Bangkok Transport Guide

More likened to traffic than transport, getting around Bangkok can be slow or fast depending on your  choice of transportation method. Whether you choose the scenic route or modern modes, there's plenty of options to get around the city.

How to get around Bangkok

If you want to get to your destination without spending a few hours or so in traffic, then it's best to avoid Bangkok's roads altogether. For the speediest route, head above or below the roads to catch the BTS SkyTrain or subway respectively. These train systems run between the main entertainment, shopping and business districts, connecting most of the city. The SkyTrain is the best way to get to downtown destinations in Bangkok with 2 lines: the Sukhumvit line and Silom line. The Bangkok MRT subway runs from Hualumphong train station to Bang Sue station and connects with the SkyTrain and Airport Link. Avoiding the congested roads as well, river taxis and express boats provide a speedy journey with a different point of view along Bangkok's canals and along the river. If you must travel on the road, your options are buses, brightly painted songthaew (truck-buses), seelor (four-wheelers) and hoklor (six -wheelers) plus metered taxis and motorised tuk-tuks.