Other Transports

Apart from MRT, BTS, Airport Rail Link, Taxis, Cars and Chaopraya Express Boat, what are other transports you can take to get around Bangkok?

Bangkok BRT

Bangkok BRT is a bus rapid transport system. These buses travel faster than normal buses as they have their own lanes. BRT’s route is between Sathorn Station (Near Chong Nonsi BTS Station) and Ratchapruek Station (Near Talat Phlu BTS Station)

Operating Time: 6 a.m. to midnight. During peak hours (6.30-9.30 a.m. and 4-8 p.m.) on weekdays, a bus comes every 5 minutes. For off-peak hours, a bus comes every 10 minutes.
Fare: 5 Thai Baht.

Bangkokbits' Tips on Bangkok BRT

Bangkok BRT is normally used by locals, not by travellers as it doesn’t pass through famous attractions.

Bangkok Buses

Bangkok bus
Bangkok bus

Travelling with buses is cheap comparing with other methods. However, it is recommended to avoid buses as it is quite difficult, even for locals, to understand the routes. Plus, some bus numbers are often compared with Fast & Furious (meaning that they drive so fast and so carelessly).

P.S. If you are really into traveling with buses, here’s a website that you would want to look further.

Vans

Van Map
Van Map / พิสุทธิ์ สมบุญ

Vans are widely used by Bangkokians because it is quite fast and not expensive. However, it is not recommended for foreigners to use vans to travel around Bangkok as, like buses, there are so many routes and it is not worth your time learning about them.

Bangkokbits’ Tips on Vans

Despite not being recommended in Bangkok, travelling by vans is actually a good way to go upcountry as it will cost you far less than private hires or taxis.