience through Bangkok.

THERE ARE TWO BTS LINES:
SILOM LINE runs west to south, between the National Stadium in the Siam shopping area to Wongwian Yai in Thonburi (across the river), while

SUKHUMVIT LINE runs north to east from Mo Chit to Bearing. The two lines meet at Siam Station, and also interconnect at two points with the underground (MRT) – at Sala Daeng and Asok stations. A new train arrives every 3 - 6 minutes or so between 06:30 and midnight. The last train leaves between 23:30 and 23:50. Fares start at 15 baht for one stop (more info about the BTS Passes).

Note that trains can get pretty full during peak hours (07:00 - 09:00 and 16:00 - 19:00), as the BTS has also become the choice mode of transport for people living and working in Bangkok. 


Bangkok BTS Map

 
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Silom Line : National Stadium > Wongwian Yai (West-South Route)

 
BTS National Stadium

With a skywalk that overlooks the busy Pathumwan intersection, this station has direct access to MBK and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. The lovely Jim Thompson’s House is a few minutes’ walk down nearby Soi Kasemsan 2.

Stay at Siam at Siam | Shop at MBK | Eat at Jim Thompson's Cafe | See Jim Thompson's House and Museum Read More...

 
BTS Siam

Siam is your gateway to Bangkok’s most-happening shopping, dining and entertainment scene. Discover an array of megamalls, cutting-edge cinemas and easteries a few steps away. Read More...

 
BTS Ratchadamri

Set in one of Bangkok’s most luxurious neighbourhoods, this station provides access to some of the city’s most prestigious condos and serviced residences. From the platforms, look out to the picturesque fairways and clubhouse of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC).

Stay at Anantara Baan Rajprasong | Shop at Peninsula Plaza | Eat at 100 Ratchadamri | See Lumpini Park |  Read More...

 
BTS Sala Daeng

Busy at non-peak hours, and chaotic during the rush hours, this station is a gateway to Silom’s electrified shopping, dining and nightlife scene at Patpong. It connects with the MRT Subway via a skywalk.

Stay at Dusit Thani | Shop at Patpong Night Market | Eat at EAT ME | See Patpong Nightlife |  Read More...

 
BTS Chong Nonsi

Set at the far end of the Central Business District (Sathorn Road), this station overlooks one of the most picturesque and iconic skylines of Bangkok. It connects with the BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) system.

Stay at Luxx Hotel Silom | Shop at Silom Village | Eat at Taling Pling | See M.R. Kukrit’s Home |  Read More...

 
BTS Surasak

Surrounded by low-key North Sathorn neighbourhoods, this station comes in handy for those working at nearby offices or staying at one of the serviced residences. The main highlights of Surasak include Blue Elephant restaurant, Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple and Kathmandu Photo Gallery.

Stay at Ascott Sathorn Bangkok | Eat at Blue Elephant | See Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple |  Read More...

 
BTS Saphan Taksin

The last station before crossing over the Chao Phraya River, this station connects with the Chao Phraya Express Boat at the Sathorn Pier. It is the perfect launching point for exploring the riverside on both the Bangkok and Thonburi sides.

Stay at Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok | Shop at River City Complex | Eat at The Dome @State Tower | See Assumption Cathedral |  Read More...

 
BTS Krung Thon Buri

Coming from Bangkok, this is the first BTS station on Thonburi side, surrounded by mostly residential areas. A short taxi ride from the station will get you to all the luxury riverside hotels opposite Sathorn Pier.

Stay at Aiya Residence |  Read More...

 
BTS Wongwian Yai

Wongwian Yai Station sits in a dense residential neighbourhood just south of King Taksin the Great Monument. Although off the tourist map, this area has a lively outdoor food market and a wide range of shop-house style eateries. Read More...


 

 

Sukhumvit Line: Mo Chit > On Nut (North-East Route)

 
BTS Mo Chit

One of the busiest stations, Mo Chit puts you at the doorstep of Chatuchak Weekend Market and a host of family-friendly attractions such as Children’s Discovery Museum and Rot Fai Park. It also connects with MRT Chatuchak Station.

