Bangkok is hectic. Whichever way you look at it this mega city is a carefully choreographed chaos. Crossing the road is a matter of life and death. But hey, that’s half the fun isn’t it? Once you land you need to get up to speed quickly so you can see as much of this amazing city as possible.
To make sure that you land on you feet and don’t get too lost it’s good to understand your transport options. Here’s our list of the four best ways to get around Bangkok.
Taking the Bangkok BTS
The main train system that operates in Bangkok is the BTS. Also known as the SkyTrain it connects most of the main areas of the city. It also has an underground subway brother called the MRT. Between the two of these you can access most of the shopping, business and entertainment parts of the city.
You can find more information on how to take the BTS and a map here.
Tuk Tuk Hop
Taking a Tuk Tuk is an exciting and fun way to get around Bangkok. They zip around at high speed, weave in and out of traffic and almost tip you out the side. Although they feel slightly safer than motorbike taxis Tuk Tuks can be frustrating to find. When you do find them you have to make sure they aren’t taking you to their cousins souvenir shop.
Tuk Tuk Hop to the rescue. A new hop on and hop off service run from an app on your phone it’s a great way to quickly and easily find reliable Tuk Tuk drivers. Highly recommended! If you’re looking for somewhere to visit in your Tuk Tuk why not check out some of the best things to do in old Bangkok.
Taking a boat in Bangkok
The best way to see some of Bangkok’s best historical sites and temples is to take a boat. You’ll be able to explore the cities three waterways and see some of the best things to do on Bangkok’s riverside.
The thing that you need to know is that taking a boat in Bangkok is actually quite complex for first timers. Our recommendation is to do your research first. There are a number of different boats and areas to explore. You’ll find a resource to get you started here.
Walking around Bangkok
Although it does sometimes feel like you’re taking your life in your hands crossing the streets it’s still one of the best ways to get around Bangkok. Walking will let you take in the local places around the city. Stop and enjoy the street food and take your time shopping in street markets.
Take a walking tour of Bangkok with Verramente.