Bangkok Gold Line is an elevated monorail train system offering convenient connection between BTS SkyTrain Silom Line and ICONSIAM shopping mall. The newly opened Gold Line train system and wide network of BTS SkyTrain make reaching this modern landmark in Bangkok easy.
Bangkok Gold Line Train
Bangkok Gold Line Train is the only train route connecting ICONSIAM shopping mall with Bangkok city. As the shopping mall is located on the different side of the Chao Phraya River in the less frequently visited part of the city, reaching it by public transportation was quite complicated before opening the Gold Line. The best option for getting to ICONSIAM until then was by one of Bangkok river ferries that might not be suitable for everyone. Now the shopping mall can be reached by easily transferring between train lines instead of getting on a boat, even if this option is still available for the ones who like more adventurous way of traveling around the cities.
Bangkok Gold Line is actually managed by the same company that is taking care of BTS SkyTrain but it is not an integrated part of the main BTS system so ticketing is separate.
Bangkok Gold Line Train Route
Bangkok Gold Line is only 1.8 km long and consists of 3 stations. Further extension of the line is in plans but it’s still not clear when is it going to be completed.
Stations on the current Bangkok Gold Line train route:
G1 Krung Thon Buri – the station adjacent to BTS Krung Thon Buri station on BTS Silom Line, where you can connect when traveling from/to different areas of Bangkok city.
G2 Charoen Nakhon – the station that is also known as ICONSIAM station, which is connected with ICONSIAM Shopping Mall. You should also drop off at this station when staying at the nearby Millennium Hilton Bangkok.
G3 Khlong San – the currently terminal Gold Line station, located in front of Taksin Hospital.
Bangkok Gold Line Train Timetable
Bangkok Gold Line trains operate from 06:00 to midnight.
Currently the first train from Krung Thon Buri station departs at 06:00 and the last train from Khlong San station leaves at 00:15. However, passengers wishing to travel further on BTS Green Line, should leave from ICONSIAM before 23:30.
Bangkok Gold Line train frequency depends on the time of the day and ranges from 8 to 15 minutes.
Train departures on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are more frequent for a longer time.
Bangkok Gold Line Train Tickets
Bangkok Gold Line Train tickets for a single journey can be purchased at Ticket Issuing Machines. You need Thai Baht coins for buying a ticket. If there’s a need, banknotes can be changed to coins at Ticket Office.
At Gold Line train station tickets can only be purchased for stations within the line and you will need to buy another ticket at BTS station if you are looking to extend your trip with BTS SkyTrain.
To simplify things, you can purchase a Rabbit Card that can be topped up and used for traveling not only with Gold Line train but also with BTS SkyTrain and MRT Yellow Line. Rabbit card can be bought at any Gold Line or BTS Station Ticket Office. Rabbit card can also be conveniently picked up at the airport by booking online here: Rabbit Card online.
Bangkok Gold Line Train Ticket Price
Starting from 1 January 2023, Bangkok Gold Line train ticket price has been increased and now is 16 THB for a single journey between any of the stations on the line.
As many travellers get confused, traveling on Gold Line train is not covered by BTS SkyTrain One-Day Pass.
Get exclusive discounts with your free ICONSIAM tourist card: ICONSIAM Tourist Privilege Card.
What is the best area to stay in Bangkok? You should choose one of the areas well connected with BTS as it can really save your time. Our recommendations for choosing the right area to stay in Bangkok can be found here: Where to Stay in Bangkok.