BTS Skytrain is Bangkok elevated rapid transit system. It is one of the most effective transportation modes in Bangkok. Last week I saw new fares from BTS Skytrain through my social network feed. The BTS Skytrain fares are increased for both 30-day trips and one-day pass and are going to be effective from 1st July 2015.
The current fares for adult 30-day trips are shown below
15 trips cost 405 baht, average 27 baht/trip
25 trips cost 625 baht, average 25 baht/trip
40 trips cost 920 baht, average 23 baht/trip
50 trips cost 1100 baht, average 22 baht/trip
The current fares for student 30-day trips are shown below
15 trips cost 315 baht, average 21 baht/trip
25 trips cost 475 baht, average 19 baht/trip
40 trips cost 680 baht, average 17 baht/trip
50 trips cost 800 baht, average 16 baht/trip
The new fares for adult 30-day trips are shown below
15 trips cost 450 baht, average 30 baht/trip
25 trips cost 700 baht, average 28 baht/trip
40 trips cost 1040 baht, average 26 baht/trip
50 trips cost 1250 baht, average 25 baht/trip
The new fares for student 30-day trips are shown below
15 trips cost 345 baht, average 23 baht/trip
25 trips cost 525 baht, average 21 baht/trip
40 trips cost 760 baht, average 19 baht/trip
50 trips cost 900 baht, average 18 baht/trip
For one-day pass, the fare is increased from 130 baht to 140 baht.
The fare for one-day pass is increased 10 baht, while the fares for 30-day trips are increased 3 baht per trip for adult and 2 baht per trip for student.
I have always recommended you to take BTS Skytrain to wander around the city instead of taxi because it is cheaper and faster. However, since the fares are increased, it might be cheaper to take taxi from one place to another especially if you come in group of 2 or 3 people and travel during non peak hours. I myself sometimes choose to take taxi. So, if you are a budget traveler, plan your trip ahead and consider taking taxi. Using BTS Skytrain is not always cheap!