Bangkok is one of the largest and the most modern cities in Southeast Asia with synchronous infrastructure, especially in transport. Guests should learn about transportation in Bangkok to take the initiative in exploring the tourist attractions here.
Bangkok Airport Link
Bangkok Airport Link is Bangkok’s most popular transportation for Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. The cheap fare and fast speed is the advantage of this type of transportation. Travel time for above distance only takes about 30 minutes.
The shuttle service runs from 6am and lasts until midnight, with a total of 6 stations on the way from the airport to the center. Moving by Airport Link is quicker and cheaper than by taxi or bus . Guests can buy tickets on the 1st floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Chao Phraya Express Boats
This is Bangkok’s most popular means of transportation for travelers, the boats mainly run on the Chao Phraya River with various stops, moving by express boats to avoid traffic jams and speed is also faster. However, visitors should combine with bus or other means of transportation to be more convenient.
The Chao Phraya Express Boats are divided into three different routes: 15bath, 13-32bath, and 20-29bath, each route with different departures and stops. Boat tickets can be purchased at the dock or designated ticketing venues, depending on the distance.
The bus system in Bangkok is quite popular and used by many visitors to visit the attractions as well as experience the life of the local people. There are more than 100 bus routes in Bangkok, with about 3000 vehicles, including privately-owned and state-owned vehicles.
There are many different bus types to choose from, most buses run from 5am until 23pm except for night bus routes. The price of the red bus is 7 baht, white bus is 8 baht, the express bus is 8.5 baht and the air-conditioned bus is from 9 to 19 baht depending on the distance.
All night buses cost 8 baht, while the EURO Bus II is orange, the price is 12 to 22 baht. Buses are a means of transportation in Bangkok which is very popular not only with indigenous people but also with tourists.
Some notes for visitors when using the bus service in Bangkok:
– Tickets are sold by the fare collector.
– Be prepared for a small amount of money to buy tickets, preferably less than 100bath.
– Tickets should be kept in case occasional inspections.
– The multiple bus fares depend on the distance traveled, so talk to the ticket seller where you go.
– Go straight ino the bus, avoid standing by the window, the up and down way.
– Instruct the driver to get down before arrival.
– Hold your hotel card in case you get lost.
The BTS system is designed to assist visitors in getting to the attractions as well as to experience the lives of indigenous people. There are two major BTS routes in Bangkok: Silum and Sukhumvit.
Diverse Public Transport in Bangkok
Diverse Public Transport in Bangkok
– Silum Route: runs from west to south between National Stadium, Siam shopping area to Bang Wa in Thonburi, across the Chao Phraya River.
– The Sukhumvit Road runs from the north to the east, connecting Mo Chit with Bearing.
These two routes meet at Siam Station and connect to the MRT subway system at Salang Deang and Asok stations. Each new train will arrive within 3-6 minutes, operating from 6.30am until midnight. Ticket price is 15 baht per stop. The last train is at 23h30 and 23h50.
MRT subway system
The MRT subway system is with 18 stations and 20km of travel distance starts at Hua Lam Phong Station in the south, near Chinatown to Bang Sue in the north. Each new train will arrive between 5-7 minutes. The MRT also connects to the BST system at Sukhumvit and Silom.
The MRT system runs from 6am until midnight, through the center of Bangkok. Visitors can refer to the stops to visit places where there are famous tourist spots.
Tuk-tuk has origins from trolleys in the second World War. Today, Tuk-tuk is an interesting travel choice for many travelers. Sitting on the tuk-tuk overlooking the streets of Bangkok is very interesting. However, tuk-tuks are only suitable for short journeys, and it is best not to travel with tuk-tuk during peak hours.