How to get around Bangkok
If you need to get to a specific location fast, flag down a taxi. A glowing red sign indicates that it's vacant. Check that the driver is using the meter so you get the correct fare. Alternatively, if it's just a short trip during off-peak hours, try riding a tuk-tuk. Before agreeing to ride, negotiate the price of the trip with the driver first.
Tuk tuk Thai traditional taxi at Khao San Road
Bangkok Public Transport
Bangkok has plenty of public transportation options, from boats that cross the Chao Phraya River to colour-coded buses that cover the city. Use the BTS Skytrain for a quick but picturesque way to get around Bangkok. One-day or multi-day passes are available, making it even easier to hop on and off the BTS whenever you need.
Bangkok's Skytrain makes getting around easy.
Bangkok Bike Hire
If you want to get around Bangkok on your own steam, you can hire a scooter or motorbike. Just be sure that you have your passport, Australian licence and International Driving Permit with you when you go to the rental company. Bring photocopies of these documents to leave with the company. Most rentals have helmets for you to use as well.
Make like a local and get to know Bangkok by bicycle.
Walking around in Bangkok can be an interesting way to see the city. Whether it's a leisurely tour around Chinatown, a morning jog at a Lumphini Park or a quick stroll from one shopping centre to another, there are lots of places to walk. Just be sure to carry cold bottled water and an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun and rain.
Walking Khao San Road, Bangkok, is one of the city's must-do experiences.