Bangkok MRT Yellow Line SkyTrain is an elevated monorail train system connecting Lat Phrao and Samrong. The newly opened Yellow Line expanded the network of skytrains and metro in Bangkok by connecting the eastern part of the city and making it much easier reachable from different areas of Thailand capital city.
Bangkok MRT Yellow Line SkyTrain
Bangkok MRT Yellow Line is a newly-opened cross city link in the middle north-eastern and eastern areas of Bangkok. A key highlight of the MRT Yellow Line is its connectivity to other rail systems, such as BTS SkyTrain Sukhumvit Line at Samrong Station (YL23), Airport Rail Link at Hua Mak Station (YL11), and MRT Blue Line at Lat Phrao Station (YL01).
MRT Yellow Line doesn’t pass the city center and other areas frequently visited by tourists but you might still find it useful during your visit due to the good connection with other lines, several places with local vibe along the route, and numerous affordable accommodations in the area.
Even if the Yellow Line is MRT and it connects with the original MRT underground system, it is not a fully integrated part of MRT metro system so ticketing for this line is separate and you won't be able to change trains without getting a new ticket.
Bangkok MRT Yellow Line Map
Bangkok MRT Yellow Line consists of 23 stations. Stations on Bangkok MRT Yellow Line SkyTrain route:
YL01 Lat Phrao – the station next to MRT Metro Lat Phrao station on MRT Blue Line, convenient for reaching the central part of Bangkok city. Nearby the station you can find The Bazaar Ratchadaphisek shopping mall and a couple of well-rated affordable hotels - MyBed Ratchada Bangkok and The Bazaar Hotel.
YL03 Chok Chai 4
YL04 Lat Phrao 71
YL05 Lat Phrao 83 - the station next to Big C Supercenter Lat Phrao.
YL06 Mahat Thai
YL07 Lat Phrao 101 - the station close to a well-rated affordable accommodation 130 Hotel & Residence Bangkok.
YL08 Bang Kapi - the station close to a very lively local shopping area with The Mall Bangkapi shopping mall, Happyland Center and Tawanna market next to it. If you would like to stay in the area, can choose an affordable apartment-style accommodation at Mall Suites Hotel.
YL09 Yaek Lam Sali - the station that will be connected to MRT Orange Line, which is under construction.
YL10 Si Kritha - the station next to Piya Phirom Park with a very well-rated The Grand Fourwings Convention hotel close to it.
YL11 Hua Mak - the station connected with Airport Rail Link Hua Mak station and close to a great Halal hotel Zayn Hotel Bangkok.
YL12 Kalantan - the station next to Thanya Park shopping mall.
YL13 Si Nut - the station near Iam Sombat Market.
YL14 Srinagarindra 38 - the station close to a very well-rated hotel Dusit Princess Srinakarin Bangkok.
YL15 Suan Luang Rama IX - the station that is nearest to Seacon Square shopping mall, Paradise Park shopping mall, Rama IX Park and Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin Night Market. Very spacious accommodation is offered by The Vertical Suite right next to the station.
YL16 Si Udom - the station close to Synphaet Srinagarindra Hospital.
YL18 Si La Salle - the station close to Sikarin Hospital.
YL19 Si Bearing - the station next to Lee's Mark Residence.
YL20 Si Dan
YL21 Si Thepha
YL23 Samrong - the station connected to BTS Samrong station with Napa Hostel Samrong Station next to it.
Bangkok MRT Yellow Line Timetable
Bangkok MRT Yellow Line SkyTrains operate from 06:00 to midnight.
Actually the first train departs from the start of the route at 05:30 and the last departure is scheduled at 00:00 with the last train reaching the final station at 00:46.
MRT Yellow Line SkyTrain frequency depends on the time of the day as during peak time (07:00-09:00 and 17:00-20:00 on weekdays) trains depart every 5 minutes while during off peak hours, on weekends and public holidays departures are scheduled every 10 minutes.
Bangkok MRT Yellow Line Tickets
Bangkok MRT Yellow Line SkyTrain tickets for a single journey can be purchased at Ticket Issuing Machines. You need Thai Baht coins or banknotes for buying a ticket.
At MRT Yellow Line SkyTrain station tickets can only be purchased for stations within the line and you will need to buy another ticket at MRT Metro or BTS station if you are looking to extend your trip on another train line.
To simplify things, you can purchase a Rabbit Card that can be topped up and used for traveling not only with MRT Yellow Line SkyTrain but also with BTS SkyTrain. Rabbit card can be bought at any MRT Yellow 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 MRT Yellow Line Ticket Price
Bangkok MRT Yellow Line SkyTrain ticket price depends on the distance (the number of stations) and can be from 15 THB to 45 THB for a single journey between the stations on the line.
Current MRT Yellow Line ticket prices are the following:
- 0 stations (you get in and out at the same station) - 15 THB
- 1 station - 19 THB
- 2 stations - 23 THB
- 3 stations - 27 THB
- 4 stations - 30 THB
- 5 stations - 33 THB
- 6 stations - 36 THB
- 7 stations - 39 THB
- 8 stations - 42 THB
- 9 stations and more - 45 THB
As many travellers get confused, traveling on MRT Yellow Line SkyTrain is not covered by BTS SkyTrain One-Day Pass.
What is the best area to stay in Bangkok? You should choose one of the areas well connected with MRT or 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.