Travel In Bangkok: How To
Find The Right Transportation For Day Tour
|Travel in Bangkok sometimes
never easy for many of foreigner tourists as there are many kinds of
public transportation available. Moreover you may find that if you want
to go to some area that there is only one type of transportation could
access to. Therefore, it is very essential for foreign tourists to
study all of the details concern to transportation in Bangkok in order
to save time of your travel and protect you from accidentally lost. The
following article gives in-depth guide about public transport, which
you can choose effectively to save your time and money. It is unlike
kind of general guide that you can find anywhere else on the internet
because this article was written by Thais who live in Bangkok for more
than twenty years so you can rest assure that you will get information
from an expert.
There are two
types of the Mass Transit in Bangkok, the BTS SkyTrain service and the
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Subway service so they have simple map that
you can understand easily but these types as the following are more
complicated than the Bangkok Mass Transit.
1.Tuk Tuk (three-wheeled taxi)
For some of you who have already visited Bangkok for
few times may be familiar with this kind of transport. They are a kind
of non-air condition taxi, which you can ask them to take you to
anywhere in Bangkok area.
The most distinct advantage of using Tuk Tuk is the price is really
cheap and you can negotiate for the fare before you decide to take it.
The first rule of thumb of using Tuk Tuk is you MUST negotiate to get
cheaper price and this is possible. Normally you can negotiate for up
to 50 - 100 Baht less that what the driver offer, if the driver refuses
to discount, do not waste your time with him, and just go for another
one. However, by taking Tuk Tuk, apart from you can get cheaper price,
it is also allows you to see outside environment when you travel so
they are quite suitable for some of you who love open-air transport and
enjoy Bangkok sightseeing. There are some cautions that you have to
consider when using Tuk Tuk, you must choose the car that in good
condition and has valid yellow registration plate. It is also possible
to ask to see driving license of the driver in case of emergency and
while Tuk Tuk is running, you should be careful and hold the rail of a
car tightly, especially if you have your child, you must hold them with
your body for safety while Tuk Tuk is running too.
It is quite common for Bankokians to take bus, but
for foreign travellers, especially first time travellers to get
confused. This is because there are almost five hundred bus lines
throughout Bangkok. However, bus is the cheapest transport in Bangkok.
There is information about Bangkok bus line available in tourist
information center around Bangkok area. The disadvantage of bus
transport is you have to know the name of destination that you are
going to visit, so it seems to be very difficult for first visit
travellers. Therefore, if you intend to use bus as you major transport,
make sure that you study about bus routes, number as well as the name
of destinations that you are going to visit.
3. Air-conditioned taxi
This is probably the most convenient way of
transport and it is also cost a lot too. Fare is varied depends on the
distance of your travel. The distance and fare will be automatically
calculated by electronic meter so you do not have to ask for fare quote
or make negotiations. All you have to do is know the name of
destination and tell the driver.
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