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Getting Around Bangkok

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Route 1
From Northern to Bangkok, driving along Phahonyothin Road.

Route 2
From Southern to Bangkok, driving along Phetkasem Road.

Route 3
From Eastern to Bangkok, driving along Sukhumvit Road.

Visitors can travel by bus to Bangkok from Thailand's neighboring countries with varying levels of ease.

From Malaysia, one can cross by bus into Thailand through various border checkpoints in Songkhla, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, although most busses will head to the hub of bus travel into, out of, and around southern Thailand, Hat Yai. From Hat Yai there are direct busses to Bangkok.

Most busses from Laos originate in Vientiane and cross the Mekong River to the Thai border town of Nong Khai, where it is possible to arrange for a bus transfer to Bangkok.

The primary route on a Cambodian bus to Thailand is across the border at the respective towns of Poipet and Aranyaprathet. From Aranyaprathet one can easily arrange bus or minibus transport to Bangkok. Timetables

Bangkok serves as a major international hub for air travel, with the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) hosting over 40 million visitors and transit passengers each year. Dozens of domestic and international air carriers bring passengers to Bangkok from most major cities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia.

In addition to outstanding dining and shopping, the Suvarnabhumi Airport features a transportation center that provides visitors with easy transfer from the airport to destinations throughout the kingdom as well as rail, bus, taxi, and limousine service to all districts in the Bangkok metropolitan area. The city center is only 30 kilometers west of the airport and features a new electric rail line that provides easy access to the city center.

The former primary airport, Don Muang, located 20 kilometers north of the city center, no longer services international flights, functioning as a minor domestic airport and airstrip for charter flights to and from Bangkok. Timetables

At present, the only standard train service to Bangkok is via the Malaysian border town of Butterworth. Travelers from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur can travel by train to Bangkok, but not without stopping to change trains. The journey from Singapore can last up to 48 hours as two changes of trains are required and there are numerous stops along the way to Bangkok.

First class sleeper cars can make a train trip to Bangkok more enjoyable, though comfort and convenience come at a price; one can travel the Eastern & Oriental Express, a throw-back colonial-style luxury train that services Butterworth and Bangkok on a once weekly schedule. Timetables

 

Getting Around Bangkok

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport is serviced by airlines from around the world. Consequently it’s possible to fly directly to Bangkok from nearly any major city on Earth. Even those who arrive in Bangkok via bus or train will have no problem getting around once in the city. Despite Bangkok’s sprawling size and its reputation for horrendous traffic, Bangkok now features several electric rail systems that, along with tens of thousands of taxis and fleets of public and private busses, make it easier than ever to explore Bangkok’s sights and get from hotels to cultural attractions, shopping districts, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

Recommended Transportation



1 By Airport Rail Link (ARL)

Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link and City Air Terminal have the objective to provide transportation service for passengers who wish to travel from downtown to the airport with more convenient, faster, and more flexible. This Rail Link system providesservice at the speed of 160 kilometers per hour on an elevated platform parallel with the eastern railway, has a distance of 28 kilometers that goes through 8 stations and passengercapacity of 14,000 to 50,000 passengers per day per direction.

Passengers who wish to travel to Suvarnabhumi Airport have 2 choices of service systems:

SA Express :
SA Express This line provides transportation service between Bangkok City Air Terminal (BCAT) from Makkasan to Suvarnabhumi Airport within 15 minutes, which stops only at Makkasan Station (original terminal) and Suvarnabhumi Station (end terminal).

There are total of 4 trains providing services in SA Express. Each train has 3 passenger cars, which have 170 passenger seats, and 1 baggage car that makes up altogether 4 cars.

SA City Line :
SA City Line This line provides service between Phyathai Station to the end terminal at Suvarnabhumi Airport within 30 minutes, which stops at 6 stations along the way such as Rajprarop Station, Makkasan Station, Ramkhamhaeng Station, Hua Mark Station, Thab Chang Station, and Lad Krabang Station. It covers a distance of 28 kilometers.

SA City Line has 5 trains, each train has 3 passenger cars with the capacity of 745 passengers per train.
Service Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 12:00 am.

2 By Boat

Boat Free from the traffic jams that clog Bangkok’s roads on a daily basis, river taxis service the Chao Phraya River and numerous klongs (canals) around the city. Some are just river crossing ferries, but others service the many landing stages on both banks of the Chao Phraya and cover routes that go up as far as the northern suburb of Nonthaburi. Klong boats run the back “alleys” of Bangkok, including Klong Sen Sab, which runs from the old city of Rattakosin near the temple mount to Sukhumvit Road where it runs parallel to Sukhumvit for many kilometers.

