In Bangkok, an efficient, easy to access transportation network makes getting around this sprawling, bustling metropolis a breeze.
The BTS “Skytrain” as it’s commonly called is a cheap and convenient way to get around Bangkok above the fray. Since its inception in 1999 it has transformed the way people move around the city. There are two lines currently in operation with a central hub in Siam Station, home to an endless variety of shopping, hotels, and restaurants. The train runs from 06:00 to 24:00 every day. And slightly increase the number of routes from the suburbs into the city to cover even more.
The Metropolitan Rapid Transit, or MRT, is Bangkok’s underground train system and another inexpensive and comfortable way to elude the masses when commuting in Bangkok. As with the BTS, MRT is easy to access and equally easy to navigate, and the two rail systems synch up at three main transfer stations: Silom (MRT)/Sala Daeng (BTS), Sukhumvit (MRT)/Asoke (BTS), Chatuchak Park (MRT)/Mo Chit (BTS). The MRT also operates from 06:00 to 24:00 every day.
Bus Rapid Transit or BRT is the mass transportation on public road that allow people to travel to BTS station even easier , fast and Intelligent Transportation Systems , a secondary system that can be connected to the main system. It make journey from Bangkok comprehensive and richer. BRT serve on Narathiwat Road and Rama 3, starting from Sathorn station and end at Rachaphruek station, including 12 stations, 16 km of road and selection of 25 vehicles. Operate daily from 06:00 - 24:00.
Airport Rail Link
Rounding out Bangkok’s trio of commuter rail systems is the Airport Rail Link, a straight shot running east for 30 km from just north of downtown to Suvarnabhumi International Airport and back. 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. Airport link runs from 06:00 to 24:00 every day as well.
In Bangkok, one word comes to mind with respect to taxi cabs, and that’s “everywhere.” A litany of pink, yellow, blue and other colorful “taxi-meters” ferry locals and tourists around the city, at rates so low you may not believe it. Fares start at a meager 35 Baht (just over $1 US), and it’s not uncommon to ride an hour or more across the city for just a few bucks.
It also offers the option “Grab Taxi” Apps on mobile phone to request taxi to a more convenient and another “All Thai Taxi” Apps is available as well. The services provided with the Toyota Prius of 500 units nationwide. Credit card can be used for the payment.
Planes, Trains, & Buses
There are also seemingly thousands of public buses – some of them free – zipping about the city at all hours of the day.
An extensive network of highways throughout the country makes getting out of Bangkok easy, and there are also long-haul bus and train routes to virtually every nook and corner of the country.
Domestic air travel has really taken off in recent years as well, with national carrier Thai Airways International operating an extensive daily schedule, and several budget and boutique carriers doing brisk business too. With Bangkok as the hub, no place in Thailand is more than a 1- to 2-hour flight away.