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Getting Around

Getting around in Bangkok can be a real drama. The main streets and expressways are packed with cars and sometimes it can take up to an hour to move just a few kilometers.

Fortunately, there are several ways to get about with avoiding these long queues of endless cars.

Bangkok’s BTS skytrain and MRT metro

Since Bangkok introduced the BTS skytrain and the MRT metro underground, traveling around Bangkok has become much easier, faster and more convenient; and they are pollution friendly too.

The skytrain runs along two major roads in Bangkok – Sukhumvit and Silom road, and can get you to places deep inside the city center within minutes.

Other major city locations and important places are covered by the Bangkok’s MRT metro. Many stops have interconnections to the skytrain.

Rush hour in Bangkok

There is nothing worse than being stuck in the middle of Bangkok’s infamous rush hour traffic jam. All main roads, toll ways and other streets that lead in and out of the city are jammed to the very last inch. Moving nearly seems impossible.

It is advised to use the BTS skytrain or the MRT metro during those times.

Rush hour in Bangkok are from 6:30 to 9:00 and 17:00 to 20:00.

BTS Skytrain Bangkok

BTS Skytrain in Bangkok

The BTS skytrain, or in Thai rod fai fah, is without doubt the most efficient and reliable way to travel in Bangkok. It is fast, cheap and by having its own tracks 10 meters above regular streets it avoids all of Bangkok’s endless traffic jams. Opened in 1999, this transport …

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Bangkok Metro (MRT)

Bangkok MRT Metro

Opened in July 2004, Bangkok’s metro has become one of the most popular ways to travel around Bangkok. This hassle free transport option is cheap, fast, and avoids all of Bangkok’s infamous traffic jams. The advantage of Bangkok’s metro is that it covers many major city locations. There are also …

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Taxis in Bangkok

Taxi in Bangkok

The most common way of transportation in Bangkok is of course taking a taxi. It is convenient, cheap, and for most first time visitors surprisingly clean and comfortable. Many are new, modern cars equipped with an air-conditioner that doesn’t let you dripping in sweat. Most journeys don’t exceed 200 Baht, …

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Tuk Tuks in Bangkok (Rickshaw)

Tuk Tuk in Bangkok

What would Bangkok be without any crazy tuk-tuk drivers that pass red lights and zigzag through the busy streets? A tuk-tuk, also known as sam-lor in Thai, is the famous three-wheeled, open-air taxi of Bangkok, which can be seen cruising through the city all day and night, making that famous …

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Chao Phraya Express Boat

Chao Phraya Express Boat

Discover Bangkok from a whole new perspective with the Chao Phraya Express Boat as your cruise along the Chao Phraya River from pier to pier. Many of Bangkok’s most famous attractions such as Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), and the great Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho are situated along the …

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Airport Rail Link (ARL)

Airport Rail Link (ARL) Bangkok

Bangkok’s newest addition to its public transportation network is the Airport Rail Link (ARL). It conveniently transits from Suvarnabhumi airport to downtown Bangkok within only 30 minutes, covering a distance of 28 kilometers. The partially elevated rail link ends at the terminal station Phaya Thai which has an interchange with …

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Different Ways of Getting Around in Bangkok

Motorcycle Taxi in Bangkok

Besides taxis and tuk-tuks, there are other transportation methods that get you about Bangkok. Motorbike taxis, for instance, are very common in Bangkok and allow you to quickly get to your desired destination. They are mostly used for short distance trips such as going from the main road into a …

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