A taxi-style mode of transport unique to Thailand, the three-wheeled, open-air tuk-tuk can take you almost anywhere in Bangkok. Rate is usually negotiated, from Bt20 for a very short distance to about Bt100 for a farther destination.
Regular taxicabs abound if you want a more flexible and comfortable way of getting around. The flagdown rate is Bt35, plus Bt2 per kilometer traveled. Always demand the use of a meter to avoid being shortchanged.
SKYTRAIN and BANGKOK METRO
Skytrains have two railway lines: one from the northern bus terminal at Morchit to Sukhumvit Soi 77 (Soi Onnut). The other runs from the National Stadium (Pathumwan Intersection) to Taksin Bridge at the end of Sathorn Road. At the Siam Center station, passengers can switch between lines. Fare is between Bt10-Bt40.
Linking several hotels, shopping centers and business districts, the newly opened Bangkok Metro runs from the Hua Lamphong train station in the south to the Chatuchak market and Bang Sue in the north.
The bus network within the metropolis is very efficient and economical. It is a wonderful way to tour the city cheaply. Numbered buses ply specific routes. Free city maps available at BTS stations can help you get to places on a bus. Fare for regular buses is between Bt5 and Bt6, and Bt10 to Bt20 for air-conditioned buses, while microbuses have a flat rate up to Bt20.