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Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

hi,

Single female travelling to/from airport to bangkok centre, late at nite/wee small hours.

what is the safest method of transport. ( i will be tied from a 12 hr flight)

Was thinking of the airtrain, but would it be safe to walk around at that time?

even a short diatance of a few hundred metres to a hotel?

cheers

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1. Re: Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

Depends how late at night you arrive.

If it is after 10 pm I would take a taxi.

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2. Re: Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

HOTZ

From your post it appears that the only option you have is to take a taxi, because of the time you arrive.

My wife says that she feels safer in Bangkok than in the small town in England that was our last home.

Alan

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3. Re: Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

I would take a taxi. Very easy and cheap.

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4. Re: Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

thx all, so taxi is safe? drivers are all safe? are there taxi companies to avoid?

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5. Re: Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

i am transitting thru bangkok on the way to/from europe.

on the way over arrive in BKK at 9pm.

Leave BKK at 1am.

then coming back thru BKk, arrive 6am. leave 7pm.

if i caught the airtrain, and had to walk to a hotel, would i be harrassed??

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6. Re: Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

HOTZ

I would be truly astonished if you were harassed walking to your hotel. Probably the worst that could happen is a tuk tuk driver asking where you are going, in the hope of getting a fare. Just say "Mai ow kar", (which means "I don't want thanks") and he will go away.

Alan

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7. Re: Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

Tax, door to door. Get it from the official taxi rank at the airport.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-c116554/Thail…

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8. Re: Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

And if you feel uncomfy with a taxi, and if budget is no issue, take the AOT limo to your hotel. Booking counter in the arrivals hall before you go thru customs. Book while you wait for your bag. Ask for the 900 THB car. Dont get suckered into buying a bigger vehicle. Nothing safer than this.

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9. Re: Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

Hi,

If you are concerned about taking a taxi (I don't think you should be) take the AOT limo into the city. You can also book one from this company:

orientalescape.com/thailand/…bangkok.html

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10. Re: Transfer to/ from airport to bangkok centre, single female,

I travel alone and use the Skytrain because I hate sitting in traffic. If you have good directions to your hotel so you know exactly where to go from the station, you'll be ok. I usually have tuk tuk/taxi drivers asking if I need help but I just smile and walk on, and certainly have never been "harrassed".

When leaving Thailand with extra luggage ie all my shopping, I usually get a tuk tuk to the station and then the Skytrain.

My choice of hotel is dictated by ease of access to public transport. Hate that traffic!

Trisha

Edited: 23 March 2013, 20:34