Bangkok Transportation Tips by Audrey118
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Take the taxis from outside the airport - either left or right exit.
Do not take private taxis. The journey downtown is around 40 minutes to an hour depending on the traffic. The total metered cost around 200 baht and if the taxis travel on the
tollway and expressway downtown (faster), there are two charges of 30B and 40B to pay.
On top of that the passenger also has to pay a 50 baht airport surcharge on top of the metered fee.
Caution is that many taxi drivers claim they do not have small change; so do carry them. alternatively ask the driver to go to the nearest convenient store - 7-11 will do the trick, and funny but the taxi driver will suddenly find that he has all the loose change!!!
Therefore it should cost about 300 baht all cost covered. For a hotel limousine it cost about 1000 baht.
Map of the skytrain
skytrain - very efficient and safe
not the best way to get around is the taxi - they are not the best. Whenever we get into a cab from the hotel we are staying, they usually jot down the cab number in a log book , and give one to us for referral.
Usually in the evening - and esplly in tourist areas- taxi drivers will haggle the price after you tell them your destination, It could cost you only 20 baht, but they would demand for 100 baht. I normally get very annoyed and slam the taxi doors!!! And wait for another taxi. I do not mind tipping the drivers - but hate to be demanded!!!
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