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Updated: 2014-08-01 / (bangkoktourist.com)

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The BTS Skytrain is the safest, most comfortable and convenient way to get around Bangkok. In service since December 5, 1999, it has transformed the face of public transportation in the Thai capital, for the first time offering both residents and visitors a comfortable ride through central Bangkok - lifting commuters above the chronic congestion, noise and pollution of the streets below.

Our modern electrified trains transport Bangkok's commuters in wide air-conditioned cars, saving them time with quick, reliable service. The BTS SkyTrain's high-capacity operating system ensures almost no breakdowns and a virtual 100% punctuality.

Each train can carry over 1,000 passengers while a similar number of people would use 800 cars, making the BTS Skytrain the most environmentally friendly mass transit system in Thailand.

Currently there are two routes, the Sukhumvit Line and the Silom Line. They cover much of the central city and its many commercial, residential and tourist areas, with extensions planned to outlying areas. The trains run daily between 6:00 am and 12:00 midnight with frequent service throughout the day, increased during rush hours. The fare is based on the distance traveled.

BTS Tourist Information Centers

The BTS is eager to help promote tourism in Bangkok and assist foreign visitors who use our system. At the BTS Tourist Information Center visitors can get useful information on Bangkok’s variety of attractions and assistance in traveling around town. Our services include offering boat tickets for the Chao Praya River Tour, and internet services.

The BTS Tourist Information Center is open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the following stations:Siam, Nana and Saphan Taksin.

For more information, please call us at 0 2617 7340-2 or contact our Help Line posted on the Information Board located at the station concourse level.


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