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There are various options of Thailand travel provided for tourists – by land, by air, and by boat.
Traveling on the road is the main procedure going through provinces in Thailand.
Public transport : either long-distance or short-distance trips in Bangkok or other provinces, tourists can travel around by bus, by train, by sky train, by subway, by van, and by Song Taew (small pick-up truck with two rows of bench).
Taxi : Bangkok and big provinces have metered taxis.
Tuk Tuk : a three-wheeled motorcycle which becomes a symbol of Thailand and can be found around Bangkok and in some provinces.
Motorcycle Taxi : motorcycle taxis can be found near street intersections or small allies for quick transport and short distances.
Rental car and motorcycle : visitors who want to have independent travel or do not want to waste their time waiting for public transport can rent a car or a motorcycle from local companies as well as international chains. Some companies also provide a driver for tourist’s convenience and safety. Vehicle rental companies can be found in big cities, airports, and bus or train stations.
Traveling by car, motorcycle and bicycle is quite convenient for tourists because there are traffic signs available both Thai and English languages.
Thailand has two long coastlines – the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman coast islands. Also, there are many rivers and canals in Thailand including in Bangkok which once was called ‘the Venice of the East’. The long-tail boats are a main transport on rivers and canals in Bangkok and neighboring provinces. Visitors also have a boat trip or river cruise in Bangkok or a trip for snorkeling, fishing or squid fishing in other provinces.
There are many domestic air routes in Bangkok and provincial capitals. Two main airports in Bangkok are Don Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Moreover, for those who want to have more privacy and independence, they can rent a private plane.
Shuttle busses follow two routes, the Express and Ordinary Routes; both are free of charge for passengers and consist of the following stops, the Express Route focusing solely on transportation facilities:
Few people actually enjoy driving in Bangkok but wish for nicer transportation services than the public taxis. Fortunately there are a number of custom limousine services that provide professional drivers and a selection of vehicles for your convenience, comfort and safety.
Bangkok’s transportation system has entered the 21st century with modern, electric rail lines that are easing traffic and making travel around the capital city both comfortable and convenient.
Airport Rail Link provides train service at the maximum speed of 160 kilometer per hour on an elevated track parallel to the eastern railway, which covers the distance of approximately 28 kilometers, passing through 8 stations:
Motorcycles are one of the most popular modes of transportation in Thailand as they are inexpensive and fuel efficient. Both within cities and around the countryside, motorcycles are used by numerous Thais for work and personal travel.
Believe it or not, several international motorhome agencies offer the opportunity for you to explore Thailand in a mobile recreational vehicle. Depending on the size, these mobile homes feature bedrooms with TVs and even kitchens with dining tables.
If you are looking for a private charter flight around Thailand there are numerous opportunities as most Thailand airports have services for private charter flights including a number of smaller airports that are not serviced by normal commercial flights.