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