Free Rides New Year’s Eve on Rails, Road and Khlong

The platform of BTS Saphan Taksin in 2004 photo. Photo: Tom Page / Flickr

BANGKOK — Capital city commuters will be able to ride the BTS Skytrain, BRT bus system and one of the canal boats for free on New Year’s Eve.

Those traveling into town to celebrate 2016’s end and the arrival of 2017 can use certain public transportation options free from noon on Dec. 31 through noon of Jan. 1, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced Thursday.

The fee-free routes include all BTS Skytrain stations, the bus rapid transit system from BRT Sathon to BRT Ratchaphruek. The Khlong Phasi Charoen canal taxi in western Bangkok will be free between the Phasi Charoen pier to Petchkasem 69 pier.