Stay at Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok | Shop at Chatuchak Weekend Market | Eat at Or Tor Kor Market | See Rot Fai Park |  Read More...

 
BTS Saphan Kwai

Overshadowed by neighbouring Ari and Mo Chit, Saphan Kwai is where to find all kinds of specialty shops, from second-hand books to amulets, Thai costume rentals to gambling accessories. The area also offers a vast array of tasty street-side grub.

Stay at Mystic Place | See Philatelic Museum |  Read More...

 
BTS Ari

Fast becoming one of Bangkok’s most lively expat neighbourhoods, Ari is peppered with high-rise condos and hip eateries tucked away in its maze of sois (lanes). Explore the area on foot and discover a delightful array culinary culture from around the globe.

Stay at Baan Nueng Service Apartment | Shop at La Villa | Eat at Pla Dib |  Read More...

 
BTS Sanam Pao

This low-key neighbourhood, flanked by the more-happening Ari and Victory Monument, is peppered with high-rise offices and government buildings. There’s really not much to offer in terms of cultural attractions, eatery or shopping.

Stay at Abloom Exclusive Serviced Aparments or Bangkok-patio or All seasons Bangkok Victory Monument

 
BTS Victory Monument

This busy commercial area north of Siam is the centre of affordable fashion as well as having a lively nightlife and after-dark shopping scene. It is also the main hub for land transport, where you can transfer to local buses and minivans running to all parts of Bangkok. 

Stay at Pullman Bangkok King Power | Shop at Victory Point | Eat at Tak Sura | See Phya Thai Palace |  Read More...

 
BTS Phaya Thai

This station is your gateway to the beautiful heritage houses and museum at Suan Pakkad Palace, King Power Duty Free Mall and the Baiyoke Sky Hotel’s 360-degree revolving view deck. It also connects the BTS with the Airport Rail Link, which zips across the city to Suvarnabhumi Airport in just 15 minutes.

Stay at Siam City Hotel | Shop at King Power Duty Free | Eat at Baiyoke Sky Buffet | See Suan Pakkad Palace |  Read More...

 
BTS Ratchathewi

The station is just a few minutes’ walk to Pratunam – the epicentre of wholesale clothing and wacky street fashion. If the thoughts of ladyboys with tremendous stage talent pique your curiosity, head over to Calypso Cabaret at the station’s very doorstep.

Stay at Vie Hotel Bangkok | Shop at Platinum Fashion Mall | See Calypso Cabaret |  Read More...

 
BTS Siam

Siam is your gateway to Bangkok’s most-happening shopping, dining and entertainment scene. Discover an array of megamalls, cutting-edge cinemas and easteries a few steps away. Read More...

 
BTS Chit Lom

This station is your gateway to one of Bangkok’s most vibrant shopping districts – Ratchaprasong – where high-street fashion meets sophisticated urban lifestyles. From here, you are steps away from Lang Suan, famous for its fine dining and glitzy nightlife scene.

Stay at Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong | Shop at Central Chidlom | Eat at King Kong | See Erawan Shrine |  Read More...

 
BTS Ploen Chit

Surrounded by luxury hotel chains, serviced apartments and high-rise office buildings, this station gives you access to all the trendy bars and restaurants in Soi Ruan Rudee as well as Wireless Road.

Stay at Novotel Bankok Fenix Ploenchit | Shop at All Seasons Place | Eat at Hyde and Seek | See Goddess Tubtim Shrine |  Read More...

 
BTS Nana

Nana looks its best after dark, and this station puts you right at the centre of Bangkok’s nightlife hotspots – the chic and trendy down Sukhumvit Soi 11, while the complete opposite in Sukhumvit Soi 4.

Stay at Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok | Shop at Nana Square | Eat at Bed Supperclub | See Nana Plaza |  Read More...

 
BTS Asoke

One of Bangkok’s busiest business district after Silom, Asoke is home to glass-and-steel office buildings, high-end serviced apartments, hotels and a range of stand-alone textile and furniture boutiques. It also connects with the MRT Sukhumvit Station.

