Getting around Bangkok City (Transportation)?
2 BTS Line (Silom Line and Sukhumvit Line); most tourist locations are reachable
1 MRT Line
1 Airport Link to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (45 Baht): connected to MRT (Makkasan) and BRT (Phayathai)
Hours: 6.30am - Midnight
Peak Hours: 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 19:00
BTS Rabbit Card (for BTS Skytrain)
200 Baht per Card (100Baht Credit, Refundable deposit is no longer applicable)
Purchase at BTS station
Refund at BTS station if value below 250Baht (not at Airport)
Cannot be used for MRT or Airport Link
SmartPass is discontinued
Always ask the driver "By Meter?"
Start from 35 Baht for first 1-2km, subsequently 2 Baht per tick (roughly 1km)
50 Baht surcharge to Airport
No Midnight surcharge
If you are willing to go by "Fixed Price", you can still bargain
In tourist area, walk further away to flag down a taxi who is willing to go by meter
Available in Bangkok
Chao Phraya River Boat
Chao Phraya River Tourist Boat (Blue), 09:30-16:00, every 30m, 150 baht daily ticket or 40 baht per journey, Central Pier (Tha Sathorn) to N13 (Phra Arthit)
Orange Flag Boat: 06:00-19:00, 15 Baht (pay on the boat), every 5-20m, S3 (Wat Rajsingkom) to N30 (Nonthaburi)
Cross River Boats: 2-5 baht
Catching the Chao Phraya Express Boat
Similar to the tourist boats, but cheaper and more cramped, are the orange flag express boats. The river’s true workhorses, these cruise from a far southern pier, Wat Rajsingkorn (S3), all the way up to Nonthaburi (N30) to the north of Bangkok, hitting the majority of piers along the way. Orange flags run all day, every day, stopping roughly every 20 minutes from 06:00 to 19:00, although on weekdays the last boats pick up as late as 21:00. Orange flag tickets cost a flat 15 baht no matter how far you go.
Chao Phraya River | Guide to Bangkok Boat Travel
The Central Pier, called Tha Sathorn, is conveniently located right next to Saphan Taksin BTS (skytrain) station. From here you can take boats both north and south, although the boats north are where most of the attractions are. All piers along the Chao Phraya River are clearly marked in both English and Thai, and also have the pier numbers marked on them. All piers to the south are marked with an S, and all the piers to the north with an N. Boats run from pier S4 (Rajburana) to N33 (Pakkret).
Cab, Grab or Uber? The cheapest ride rates revealed (INFOGRAPHIC) | Coconuts Bangkok
Aside from the price, Thai people tend to like Grab and Uber since the services will pick you up at your door. Riders can review the drivers and, unlike taxi drivers, they don’t turn down fares once you are already at the car door.
The Truth About Taxis in Bangkok | The Expatriate
I have tried to cover off on quite a lot to help you understand the hows and whys with respect to taxis in Bangkok. Taxis are plentiful and cheap, but there are issues with them as well. As a result, my preference these days is to live, work and play close to the BTS and MRT lines, and that way I only resort to taxis when I am going somewhere off the grid, or if I am out and about after midnight (which is when the BTS and MRT close). However, with a little bit of knowledge, using taxis really doesn’t need to be that dramatic either. I would estimate that about 9 out of 10 of my taxi rides have been pleasurable. For the 1 out of 10, it’s usually been a driver who has no idea where my destination is, or wants to negotiate a fare.
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