LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Although Bangkok is notorious for its traffic gridlock at times, Bangkok is surprisingly easy to navigate your way around.

The Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail systems connect the main shopping, entertainment and business areas of the city, while river taxis and express boats can be used to explore many historic sites and attractions by the river. Taxis in Thailand go by metre.  They are inexpensive and appear on virtually every corner at almost any time.  It is illegal for taxi drivers to turn off their metres or drive one without a metre.  You may report to a police if you have experienced such incident.  Tuk-tuks, once a big Bangkok attraction, are slowly disappearing in favour more comfortable transport, but are still worth a ride at least once.

** For tickets and other information, please visit BTS and MRT websites.