3 By BTS Sky Train

BTS Sky Train The above-ground, electric BTS sky train has two lines that travel above Sukhumvit, Silom, Sathorn, and Phahonyothin roads. The routes connect Bangkok’s leading hotels and major shopping areas such as Siam Square, Silom Road, Ratchaprasong, and Chatuchak Weekend Market. The fare ranges from 15-60 Baht according to the distance.

The BTS Sky Train has transfer points with the MRT Subway at Asoke/Sukhumvit, Sala Daeng/Silom, and Mo Chit/Chatuchak Park. The BTS Sky Train also has a transfer points with the Chao Phraya River Boats at Saphan Thaksin/Sathorn and Bangkok’s Eastern and Northern Bus Terminals at Ekkamai and Mo Chit respectively.
Service Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 12:00 am.

4 By Motorbike Taxi

Motorbike Taxi Here and there throughout the city are congregations of motorbike drivers wearing brightly colored vests. For anywhere between 10 and 30 Baht these speedy taxis will weave in and out of traffic, occasionally on the wrong side of the road, to get you where you need to be. It’s certainly the fastest way to get around the city, but also the most dangerous. Technically, you are required by law to wear a helmet, but many motorbike taxis do not have them available for you and police rarely enforce the law on visiting passengers.

5 By MRT Subway (Metro)

By MRT Subway (Metro) The city’s subway system, or MRT, connects many of the top tourist attractions with various accommodation areas, markets, and business districts. Fares range from 14 to 36 Baht. The MRT Subway has transfer points with the BTS Sky Train at Sukhumvit/Asoke, Silom/Sala Daeng, and Chatuchak Park/Mo Chit. It also services the Bangkok Train Station, Hua Lumphong.
Service Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 12:00 am.

6 By Taxi

Taxi All 30,000+ taxis cruising Bangkok city streets are metered and are required by law to use them. If a taxi offers you a fixed-price fare politely ask to use the meter. If not, then flag down another taxi. In general, parked taxis will ask for fixed fares while those already driving will generally use the meter. Taxis using the meter charge a minimum of 35 Baht for the first 3 kilometers, and approximately 5 Baht per kilometer thereafter. Make sure you have change as taxi drivers often don’t! Passengers must pay tolls in the case of using an expressway, though drivers will occasionally pay these tolls and then expect reimbursement on arrival.

7 By Tuk Tuk

Tuk Tuk These three-wheeled, open-air, motorized taxis are popular for short journeys. Fares must be bargained in advance and are typically higher than for taxis and higher for foreigners than for Thais. The minimum fare for a journey of up to 3 kilometers is generally 30-40 Baht. Be aware that some tuk tuks around popular tourist venues like the Grand Palace are involved in scams, so beware of tuk tuk drivers telling you that certain tourist sights are closed or that there is a special sale occurring “today only”. Remember the old adage, “there is no such thing as a free ride”, and you should be fine.

8 Transfer Service & Self Drive

Transfer Service & Self Drive S.P Limousine & Service Co.Ltd
S.P. Limousine & Service Co.,Ltd. is a travel organizer and operator in related business aiming to provide premium quality, prompt and consistent services. Located in a convenient location in a close proximity to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the company provides first class limousine services with options ... We offer a wide selection of quality, dependable, well maintained cars for rent for periods ranging from a day, a week, a month, to fleet rental of one year or more. They may be self driven or we can provide the luxury of a chauffeur to enable you enjoy the ride. We are open 7 days a week all year round. We offer a wide range for cards, trucks & 4WDs ...
Route Map
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Airport Rail Link (SA Phaya Thai Express) Interchange with MRT
Airport Rail Link (SA Express Line) Interchange with ART - SA Phaya Thai Express and ART - SA City Line
Airport Rail Link (SA City Line) Interchange with Chao Phraya Express Boat
BTS Sky Train Sukhumvit Line Interchange with Sukhumvit Line and Silom Line
BTS Sky Train Silom Line Mass Rapid Trainsit Route (MRT)
BTS Tourist Information Centers River Pier
Bus Rapid Transit Route (BRT) State Railway Line
Interchange between ARL and MRT Under Construction
Interchange with BRT