Taxis are usually the more convenient form of local transport. Plentiful and cheap, they are all metered and air conditioned.
It is recommended to hail a taxi rather than to select one that is parked up. Fares start from 35 Baht and the meter should indicate this when you commence the journey. Typical fares are between 100 to 150 Baht for travel to most places within the city (approx US$3 to $4.50).
Fares from the airport to the city are around 350 Baht, and you should also expect to pay the tollway fees of around 70 Baht.
Tuk Tuks are a must if you have never been in one before. They are quick and agile, although they may be a little daunting for the uninitiated. For obvious reasons you may want to consider an alternative mode of transport when it is raining. Fares are similar to that of a taxi, although it is advised that you negotiate before you get in – Bargaining is the norm!
The Skytrain (BTS) is a very safe, convenient and modern system that has 2 main routes: Chatuchak to Sukhumvit Rd, and National Stadium to the other side of Taksin Bridge.
They run approximately every 3 minutes, from 0600 – 2400 hrs.
Fares range from 10 to 40 Baht.
Buses are plentiful and range from the small old and battered green buses to large fully air conditioned ones. Most buses are typically very crowded.
Local bus fares range from 8 to 15 Baht dependent upon distance and bus type.
There are airport shuttle buses which go to many areas in the city.
There is an underground subway (MRT) which runs from: Bang Sue to Hua Lamphong and interconnects with three Skytrain stations.
Fares range from Bt14 to Bt38.
The Airport Link operates between Makasan and Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The Airport link also connects with the Skytrain service at Phaya Thai station.