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By River

Bangkok taxis come in several colours and are everywhere, so you won't have to wait very long before you can flag one down, or jump in one when it is dropping someone off. The different coloured cabs are just different companies but the yellow and green ones will usually take you anywhere in Central Bangkok.



These crazy little things will get you where you want to go but be prepared to haggle fearcly because they'll usually try to rip you off. But, if it's your first time going to Thailand, you should at least give it a try for a short journey. After all, you can't go to Bangkok and not have a go!

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This is a quicker way of getting around the city at peak times, but they are the most dangerous option. However, they are cheap and regulated, and if they were too dangerous, they wouldn't be such a popular choice with locals. Just hang on tight!


Tuk Tuk

Motorcycle Taxi

Bangkok Bus

Buses can be tricky in the city, especially if you don't know what stop to get off at. The easiest bus for tourists is the BRT which takes you south of the city. There are free bus guides that will help you, which can be obtained throughout the city.

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This is one of the most enjoyable ways to get around the city. There are a series of stops (piers) where passengers can get off where they need to go. Rides are cheap and can take you to many of the tourist hotspots that are close to the riverside.


Fast and air-conditioned, these inner-city skytrains are a very popular choice. These will take you from the river to many of the shopping malls in Bangkok. Combine this service with the River Taxi, and you're laughing all the way to the river bank.

Skytrain (BTS)

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Subway (MRT)


This single line subway is useful for getting to other parts of the city that other forms of transport do not. Just buy a token and you're good to go. The subway will get you to places like Chatuchak Market and Chinatown.

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