Getting around Bangkok has never been easier!!!
Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is a bustling and vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage and modern attractions. It is a favorite destination for tourists all over the world with many transportation options to get around the city. As a traveler, you may wonder how to get around Bangkok. In this post, we will share with you some popular means of transportation
BTS Skytrain – a popular way of getting around Bangkok
The BTS Skytrain is an elevated train system that runs above some of the major roads in Bangkok. It’s fast, cheap, reliable, and air-conditioned, making it a popular choice for locals and tourists alike. Also, it almost covers all the areas in the city with many lines, which helps you to easily approach any place in the city from north to south, and east to west.
MRT Subway – a cheap way for getting around Bangkok
Similar to the BTS Skytrain, the MRT Subway is an underground train system that runs along the city with 2 lines covering the north and south of the city (the Blue Line), and the west to the east (the Purple line). With a large coverage and cheap price, the MRT is a good option for getting to some of the major attractions in Bangkok and the nearby areas.
Taxis – an easy way for getting around Bangkok
Taxis are a good option if you need to travel to a specific location as there are plenty of them in the city. You can easily catch one anywhere on the street and the price is not expensive. Each taxi is equipped with a meter for you to see the price. There is another good taxi option which is Grab. You can set up the application to check for the price first to compare it with the normal taxi price. However, be aware that traffic in Bangkok can be very heavy, especially during rush hour, so your journey may take longer than expected.
Tuk-tuks – an adventurous way for getting around Bangkok
Tuk-tuks are a fun and adventurous way for getting around Bangkok. They are essentially three-wheel vehicles that can weave through traffic and take you to your destination quickly. Additionally, traveling by tuk-tuk can help you to experience vibrant city life. However, tuk-tuk can be more expensive than other forms of transportation, and you may need to negotiate the price with the driver before you get in. There are several tuk-tuk tips you’d better know to avoid some tuk-tuk scams such as checking the price with several drivers, not asking the price in a group, and knowing your destination before asking the price.
Motorbikes – a convenient way for getting around Bangkok
Motorbike is a quick and convenient way for getting around Bangkok. If you are comfortable with driving on crowded roads, you can rent a motorbike from a rental shop with a price of 300 – 400 THB/day. Otherwise, hailing a motorbike taxi on the street is a good idea. Traditional motorbike taxis (or win motorbikes) normally gather in some specific areas. You can realize them in their orange jackets. Using the Grab application could give you a better price than a traditional motorbike taxi. Bear in mind that Grab motorbike taxis and traditional ones don’t along with each other, hence don’t try to catch a Grab bike near the place the traditional ones are.
Kindly that Bangkok’s traffic can be chaotic and dangerous, so always wear a helmet no matter whether you drive on your own or grab a motorbike taxi for safety reasons.
Buses – a cheap way for getting around Bangkok
Bangkok has an extensive bus network that covers the entire city at a price starting from 0 THB/ ticket. This is a good option for those who travel on a tight budget. However, the buses can be crowded, slow, and difficult to navigate if you don’t speak Thai. If you decided to travel by bus, you may need to do some research before catching one. Also, you may need to prepare for a potentially long and uncomfortable journey. Looking at the bright side, this option provides you with a city tour at a very cheap price.
Despite the city’s heavy traffic and confusing road system, getting around Bangkok seems not challenging if you do a little bit of planning and have some knowledge of the transportation options available. Hope this post gives some details to help you explore the city and see all the amazing sights the city has to offer in an easier way.