Transportation in Bangkok
The Skytrain (BTS) elevated rail system, opened in 1999, provides convenient travel with 2 lines: the Silom Line from Wongwian Yai to National Stadium and the longer Sukhumvit Line from Moh Chit near Chatuchak Weekend Market to Bearing. This line runs along Sukhumvit Road where some of the official congress hotels are located. The Skytrain operates daily from 06:00-24:00 with fares ranging from 15-40 baht, and stored value cards are available. For further details and maps, please visit http://www.bangkok-city.com/go/.
The recently opened underground train system (officially called the MRT – Mass Rapid Transit) travels from the northern train station of Bangsue to Hua Lumphong main railway station in a loop, connecting with the Skytrain at 3 different stations: Silom, Sukhumvit and Chatuchak Park.
Taxis are air-conditioned and use the meter, with a very reasonable fare structure. There are taxi stands, but taxi drivers also cruise around and can be flagged for a ride.