Anyone travelling to Thailand next week? & Airport question

Travel Forums Asia Anyone travelling to Thailand next week? & Airport question

1. Posted by nat9910 (Budding Member 4 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

Hi, I’m flying out Tuesday and arriving in Bangkok on Wednesday, just wondered if anyone else was also going then? Slightly nervous, first solo trip. Planning to stay in Bangkok for a few nights to start with, does anyone know how far away Bangkok airport is to Khao San Road?

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2125 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

What time do you need transportation to KSR? Khao San Road is not off a Skytrain stop so it is bus or taxi. If arriving during the middle of the night your options are more limited. (By the way, Bangkok has 2 airports, both have international flights.)

There is a new bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to KSR. (I never stay KSR area. I prefer other areas where I can use city rail service.) KSR is popular with younger tourists. I only read about this KSR bus. You can do some Google searches with a computer will give you helpful information.

You should also read up on changing money and how to use meter taxis before you get to Thailand. Change some of your UK currency at the airport so you can pay for taxi or bus service. It is easy to change pounds in Thailand. Not sure what to do start with a Google search using your laptop and then refine the research for what is current. Always read up on scams to avoid before you visit. If you must use a meter taxi using the meter is cheaper than paying a flat rate. When paying taxi or bus drivers have small bills and even coins sometimes. Don't try to pay for a cheap ride using a big bill. When you change your money ask for some smaller bills. You can also buy something from a Seven Eleven type store and get change for a big bill.

If using a debit card have a back up source of spending money. You could lose or damage a single card. A credit card or two can come in handy if you need medical care. When you bring cash stick with newer bills, no dirt, no writing on the bills. Largest currency denomination will take up less room in your wallet. There is a fee to use an ATM so take out the maximum your bank allows. Same fee for a small amount withdrawn or maximum.

Good luck.

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Jan-2018, at 03:44 by karazyal ]