The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has a computer reservation system
for sleeping berths on rapid and express night trains. There are reclining
seats on the faster 'sprinter' service.
The lower sleeping berth in second class (air-conditioned or fan) is a
little more comfortable than the upper.
Rapid and Express trains have dining cars, and vendors sell drinks and
Song Taew (Red Taxi)
Song Taew (Red Taxi) is the
most common means of transportation in town. Passengers can hop in and out as
Simply tell the driver the destination and negotiate the price before
boarding. Fares start from THB 15 (depending on the distance).
All major car rental companies such as AVIS, Budget and Hertz, are
ready to provide suggestions on travel itineraries. Thai car rental companies
are also available.
The easiest way to locate a car rental company is to ask at the airport
or the hotel.
A noisy, motorized three-wheeler with covered seats, the tuk-tuk is really only suitable for
short journeys. Tuk-tuks cost from
THB 30 to 40 per vehicle with higher fares late at night.
Prices must be agreed beforehand.