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Cost of TAXIS??

Posted by marineboy on 20/1/2008 at 17:28

Whats the cost of a taxi from Khao San Road to either of the two Bangkok airports? Also the cost of a short taxi ride in Phuket?
Thanks

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Posted by Guernseystu on 20/1/2008 at 18:54

To either airport it will cost around 250B including tollway fees.

A short taxi ride in Phuket will cost 35B minimum on the meter - that's really short though so you might as well walk. It all depends on your definition of short.

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Posted by marineboy on 20/1/2008 at 23:54

"To either airport it will cost around 250B including tollway fees."
WOW, thats loads cheaper than what we paid last visit! I think I might have been ripped off when we left BKK, as there was someone organising taxis and they said there was a "set price" into Bangkok (well over 500bht)?
Ok, in Phuket a journey from the airport to the ferry terminal (not short I know)?

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Posted by sirhalberd on 21/1/2008 at 07:34

General Info: The price of a taxi to the KSR area is more when you LEAVE from the international airport. There is a 50 baht surcharge and maybe 1 or 2 toll charges plus the meter fare. From airport to KSR could come to 340/370 baht.

The return to the Suvarnabhumi Airport will cost more than the fare to the Don Muang airport. Suvarnabhumi is way on the other side of Bangkok, in Cobra Swamp, Samut Prakan area. Don Muang is closer to the city.

When you head for the airport the taxi driver may use the toll road (adding a 25 and another 40 baht toll to the meter charge) or avoid the toll road and just hit the back roads and freeway. Early in the morning when I leave for the airport the driver may go either way because of traffic conditions. A price around 240 to 290 baht is not that far off for International Airport, Suvarnabhumi. (I stay in the Sukhumvit Road area.)

Don Muang is a little closer to KSR and will be a little cheaper. During the day take the route the driver wants to avoid any accidents or tie ups. Early in the morning you can probably do the same time with the side freeway and only paying the meter charge.

Only pay the meter charge for taxi rides in Bangkok, including going to the airport. No surcharge of course for travel to the airport.

There is a cheap city bus that goes to the airports too (around 35 baht,) but is is pretty slow. Plus, the Airport Express Bus makes a run from the KSR area to Suvarnabhumi for 150 baht. The ride may take around 1.5 hours. Taxi rides are around one half hour.

Good luck.

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Posted by Guernseystu on 21/1/2008 at 11:23

Sorry to hear that you got ripped off marineboy, it happens all the time and 500B isn't a lot.

Last time I went to Suvarnabhumi I paid 220B but then I was very lucky with the traffic.

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Posted by marineboy on 21/1/2008 at 15:46

Thanks guys, some sound information. It is a capital city after all and the same (or worse) would happen elsewhere in another country!

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Posted by kunkesey on 22/1/2008 at 10:32

Last time I spent 150Bath from KSR to Suvarnabhumi I think up traffic.

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Posted by Guernseystu on 22/1/2008 at 11:39

^ Including tollway fees?

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