Getting Around in Bangkok

BTS, Skytrain, Taxis and Tuk Tuks in Bangkok

Yes, Bangkok's traffic is notorious - with good reason. It's very easy to get caught up in gridlock traffic any time of the day or night, and waste a lot of valuable time in the process. However, with excellent and modern public transport systems in place, Bangkok is surprisingly easy to navigate your way around.

The Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail systems connect the main shopping, entertainment and business areas of the city, while river taxis and express boats can be used to explore many historic sites and attractions at the riverside. Taxis are cheap and appear on virtually every corner at almost any time. Tuk-tuks, once a big Bangkok attraction, are slowly disappearing in favour of more comfortable transport, but are still worth a ride at least once. 


The Main Transportations

Bangkok BTS Skytrain

This Bangkok BTS Route Guide will help you discover all the interesting sites and activities surrounding each station so that you can get more out of your BTS-hopping experience through Bangkok. Read More...

 
BTS Fares and Skytrain Cards BTS Fares and Passes

Make the BTS Skytrain work for you by learning about the various types of passes available. Fares start at 15 baht, but you can save a few baht with the BTS passes. Read More...

Bangkok Airport Link

The Airport Rail Linkis a smart alternative to the airport’s express buses or taxis. The two SA Express routes can get you to the airport (or downtown) in 15-18 minutes. Read More...

 
Bangkok MRT

Fast and efficient, the Mass Rapid Transit network (MRT) serves 18 stations Hua Lamphong in the South (near Chinatown) to Bang Sue in the north. Read More...

Taxis in Bangkok

Besides the BTS and MRT, the most convenient way to get around Bangkok is by taxi. Most taxis are new, spacious and come in funky colours like bright orange, red and even pink.  Read More...

 
5 Tips to Ride a Tuk Tuk

Riding a tuk-tuk is more of an experience rather than a practical way to get around. So, if it's your first time in Bangkok, there's no harm in giving it a go. Read More...

Airport Transfer Services

Convenient, reliable and safe, Bangkok Transfer Services provide a comfortable ride to the airports as well as other major destinations in and out of Bangkok. Read More...

 
Book a Fast Track Services

Get from the arrival gate, through immigration and customs to your limousine without standing in line – and in less than 20 minutes! Read More...

 

Tuk-Tuks, Taxis and Buses of Bangkok

Most buses might be slow and old, but a great way to travel with locals and get a real feel of the city.  Another option is motorbike taxis. They're fast and efficient, but not for everyone. There is, of course, always the humble bicycle too - perhaps not the safest option, and strictly for the adventurous.

Tourist scams involving some taxi and tuk-tuk drivers who will approach you with promises of great tailors, 'cheap' seafood restaurants and jewellery shops are as common as the stupas you've seen on postcards. Being informed means you'll know what to expect, what to look out for, be able to plan an excursion wisely - and make the most of your time to explore this sprawling city with ease. Also have a look at our Area Guides with valuable information of what each of Bangkok's areas has to offer. 

Motorbike Taxis in Bangkok

By being able to dodge the almost constant gridlock and dart in and out between cars and buses, motorbikes are a quick way to get around, especially during rush hours. Read More...

 
Boats & Ferries in Bangkok

Boats are a great way to get around the famous riverside area with its many historical attractions, and to explore the 'klongs' (canals) for a glimpse of yesteryear Bangkok. Read More...

Buses in Bangkok

Buses in Bangkok provide an incredibly cheap way to travel from one side of the city to another. It's also a great way to see the real Bangkok you don't often see. Read More...

 
Car Rentals in Bangkok

Renting a car when in Thailand is easily done through our car rental service. Having your own set of wheels allows you the freedom to embark adventures outside of your chosen base. Read More...

Other Transportations

Bangkok Cycling Tours

Cycling is possibly one of the best modes of transport to really experience a slice of local life. Cycle along Bangkok's canal paths to see how locals live, work and play... Read More...

 
Bangkok Train Station - Hua Lamphong Railway Station Bangkok Train Station

Hua Lamphong, or Bangkok Train Station, is the main terminal to northern, eastern, northeastern and southern Thailand. It connects with the MRT underground system. Read More...


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