Amazing race by Taxi

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Taxi

If you are in Bangkok, then you must have noticed that the most common mean of transportation is the taxi (or cab); it is as it should be since it is quite cheap and convenient (well not every time).

 

We, at Amazing Adventure invites you to an exciting adventure tour in Bangkok where the objective is winning the race using whichever mean of transportation that you like. One of the all-time favorites of our customer is the taxi.

 

Move around the megapolis in one of the famous Bangkok taxicabs, one of the city’s symbols and as we said earlier, the most popular mode of local transportation through Venice of the East!

Amazing adventures taxi

Bangkok taxicabs

Bangkok taxis differs from cabs in other Thailand cities, and the main difference is its price. For example, typical Thailand cab fare in Pattaya starts from 200 baht, and in Bangkok you can drive more than 20 kilometers, paying only 200 baht for going to a team building activity, or deciding what to see in Bangkok.

 

Cab driving in Bangkok is not an easy business; most of the cars are rented by their drivers, and the drivers earn on average 1500 baht for 12-hours shift. That is why sometimes they refuse to take a passenger to a heavily congested area and prefer to cruise in less congested places.

 

Taxicab driving in Bangkok is not an easy business; most of the cars are rented by their drivers, and the drivers earn on average 1500 baht for 12-hours shift. That is why sometimes they refuse to take a passenger to a heavily congested area and prefer to cruise in less congested places.

taxi tourism bangkok

Comfort and budget rides

 

Bangkokians like taxi for their comfort and low price (you pay only 35 baht, or 1,1 US dollar, for the first kilometer of your ride, and 6 baht for each consecutive kilometer plus 2 baht for every minute spent in a traffic jam).

 

Office managers use cabs for going to team building events, schoolchildren use it for going to and returning from school, and youngsters use Bangkok cabs for participating in such activities, like treasure hunt or scavenger hunt.

 

The cab must be the most common mean of transport.

taxi group fun

Discover the terrible traffic

Using the cab also has it perks, and the most terrible one is the traffic. Indeed, in Bangkok, it is very common to have traffic jams all over the capital, which is quite unfortunate if you really wanted to win the amazing race or if you just wanted to get where you needed to be in time.

 

It is caused by the fact that the sidewalk is often unpracticable (old designs or/and a lot of street sellers), which causes locals to depend on vehicles and causes them to sometimes sneak their way in into the traffic, therefore creating traffic jams. So be aware to the fact that if you choose to take the cab, chances are to you are going to find yourself in a traffic jam, so try to be careful.

 

It is caused by the fact that the sidewalk is often unpracticable (old designs or/and a lot of street sellers), which causes locals to depend on vehicles and causes them to sometimes sneak their way in into the traffic, therefore creating traffic jams.

 

So be aware to the fact that if you choose to take the taxicab, chances are to you are going to find yourself in a traffic jam, so try to be careful!

traffic jam Bangkok

Be a good negotiator

When you visit Bangkok, exploring famous tourists’ attractions or going to a food tour with a cab will be the most comfortable options. But taxi drivers in Bangkok (frankly speaking, like everywhere) sometimes cheat.

 

To avoid cheating, you should ask the driver to turn on the meter when you sit in a taxicab.

 

Also, it is useful to have a piece of paper with your destination point written in Thai, since almost all Thailand cab drivers cannot speak or read English.

 

Also, it is important to mention that there is a 50-baht surcharge for departing by the cab from any of Bangkok’s airports, Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang.

 

Moreover, it is better to have small bills. And if something went wrong, just photo cab’s license plate and driver’s license, and call to the tourist police; they will help you.

Taxi drivers

Amazing race by taxi

Bangkok Taxi

The taxicab is included in our amazing race package, so if you want to give it a go (and we recommend you should) do not hesitate.

 

Aside from the scam (which is rare and happen everywhere) and the traffic, you do not need to worry about anything in the taxi, whether it is your comfort or your security.

 

The cab is in fact very convenient because it allows you to cover long distance for a cheap price, if you are a good negotiator; it takes the upside of the bigger vehicles (able to transport multiple person) and smaller vehicles (good mobility) and mix it into one. It is up to your judgement to decide if you should use or not a driver.

 

The taxicab is in fact very convenient because it allows you to cover long distance for a cheap price, if you are a good negotiator; it takes the upside of the bigger vehicles (able to transport multiple person) and smaller vehicles (good mobility) and mix it into one.It is up to your judgement to decide if you should use or not the taxi.