How to use Bangkok’s Skytrain System: The Rabbit Card Explained
The in & outs of using a Rabbit Card on the BTS
What is a Rabbit Card
A Rabbit Card is actually an E-money system for BTS, mass transit and retail partners. Its the easiest payment method for travelling in Bangkok. No more cueing, just beep and go & you only pay for what you use. Register your Rabbit Card online for Rabbit Rewards and start earning Rabbit Reward points.
Once you have registered for Rabbit Rewards online, you will be eligible to earn Rabbit Reward points. These points can be used to top up your Rabbit Card or redeemed with participating retailers.
Types of Rabbit Cards available
Adult Rabbit Card
As a tourist or Thai citizen this is the standard card you will need, eligible for all ages, see below for set up fees.
Student Rabbit Card
Only eligible for full time students not exceeding 23 years. Student ID must be presented on request and hefty penalties are in place for misuse of this type of card.
Seniors Rabbit Pass
This card is only available for Thai Citizens aged over 65 years of age. A citizen ID card must be presented on request and again, hefty penalties for misuse of this card.
How to get started
Available at all Skytrain station Ticket booths. Initial start up cost is 100 baht issuing fee and an additional 100 baht minimum credit (total 200 baht). Rabbit Cards are valid for 5 years and can be loaded with minimum of 100 baht, maximum of 4000 baht. Fares start at 15 baht per one stop.
Unlimited travel within the duration of a single day for 120 baht.
30-Day Pass for Adults
– For 15 trips (use within 30 days), 25 baht per trip unlimited distance, it costs 375 baht.
– For 25 trips (use within 30 days), 23 baht per trip unlimited distance, it costs 575 baht.
– For 40 trips (use within 30 days), 21 baht per trip unlimited distance, it costs 840 baht.
– For 50 trips (use within 30 days), 20 baht per trip unlimited distance, it costs 1,000 baht
Stations offering elevators for disabled people: Mo Chit, Siam, Asok, On Nut and Chong Nonsi. BTS Tourist Information Centers can be found at Siam, Nana and Saphan Taksin stations.
Issue fee (non refundable) 100 baht
Initial credit minimum purchase (refundable) 100 baht
Total minimum start up cost 200 baht
Rabbit Cards are valid for 5 years or an inactive period of 2 years. Rabbit Cards can be loaded between a (minimum) 100 baht and (maximum 4000 baht)
Skytrain Map (click image to view)
For more information contact the BTS hotline: +66 (0)2 617 7300
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