How to Ride Metered Taxi in Bangkok

Although many first-time visitors are hesitant to use them, in general Bangkok’s taxis are new and comfortable and the drivers are courteous and helpful, making them an excellent way to get around.

  • All taxis are required to use their meters, which start at 35B, and fares to most places within central Bangkok cost 60B to 120B. Freeway tolls – 25B to 70B depending on where you start – must be paid by the passenger.
  • If you leave something in a taxi your best chance of getting it back (still pretty slim) is to call 1644.

App-based alternatives to the traditional taxis that operate in Bangkok:

All Thai Taxi (

GrabTaxi (