About Bangkok

BANGKOK
The City of Angels or "Krungthep"

Bangkok, "The City of Angels or "Krungthep" in Thai, is the capital city of Thailand. Bangkok is the hub for most of the commercial and economic activities of the Kingdom. At the same time, the City is very famous and appreciated by visitors for its versatility and multiple points of interests. From temples, the Grand Palace, encompassing some of Asia's largest shopping centers and the largest outdoor market of Asia (Chatuchak), Bangkok definitely has what it takes to entertain visitors from all walks of life, either first time or return travelers. Whilst Taxi fares are very reasonable, most of the sightseeing can comfortably be reached by Skytrain (BTS) or Underground train (MRT). A part from the sightseeing and shopping, Bangkok has developed into a magnet for food lovers of all cuisines. The same range of choice applies to the accommodation options all over town, from high end international chain hotels to family run guesthouses; demands of all travelers are guaranteed to be met.

TRANSPORTATION

AIRPORT

Bangkok has 2 major international airport

 

BUS

Bangkok has both public non-air-con bus and air-con bus services to destinations within the provinces and to other nearby provinces. The fare rate is from THB 6.50 to THB 23.00 depending on the distance traveled.

TAXI

You can see taxis appearing on virtually every corner at almost any time. Taxi fare is considered reasonable and affordable to pay. Please make sure that the meter is started at THB 35.00.

TUK-TUK

It is a three-wheeled motorized taxi or Tuk-Tuk, that can be found throughout the country. Tuk-Tuk are suitable for short trips only. You can bargain the fare according to the distance.

BTS

The Bangkok Mass Transit System, commonly known as the BTS or the Skytrain is an elevated rapid transit system in Bangkok, Thailand. The system consists of 34 stations along two lines: the Sukhumvit Line running northwards and eastwards, terminating at Mo Chit and Bearing respectively, and the Silom Line which plies Silom and Sathon Roads, terminating at the National Stadium and Bang Wa. The lines interchange at Siam Station.


For ticket information, please visit the website : http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/01-ticket-type.aspx

MRT

The MRT Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line or Blue Line is the first and currently only operating line of Bangkok's MRT system. Opened on 3 July 2004, it runs eastward from Bang Sue Station in Chatuchak District along Kamphaeng Phet, Phahon Yothin and Lat Phrao Roads, then turns south following Ratchadaphisek Road, then west following Rama IV Road to Hua Lamphong Station in Pathum Wan District.


For ticket information, please visit the website : http://www.bangkokmetro.co.th/ticket.aspx
BTS & MRT MAP

AIRPORT RAIL LINK

The train service is a journey between the City Terminal and the Suvarnabhumi airport with set fares at THB15.00 –THB45.00. It takes 30 minutes to reach the airport, departing from Phaya Thai, Ratchaprarop, Makkasan, Ramkhamhaeng, Hua Mak, Ban Thap Chang, and Lat Krabang stations, and will end at the Suvarnabhumi Airport’s passenger terminal.

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