Bus fares to increase starting April 22

Bus fares in the capital will increase starting April 22. The increase was approved by the Transport Ministry, Bangkok Post reports.

The fare for Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) red-cream ordinary buses will increase from 6.5 baht to 7.5 baht a trip, according to Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

Passengers on the non-air conditioned buses known as rot ruam will be charged 10 baht a trip, up from the 9 baht. Rot ruam buses are serviced by private operators.

The fare for air conditioned buses will rise from between 11 and 23 baht to the rate of 12-24 baht a trip.

The fare for NGV buses will start at 15 baht and be capped at 25 baht. It increases from the rate of 11-23 baht a trip.

According to the minister, the fares for intercity buses organised by Transport Co will rise by 10%.

Source: Bangkok Post