There are several methods of transportation in Thailand that can get you around the country. The most common form of transportation is the bus. There are also trains, planes, and boats.
If you are travelling on a budget, buses are the best way to go. Buses are cheap and the routes are often well-known. There are also a lot of bus companies in Thailand, so you are sure to find one that suits your needs.
Trains are another option. They can be more expensive, but they offer a more scenic route. Trains can also take you to different parts of the country.
Best way to get a taxi
Another option is ride-share apps. Bolt, Grab etc.
When trying to get a taxi, drivers will try to charge you very high prices. Being a foreigner means they will often try to take advantage of you. For example, a taxi driver tried to charge 300 baht, where as the Bolt app charged only 50 baht for the same trip.
Other options for transport
When we arrived in Thailand we were told a bus would pick us up from the coach stop and take us to our hotel. When we arrived, a greasy old Thai man, with a full smile and half his teeth missing grabbed our bags and put them on the back of his blue Ute. With a canopy on the back with side rails. We found ourselves perched on the back of his ute with other tourists. Welcome to the famous 10 baht bus! Holding on the side rails we negotiated the streets of Pattaya on the way to our hotel. On arrival at the hotel, we handed over 200 baht for the privilege.
So why is this called a 10 baht bus. The units travel around Pattaya in circles, stopping to pick up passengers and drop them off. If travelling on the established circuit, it’s 10 baht. If you want them to take you somewhere off the circuit, it’s 100 baht per passenger.