Transport / Taxis

Bangkok taxi

Photo: Bangkok taxi

Only new taxis in Bangkok use meters. They are called Taxi-Meter. For older taxis fares must be negotiated before the trip. Fares within Bangkok are 50 to 150 Baht. Practically all taxis are aircon.

Hotel taxis have fixed tariffs, usually higher than those of regular taxis.

For travel by taxi (or Tuk-Tuk, see below) it is sometimes convenient for one to ask a Thai to write the name and address of one's destination and place of return in Thai script. Most business establishments will already have cards with their address in both English and Thai.


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Jan Garanoz
Juhu Tara Road, Juhu,
Mumbai - 400049 India
Last updated: June 21, 2010