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Taxis, GRAB & BOLT in Thailand

Taximeters

taxi bangkok If we find taximeter in almost all major Thai cities, especially at airports, they are not present everywhere in Thailand. And apart from Bangkok, waving at a taxi from the side of the road is probably very optimistic as you might wait very very long before one passes by. In Thai where there acctually are taxis, you will always find them near the airport, sometimes at the bus terminals or in front of the Railway station.

But outside Bangkok and its vicinities, where taximeters in circulation are very numérous, taxis are more there to be ordered when needed. Most of the time, the reception of your hotel will do it for you on request and it's better because all taxi drivers do not speak English. But there are also smartphone applications that allow you to order taxis or even cars or vans with dirver. They are practical and more and more tourist use those apps when traveling in Thailand.

For the capital, check the page about strong>taxis and mobility apps in Bangkok.

Mobility apps to order a taxi or car wih driver in Thailand

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Since they bought the Southeast Asia activities of Uber, GRAB has become the number 1 app to order a taxi or car in Thailand. It is the app who offers its services in the most numerous destinations. The app finds you a taxi or car available. There are costs of 20 baht for immediate booking and 45 baht for a advance booking.

Here is the last known list of destinations in Thailand where Grab is available:

  • Bangkok
  • Ayutthaya
  • Nonthaburi
  • Pathum Thani
  • Nakhon Pathom
  • ratchaburi
  • Saraburi
  • Pattaya
  • Chonburi
  • Chanthaburi
  • Rayg
  • Phetchaburi
  • Hua Hin
  • Cha am
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Lampang
  • Lamphun
  • Uttaradit
  • Phuket
  • Krabi
  • Buriram
  • Nakhon Ratchasima
  • khon kaen
  • Udon Thani
  • Ubon Ratchathani
  • superin
  • king and
  • Nong khai
  • Mahasarakham
  • Songkhla
  • Hat yai

Website: www.grab.co

Other applications like Bolt are also availalbe in Thailand. But BOLT can only be used, that in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Pattaya. Bolt is generally, for the same journey, a little cheaper than Grab.

There are other apps in Thailand like inDrive which works in the same cities as Bolt.

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Other public transport in Bangkok

Bangkok skytain

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The Bangkok Skytrain is called BTS. The trains have air condition and let you go over the heavy road traffic in the capital but you can not go everywhere even if connected to the Chao Phraya Express baots, it can let you go to major temples in Bangkok.

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Chao Phraya Express

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The Chao Phraya Express boats run regularly on the river running through Bangkok. They go to all monuments and interesting places on the river shores including Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun, the three must see temples in Bangkok. Fare is cheap.

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Bangkok bus lines

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Taking the bus to get around is clearly not the easiest mean of transportation to use for a foreign tourist in Bangkok neither the fastest one but it's the cheapest one. Bangkok bus network is wide and you can go almost anywhere but just need to be patient.

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Transports Bangkok

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Only Thai city for the moment to have a metro (there is metro project in Phuket), Bangkok is the city in Thailand that offers more choices of public or individual transport (metro, bus, boats, tuktuks...). No, there are not just tuk-tuks and pink taxis to get around Bangkok !

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