Have plans to travel and use public transport in Bangkok on New Year's Eve this year? Here you will find useful information related to Bangkok's Public Transportation on the last day of 2018 and the start of New Year 2019.
BTS SkyTrain operating hours on New Year's Eve will be extended from the normal midnight closing time to 2 am on 1st of January 2019.
BTS SkyTrain is one of the most convenient ways to travel around Bangkok and it links central Bangkok with other important areas of the city. BTS SkyTrain can be very useful when traveling between TOP Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2019 in Bangkok.
For more information about this type of public transportation in Bangkok check: How to use BTS SkyTrain in Bangkok.
Both lines of MRT Metro - Blue Line and Purple Line on the last day of 2018 will be open from 6:00 am and will extend opening hours on New Year's Eve from the normal midnight closing time to 2 am on 1st of January 2019.
MRT Metro is one more addition to the public transport system of Bangkok and is conveniently connected with other train systems helping to escape busy traffic in Thailand’s capital. On New Year’s Eve MRT can be used together with BTS as they both extended their operating hours.
For more information about this type of public transportation in Bangkok check: How to Use MRT (Metro / Subway) in Bangkok.
Airport Rail Link
Airport Rail Link will provide free service from noon of 31 December 2018 to noon of 1 January 2019.
Airport Rail Link operating hours on New Year’s Eve are yet to be announced. Last year Airport Rail Link extended operating hours just like other rail systems in Bangkok so it can be expected once again. We’ll update once it becomes official.
For more information about this type of public transportation in Bangkok check: Airport Rail Link - Train from Bangkok Airport to City Center.
Airports of Thailand (AOT) will provide free parking at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Zone C for more than 700 cars from 27 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 and will also provide free shuttle bus service within the Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The Department of Highways (DOH) announced the exemption for toll fee for commuters using 2 Motorway between 00.01 on 27 December 2018 to 24.00 on 2 January 2019:
- Motorway Route 7 (Bangkok-Chonburi)
- Motorway Route 9 (Eastern Outer Ring Road, Bang Pa-In - Bang Phli)
Expressway and Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (ETA) will also exempt expressway fee from 00.01 on 27 December 2018 until 24.00 on 2 January 2019:
- Burapha University (Bangna Expressway - Chonburi)
- Kanchanapisek Expressway (Bangplee - Suksawat)
The Highway Police Thailand will open 111 spots for free sleeping rooms nationwide to boost the campaign of "No Drunken Driving" that should help for the safety of people traveling between 27 December 2018 and 2 January 2019.
New Year 2019 in Bangkok
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