Stay at Park Plaza Sukhumvit Bangkok | Eat at Long Table | See Kamthieng House @The Siam Society |  Read More...

 
BTS Phrom Phong

Set in a culturally diverse neighbourhood, this station is your gateway to the maze of sois peppered with stand-alone shops, trend-setting restaurants and art galleries. Phrom Phong has a large concentration of Japanese and Korean expatriates.

Stay at Emporium Suites | Shop at The Emporium | See Benjasiri Park |  Read More...

 
BTS Thong Lo

Thonglor is the meeting ground for Bangkokg’s young, urban and chic. It has a fascinating lineup of outdoor boutique malls as well as concept restaurants and bars. 
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BTS Ekamai

With one foot still in the old Bangkok of yesteryear and another in a world defined by the global culture, Ekamai is where mom-and-pop-style shop-houses meet a new wave of chic eateries – and home to some of Bangkok’s most charismatic pubs.

Stay at Varindavan Park Boutique Hotel | Shop at Park Lane | Eat at Bishamon Sapporo Ramen | See Museum of Science and Planetarium |  Read More...

 
BTS Pra Khanong

More of a residential area than commercial district, the low-key Pra Khanong neighbhourhood has little to offer in terms of sight-seeing or restaurant dining. It has a very local feel to it, overall a good place to experience the way of life of middle-class Thais.

Stay at Jasmine Resort | Eat at Akiyoshi |  Read More...

 
BTS On Nut

With direct access to the hypermarket chain Tesco Lotus, On Nut Station is like a rest stop for locals who come here to pick up groceries or have a quick meal before going home at the end of the day. Surrounding the station is a dense residential area with high-rise condos and home development projects.

Stay at The Bedrooms Boutique Hotel | Shop at On Nut Square | Eat at Piyarom Sports Club |  Read More...

BTS Bang Chak

Bang Chak is a dense residential community with little to offer in terms of shopping and entertainment. There’s a few Chinese restaurants around the station, but most locals drop by the outdoor Bangchak Market for their daily food supplies and ready-to-eat meals.

Stay at Viva Garden Serviced Residence by Bliston | Eat at Leng Hong Chinese Restaurant Read More...

BTS Punnawithi

Surrounded by a low-key residential neighbourhood, Punnawithi has nothing of particular interest for tourism. Piyarom Sports Club offers the biggest choice of dining, shopping, recreation and entertainment in the area. More street-side eateries are tucked away in Sukhumvit Soi 101.

Stay at Golden Pearl Residences | Shop at Piyarom Sports Club | Eat at Steak Lao Read More...

BTS Udom Suk

This station at the doorstep of Soi Udom Suk (Sukhumvit 103) is home to a large concentration of street-side restaurants serving superb made-to-order and a-la-carte Thai and Chinese dishes. There are also a handful of garden restaurants offering affordable Thai-style barbecues.

Stay at Lily Residence Executive Serviced Apartments | Eat at Krua Khun Pen Read More...

BTS Bang Na

Bangna is a gateway to the eastern outskirts of Bangkok, with access to the expressways that head towards Pattaya, Rayong and other eastern provinces. The area features many modern shopping malls, restaurants and large-scale regional conference centre (BITEC), all located along the Bangna-Trad highway and not within walking distance of each other. Take a taxi or mini-van from the BTS station to get to these places.

Stay at Oakwood Residence Garden Towers Bangna | Shop at Paradise Park | Eat at Chili La Roni |  Read More...

BTS Bearing

Bearing is at the easternmost edge of Bangkok. Beyond here is Samrong, Samutprakarn Province. There’s not much going on around the station itself. For sight-seeing, a short taxi ride from the station will get you to Erawan Museum and, farther away, Bang Pu seaside retreat and Muang Boran (The Ancient City).

Stay at The Monmenee Hotel | Shop at Saeb Tee Som Tam | Eat at Erawan Museum |  Read More...

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