Bangkok Taxis

Bangkok Travel Guides / October 22, 2016
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Taxi is a comfortable yet inexpensive way to travel around Bangkok, except at rush hours (16:30 to 19:30 everyday). It becomes a common choice after midnight, when BTS, MRT and river ferries have ended their working day.

You can easily catch a taxi anywhere in the city. One useful tip to protect your pocket while traveling by taxi in Bangkok is asking taxi drivers to use the meters.

Taxi hours: 24 hours

Taxi fares: The fare starts at 35 baht ($1) for the first kilometre. A charge of 5.5 baht ($0.15) applies to each subsequent kilometre. Be prepared to pay 2 baht ($0.06) for each waiting minute in traffic jams. A normal 10-kilometre trip costs you around 80 baht ($2.3).

Note: Tipping is not required but it’s recommended to round the fare up to the nearest 5 or 10 baht.

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