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  • 53 to/from Hua lampng, China Town, Grand palace
    53 to/from Hua lampng, China Town, Grand...
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  • 511 & 2 to/from Sukhumvit
    511 & 2 to/from Sukhumvit
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    15 to/from Silom
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    From Siam Square to Khao San

    by yuet29 Written Oct 30, 2004

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    Siam Square, MBK etc are the places most people go for shopping.. well.. I am not so keen in shopping.. haha.. but in case you are in that area and wish to go back KhaoSan by bus, well this is the way..

    get bus #15 in front of Siam Square.. 4B. It will take you back there..

    By the way, before going back, do not forget to try the Hainan Chicken Rice. The shop is 2 minutes walk from the bus station. A basic set cost 30B, the chicken is smooth.. yam yam.. =)

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    From Mochit to KhaoSan

    by yuet29 Written Oct 30, 2004

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    If you are in morchit terminal(northern bus terminal in Bangkok) and wish to get to KhaoSan area, catch bus # 3.

    You probably took one of the long distance bus and end-up in Mochit station. Walk down from the bus, you will see one 7-11, walk pass the 7-11, walk pass the toilet, you will see a low of food stalls selling breakfast. Walk pass all the food stalls and here the local bus station. Hop on #3 and it will bring you to Khao San area.

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    A Few Important Buslines

    by aukjejetty Written Aug 15, 2004

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    Traffic in Bangkok

    Bus 15 goes from Kao San Road to Siam, Silom, and the Cambodian Embassy. Take this bus also for the Myanmar Embassy.

    Bus 53 will take you from Kao San Road to the main train station 'Hua Lamphong'.

    Bus 3 will go all the way to Chatuchak (weekend) market from Kao San Road area at Banglumpoo.

    From Silom you can take bus 77 to the World Trade Center.

    If you see your bus arriving you have to wave your hand, but, please, do it the Thai way: palm of the hand upside-down. If you do it the other way it is regarded as a obscene gesture.

    Inside the bus you have to push a button to ring the bell if you want to get off.

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    City busses

    by aukjejetty Updated Aug 15, 2004

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    Bustickets

    The best way to get around in Bangkok is to take the bus. The non-aircon busses are only 4 baht, and you pay a little more for the aircon busses. You just pay the fare on the bus, a busconductor will walk towards you and you just give the 4 baht (try to have it small). He or she will give you a ticket.

    Most of the busses only have Thai writing on them, which makes it hard to find the right bus. So, you have to find out what number takes you where you want to go. I remember bus 47, which we took from the Kao San Road area to the shopping centres.

    Sometime busses with the same number [but different color bus] go in different directions, so watch the color of the bus when you get on, just so you know what color to look for when you head back.

    Another thing I found out which is good to know: if you sit on the backseat, and you see a monk walk in, please stand up, the backseat is reserved for the monks. And the first bench behind the door is for disabled and elderly.

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    The Green buses

    by Rojo72 Written May 23, 2004

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    One of the hasardous buses!

    If you feel like really taking part of the Bangkok traffic and also travel like the thais you should consider talking the green buses that run all over town. The problem is only knowing which one goes where... I was lucky that my friend lived in Bangkok and knew what bus to take and where to hop off. It was REALLY cheap (2 or 3 baht I think!) and fun too to feel like a thai...kinda.

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    Local public bus

    by yuet29 Updated Apr 15, 2004

    If u wish to stay in Khao San Road, bus 53 outside the Hualampong train station can take u there.

    The bus fare is 3.5B

    The bus hardly totally stop down to pick up customer, so what u hv to do is run and jump up the bus!

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    Cheap Bus Fare (Bangkok)

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    Ordinary bus (red)

    Taking ordinary bus is still the cheapest one but you have to bear the consequences...you may not able to meet your appointment on time due to heavy traffic specially during rush hours!!! It is important to know the bus number or else...you won't reach your destination!!!

    Regardless of distance:
    Red bus fare - THB 4
    White and Blue bus fare - THB 5

    Bus #47 - from Khao San Road to
    1. Wat Prah Kaew
    2. Grand Palace
    3. Wat Pho
    4. China town
    5. Siam Square
    6. Sala Daeng
    7. MBK

    Bus #163
    1. National Stadium - Mall Tha Pra
    2. Mall Tha Pra - Sala Daeng

    Others:
    1. National Stadium - Khao San Road (Bus #15)
    2. National Stadium - Sam Yan (Bus #25)

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    Buses

    by haloo Written Dec 30, 2003

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    It is the cheapest way to get around Bangkok. But you will be likely to get lost. I even sometime get lost travel by bus. So if you not certain try something else. Dont get on if you dont know where it heading to.

