How to Get Around Bangkok

Learn how to get around Bangkok in this Howcast travel video.

Transcript

Driving in Bangkok is only for the daring, and even then it’s hardly the best option.

Traffic is usually a hectic nightmare, and you don’t want to be the one to navigate it.

Fortunately, taxis are everywhere, and they’re inexpensive.

If you don’t know how to say the name of your destination in Thai, it’s a good idea to have it written down to show the driver. You can ask your hotel concierge for help.

The only downside to taking taxis is that they’re not always the quickest way to get around, due to traffic.

If you’re in a hurry, you may want to opt for a different method.

Motorcycle taxis tend to be faster, since they can navigate through traffic jams, and they’re also relatively inexpensive.

Motorcycles aren’t everyone’s cup of tea of course so maybe the trains are a better option.

The skytrain is a good way to get around the downtown area, and it’s very cheap. There’s also the subway, which covers even more ground. The subway and skytrain are run by separate systems, so payment for them is also separate, but both are very inexpensive.

Buses are the cheapest of all your transportation options, but the routes can be confusing even to locals, so they’re not recommended for casual travelers.

Another unique option is a riverboat. They’re likely to be crowded, but they’re quick, and a great way to see the city.

Bangkok definitely isn’t the easiest city to get around, but getting around is part of the adventure on a trip to Bangkok!

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