MRT is one of the metro operators in Bangkok. The MRT Blue Line has been the first MRT line open in 2004 and since 2016, the network has expanded with the Purple Line and the Yellow Line and others will come.
The MRT Blue Line originally linked the Hua Lamhong district near Chinatown, to Bang Sue station, in the northwest of Bangkok. In 2019, the line was considerably extended with many new stations including highly anticipated stations that serve Chinatown (Wat Mangkon station) and the Grand Palais, Emerald Buddha Temple and Wat Pho (Sanam Chai station). Since then, the MRT Blue Line is around 48 kilometers long and counts 38 stations. The most important and useful stations for tourists who visit Bangkok are Sanam Chai station to visit Grand Palais, Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew) and Wat Pho and also take a boat to cross the Chao Phraya river and arrive at Wat Arun, Hua Lamphong station for trains still departing from Bangkok old central station, Wat Mangkon station, to visit Chinatown, Bang Sue station, in the basement of New Bangkok Central Station nammed Krungthep Aphiwat Central Station. p>For simple jouney, users buy black tokens from automatic distributors who accept coins and tickets. The desks are more information counters but can also sell tokens. The price depends on the length of the journey. On the vending machines, the touch screens display a plan of the network on which you choose the color of the line and select your destination station on the map. The price will then be determined according to your route. Do not forget to change the language to English with the button at the top of the screen! Once your trip is over, the exit gantry will swallow your token before opening. So don't lose it!
The MRT metro Blue Line is connected to the MRT Purple Line at Tao Poon station, connected to BTS metro at Bang Wa, Silom (BTS Silom), Suhumvit (BTS Asoke), Phahon Yothin and Chatuchak (BTS Mo Chit) stations, connected to the MRT Yellow Line at the LAT PHRAO station, and connected to Airport RAIL LINK (ARL) at Phetchaburi station (ARL Makkasan). Note that the MRT Blue Line is also connected to Khlong Saen Seap shuttle boats at Phetchaburi station (Asoke Pier) and Khlong Kong Kasem boat service at Hua Lamong station (Hua Lamphong Pier). This is probably the most useful metro line for tourists in Bangkok!
The Bangkok Skytrain is called BTS. The trains have air condition and let you go over the heavy road traffic in the capital but you can not go everywhere even if connected to the Chao Phraya Express boats, it can let you go to major temples in Bangkok.
The Chao Phraya Express boats run regularly on the river running through Bangkok. They go to all monuments and interesting places on the river shores including Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun, the three must see temples in Bangkok. Fare is cheap.
Taking the bus to get around is clearly not the easiest mean of transportation to use for a foreign tourist in Bangkok neither the fastest one but it's the cheapest one. Bangkok bus network is wide and you can go almost anywhere but just need to be patient.