Travel options in Bangkok

With so many things to do in Bangkok and tons of places to see, you want to make sure you have your traveling plans figured out. Here are some details regarding transportation methods, which will surely help you out.

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Travel options in Bangkok

Private driver - The best possible way to travel if you want to see the city and its surroundings is with a private driver. They’ll be able to bring you to the best places in Bangkok, while also telling you stories about them and their history. Nothing compares to a tour made by a local guide!

Taxi - There’s never a taxi too far away no matter where you are in Bangkok, and they’ll usually take you to wherever you want to go. During off-peak traffic times there is usually little to no traffic congestion meaning you can travel in Bangkok by taxi with ease.

Buses - The Bangkok bus system can be quite a challenging way to travel in Bangkok at first with multiple routes and stops. The network allows you to get where you want though and simply staring out of the window onto Bangkok street life can be quite revealing. Some newer, air-conditioned buses do operate and some BTS stations even offer free metro services to certain routes.

Motorbike taxi - They may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but if you like a bit of an adventure, then the motorbike taxis make an excellent way to travel in Bangkok. Able to cut through the traffic like a knife through butter, the taxi motorbikes make it to the front of the queue potentially cutting the travel time to a fraction of what it would otherwise be. Of course they’re not really suitable if you have luggage, and they’re not the best choice if it’s raining, but they are otherwise ideal if you want get somewhere reasonably local, quickly.

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Travel options in Bangkok

Tuk-Tuk - An iconic symbol of Bangkok and Thailand in general is the Tuk-Tuk, a 3 wheeler, open aired vehicle that can often be seen around the tourist spots. If you don’t mind the noise, then they make a great way to see the city as you travel in Bangkok. Tuk-Tuks are also usually available for private hire and will the drivers will gladly give you a tour of the city if you ask them to.

City Rail Network - Both Bangkok’s BTS (Bangkok Mass Transport System) and the MRT (Metropolitan Rapid Transit) are excellent services that allow you to travel in Bangkok with ease. The MRT is an underground line, while the BTS is a skytrain service. The BTS cuts right through the centre of the city, which makes for some great views of the city below as you travel to your destination. They are easily affordable, easy to use and trains come along every few minutes, so you don’t have to wait long. Getting around Bangkok can be frustrating at times but learn how to use the BTS and MRT systems and you will find it becomes a lot easier for you.

Cycling in the Bangkok surroundings - If you plan to go outside the city, but not too far, then going on a cycling tour with your host is an excellent idea. You get a breath of fresh air, see some amazing sights and get a bit active. You’ll love experiencing the jungle or small villages by bike!

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Nadja Piyaporn
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Eat like a local in Old Town Bangkok Private Tour

A big thanks to Piyaporn for organizing this trip.

We have travelled to Bangkok multiple times, yet she managed to show us places and areas we have never come across.

We Got to experience lokal markers (literally no tourists) and traditional Thai food.

Her English and humor is great, which makes for an easy going experience.

Can only recommend this trip for foodies and explorers! :-)

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Joseph Big
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Private Spiritual Morning with Thai Monks

Big gave us a very unique inside look at the life of a Monk. It was an experience to be there while they got ready for the day, did their collections of alms, ate, chanted, and then we went to Wat Phra to get some more info and watch some more chanting.
We were very happy with this tour that he created.

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Sybille Tuangtip
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A customized trip with Tuangtip

I have had the most amazing day in Bangkok thanks to the lovely Tuangtip who is a super sweet lady but also very organised and professional in her job as a guide. I spent all day with Tuangtip and feel that she has really shown me the absolute must see places in Bangkok but has also taken me to more hidden gems of the city. Tuangtip has a very sunny nature, is easy to talk to and you can totally relax on a tour as she is taking care of everything. She shared her immense knowledge about the city and I would definitely book her again for another tour.