Traveling by Bus
Public buses are plentiful and cheap, with a minimum fare of 6 baht to most destinations within metropolitan Bangkok. Air-conditioned buses have minimum and maximum fares of 10 and 22 baht, respectively. Air-conditioned micro-buses charge a flat fare of 25 baht all routes. A Bus Route Map is available at bookshops and the TAT office. Visit www.bmta.co.th for more information on Bangkok's public buses.
Traveling by Taxi
Taxis cruising city streets are metred. They charge a minimum of 35 baht for the first 3 kilometres, and approximately 5 baht per kilometre thereafter. Make sure you have change, as taxi drivers often dont! Passengers must pay tolls in the case of using an expressway.
Traveling by TUK-TUKS
These three-wheeled open-air motorised taxis are popular for short journeys. Fares must be bargained in advance. Minimum fares, for journeys of up to 3 kilometres, are approximately 30 baht.
Traveling by the BTS Skytrain
BTS Skytrains ply along Sukhumvit, Silom, and Phahonyothin Roads. The routes connect to Bangkok's leading hotels and major shopping areas such as Siam Square, Silom, Ratchaprasong, and the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The fare ranges from 10-40 baht, depending on the distance. For more information, contact the Bangkok Mass Transit System at tel#: 0 2617 7300 or visit www.bts.co.th
Traveling by the MRT Subway Train
The city's very own subway system, or MRT, connects many of the top tourist attractions with various accommodation areas, markets, and business district establishments. Fares range from 14 to 36 baht. The trains run from 6 a.m. to midnight, daily. For more information, visit www.bangkokmetro.co.th
Traveling by Boat
Taxis that are even more unusual, though equally convenient, are the river taxis that ply the Chao Phraya River. Some are just cross river ferries, but others serve the many landing stages on both banks and cover a route that goes up as far as the northern suburb of Nonthaburi.