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Alternatives to driving in Bangkok are the BTS Skytrain, Airport Rail Link, and the MRT. These options can be more efficient and less costly.
These system are reliable, inexpensive, and often faster than trying to travel through Bangkok traffic. Bangkok also has an extensive bus system, but buses can be overcrowded and are often driven with little or no regard for passenger safety. Privately operated vans carrying 8-15 passengers have become increasingly popular since 2007, both within Bangkok and to and from other cities. However, these vans are not clearly regulated, the drivers are sometimes reckless and untrained, and it is not always clear who owns and operates the vans. Cities elsewhere in Thailand typically have only rudimentary public transportation and usually do not have metered taxis. In many cases, motorcycle taxis, tuk-tuks, bicycle-powered rickshaws, and pick-up trucks will be the only options available for travelers without their own transport. You should be cautious when using these services, as all can be dangerous in fast or heavy traffic. Read more…
Take extreme caution when crossing streets in Bangkok, and, whenever possible, use overhead walkways and crosswalks as opposed to jay walking. This will help ensure you stay safe and avoid any unnecessary confrontation with drivers.
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