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- Posted:Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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Travel Tip: Different ways to get around Bangkok
The exciting city of Bangkok has so much to see and do, and it is often the first stop for many visitors to Thailand. In fact many tourists only spend a day or two in the city before leaving to explore the rest of Thailand. So in order to see the most of Bangkok we’ve put together a list of the best ways to get around the city.
Take the ‘River boat’ for the best way to get from the old town (Khao San Road area) to the new town (Sukumvit, Silom area). It only costs 15B for a one-way fare and you also get a great way of seeing the city.
Possibly Bangkok’s most famous means of transport is the Tuk-tuk. These are a popular choice for many visitors to the city and are good fun but best for just short journeys. Make sure you put your haggling skills to good use before getting into one though! The standard price should be around 150B so make sure you bargain the drivers down.
You can take a taxi too in Bangkok and these can work out cheaper than a tuk-tuk journey if it is on the meter
If you want some adventure on your journey take one of the city motorbikes. You will see guys sitting around different places wearing yellow workman type tops who will offer to bring you to your destination for a fee. These are not exactly the safest means of transport as there are no helmets involved!
If you want to cool down on your journey take the Skytrain as it comes equipped with air conditioning. There are two lines operating around the new town so if you are in this vicinity take a Skytrain trip.
Also in the new town you can take the Subway. There is one line operating in the new town and this also serves the popular Chatachuk Weekend market.
With all these means of transport you will find yourself getting around the city of Bangkok with ease and get to see all of the city’s sites! Find out more about Bangkok in our city guide here.