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    Public City Buses

    by stmlnyc Updated Nov 5, 2003
    Aboard Bus #72

    Taking the public buses can be intimidating-there are so many different routes, prices, and buses.

    Generally, the red open air buses are 3.5 baht, fan buses are 5 baht, and the air conditioned ones are around 12 baht. With the AC bus, the attendant will ask you your stop to determine the fare.

    Note that the buses don't always make a complete stop to pick up and offload passengers.

    Also monks get preferential treatment, they don't pay on the non AC buses and are offered seats.

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    Buses

    by Suet Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Cheap and convenient, if a little crowded. I was hardly paying attention to where we were going as I was fascinated by the quick and skilful ticket and change technique of the bus conductress! She had this little metal tube of coins and tickets and, while keeping her feet without holding on (no mean task, I can assure you The driver clearly felt he wasn't doing his job if he left every passenger standing up!) she delivered change, tore and marked tickets, tided away the notes and sorted out her little box with very neat and deft movements. It was like poetry in motion.....

    The bus? oh yes. Clean, airconditioned, but very full.

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    Public bus

    by herzog63 Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    Bangkok bus

    The public bus is a great cheap way to get around Bangkok!! But get your self a good Bus Route map so you know where you want to go! If you spend any time here it is very easy to learn the routes! I know a lot of people say beware of the Pulic Bus system but it is pretty safe in my opinion! Don't walk on with money hanging out of you pockets though! LOL

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    Bangkok Busses

    by SumTingWong Written Jun 7, 2003

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    Bussing around Bangkok is easy and cheap too:
    Public buses are plentiful and cheap, with a minimum fare of 3.50 baht to most destinations within metropolitan Bangkok. 3 kinds of Air-conditioned buses charge 6-16, 10 and 12 Baht. Air-conditioned microbuses charge a flat fare of 20 Baht on all routes. A Bus Route Map is available at most hotels, bookshops and the TAT office on Ratchadamnoen Avenue for 35 Baht.
    (For Bangkok transportation go here: www.bts.co.th)

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  • Buses

    by yen_2 Written Mar 30, 2003

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    There are more than 3,000 buses tooling all over Bangkok, a figure that doesn't include all those private and mini-buses. Riding with a bus is the very cheapest ways around the area, the fares starts at around 4 baht but can also be very slow and can be very hot.

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    Into the city from the airport

    by riproy Updated Jan 19, 2003

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    The CHEAPEST way into the city from Don Muang, the International airport, is by public bus. The beauty of this airport is that the major bus lines run right by the airport. If you are packing light, this is a cheap alternative to taxis. There is a bus stop right outside the airport, no need to cross the highway.
    To get to the Silom area, take A/C bus #4. You will have to say that you want to get off at Silom for the ticket taker to decide your fee. It will be less than 20 baht.
    To get to Khao San Road, take non-A/C bus #59. It will be a long ride, but it will get you there. Ask to dropped off at Khao San. The rate is fixed on these buses - 3.5 baht in 2001. You can't get there any cheaper than this!
    To get to Sukhumvit, i would take the airport bus. Ask at information as to their location at the airport. A ride is 100 baht per person. Cheaper than a taxi.
    If you want to get to MBK/Siam Square area, get on the A/C bus #29. Tell the ticket taker you want to get off at 'soon siam'. The rate will be about 12-16 baht, i can't remember. The non A/C bus #29 goes there too and the bus fare is 3.5 baht.
    If you want to go to Chinatown (Yaowarat), your best bet might be the train on the other side of the highway. During rush hour there is a trip every 15 minutes. It will be no more than 10-15 baht a trip. The last station is Hualampong and Yaowarat is right there. Outside of rush hour, take the bus because it is more frequent. Bus #29 A/C or non A/C will take you there too as that is its terminating stop.

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    ORDINARY CITY BUSES AND AIR-CONDITIONED CITY BUSES

    by fedecec Written Nov 24, 2002
    Air-con bus.

    ORDINARY: You should beware of pickpockets when the bus is over-crowded. The fare is very cheap, only 5 Baht for the whole distance of the route. No air-con.
    AIR-CON: The fare range from 6 to 16 Bath, naturally with air-conditioned. There are microbus which charge a uniform fare of 20 Baht and admit no passengers when the 30 seats are fully occupied.

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