Thailand's ubiquitous tuk-tuk is named because of the sound of their engine.It's an auto rickshaw, a small three-wheeled cart driven by a person. Popular amongst tourists for their novelty value. They are particularly popular when traffic congestion.
Perhaps the easiest and most comfortable way to get around, if not always the quickest, is by the airconditioned taxi.
By international standards they're very cheap too, starting from 35B (0.85 US$ approx) including the first 2km and it's 5B/km after that. This means that even relatively long journeys, such as from our hotel to the Grand Palace often aren't above 100B (2.5 US$).
Sky train (BTS)
This modern skytrain is the best way to avoid Bangkok's traffic jams!! It connects many attractions, grand shopping malls, Chatuchak weekend market, and also night life areas on Sukumvit.
It is very convenient if you are staying with us at Plaza Athenee, A Royal Meridien Hotel, which is steps away from Phleon Chit Station. From there you can reach the river (Saphan Taksin Station) and take a boat directly to Bangkok's palace attractions.
Underground train (MRT)
The MRT is another Bangkok's modern transportation method.
It has interchanges with the Skytrain at Si Lom, Sukhumvit and Chatuchak Park stations.A similar ticketing system is used as the Skytrain (BTS) but both systems are not compatible for the time being. All stations of the underground train can be reached via ramps and elevators, if needed, or alternatively via escalators.
The Chao Phraya river makes the Boat Express Line a great way to get around, since many of the major tourist sites are easily accessible from the river. Chao Praya River Express operates a regular boat service up and down the river. Fares are reasonable - you can get just about anywhere for 15 Baht to 25 Baht (0.44 USD to 0.73 USD).