TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
         There are various options of Thailand travel provided for tourists – by land, by air, and by boat.

 

Land
          Traveling on the road is the main procedure going through provinces in Thailand.
          Public transport : either long-distance or short-distance trips in Bangkok or other provinces, tourists can travel around by bus, by train, by sky train, by subway, by van, and by Song Taew (small pick-up truck with two rows of bench). 
          Taxi : Bangkok and big provinces have metered taxis.
          Tuk Tuk : a three-wheeled motorcycle which becomes a symbol of Thailand and can be found around Bangkok and in some provinces.
          Motorcycle Taxi : motorcycle taxis can be found near street intersections or small allies for quick transport and short distances.
          Rental car and motorcycle : visitors who want to have independent travel or do not want to waste their  time waiting for public transport can rent a car or a motorcycle  from local companies as well as international chains.  Some companies also provide a driver for tourist’s convenience and safety.  Vehicle rental companies can be found in big cities, airports, and bus or train stations.
          Traveling by car, motorcycle and bicycle is quite convenient for tourists because there are traffic signs available both Thai and English languages.
 

Boat
          Thailand has two long coastlines – the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman coast islands.  Also, there are many rivers and canals in Thailand including in Bangkok which once was called ‘the Venice of the East’.  The long-tail boats are a main transport on rivers and canals in Bangkok and neighboring provinces.  Visitors also have a boat trip or river cruise in Bangkok or a trip for snorkeling, fishing or squid fishing in other provinces.

Air
          There are many domestic air routes in Bangkok and provincial capitals.  Two main airports in Bangkok are Don Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport. Moreover, for those who want to have more privacy and independence, they can rent a private plane.