As well as the popular BTS (skytrain) and MRT (underground) transport systems, Bangkok has numerous other ways of getting around. One of those is the exceptionally cheap BRT (Bus Rapid Transit). This runs from Sathorn to Ratchapruek and only costs 5 baht ($0.15) per journey. It connects to the BTS at Chong Nonsi (Sathorn) and Talat Phlu (Ratchapruek). Click here to book a great hotel in Bangkok via Agoda.
The buses run every few minutes and have their own dedicated lane for much of the route. Just buy your ticket at the machine and hop on board. Much of the route is through mainly residential areas, so that’s why tourists rarely use it.
There are at least a couple of interesting stop along the way, with one being at Wat Pariwat. This is the temple where you can see an image of David Beckham decorating the base of a Buddha shrine.
The Museum of Counterfeit Goods is near Wat Dok Mai station.
The buses are fairly modern, air-conditioned and comfortable. Both start and end stops connect to the BTS, so it’s a great way to see parts of Bangkok that tourists rarely see.
You can also check out our in depth Bangkok travel guide that can help you in your travel.
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