As a rule, taxis are fine in Bangkok, it's the tuk-tuks that really prey on clueless tourists. But there are four simple things you can do to reduce the odds of taxi problems:
Rule 1, learn taxi colors. Yellow/green taxis (below) are owner-operated, and this group contains the vast majority of bad apples. All other cabs are company-operated and generally ...
According to Bangkok's airport website:
Suvarnabhumi International Airport Departure Tax (Bangkok
International Airport Departure Tax) = 700 Baht
BUT, note that it also says:
Since February 1, 2007 the 700 Baht international departure tax was
included in the price of flight tickets.
(The international departure tax is usually included in the ...
Along with @jpatokai's excellent answer,
Rule 5: Never put anything in the trunk. You lose considerable leverage if you can't simply leave the taxi. This also prevents drive-off theft.
In addition, this isn't quite a rule, but I also found it helpful to have my phone's mapping program open and visible. This prevented metered taxis from taking the long way ...
The simplest and cheapest way to get to Khao San Road from Suvarnabhumi Airport is to take the Airport Rail Link (ARL) City Line train to Makkasan Station (20 minutes, 35 baht) and then a #556 bus at the bus stop immediately in front of the doors to the station (35 baht). Don't take an Airport Express train - you'll pay a lot extra to save 5 minutes. (As of ...
The answer to your question will depend on which Bangkok airport you are referring to, as there are two of them.
The primary airport is Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), which is often referred to as "Bangkok International Airport", and handles all International flights.
The second airport, Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), is the old Bangkok International ...
It is 305 Baht for a trip from Suvarnabhumi to Hua Hin on a bus with AC. Estimated travel time is 3 hours.
This service is brand new, it just started on 29 November 2012.
There are already some great answers here, and I realize I'm late to the party.
However, one thing that I didn't see mentioned and that I've found helps prevent fixed fares most times is to simply get into the backseat of the taxi before telling the driver where you're headed. Standing outside and asking if he will take you to wherever you're going is ...
There is a prayer room available in the international part of the airport. Based on the map, it appears to only be accessible to travelers awaiting any international departure. International arrivals and domestic arrivals/departures do not have access to this area unless you are connecting to an international departure.
There is also apparently a second ...
Taxis are your best bet. They're affordable, available and, if my memory serves me well, run at a fixed price. Also if my memory serves me well, the taxi fare does not include toll road charges.
Depending on where you're going, you could be at your destination in 20 minutes, but assume 30.
There should also be bus transfers available, but depending on where ...
So apparently Qatar Airways has multiple baggage rules. Some routes (to/from US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina) have rules based both on number of pieces and weight, as most other airlines (as far as I know).
In your case (travel between Europe and Asia via Doha), the baggage allowance is only based on the weight you carry. You are allowed 23 kg as checked-in ...
take "Airport Rail Link (SA City Line)" : Airport > Makkasan station (45THB)
5 minutes walk : Makkasan Station > Phetchaburi Station (MRT-Metro)
take "MRT" : Phetchaburi Station > Hua Lamphong the Thailand Train central (29THB)
take "Train" : > Hua Hin, there are more than 10 times a day (44THB-202THB depend on the class)
All taxis in Bangkok are required to use the meter, unless the passenger agrees otherwise.
Of course, as with in many other places in the world this does not stop the drivers from claiming that they are not able to use the meter for any number of reasons - however doing so is not legal.
In this case, if the driver refused to use the meter your best option ...
How much is your time worth?
The cheapest sensible option is to wait at the airport for 5.5
hours, then take the 07:30 Airport shuttle bus to Hua Hin for
The slightly faster and slightly cheaper, but rather
challenging option would be to take the little shuttle to the airport's bus terminal (runs 24 hours), then public bus 551 to Victory
To get from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport into town, you could typically take the Airport Express Link or the standard train lines. Unfortunately, the area where Khao San Road is, is not connected AT ALL by any of their intra-city train lines. So depending on WHEN you arrive, here are your options (I don't remember that exact prices, I looked these up on ...
Bell Travel bus desk on Level 2 of the Airport has shuttles that run regularly, best if you book on line as they sell out, Around THB260/per person.
Air conditioning, toilet, wifi, reclining seats.
Around 3.5 hour trip but definetley the cheapest and easiest way to get there.
Not associated with this company just a happy customer.
I recently went to Thailand and the best thing I did was to user Uber/Grabtaxi instead of hauling for taxis on the street. I didn't find it expensive at all. They usually took 3~5 minutes to get to my location. Also I didn't had to negotiate the price nor to ask the taxi incessantly to use the meter, which can be tiring.
I was with a local Thai recently and when we parted she was kind enough to catch a taxi for me and inform the driver of the destination (my room) in Thai. Even then once I got on the taxi, the driver didn't use the meter and asked me to pay 250 THB. I negotiated and lowered it down to 100, but she said it was still expensive. It seems that, locals too can't ...
Is there a problem to cross the US border through LAX (holding a B1/B2 visa and 2 times, one on my way to BKK and another when going
back to LIM) just to take another flight?
All things being equal you should be fine
If there's no problem with the first question then I would like to know if the times between each flight that I am planning to book ...
Thai Airways and Air China are both in the Star Alliance. As such (and sometimes in other cases as well), you may be able to check your bag through at bag drop in China by showing your connecting ticket, although this is far from being a given (contact Air China if you want a definite answer). If this is available, you should be able to obtain your ...
I just arrived at Bangkok a few days ago and got the rabbit card.
The station at the airport doesn't sell its card; when I tried to buy it there, a clerk at the counter said you can purchase it only at BTS stations in the city. So I just purchased a single-journey ticket (it is a coin) in cash and then got it in the destination station, which was Phaya ...
Yes on Qatar Airways you can pre-purchase luggage and in fact if you do it online Qatar offer you a discount from doing it over the phone or at the airport.
For their list of rates check out this page on the Qatar website - http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/excess-baggage-rates.page
If going from Europe to the Far East then it is $13 per kg if paid ...
As mentioned in Which transportation is best from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin?
I have used www.bangkokshuttle.com several times to get from the airport into downtown Bangkok. Clean, quick, and hassle-free.
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Bangkok Shuttle other than as a satisfied customer.
If both flights are on the same ticket (single booking), than this should be no problem. Bangkok Airways has an interline agreement with Lufthansa from USM. Minimum connection time in BKK is 75 minutes.
If it's on two separate tickets, than all bets are off and this is unlikely to work.
Poking around, I came across this website. The main website is "Suvarnabhumi Airport: New Bangkok Airport Guide". The link goes to a long-style post about various restaurants and food stalls available on different levels and areas of the airport.
The page states there are several Asian eateries in the domestic end of the airport (Terminals A, B, and C) but ...
Will I need to go through Thai immigrations to collect my luggage?
As a Dutch citizen it says here http://www.consular.go.th/main/contents/filemanager/VISA/Visa%20on%20Arrival/VOA.pdf that I do not need a visa.
While you don't need a visa, you still need to pass immigration to enter the country. That means having to queue up with most other foreign ...
there is actually no question of what is the best way.
The best way is CLEARLY by Bell Travel bus (http://airporthuahinbus.com)
easy online booking
new 24 seater bus
3 super wide fully reclining seats in a row
3.5 hours travel time
price 270 baht
The second best way can be hiring a private car online
not as smooth as a bus, ...
Take mrt to phyathai then change to bts.then exits sapantaksin station.go to the pier take public boat to pra atrit pier.walk out to main road turn rright 200m turn in small lane on yours left.then you are there.