Taxi in Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand

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nicks_travels nicks_tr…
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Taxi in Bangkok, Thailand Apr 02, 2011
Never get into a taxi without a meter, even if they try and tell you the taxi doesn't have a meter or its broke, or this area doesn't have meters. First time I was in bangkok, I got duped into a taxi going back to the airport for 1000baht that the guest house called for me, which I thought was reasonable. Next time I just hailed a taxi and it costs no more than about 150baht max to get to the airport from anywhere in bkk.

When getting off the buses at the bus terminals, just walk out to the main road which is literally only 1 minute away, this avoids all the rip off tourist taxis with 'no meter'. You can then just hail a normal taxi that won't try to con you.
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ariwardani ariwarda…
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Taxi in Bangkok May 14, 2009
There is a lot of taxi in Bangkok, the same as in Beijing. You will not have any difficulties to hail the taxi almost from everywhere in Bangkok. The best thing is that the driver normally can speak English eventhough it is limited. They are also familiar with the destinations because perhaps many tourists always go to the same tourism objects.

The taxi is used metered. If the driver does not turn on the meter, just tell him you want to stop and get out immediately. That's what we did when we jumped into a taxi that the driver tried not to use the meter. No bargain. Otherwise, they will cheat on you especially if you do not have any idea how far the place is from where you are now.

It is a bit difficult to find a taxi to go to a place where normally there is always traffic jam. Especially, if it gets closer to rush hour, it can take half an hour for you until you find a taxi that want to take you as the passenger. The traffic jam is really a headache. Thus, it is reasonable if the driver does not want to accept you and he/she just leave you whenever you mention the place.
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