How to travel within Thailand
Thailand manages and maintains a highly diverse transport network system. It includes various modes of transport of all shapes, sizes and colors! This is a busy Bangkok, and you will discover all possible transport options as soon as you exit the airport. Here is a snapshot of how to travel in Thailand.
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This multicolored tricycle is the country’s most pristine mode of transportation. As it is popular with tourists, it is expensive and costs between 80 and 150 baht everywhere. However, we recommend at least one trip for the experience alone! Ensure you know a few Thai phrases to avoid paying an absurdly high fee.
Bangkok has the highest taxi-per-person ratio in the world! Thanks to the measuring system introduced a few years ago, this type of transport is very cheap. The price starts at 35 baht; after that, it’s 2 baht for the first 2 km, then 2 baht per km. If you are going to travel a short distance, opt for a motorcycle taxi. It starts at just 20 baht!
Essentially a tiny van with two rows of seats in the back, songthaews are one of the cheapest and most convenient ways to get around smaller towns. A slight sound on the roof alerts the driver to stop, after which a payment of 10 baht or more can be made.
Bangkok has the most extensive bus network in the country and offers a variety of public and private buses, each differentiated by color. The cheapest local bus will cost you around 7 baht, with other classes varying in price. Long-distance buses are also available to destinations such as Pattaya, Hua Hin, Krabi, Phuket and Chiang Mai.
Because of the heavy traffic congestion in the capital, city planners set up a network of overhead and underground trains throughout the city. The BTS Skytrain is an above-ground rail network that includes the Sukhumvit and Silom lines. This is an excellent option for travelers when the train stops at famous tourist attractions.
The subway system was developed in response to the city’s congestion problems. The network consists of 18 stations that provide connections to remote and inaccessible neighborhoods and offer greater variety than the Skytrain.
Thailand’s land train network is a comfortable, reliable and convenient means of getting around the country. An affordable option that can travel as far as the Chiang Mai area for as little as 800 baht. The network consists of first, second and third class, with prices and services varying accordingly. Note that train tickets sell out on weekends and public holidays.
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Entering Thailand by car
There are six international border crossing points from Cambodia. The Friendship Bridge is the busiest border crossing into Thailand, which crosses the Mekong from Laos. Rented vehicles. The main crossing points between Thailand and Malaysia are Padang Besar and Sadao in Songkhla Province.
Arrive in Thailand with Water
Ferries sailing between Phuket and Indonesia between November and May. Cruise ships from Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Europe regularly call Phuket and Laem Chabang (Bangkok).