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Transport in Bangkok

Transport in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the largest cities in Asia and in the world. Every tourist must prepare for the tangled network of roads and streets that leads to difficult movement.


The most popular type of vehicle is the bus. There are about three hundred routes in the city, along which eleven thousand buses move on an ongoing basis. In some directions, buses run at night (from 23.00 to 05.00). Regular, daytime routes operate from five in the morning to eleven in the evening.

Several types of city buses should be noted:

  • Red with a white stripe, white - 6.50 baht.
  • Blue (no air conditioning) - 7.50 baht.
  • Express buses in red and cream colors - 8.50 baht.
  • Air-conditioned white and blue buses - 10 - 18 baht.
  • Euro-buses orange and yellow - 11 - 23 baht.
  • Red minibuses are seated only.

Please note that buses do not stop at all stops, so the driver must be warned that you are planning to get off, and if you want to get in, you must wave your hand while standing on the side of the road..


The SkyTrain (BTS) surface metro crosses Bangkok through the entire central part. This type of travel is recognized as the most convenient and safest. Work falls from six in the morning to 12 at night. The average driving interval is three to six minutes, during rush hours - two minutes. The cost of the pass is for fifteen trips - 405 baht, for twenty-five - 625 baht, for forty - 920 baht, for fifty - 1100 baht. Purchased passes are valid for forty-five days.

The underground metro has existed since the summer of 2004. You need to pay for the trip from 16 to 40 baht.


Transportation in Bangkok is also represented by taxis. An ordinary taxi that has passed registration is distinguished by the presence of a scoreboard «Taxi-Meter». Please note that you are charged for every kilometer you drive. On average, you may need to pay 50 - 250 baht.

In many cities in Asia and Bangkok, sidecars with a roof attached to the rear are common. This transport is called tuk-tuk. Among the advantages are mobility and the ability to travel anywhere. Among the shortcomings, it is necessary to note the high cost and lack of meters, which means that the need to agree on payment in advance, the need to breathe gassed air.

The fastest and most dangerous way to travel is motorcycle taxis, which are ideal during rush hour.


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  • Transport in Bangkok
  • Transport in Bangkok