Transport in Thailand
Transport in Thailand is varied and chaotic, with no one dominant means of transport. Bus transport dominates in long distances and Bangkok, with motorbikes dominating in rural areas for short trips, supplanting bicycles. Road transportation is the primary form of freight transport across the country. Slow rail travel has long been a rural long distance transport mechanism, though plans are underway to expand services with high speed rail lines extending to several major regions of Thailand. Domestic air transport, which until recently had been dominated by a select few air carriers, has recently seen a surge in popularity due in large part to the expanding services of low cost carriers.
Since the country's first rapid rail transit line opened in 1999 in Bangkok, daily ridership on Bangkok's various transit lines has risen to over 660,000, with multiple additional lines either under construction or being proposed. Private automobiles, whose rapid growth contributed to Bangkok's notorious traffic congestion over the past two decades, has risen in popularity, especially among tourists, expats, upper class and a growing middle class. A motorway network across Thailand has been gradually implemented, with motorways completed in Bangkok and most of central Thailand.
Bangkok's first modern mass transit system, the BTS Skytrain
, was opened on 5 December 1999. It consists of 23 stations and 2 lines with a combined route length of 23 kilometers and are run by 35, 3-car EMU
trains built by Siemens
. The railway uses third rail
at 750 VDC and unlike the mainline railway, is standard gauge
. On 3 July 2004, the Bangkok Metro
, a 21 kilometer 18 station underground mass transit rail line was opened and is serviced by 19, 3-car trains very similar to the Skytrain. In 2007 a record number of passengers per day on the Skytrain increased to nearly 400,000 while the number of passengers for the Metro increased with 190,000 people per day.
In August 2010. The Suvarnabhumi Airport Link
, an express intracity train line by the State Railway of Thailand was completed. The rail line links Suvarnabhumi Airport
and Phaya Thai BTS Station as well as Makkasan station, which is also set to serve as the City Air Terminal.
Travel to KMUTNB
KMUTNB is at 1518 Pibulsongkram Road, Bangsue, Bangkok, Thailand. It is close to Rama 7 bridge on the city side of the Chao Phraya river between Rama 7 bridge and Nonthaburi province. The Graduate College is on the 12th floor of the Navamindra Rachini building. You can reach KMUTNB by Bus, Boat, Train (MRT subway) or Taxi.
There are three different bus services that run through KMUTNB.
- Bus No. 97 from Victory Monument to KMUTNB
- Bus No. 32, 33, 64 or 203 from Royal-Park to KMUTNB
- Bus No. 90 from Central Plaza, Lad Phrao to KMUTNB
- MRT Subway
By MRT Subway from all stations. Get off at the terminal station (Bang-Sue). You can then transfer to bus No.97 (outbound) or to a taxi to KMUTNB (ask taxi driver for Rama 7 bridge, then Techno Pra Jorm Glao).
- Chao Phraya Express Boat
By Chao Phraya Express Boat from all piers. Go up river to Nonthaburi pier. Then transfer to any of bus No. 32, 33, 64, 90, 97, 117,175 or 203 (all inbound) and get off at KMUTNB.