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How to use the Bangkok Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT)

The Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) is a rapid transit system serving the Bangkok Metropolitan Region in Thailand. The MRT has 18 operational stations along 27 kilometres (16 mi) of underground track. It is officially known in Thai as rotfaifa mahanakhon (รถไฟฟ้ามหานคร) or “metropolitan electric train”, but it is more commonly called rotfai taidin (รถไฟใต้ดิน), literally, “underground train”.

Transfer Stations

The MRT connects with the other mass transit systems in Bangkok; the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) and the Airport Rail Link (ARL).

MRT Station Transfer Type Transfer Station
Silom station BTS (Silom Line) Sala Daeng (S2) station
Sukhumvit station BTS (Sukhumvit Line) Asok (E4) station
Phetchaburi station Airport Rail Link Makkasan station
Chatuchak Park station BTS (Sukhumvit Line) Mo Chit (N8) station

Ticketing & Fares

There are multiple ticket types offered: RFID tokens, unlimited trip passes (1-day, 3-day, 15-day, 30-day), and Stored Value cards. Tokens are often used for one-way trips, passes for tourists, and Stored Value cards for frequent travelers and commuters. Tokens and passes can be purchased from ticketing machines at every station and the token price is calculated when a destination is selected. Stored Value cards can be purchased from ticketing booths at every station.

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