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!

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judith Tuangtip
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Bangkok's Highlights on a Long Tail Boat & Tuk Tuk

We loved our tour with Tuangtip. She was knowledgeable, articulate and seemed to enjoy her job as our guide. Visiting the old capital of Thailand through the canals was awesome. Definitely recommend her.

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Lee Piyaporn
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Multicultural Markets & Temples in Bangkok

We learned so much from Piyaporn on our tour. We saw so many amazing temples and markets. 10/10!

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Steffen Jekky
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Muay Thai Fights Experience with a Former Boxer

Der Besuch des Thaiboxen in Bangkok war überragend.Jekky hat alles perfekt organisiert.Der Treffpunkt ist nicht weit weg.Eine kurzer Fahrt mit nem Tuk Tuk zur Arena.Die Plätze nah am Ring sind super. Jekky kennt sich super aus und kann auch sonst vieles beantworten und ist witzig und unterhaltsam. Ich kann diese Tour sehr empfehlen.Hinweis: Es kann bis Kampfbeginn etwas dauern.Ausserdem sind keine Trinkflaschen erlaubt und müssen vor betreten abgegeben werden.
The Day was outstanding.The fights are really good.Jekky is a nice and funny person.Her organization is brilliant!