Getting around Bangkok

Bangkok is a capital city of Thailand. It’s a big city. Some says that only a day is enough to get to know Bangkok, while the other says they need a week, a month, or a year to explore Bangkok. 

If you ask me “How many days should I spend in Bangkok?”, I would say “Depends”. The time to spend here depends on your travel lifestyle and what you want to see Bangkok. I wrote this blog post in order to help you plan your holidays in Bangkok perfectly.

Bangkok is well-known for traffic jams and things that you should see are not in a walking distance. If you don’t want to waste your time with traffic congestion, you need a good plan. Luckily, we have skytrain (BTS), subway (MRT), and boat (Chao Phraya Express Boat). With these three transportation systems, exploring Bangkok is very convenient; you can reach almost all main attractions in Bangkok.

Let’s look at the map to see how these 3 systems work well together. I have got this map, which is the best map that I’ve found so far, from BTS website. If you need a bigger version, click here


From the map you will see that, the BTS skytrain has 2 lines: Sukhumvit line (light green line) and Silom line (dark green line). And you will see that there are 3 interchange stations which you can change to the MRT subway system (light blue line). Besides, BTS skytrain also connects with Sathorn pier. So, you won’t face the traffic jams!

Then, I gathered attraction places near each station and pier and put them in the tables below. Well, for some places you might need to walk a little bit or take a metered taxi. But believe me it would not that far! For the places that I’ve been and wrote reviews, I put them links, so you can read the detail of those places and make a decision whether you want to go.

How long will you spend time in Bangkok? Where do you want to go in Bangkok? What do you want to see in Bangkok? Hope this post helps you answer those questions! Enjoy your holidays in Bangkok!

Getting around Bangkok by BTS Skytrain 

BTS Station Type Attraction Place
N8-Mo Chit (interchange with Chatuchak Park MRT) Park Vachirabenjatas Park (Suan Rot Fai)
Shopping Chatuchak Weekend Market
N3-Victory Monument Restaurant Thai boat noodles
Shopping Victory Monument
Palace Phya Thai Palace
Palace Vimanmek Mansion
Park Santi Phap Park
N2-Phaya Thai Palace Suan Pakkad Palace
N1-Ratchathewi Shopping Platinum Fashion Mall
CENTRAL-Siam Shopping Siam square
Temple Wat Pathum Wanaram
E1-Chit Lom Shopping Platinum Fashion Mall
E4-Asok (interchange with Sukhumvit MRT) Shopping Terminal21
Park Benjakitti Park
Art Gallery Koi Art Gallery
E5-Phrom Phong Park Benjasiri Park
Library & Learning Center Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC)
Shopping The EmQuartier
E9-On Nut Eating New Onnut Night Market
Eating The Corner 79
Shopping Pickadaily Bangkok
W1-National Stadium Art Gallery Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Museum Jim Thompson House Museum
Shopping MBK Center
S2-Sala Daeng (Interchange with Si lom MRT) Park Lumpini Park
S3-Chong Nonsi Library & Learning Center Neilson Hays Library
Shopping Lalai Sap
Temple Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
S5-Surasak Museum Bangkok Seashell Museum
Art Gallery Bangkok Art Galleria
Temple Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
S6-Saphan Taksin (interchange with Sathorn Pier) Museum Bangkokian Museum
Shopping Asiatique The Riverfront (Free Shuttle Boat from Sathorn Pier to Asiatique Pier)

Getting around Bangkok by MRT Subway

MRT Station Type Attraction Place
Kamphaeng Phet Shopping Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Park (interchange with Mo Chit BTS) Park Vachirabenjatas Park (Suan Rot Fai)
Shopping Chatuchak Weekend Market
Sukhumvit (interchange with Asok BTS) Shopping Terminal21
Art Gallery Koi Art Gallery
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre Park Benjakitti Park
Lumphini Park Lumpini Park
Si lom (interchange with Sala Daeng BTS) Park Lumpini Park
Hua Lamphong Restaurant Jay Jia Yentafo Restaurant

Getting around Bangkok by Chao Phraya Express Boat

Pier Type Attraction Place
N33-Pakkret Temple & Eating Koh Kret
N31-Nonthaburi Temple & Eating Koh Kret
N10-Wang Lang Shopping Wang Lang Market
Tha Mahathat / Tha Phra Chan Shopping Tha Phra Chan Market
N9-Tha Chang Temple Wat Phra Kaew
Palace Grand Palace
N8-Tha Tien Temple Wat Pho
Temple Wat Arun (Take across river ferry to Wat Arun Pier)
N3-Sri Phraya Museum Bangkokian Museum
CENTRAL-Sathorn (interchange with Saphan Taksin BTS) Shopping Asiatique The Riverfront (Free Shuttle Boat from here to Asiatique Pier)



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