Getting around with your kid in Bangkok traffic
Bangkok is a big city, there are many possible ways to get around in Bangkok, here are the most popular ones.
- Motor Taxi – Motor taxi’s are usually used for short distances by local Thais , they are not offering their services to foreigners , and you will found them on crowded places like bus stations , shopping centers or sky train stops. The drivers are easy recognizable by a colored vest jackets they are wearing , the vests are usually pink or orange.
As you probably guess this is not child friendly service.
- Tuk Tuk – One of the most popular transportation method in Bangkok . Tuk Tuk’s are motorized rickshaws and are popular amongst tourists for their novelty value. You can ride a Tuk-Tuk with child , but you should be careful because the drivers are driving very fast and you should hold your child strong .In other hand, kids love it and they are usually excided after a ride. Be aware of drivers offering you a cheap rate, you will find your self riding with them for hours entering every store they get commission from. Usually they will try to charge you double than a regular taxi.
- Taxi – Taxi is my preferred method for getting around and the safest one for you child. It is also the most cheaper method if you are traveling as couple or with small children. All taxi’s are air conditioned , when you enter the taxi you should ask a driver to to turn on Taximeter, if the driver refuse just get out of the taxy and stop a one that will do.
TAXI price list is:
Metter starts from 35 baht
1 km is 2 baht
1 min is 2 baht
We never paid more than 130 Baht for a drive in city center.
- Sky Train. – BTS Sky train is very fast transportation method getting around on crowded Bangkok central area. Although not every station has an elevator to get there with stroller, but if you get there by stairs , you will find that this is a very fast and easy to use method of transportation. Prices are between 15-60 baht. depending on your distance from desired location. You are need to buy a ticket from an automatic machine that accepts only 5-10 baht coins only, you can change larger bills on place, so you don’t need to worry about it.
- Chao Phraya River Express – It is a local water bus (ferry) we never used it, you can get more information on their site http://www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com/en/home/
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