hi, im arriving in bangkok in october, in the middle of the vegetarian festival- which is perfect as im a vegi. from the airport i need to get to chinatown to the Yaowarat Rd.
after a long flight im hoping to cab it there, how much should i pay for a taxi and how long does it take if my plane lands at 2.00pm??
im thinking 300 baht and 1 hour in traffic.
#1 g_singh has been a member since 3/7/2007. Posts: 24
Hi, I just got a taxi yesterday to the airport. was 300 baht but I also had to pay the toll which was 60 baht as we took the expressway which is faster. I was quoted 800 baht when I asked how much but 300-400 is the going rate. Safe travels.
#2 rose265 has been a member since 12/9/2007. Posts: 2
thanks for the quick response Rose265, and is it abput an hour?
#3 g_singh has been a member since 3/7/2007. Posts: 24
yes, roughly an hour
#4 rose265 has been a member since 12/9/2007. Posts: 2
If you go out downstairs from the arrivals terminal there are an "official" taxi desks from where you can get a taxi, which will use the meter - no questions asked. You are still required to pay tolls, plus a 50B surcharge.
If you'd prefer to negotiate directly with a driver and do it off-meter, then 300B is ok I guess, but on-meter, even including the 50B surcharge, will be almost always cheaper.
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excellent info, thanks for that.
#6 g_singh has been a member since 3/7/2007. Posts: 24
But , depending on the day of the week , landing at 2pm , then waiting for your bags (50 mins. last time) and getting through immigration (40mins. last time) , will land you right in the middle of rush hour .
An hour ? , doubtful .
good point Changfai. although time not too important going to china town, but the next day im going back to the airport to catch a 1.30pm flight to phuket,,, time would be more of an issue then. how much should i allow for in rush hour? extra 45 minutes??
#8 g_singh has been a member since 3/7/2007. Posts: 24