Several weeks ago I arrived in Bangkok for the start of a group trip. I went to the taxi stand at BKK airport and told them I needed to go to Viengtai Hotel in Phra Nakhon next to Khao San Road. After paying almost 100 baht in tolls alone, the taxi driver told me the fare was 600 baht. I found out the next day that my taxi driver had charged me about double the standard fare as it should not have cost more than 300 baht.
I will return to Bangkok in a few days and will need a taxi from DMK airport to the Glow Pratunam Hotel at 919 Petchburi Road in Kwang Thanon Phayathai in Bangkok. About how much should the fare be and how do I avoid getting essentially robbed by an unethical taxi driver? I understand that most Thais are lovely, hardworking and honest people but that taxi driver left a VERY bad taste in my mouth.