Taxis are slightly better than tuk tuks to get around Bangkok, but having said this I've often run into trouble with taxi drivers who pretended that their meter was broken (a classic) and tried to overcharme me (sometimes 5 times or more the original price). Using approved taxis only did not really help, as even those drivers tend to try and cheat people. Of all the taxis companies I used I found only one company to be reliable and with honest drivers: the company that runs the red and blue taxis. Their drivers ALWAYS switched on the meter without having to ask them.
The simplest and safest form of travelling is via taxi. Always ask for to go by the metre before you board or expect to get ripped off by the driver. However, due to the very uncertain jams in the city, prices can vary widely to the extreme. All taxis from the airport are metred. Dont try taking the bus unless u speak Thai or its pretty pointless really with no one being to understand you.
They are everywhere and could grab one at no time. Select those marked 'taxi-meter' on its top as most of them do not need reminders to turn-on their meters.
Taxi! Taxis are cheap in Bangkok. And airconditioned! Just be sure that you have enough change in Thai baht with you or you just might get a 'sorry, no change' dialogue from your cabbie after handing him a 100 baht note for a 50 baht fare. And, always demand that the meter is turned on as soon as you enter the cab.
not the best way to get around is the taxi - they are not the best. Whenever we get into a cab from the hotel we are staying, they usually jot down the cab number in a log book , and give one to us for referral.
Usually in the evening - and esplly in tourist areas- taxi drivers will haggle the price after you tell them your destination, It could cost you only 20 baht, but they would demand for 100 baht. I normally get very annoyed and slam the taxi doors!!! And wait for another taxi. I do not mind tipping the drivers - but hate to be demanded!!!
It was so cheap that we did not hesitate to catch a cab when we needed one, and not once did they try and rip us off. Extremely friendly guys we found.
I never saw so many different colors in my life. All metered taxis are very colored.
Taxi in Thailand is very cheap. You can run over 50 minutes and pay only 140bht
Taxi meter is cheap in Bangkok, sometimes at 6pm to 8pm driver try to made an fixed price really expensive and usually you don't have an other choice if you don't stay near an BTS station.
Ask always to the taxi driver to turn on the taximeter, and..from the airport, go via toll way, the skyway very cool!!