The kinetic city of Bangkok has plenty of transportation options. Whether it’s balancing aboard the back of a moto or relaxing in the air-conditioned comfort of a minibus with music blasting, this is a city that’s made to move. Travelers agree that the easiest, safest and cheapest way to traverse the city is aboard the BTS Skytrain (Bangkok Mass Transit System). This elevated subway system allows visitors to take in the view and skip the traffic jams. More often referred to as “BTS,” the clean and convenient Skytrain fills up during rush hour, but tends to be easy to board all other times of day.
There are two BTS Skytrain lines—the Silom Line runs west to south between the National Stadium and the Siam shopping area. The Sukhumvit Line runs north to east from Mo Chit to Bearing. Peak hours are between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Fares start at 15 baht for one stop.