Thailand Transportation

Getting Around Thailand 
Thailand has an excellent public transportation network that makes it very easy for travelers to move around within the country. Domestic flights servicing numerous national airports allow quick transportation from one end of the country to another, while Thailand’s extensive railway system and roads provide access right up to the most remote areas of the country. Urban centers have excellent bus services, and intercity transport bus and coach companies link the entire country down to every province and town. Finally, Thais also, make excellent use of their rivers and canal systems to get around efficiently by boat. Only the smallest of Thailand’s remote villages require additional means of transport.
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Travel Tips for Transportation in Thailand

Phuket, Andaman Coast, Thailand
When you come out of the airport you may need a shuttle but/taxi. Be careful as sometimes the stop at a jewellry store/tour/hotel booking centre….they will try to sell you tours and stuff to make a commission. Simply tell them you want to go straight to the hotel and that all your tours are booked. We had a major hassle, but I remembered to tell them to just take us to the hotel. We stayed in Patong. Please note that this is a party town! There is a strip with all bars and clubs and it gets rowdy everynight. So don’t stay in a place located near the main strips (Bangka Road) if you want peace and quiet. The beach was nice, but the water was very rough (at the beginning of July). Not much swimming- just avoiding waves. Still some beach activities like parasailing and jet skiing.
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Ban Kok, Northern Thailand, Thailand
1. use taxi that the driver able to speak english..it save a lot of your time..:) 2. and when using a taxi ask for "metre charge"..it save your money..:)
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Thailand
I found rail travel in Thailand to be easy, comfortable, safe, economical, and green. A rail pass was inexpensive and afforded me unlimited travel for 21 days. I also saved time and money by taking night trains, thus traveling while sleeping and saving money for lodging. The sleeping trains were clean and surprisingly easy to sleep in. I slept well and often arrived at my destination fresh and early to start a new day. When compared with flying, taking a bus, or renting a car, this was by far the most green solution to my travel needs. In addition to being green, it allowed me to interact with the locals.
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Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
Advise is to bargain for everything from the moment you get off the plane never take the price that is first offered to you. A thai friend told me to take 70 percent off what they tell you and and after working out a price you will find you you have paid 50% less then the price you where quoted. Its all part of the fun of being on holiday a fantstic country cant wait to go back.
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Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
You can survive on very little money in Bangkok but be wary of the locals trying to rip you off. Always take a radio taxi from the airport, not just someone touting for business, as you may end up paying double. The floating markets and the bridge over the river kwai are must do's as is the grand palace! Khao San road is also the place to be at night.
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