CGD: Welfare cards can be used to pay for BTS fares


Bangkok – The Comptroller General’s Department (CGD) has disclosed that holders of welfare cards, both the Mangmoom (Spider) and EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) Contactless systems, can use their cards to pay for BTS skytrain fares at all stations, starting from March 15th, 2019, onwards.

The CGD Director-General, Suttirat Rattanachot, the President of Krungthai Bank (KTB), Payong Srivanich, and the Chief Executive Officer of Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTSC), Surapong Laoha-unya, jointly opened the BTS fare payment channel for welfare card holders.

The government has a policy to help reduce travel expenses of welfare card holders who registered in Bangkok as well as the provinces of Nonthaburi, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakarn, and Samut Sakhon.

The welfare cards can be used to buy BTS tickets via the Electronic Data Capture (EDC) machines of KTB at all 43 BTS stations.