: Bangkok Transportation Guide : :
Walking around Bangkok is easy enough
and reasonably safe at night in most areas. However be alert that
the sidewalks are often broken and uneven. When you are out walking
or touring comfortable shoes with flat soles are a must.
As well sidewalks - especially those
around the major hotel areas are not only packed with pedestrians
but also with hawker stalls selling all kinds of souvenirs and trinkets
that take up nearly half of the sidewalk. Whilst that makes Bangkok
so vibrant and a shoppers paradise do be alert when you are shopping
along the street for pickpockets - whilst rare it does happen so
keep a close eye on your belongings and carry your purse in front
Be advised that traffic is on the left so always look to your right
before crossing the street. There are plenty of maps available with
most major hotels, shopping areas and tourist attractions clearly
marked. Best to keep one handy.
Once you are in Bangkok you'll most likely start using the overhead
rail system (BTS). Comfortable and easy to use the BTS connects
the most popular visitors areas and destinations quickly and cheaply.
However if you'll be around more than a few days Bangkok BTS offers
Stored Value Cards with a
variety of ways to save money.
1. Skycard. Minimum 130 baht
(includes 30 baht refundable deposit) on the first purchase. The
Skycard is valid for two years and can be topped up at any time.
2. 30 Day Adult Pass (3 types)
A. 30 trips/540 baht (18 baht per trip); B. 15 trips/300 baht (20
baht per trip): and C. 10 trips/ 250 baht (25 baht per trip). A
student version is available with even greater discounts.
Please remember that whilst all care has been taken in assembling
this information, routes, operating hours and transport fees may
change without notice.