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Free shuttle bus from Yaowarat to Khao San for Chinese New Year

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is providing tourists with free shuttle buses between Yaowarat Road and Khao San Road from tomorrow until January 23 to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Deputy Bangkok Governor Wissanu Subsomphon announced yesterday that the BMA would temporarily operate a Yaowarat-Khao San Road BMA Feeder to facilitate tourists and reduce traffic jams during the Chinese Spring Festival, also known as the Lunar New Year.

The BMA Feeder shuttle buses will be available for free from tomorrow, January 20 to Monday, January 23 from noon until midnight. The route starts at Yaowarat Road, heads to Maha Chai Road, Soi Samranrat, Siripong Road, Giant Swing, Dinsor Road, Phra Sumen Road, Barwon Niwet Road, and ends at Khao San Road.

For the return trip, the bus departs Khao San Road, heads to Tanao Road, Bamrung Mueang Road, Giant Swing, Siripong Road, San Yod Intersection, Charoen Krung Road, Phadung Dao Road, and ends at Yaowarat Road.

The BMA Feeder is a trial project which is launched to facilitate residents who live far away from the main public transportation like the Airport Rail Link train, BTS, and MRT. BMA Feeder free shuttle buses will help facilitate those commuters, especially during rush hour.

During the trial period, the BMA Feeder offers free shuttle buses on three main routes including:

  • B1 – Bangkok Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) to Bang Wa BTS Station
  • B2 – BMA Bangkok City Hall 2 in the Din Daeng district to Sanam Pao BTS Station
  • B3 – National Housing Authority Rom Klao 3 to Airport Rail Link Latkrabang Station

More BMA Feeder routes might be added and some routes might be cancelled if the BTS or Metro doesn’t go to those areas.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.