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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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  • 503 to/from Victory Monumnet
    503 to/from Victory Monumnet
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    44 to/from Chatuchak and The Mall...
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    City Buses All Shapes 7 Sizes

    by Mikebb Written Mar 22, 2006

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    Modern small bus, larger bus in background

    Buses can be seen in most areas of Bangkok, very crowded in peak hours like all other public transport, however they are subject to traffic jams and your 10 minute journey may take an hour during peak traffic hours. We always took the Skytrain this trip, on previous trips we have also used Tuk Tuk and Taxi.
    Buses can be airconditioned or not with the fare on airconditioned buses approximately twice the cost, however bus fares are very cheap ranging from 5 to 20 baht.

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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 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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  • Bangkok Bus

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010

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    Bus in Bangkok
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    Bus! A good way of seeing the real Bangkok, buses are ridiculously cheap.


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    First Photo: Bus in Bangkok
    Second photo: Bus Station near Siam
    Third Photo: Bus stop beside MBK Centre
    Fourth Photo: Traffic in Rama road in Siam center Bangkok
    Fifth Photo: Bus in Chinatown, Bangkok

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    Bangkok City Buses

    by Pat_Bangkok Written Oct 21, 2006

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    There are a lot of buses offered in Bangkok going to all places, with a fare starting at 3.5 baht for open air buses. Air-conditioned blue buses have minimum and maximum fares from 8 to 16 baht. Euro II or Orange air-conditioned buses charge 10-20 baht. Air-conditioned microbuses charge a flat fare of 20 baht all routes. For more information call Bangkok Mass Transit Service at 184 or 0-2246-0973.

    A buses route map is available at bookshops. A free city map can also be picked up at The Bangkok Tourist Division office, Bangkok Tourist Information Booths throughout Bangkok and the TAT office .

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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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    buses

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 16, 2002

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    a comfy bus

    Buses are the cheapest option to get around Bangkok: we paid between 3.5 baht to 8 baht depending on wether the bus had no fans, fans or air-condition. SOme are quite basic but still fun to ride, except if you get stuck in the traffic. The best thing is to avoid taking a bus during rush hours. Routes are a bit hard to figure out - but normally if you ask a shop-owner nearby he'll be able to let you know which bus to take. Tickets are bought on board.

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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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  • Eastern Bus Terminal

    by volopolo Updated Aug 15, 2009

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    Eastern Bus Terminal
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    Eastern Bus Terminal

    Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok. Tel: 0-2391-6846, 0-2391-2504

    Take the bus from here to Eastern Provinces and Cities from Thailand like: Pattaya, Chonburi, Chantaburi and more. The bus station located in Ekkamai BTS Skytrain Station.


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    First Photo: Bus to Chachoengsao
    Second photo: Bus to Chachoengsao
    Third photo: Shop in the station
    Forth photo: Drinking something
    Fifth photo: Yaowarat road in Chinatown

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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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    Bus

    by Nothingisreal Updated Aug 2, 2005

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    We call Bus in Bangkok "Rod may" (May is come from Mail) there are 3 or 4 kind of buses.

    - Green Mini Bus we call "Mini bus" now the price is raise to 5.50 Baht, but it's still too fast too furious and the ticket boy or girl,in cluding driver are still bad behavier. (5.50 baht nomatter distance)

    - Red and white bus we call "Rod May Dang" (6 baht) you may have to wait for long time for this kind of bus.

    - Blue and white bus (7 baht)
    - Blue and white air bus (from 10 baht depend on the distance)
    -Yellow Air Bus we call "Rod Euro" (from 12 baht depend on the distance)

    Tip

    Don't be afraid to be lost ,just get in the bus and ask the ticket girl or boy or passenger around that the bus is correctly go to your place. If not he will let you get the next bus stop.

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    Budget way between KaoSan Rd and Airport

    by DSwede Updated Oct 14, 2010

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    Bus from airport to KaoSan

    For most budget travelers, the backpacker district is near KaoSan Road. After exiting the airport's arrival hall, there are signs for buses to the city. Most backpackers will then pay the 150 Baht for the VIP bus to KaoSan Road (45min ~ 1hr).

    However, for those who want to save even a bit more money, there is a cheap city public bus. This can be done by taking Bus #556 between terminal/KaoSan and airport (18 baht for 1hr). The public bus terminal at the airport can be accessed by free shuttle from the arrivals hall.

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    Public Bus

    by explore_discover Updated Sep 30, 2011

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    511 & 2 to/from Sukhumvit
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    Update Sep 2011

    Bus Fare reduced to 6.5 Bhat from 7 Bhat for all Non Air Conditioned (Yellow & Red) Bus

    *** Updated 26th May 2010*** Bus are plying on designated routes again

    # 511 A/C From Khaosan Road to Samuta Prakan (Crocodile Farm) From Samut Prakan to Sai Tai Mai 16 Bhat Passing the Ratchadamnoen Klang on both legs (Khaosan Road is just accross)

    # 2 Non A/C From Ratchadamnoen Klang to On Nut BTS (Loop Bus) 7 Bhat to 11 Bhat

    # 15 Non A/C From Grand Palace passing Ratchadamnoen Klang to Silom~Sapahn Taksin Bridge 7 Bhat to 11 Bhat its a loop bus too,

    # 79 & 503 A/C from Ratchadamnoen Klang to Victory Monument 16 Bhat

    # 44 A/C Private From Grand Palace Passing Khaosan Road to Chatuchak Weekend Market till The Mall Bangkapi (Loop Bus) 19 Bhat Non A/c 8 Bhat

    # 53 Non A/C To/ From Hua Lampong Railway Station, China Town, Grand Palace, Banglamphu at Phrasumen Fort at Chakrapong Road Intersection (Close to Khaosan Road) 7 Bhat Loop Bus. Stop at Hua lampong MRT which is 5 minutes walk from Main Train Station

    # 556 Air Conditioned Bus from Sai Tai Mai (Southern Bus Terminal to Makasan Station for Airport Link Train, To / From Khaosan the fare is 16 Bhat

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