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