Tips for public transportation in Bangkok

Tuk tuk in Bangkok ©nist6ss/Flickr

If you are traveling to Bangkok on your next holiday, it is good to find out as many information as you can about the visitor attractions, the accommodation, the restaurants and of course, the public transportation. Besides the skytrain and buses, there are also taxis and so called tuk tuks in Bangkok. Visitors can also opt for rent cars and bicycle tours around the fantastic capital city. Whatever you prefer, you will surely find at least one mass of transportation which will suit your preferences. If you would like to get some great tips for public transportation in Bangkok, all you have to do is to read the following article. It will surely help you.

Bangkok Skytrain

There are two skytrain lines in the city: the Sukhumvit Line and the Silom Line. The routes were designed to help the passengers discover the major attractions of Bangkok. The first route runs north to east, while the second one runs west to south. It is important to mention that between 07:00 and 09:00 and between 16:00 and 19:00 which are considered peak hours, the trains get full. It is recommended to use the trains in other periods.

Bangkok skytrain ©Argenberg/Flickr

Buses

The buses are cheap means of transportation in Bangkok. If you are traveling on a low budget, taking the bus is the best way to get from one side of Bangkok to another. In spite of being a cheap means of transportation, it isn’t a preferred one by locals. The buses are noisy and the divers may be aggressive. But if it doesn’t bother you, it is a cheap way to visit several attractions all around Bangkok. There are different kinds of buses in the capital city. The most efficient, spacious and newest buses are the EURO II buses (the yellow-orange colored ones)

Interior of Bangkok bus ©David A. Villa/Flickr

Taxis

You can easily recognize a taxi due to its vibrant color (pink, orange, red, yellow). Keep in mind that during rush hours and bad weather it is hard to find a free taxi in the city. The taxi drivers don’t really speak English, so you will have to improvise. The taxis are cheap and available 24 hours a day. Thus, perhaps the most convenient way to get around the city is by taxi.

Tuk tuks

Unique means of transportation are the three-wheeled tuk tuks. These strange vehicles are some of the most recognizable means of transportation. They are extremely popular among visitors. Tuk tuks are not practical for transportation, but they are surely great experiences. Try to negotiate to negotiate from 5 to 15 baht and pay attention to avoid the “mafia” tuk tuks.

Tuk tuk in Bangkok ©nist6ss/Flickr

 

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