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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William Hansa
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Private Day Trip to a local Fishing Village

My companions and I didn’t have much time to plan for the trip. However, we wanted an experience that is different from the norm and because photos posted by Hansa looks great and so we picked the tour.....

We had a memorable experience that is throughly enjoyable and full of funs. I believed that we were a very lucky group as we were the first to enjoy unforgiving weather that has thunderstorm and super heat all in the same day! However non of that spoilt the fun for us as Hansa has taken great care of us with her gentleness and great knowledge of the places chosen. The places chosen are scenic and I highly recommend anyone who has a drones to bring one for the occasions. The salt farm , mangroves and fishing place are simply beautiful!

Be prepared to get dirty after your lunch! You should really jump in the pools and pick some cockles. The experience is simple therepatic! Aunty Sim is really a good cook and great host!

All in all, this is an experience of what one can hope for when you sign up for a Withlocals ! Hope to see Hansa and A again really soon!

Thank you Pink & A!

PS: Thanks again for bringing the Fitbit all the way for us !

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Carissa Big
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Share a Morning with Thai Monks

We had a really cool experience with Big getting to see what the life of a monk is like. He taught us a ton about the history and culture. We also had a great time exploring the markets, and we're happy he was our guide to help us pick out some delicious food! Would definitely recommend!

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Tyler Wasana Chokkriengkrai
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Dine In A Homely Setting

Meaw and her husband are unreasonably wholesome people. I was honestly floored by how warm hearted they were. Not only are they just cute but they lead interesting lives. Every part of them has a story right down to there beautiful home. And as far as the food is concerned, you can’t find anything thing better. She prepared 7 dishes all catered to the way she asked me how I would like. Every dish varied in flavor type. Her passion truly shows here. I honestly can’t imagine returning to Bangkok without having dinner with these two again. If you don’t take up this experience, you are truly missing out.