Services

Operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) is charged with providing bus service to people living and working in Bangkok and the nearby provinces (i.e. Nothaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan and Nakhon Pathom Provinces). As ofAugust, 2011, the BMTA operated a total of 457 routes, served by 2,554 buses, of which 1,543 were regular buses and 1,011 air-conditioned buses. There were also privately-owned buses operated under the BMTA with a total of, 11,665 buses. An average of 1.05 million people use these services daily.

Vehicle Categories and Service Rate: 
CategoriesColorFare RateService Period
Regular bus
Cream-Red
6.50 baht
05.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Regular bus
White-Blue
7.50 baht
05.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Regular Express Way(Beige - Red)
Cream-Red
8.50 baht
05.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Regular Overnight(Beige - Red)
Cream-Red
8 baht
23.00 - 05.00 hrs.
Air Condition(White - Blue)
Cream-Blue
10 12 14 16 18 baht (depending on the distance traveled)
05.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Air Condition(Euro 2)
Yellow-Orange
11 13 15 17 19 21 23 baht (depending on the distance traveled)
05.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Conditions for exemption or reduction of the fare.: 
Fare Exemptions and Concessions

The following passengers are eligible for bus fare exemptions:

  1. BMTA bus inspectors
  2. Buddhist monks and novices
  3. Mailmen in uniform while on duty
  4. Holders of BMTA employee ID cards
  5. Holders of official certificates or medals specified in the Regulation on Bus Fare Exemptions
Half-Price Concessions

The following passengers are eligible for half-price fares when using the service of regular buses.The following passengers are eligible for half-price fares when using the service of regular buses.

  1. The blind with a certificate from the Association of the Blind
  2. Soldiers and policemen in uniform
  3. Holders of official certificates or medals as specified by the Regulation on Bus Fare Concession at the exact rates specified by the Transport Control
    • Victory Medal (Off-spring of holders of this medal are also entitled.)
    • European Royal War Medal
    • Border Service Medal
    • Free-Man Protection Medal
    • Non-active War Veterans Classes 1 2 3 and 4
Fare Concessions for Air-conditioned Buses

Holders of the following official certificates and medals are eligible for air-conditioned bus fare reductions:

  1. Victory Medal (Off-spring of holders of this medal are also entitled.)
  2. Border Service Medal
  3. Free-Man Protection Medal
  4. European Royal War Medal
  5. Non- active War Veterans Classes 1 2 3 and 4 6. BMTA Employee ID Cards
Half price fare including fee.: 
Category: 
Air Condition(White - Blue)
Fare Rate: 
Fare rate including fee(Baht)Fare rate half price including fee(Baht)
10.00
7.00
12.00
8.00
14.00
10.00
16.00
11.00
18.00
13.00
Category: 
Air Condition(Euro 2)
Fare Rate: 
Fare rate including fee(Baht)Fare rate half price including fee(Baht)
11.00
8.00
13.00
9.00
15.00
11.00
17.00
12.00
19.00
13.00
21.00
15.00
23.00
16.00
Advance ticket sales price: 
Ticket Type: 
Weekly
Vehicle Type: 
Regular bus
Price: 
100.00
Regular Bus Weekly Ticket
Ticket Type: 
Monthly
Vehicle Type: 
Regular bus
Price: 
400.00
Regulay Bus Monthly Ticket
Ticket Type: 
Weekly
Vehicle Type: 
Air Condition Bus
Price: 
200.00
Air Condition Bus Weekly Ticket
Ticket Type: 
Monthly
Vehicle Type: 
Air Condition Bus
Price: 
800.00
Air Condition Bus Monthly Ticket