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In Bangkok, there are bus routes covering all districts in Bangkok. There are around 2,800 regular buses and around 1,200 air-conditioned buses. You can purchase the ticket on the bus and cost from 3.50 baht – 20 baht depend on the distance. There are both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned services. If you plan to stay more than a week, you can purchase one-week bus ticket or even longer period for monthly ticket. For Further information about the weekly and monthly tickets, please call to 1155, TAT call center, or Bangkok Mass Transportation Authority Office 184 or 246-0973.

http://www.bmta.co.th/engversion/eng_version.htm
 
 
Skytrain (BTS)

The skytrain in Bangkok started its operation since 2000, celebrating King’s Birthday. There are two main routes cover business and residential areas in Bangkok.

The ticket is ranging from 10-40 baht, by using the automatic vending machine at the station. Please note that the machine do not receive bank note, but you can make a change at the office at every stations.
 
 
You can also purchase a one-day tourist ticket for one-day non-limited trips. If you stay for more than one day, there are several types of ticket offered.

Tel. No: (662)617-7300
Address: Bangkok Mass Transit System
Company, Ltd., BTS Building, Phaholyothin Road, Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
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  Subway (MRT) www.bangkokmetro.co.th

On August 9, 1999, His Majesty the King graciously bestowed the name “The M.R.T. Chaloem Ratchamongkhon” which means “Celebration of the Auspicious Kingship” on the Metro Project, Hua Lamphong – Bang Sue Route, that has 18 stations along the over 20 kilometers distance.

The MRT in Bangkok started its operation since 2005. The ticket is ranging from 15-39 baht, by using the automatic token machine at the station. You can also choose range of tickets suitable for your travel type, such as 30-day smart card, or one-day trip card.

Operating Hour
• Everyday from 06.00hr. – 24.00hr.
• Frequency
- By 5 minutes during the Peak Hours 06.00hr. – 09.00hr. and 16.30hr. – 19.30hr.
- By 7 minutes during the Off-Peak Hours.

Customer Relations Center : 66 (0) 2624-5200
E-mail : crc@bangkokmetro.co.th
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Taxi
 
  Recently there are thousand of meter-taxis driving around Bangkok to serve the local people and tourists. In very main streets and major tourist attractions, it is very easy to find ones. The minimum flag down fare is 35 baht for 2 km with additional charges for time and distance. After that, the fare goes up at a rate of 4.50 baht per km between the third and 12th km, 5 baht per km between the 12th and 20th km and 5.50 baht per km for the remaining distance. If you get stuck in a traffic jam, the fare rises at a rate of 1.25 baht per minute.

If you are in a very remote area, you can phone to taxi call center, they charge 20 baht extra for their service. Try any of the following: 1681, 1545, 1681, +66 2 880 0888, 704 7444, 878 9998, 433 1062, 433 2289, 215 1584, 676 1000, 676 3000, 714 0422, 883 6621 to 4
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Tuk-Tuk
 
  Tuk-Tuk is a very unique transportation vehicle of Thailand. The price generally starts from 20 bath and varies according to the distance. You should deal the price and try to bargain a little bit, and after deal then you will enjoy the run and feel the difference. It is a good option for shorter trips during off-peak hours.

Motorbike Taxi

For the rush and busy hours in Bangkok, you will see many people using the motorbike taxi for their hurry to the office. Helmets are a legal requirement for riding on a motorbike in Bangkok and should be provided by the driver.

Chao Phraya Express River Ferry (Rua Duan)

These services travel the Chao Phraya between Krung Thep Bridge and Nonthaburi. Fares depend on distance travelled and start at about 5 Baht. The boat makes frequent stops along the river and run about every 20 minutes. The trip from the Oriental Hotel to Nonthaburi takes about 1 hour.

River Ferry in Bangkok
Piers for the Chao Phraya Express Boat System are dotted along the Chao Praya River and schedules giving the various boat departure times and destination areas are written in English. Boats regularly criss-cross the river offering an alternative to rush hour traffic on the roads. The last boat leaves at 6 pm and tickets are purchased on-board.