Bangkok Metropolitan

24 May 2024
WRITTEN BY:pictureK Soe

Bangkok Metropolitan

There are many ways to get around in Bangkok. We know gays aren’t always great with directions, but Bangkok is the perfect destination to roam! You can use tuk-tuks or more modern and less traffic-prone means of transportation like skytrains, airport rail link, and metro. That’s why we call Bangkok a metropolitan area (just kidding).


Enjoy the gay capital of Asia but avoid its confusing roads. Check the map, and if your destination is near a BTS, MRT, or Airport Rail Link station, you’re set for a convenient ride!


BTS Skytrain

The BTS (Bangkok Mass Transit System) Skytrain is one of the most efficient and popular ways to travel around Bangkok. It has two main lines: the Sukhumvit Line and the Silom Line, covering all your favorite districts like Siam, Asoke, and Sala Daeng. The BTS is simple to use—just get your card, and you’re ready to go.


MRT (Metro)

The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) connects different parts of the city like the BTS but in an underground fashion. The MRT has two main lines: the Blue Line, which covers significant areas such as Silom and Sukhumvit, and the Purple Line, which connects the outskirts to central Bangkok.


Airport Rail Link

The Airport Rail Link is a fast and affordable option to travel from Suvarnabhumi Airport to central Bangkok. The train departs every 10 to 15 minutes. The line runs from Phaya Thai station (which connects to the BTS) to key stations such as Makkasan (which connects to the MRT), and ends at Suvarnabhumi Airport.



No trip to Bangkok is complete without a ride in a tuk-tuk. Not only are they iconic and very gay, but they are also practical and ideal for short trips while taking in the sights and air of Bangkok. However, beware of overcharging! Negotiate the price with the driver before taking the ride.



Taxis in Bangkok are everywhere. While convenient and comfortable, they can get stuck in traffic, especially during rush hours. For those in a hurry, motorbike taxis are the fastest and arguably most convenient way to navigate Bangkok’s congested roads. Motorbike taxis can be found on almost every street corner.


Boats and Ferries

Consider traveling through canals and the Chao Phraya River! River ferries and boats are popular for avoiding traffic and sightseeing. Key services include the Chao Phraya Express Boat and the Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat.



Buses are cheap and cover nearly every corner of the city. However, riding the bus system can be challenging for non-Thai speakers, as route information and announcements are primarily in Thai.

Bangkok's transportation system meets the needs of its residents and travelers. From the modern Skytrain and MRT to traditional tuk-tuks and riverboats, Bangkok has numerous ways to send you places and pick you up, no matter who you are or where you’re from.