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 108 routes, served by 3,509 buses, of which 1,659 were regular buses and 1,850 air-conditioned buses. There were also privately-owned buses operated under the BMTA with a total of, 4,015 regular and air-conditioned buses and 827 minibuses including 2,306 small buses which provide services in lanes (Soi). An average of 1.05 million people use these services daily.
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Type
Bus Color
Fare
Service Time
Regular bus
Cream-Red
6.50 baht
05.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Regular bus
White-Blue
7.50 baht
05.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Expressway bus
Cream-Red
8.50 baht
05.00 - 23.00 hrs.
All-night service bus
Cream-Red
8 baht
23.00 - 05.00 hrs.
Air conditioned bus
Cream-Blue
10 12 14 16 18 baht
(depending on the distance traveled)
05.00 - 23.00 hrs.
EURO II bus
Yellow-Orange
11 13 15 17 19 21 23 baht
(depending on the distance traveled)
05.00 - 23.00 hrs.
quad_test.gif 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
quad_test.gif 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
quad_test.gif Victory Medal (Off-spring of holders of this medal are also entitled.)
quad_test.gif European Royal War Medal
quad_test.gif Border Service Medal
quad_test.gif Free-Man Protection Medal
quad_test.gif 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
quad_test.gif Concessions
Regular Fare
Reduced Fare
11 Bath
8 Bath
13 Bath
9 Bath
15 Bath
11 Bath
17 Bath
12 Bath
19 Bath
13 Bath
21 Bath
15 Bath
23 Bath
16 Bath