Zarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1627 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.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1623 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?
Thai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1617 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.