BANGKOK MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Safe, comfortable, quick, reliable and convenient best sums up Bangkok’s mass transit systems. Most of the cities’ attractions are easily reached by one of the following, the below are the closest to the hotel:
Metered air-conditioned taxis are available around-the-clock. The flag fall is 35 THB (for the first 2kms) and the fare climbs in 2 THB increments. Tipping is not required but rounding up is common. For trips to/from the airport, expressway toll fees will be borne by the passenger.
Word of caution: Check with the driver that he intends on using the meter before getting in, and ensure it is turned on once seated.
Locally known as ‘samlor’ or otherwise your three-wheeled taxis. Bargain before hopping on board and beware offers at unbelievably low prices, it is a set up to lure you to overpriced souvenir or jewellery shops. Approximate cost for a short 10 minute ride is around 40 – 100 THB.
Extensive and inexpensive public bus service with prices ranging from 8 THB to 30 THB depending on the type of bus. However, as destinations are given only in Thai, it is best you get a bus route map (available at most hotels, TAT offices and bookshops).