Buses: Public buses are
plentiful and cheap, with a minimum fare of 3.50 baht to most
destinations within metropolitan Bangkok. Air-conditioned blue buses
have minimum and maximum fares of 6 and 16 baht respectively. Orange
air-conditioned buses charge 8-18 baht. Air-conditioned microbuses
charge a flat fare of 20 baht all routes. A bus route map is available
at bookshops. TAT office also provides a city map with bus route for
free of charge. Taxis: Hotel and airport taxis have fixed rates. Taxis
cruising city streets are metered. They charge a minimum of 35 baht,
for the first 3 kilometers, and approximately 5 baht per kilometer
Tuks-Tuks: These three-wheeled ‘open-air’
motorised taxis are popular for short journeys. Fares must be
bargained in advance. Minimum fares, for journeys of up to 3
kilometers, are approximately 30 baht.
Boats: An express boat service on the Chao Phraya River connects
Bangkok with the northern neighbouring province of Nonthaburi,
starting from the Wat Ratsingkhon Pier near Krung Thep Bridge. Boats
run daily from 6.00 a.m.- 6.40 p.m.. The fares range from 4 to 8 baht.
There are also express boats which stops only at main piers. These
boats can be recognised by the yellow, green or red flag attached to
the boats and the fares are a bit higher.
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