10 very useful things you need to know before taking a metered taxi in Bangkok

10 very useful things you need to know before taking a metered taxi in Bangkok

You will find metered taxis everywhere in Bangkok! A very useful and good value way of getting around the city, but if you are a Bangkok newbie then check out these top 10 tips for using a metered taxi in Bangkok. 1. Cost Wow! They are surprisingly cheap! You will usually find air-conditioned taxis cheaper than tuk tuks for the same journey! the set charge on flag fall is 35 baht, you will get the first 2 km included and then after the first 2 km  the meter will go…

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Train Timetables from Bangkok to Chiang Mai 2016

Train Timetables from Bangkok to Chiang Mai 2016

2016  train timetables from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and 2016 train fares from Bangkok to Chiang Mai Trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai are run in 5 classes  as follows: Third class seating fan cooled Second class seating fan cooled Second class seating air condition Second class sleeper fan cooled (upper and lower birth) Second class sleeper air condition (upper and lower birth) First class sleeper air condition (upper and lower birth) Travel time varies between 11-15 hours depending on which type of train is taken.     Train timetables from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

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Know your Chao Phraya River Boats

Know your Chao Phraya River Boats

Getting around on the Chao Phraya River is a great way of seeing a different side of Bangkok and of getting up close to Bangkok river side life. Many visitors to Bangkok are put off from heading out on the river alone as it is difficult to make sense of the transport options available on this hectic and busy river, but it is well worth the effort and many find it a very rewarding experience! If you are thinking about taking some form of waterborne transport on the Chao Phraya then…

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New Bus Service from Udom Suk BTS Skytrain Station to Suvarnabhumi Airport

New Bus Service from Udom Suk BTS Skytrain Station to Suvarnabhumi Airport

Another alternative to get your selves to Suvaranbhumi Airport from downtown Bangkok. The BMTA have now added a new route from the BTS Udom Suk Sky Train Station on Sukhumwit Road to Suvarnabhumi Airport. look our for the bus marked route “A3”  The bus makes 4 intermediate stops at Bang Na intersection, Central Bang Na, Lotus KM8 and King Kaew intersection. The fare is only 30 baht and travel time around 30 minutes depending on traffic. The service will operate from 06:00 – 20:30 Hrs.

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Taking A ride On The Chao Phraya Express Boat

Taking A ride On The Chao Phraya Express Boat

The Chao Phraya Express boat service is the main public boat transportation which  runs up and down the Chao Phraya River through central Bangkok. With traffic in the city often being horrendous the open river can make a speedy alternative to taking vehicular forms of transport on Bangkok’s horrendously congested roads, also many popular tourists sites are within a short walk of Chao Phraya express piers so this transportation should be consider as a cheap and speedy alternative if you are visiting some of these sights. Taking the Chao Phraya…

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