Everything is ready for you to have a blast in Bangkok… well, almost, because you still need to know how to get the perfect airport transfer.
That’s why we share this full guide with you, updated for 2019.
Just keep reading and you’ll discover all the whereabouts of airport transfers in Bangkok.
What To Do Before You Arrive?
These tips will make your airport transfer perfect, and furthermore, it will make your first day in Bangkok simply amazing.
You will avoid most of the mistakes that newcomers commit, so you can enjoy your first day to the max!
Try to adjust yourself to the new time zone before you arrive, because it will help you to adapt much quicker, which in return, will allow you to enjoy your first day perfectly.
Also, remember to get cash from the ATM as soon as you arrive, as it is always a good idea to have cash in your pocket just in case.
Finally, if you can book a transfer before you arrive, definitively do it, because it will save you tons of time and stress.
What Options Do You Have?
To summarize, these are the most popular ways to transfer from the airport to the city:
- Hotel Transfer
- Limousines and Luxury Cars
As you can see, there is a lot where to choose from, and worry not, because we will cover each point thoroughly.
If you want to go straight to your hotel and to get rid of all possible problems, there is no better way of handling it than getting a hotel transfer.
It will allow you to save a lot of time because you won’t have to deal with taxi drivers and all the measurements that come with it, which can be quite tedious, especially after a long trip, which is the case for most travelers.
If you want the cheapest way to get from the airport to the city, then no option can beat a taxi. However, you need to keep your safety in mind and some tips to get the best bang for the buck:
- Check the name plate you’ll find on the left side of the dashboard
- Make sure the driver has a picture of himself there (be aware of a mismatch between the photo and the person driving)
- Make sure that the driver turns on the meter, and if he does not, just pick another cab
- If the driver gives you a fixed price, try to bargain a bit, because in most cases they will agree.
The downside of choosing a taxi is that you will have to wait in the taxi line, and of course, you will have to screen the driver and bargain the price if none wants to turn on the meter.
However, if you are patient, you can get a sweet deal out of it.
Finally, consider that in some rare circumstances you won’t get a taxi, and therefore, you will have to rely on the other options we present you, being Uber the second best one.
You can also use Uber in Thailand, and truth be told, you won’t have to pay an excessive premium to get a car to transfer you from the airport to the city.
Most people already know how to use Uber. So, if you want to keep stress and tediousness at bay, this might be your best option.
Limo and Luxury Cars:
If you want to live the luxurious life of BKK right off the bat, you cannot do it in a better way than by hiring a limousine or luxury car, and fortunately, there are many services that can make it possible for you.
In fact, they are not outrageously expensive, because a ride will cost you 3,000 bath in average, which is affordable if you consider the comfort and luxury that you will experience.
If you are looking for a different, adventurous and luxurious way of getting from the airport to any point in the city, think no further than hiring a helicopter. It cannot get better than that.
However, keep in mind that a 40-minute flight can cost you between 40,000 to 50,000 baht. Not cheap at all, but if it solves your needs, it is definitively worth it.
Furthermore, it is also a good way to explore the city in a different way, especially at night. You will be able to observe it from a privileged angle that only a few get to enjoy in their lifetime.
Therefore, if it meets your expectations, you should definitively hire a helicopter flight to transfer you to Bangkok. In fact, you can use it to take you to any point in the country as well, for example, if you wanted to go from BKK to Pattaya.
Your First Day in Bangkok: Where to Celebrate?
Now that you are finally in Bangkok, and hopefully you are already installed at your hotel or apartment, it is time to celebrate your first day.
You have tons of options for it, be it wild and exciting or something calmer yet interesting.
If you are looking to spend a night full of the best live music, delicious Thai and international food and refreshing cocktails, look no further than Apoteka. We will be more than happy to make your first day a blast!
We put the best local and national bands in a live performance to delight you in the most friendly and vibrant atmosphere that a gastropub can offer you.
You will have tons of different options at your disposal, ranging from exquisite Thai dishes to the most exotic beers and cocktails, which together with the exceptional music, will make your night simply unforgettable.
Now you know all the whereabouts of transferring from the airport to Bangkok.
If you need more help, just let us know in the comments and we will be happy to assist you!