Safe, comfortable, quick, reliable and convenient best sums up Bangkok’s mass transit systems. Most of the city's attractions are easily reached by one of the following, the list below are the closest to the hotel:
Phloenchit or Nana BTS SkyTrain (Nearest BTS Stations)
A 10-minute walk to either station, you can alternatively have our Tuk-Tuk drop you off at the beginning of the Soi. The stations from there are a short 5-minute walk.
There are 2 routes – the Sukhumvit Line & the Silom Line – which cover much of the city centre. Trains run daily between 6.00 am and 12.00 midnight with frequent services in the day and an increase in frequency during rush hour. (Click here for BTS Map)
- Ticket is valid for a single journey and fare depends upon chosen destination – starting at THB 15 and up to THB 40 per journey.
- Ticket can be purchased from vending machines located at the station
- Valid for travel by one person only, unlimited for one day
- Valid for use on day of purchase only, regardless of distance travelled and time purchased
- THB 120 per pass , non-refundable
- Purchased from BTS Station Ticket Office
- THB 100 (excluding THB 30 issuing fee for a new Smart pass)
- Refill up to THB 2,000 (minimum THB 100)
- 5 year lifetime from date of 1st issue.
- Purchased from BTS Station Ticket Office
Bangkok’s 18-station subway line stretches 20kms from Hualamphong to Bang Sue. Operating hours are from 6.00am to 12.00midnight, with a frequency of less than 5 minutes during peak hours (6.00am to 9.00pm/4.30pm to7.30pm) and less than 10 minutes during off peak hours.
A 20 minute walk from the nearest Sukhumvit station, alternatively have our Tuk-Tuk drop you off at the mouth of the side road (we usually call it ‘soi’) and either walk 10 minutes to the station or hop onto the sky train at Phloenchit and take it two stops to Asok which is the interchange station to the MRT.
- Valid for single journey
- Adult price from THB 16 to THB 41 / Child (not more than 14 or 120cm tall) or Elder (65 years & above) from THB 8 to THB 21, distance based fare
- Valid for multiple journeys
- Issued at Ticket Office with an issuing fee of THB 30
- For Adult, Student and Child/Elder, Initial Value of Baht 200 (Travel value of THB 150 and Deposit of THB 50)
Metered air-conditioned taxis are available around-the-clock. The Flag fall is THB35 (for the first 2kms) and the fare climbs in THB2 increments. Tipping is not required but rounding up is common. For trips to/from the airport, expressway toll fees will be borne by the passenger
Word of caution: Check with the driver that he intends on using the metre before getting in, and ensure that it is turned on once seated.
Locally known as ‘samlor’ or otherwise your three-wheeled taxis.
Bargain before hopping on board and beware offers at unbelievably low prices, it is a set up to lure you to overpriced souvenir or jewelry shops. The Approximate cost for a short 10 minute ride is around THB 40 - 100.
An extensive and inexpensive public bus service with prices ranging from THB 8 to THB 30 depending on the type of bus. However, as destinations are given only in Thai, it is best that you get a bus route map (available at most hotels, TAT offices, and bookshops).
The Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link finally opened on the 23rd August 2010, offering commuters faster travel times between Bangkok’s International airport and the city center. Operating daily from 06.00 to 24.00, the Airport Link to Suvarnabhumi Airport will provide 2 Transit options:
Direct Express Train
The ride will take 15 minutes from the City Air Terminal (Makkasan) train station. This service will connect to the city’s mass transit subway system. Passengers will have the opportunity of checking in their luggage at the City Air Terminal, before boarding the express train to Suvarnabhumi airport.
Please note: For the time being flights and luggage check-in services are not available but it will be at a later stage.
It costs THB100 per person for a non-stop trip between Makkasan and the airport. The fare will rise to THB150 from January 2011 onwards
City Link Train
The ride will take 30 minutes to travel the 28 kilometers (17 miles) to the airport, making six stops along the way throughout the city, and linking with both the Subway (MRT) and Sky-train (BTS) systems in Bangkok.
Upon arrival, head to the airport rail link located at the basement level of Suvarnabhumi Airport. Aspen Suites guests are recommended to purchase the Express Line ticket to Makkasan station, where they would need to change lines & take the subway from Petchburi (MRT) to Sukhumvit (MRT) station. Here another change of line is required; take the sky-train from Asoke (BTS) station to Nana station. On arrival at Nana station, take Exit no. 2. As soon as you reach the bottom of the stairs, hail a taxi. It is about a 10 minute drive to the hotel. Alternatively, one can walk, by heading straight and taking the second left turn onto soi 2. The hotel is about 500 meters along on your right.