One Day Passes for the Skytrain in Bangkok
The BTS Skytrain is a great way to travel around Bangkok. It is not very extensive yet but they are in the process of building new stations. However, it does already connect quite a few different shopping malls, tourist attractions and even the Chao Phraya River Express boats. My Aussie cousin is in town at the moment with her family. One of the things that they wanted to do is ride the Skytrain. It doesn’t seem special to us but for them it was like a highlight of the city. As we were going to do more than three trips, we worked out it was more convenient for them to buy a One-Day Pass. This works out at 130 Baht each and gives you unlimited trips in one day. Not only do you save money, but you also save time in not having to line up to buy tickets at every station.
3 thoughts on “One Day Passes for the Skytrain in Bangkok”
Hi Richard, thanks for sharing.
I think the day pass is useful only when the traveler is traveling to places along the track from morning till late night. I am kind of agree on what the above commenter is telling, it is unlikely that the visitors will go more than 4 stations. I hope my thought made sense.
At 130 baht the pass is not a good value compared to regular fares. A typical BTS fare is ~30-35 baht (including potential transfers), so you’d need 4 journeys to come out on top. Unless your day’s itinerary is planned around BTS, this is unlikely. Plus, it doesn’t cover MRT/Airport Link.
For a day or two, just buy the regular tickets. For over 3 days, get the Rabbit card (50 baht fee + 50 baht refundable) so there’s no need to queue.
In Phuket, you couldn’t even step into a taxi for 130 baht.
Any trip here is 200 baht minimum – just to go up the road half a kilometer, with trips to the airport about 600 to 1000 baht.
Dear PM Yingluck, instead of spending your time trying to get you brother back into Thailand, why don’t you sort out the transport corruption in Phuket? It might make a nice change for you.