GETTING IN

FLIGHT

Bangkok is well connected by air to the rest of the world and there are two airports in the city. The Suvarnabhumi Airport is located 25 kilometres east of Bangkok and the Don Mueang Airport located 24 kilometres to the north. Most international and domestic airlines operate at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is linked to the city by buses, taxis, and Airport Rail Link, a high-speed train service into downtown Bangkok.

 

ROAD

Buses to and from other parts of Thailand including Pattaya, Krabi, Phuket and Ko Samui and also to neighbouring countries operate in Bangkok. There are three major bus terminals in Bangkok; the Northern Bus Terminal, also known as Mo Chit, the Eastern Bus Terminal, also known as Ekkamai and the Southern Bus Terminal, also known as Sai Tai. Book your bus tickets directly at one of the three public bus terminals and avoid travel agents and private buses, which are not the most reliable.

 

TRAIN

Bangkok is well connected by rail to the rest of Thailand and to neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. The main railway station of Bangkok is the Hua Lamphong Railway Station where trains from neighbouring countries and other parts of Thailand operate. The Thornburi Train Station (formerly known as Bangkok Noi Station) serves for local or nearby travel.

 

GOING AROUND

Tuk-Tuk

TUK-TUK

The famed tuk-tuks of Thailand, which are essentially auto rickshaws, are not just a fun way to travel around but are also extremely convenient and economical. Fares depend on the distance travelled, however, an average trip can cost about 30 baht. Don’t forget to haggle with the driver for at least 5-10 baht off the proposed fare.

 

Bangkok Subway - Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

BANGKOK SUBWAY - MASS RAPID TRANSIT (MRT)

Another quick and efficient way of travelling within Bangkok is the Bangkok MRT. Trains arrive every 5 to 7 minutes and also connect to the BTS Skytrain at Sukhumvit and Silom stations. The MRT runs across most places with tourist attractions.

 

BTS Skytrain

BTS SKYTRAIN

BTS Skytrain is perhaps the best way to travel within Bangkok. There are two BTS lines: Silom Line that runs from west to south, between the National Stadium in the Siam shopping area to Bang Wa in Thonburi (across the river), while Sukhumvit Line runs from north to east from Mo Chit to Bearing. The two lines meet at Siam Station and also interconnect at two points with the underground (MRT) – at Sala Daeng and Asok stations.  

 

Taxis

TAXIS

Taxis are a convenient way of getting around Bangkok. They are easily available throughout the city, especially around places of tourist attractions, shopping malls and hotels. The fare usually begins at 35 baht for the first few kilometres and goes up gradually.