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Bangkok Travel Advice Needed  
User currently offlineZarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

I am flying to Bangkok on Friday night and will be landing about 11:30pm. I need to get to my hotel which is down town near siam square. Can anyone give me advice on the best way to get from the airport to the hotel?
I believe there are cheap buses but for convinience (due to the late hour) i was going to get a cab but I am worried about being ripped off.
Thanks in advance for you help!

BTW, will also be my first flight on an MD11, quite looking forward to it.

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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

There is also a limousine service operated by Thai (at least there WAS one, when I last visited BKK).

As for the cab, make sure that you get one with a Taximeter, and make sure it gets switched on properly! And don't even think about negotiating a price on your own if you don't know the fares in BKK. And don't go for those guys standing there who'll try to hustle you into a certain taxi....did I miss something?



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User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

I'm not sure about the Airport Bus service, but if you exit the terminal and head towards the taxi stand, these taxis are regulated by the Airport Authority, your destination will be recorded by the staff at the booth and you will be given a receipt containing the name of your driver, taxi number and destination. With these taxis, you are pretty much guaranteed to be charged the price on the meter + 50 Bht (70p) admin charge and any additional toll charges, while if you exit the airport premises and flag down your own taxi, you can by-pass the 50 Bht charge, but you'll be at your own risk of getting ripped off.

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

There is a limousine service costing 700Baht from the airport arrivals area.

Failing that, a "Taximeter" cab will cost you 400 Baht.

Enjoy BKK, I did Big grin >> Pics From My Trip To Bangkok (by BMIFlyer Feb 22 2006 in Non Aviation)

Asian Delight, LHR-SIN-BKK-SIN-LHR On SQ With Pics (by BMIFlyer Feb 22 2006 in Trip Reports)


Lee  Smile



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Quoting Zarniwoop (Thread starter):
Can anyone give me advice on the best way to get from the airport to the hotel?

Take a Tuk Tuk, it is cheap and you get lot's of exhaust fresh air.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineZarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help,

Luke


User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Just tell the driver Nana Plaza , that's thai for hotel  Wink


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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Quoting BR076 (Reply 6):
Just tell the driver Nana Plaza , that's thai for hotel

Just like "Katoey" is Thai for "sexy lady"?  Big grin



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User currently offlineZarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Quoting BR076 (Reply 6):
Just tell the driver Nana Plaza , that's thai for hotel

That wont get me into trouble will it..............  sarcastic 


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

Quoting Zarniwoop (Reply 8):
That wont get me into trouble will it..............

Nana Plaza, is an "entertainment" area, full of strip clubs etc  Wink


Lee



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User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Just ask them to take you to see the lady who shoots ping pong balls out of her koochie.

High class entertainment!!!  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 10):
Just ask them to take you to see the lady who shoots ping pong balls out of her koochie.

Isn't that more of a Pat Pong thing than a Nana thing?

http://www.bangkoktonight.com/



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User currently offlineKennethsk From Thailand, joined Oct 2005, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 7):
Just like "Katoey" is Thai for "sexy lady"?

Are you sure about that? Because that word doesn't exist in my Thai Dictionary for such meaning. I'm sure you know what it means cuz you might fancy one of them!!  Smile

Quoting SATX (Reply 11):
Isn't that more of a Pat Pong thing than a Nana thing?

To be exact, Patpong and Nana are almost the same but only there are a few russian girls too.



Welcome to the REAL world! it SUCKS but you are gonna LOVE it!
User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Quoting Kennethsk (Reply 12):
Because that word doesn't exist in my Thai Dictionary for such meaning. I'm sure you know what it means cuz you might fancy one of them!

No thanks.  Big grin

Still, there's nothing funnier than watching a drunk guy end up with a katoey by mistake!



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User currently offlineKennethsk From Thailand, joined Oct 2005, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 13):
Still, there's nothing funnier than watching a drunk guy end up with a katoey by mistake!

Hahahaha, that's true. It's so not easy in Thailand to tell who is Kratoey who is NOT though!!



Welcome to the REAL world! it SUCKS but you are gonna LOVE it!
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Quoting Kennethsk (Reply 12):
there are a few russian girls too

Now if only I had known that before I went  Wink


I LOVE russian babes Big grin

(Note to self:- visit Moscow sometime in the future)  Wink


Lee



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