Trips into the city cost between 300-500 baht, depending on your location. However, you must pay an additional 50 baht meter fare plus tolls. It’s nice to have small change to pay the tolls but if you don’t the taxi driver will pay and then add the charge to your fare.
There is actually no need for Grab in Bangkok as there are many taxis . Grab is a little more expensive than taxi and no matter what the traffic is still horrendous on the ground.
There is no Uber in Thailand, but there is Grab It is a little more expensive than a taxi or tuk tuk, but the cars are safe, secure and usually air-conditioned—totally worth it for a cross-city journey. Work with a local to plan your trip.
The fare starts at 35 baht and stays there for the first 2 kilometres. The fare gradually works its way up with 2 baht at a time (roughly per km). A surcharge applies in traffic jams (1.25 baht per metre when moving under 6 km/h). Typical taxi fares for going a few kilometres are around 50 baht .
Always the cheapest in the long and in the short trips. When a tuk tuk driver asks you for 150 Bath, the real price with taxi meter will be 40 sometimes it is worth it though because tuk tuks can manouver around traffic better than taxis , even if you do have to put up with fumes and less safety.
Tipping roughly 10% of the bill is a good tip , and rounding up or down just like you would do at home. If eating at a fancier restaurant and the bill is higher, you can ignore the 10% rule and give it based on how the experience was with a minimum of 100 baht tip .
Uber X claims it’s the cheapest ride in town. We put it to the test. So here’s how it stacks up against Bangkok’s other taxi apps and regular street cabs based on a 10km journey with 20 minutes stuck in traffic.
Though Grab operates in 16 provinces and 19 cities in Thailand, paying for a ride from an unlicensed driver is still technically illegal , and some Grab drivers have faced fines by police. In every other Southeast Asian country Grab operates in, ride-sharing services are legal .
Fully rolled-out by November 2020 through an updated version of the Grab app, Cash -in with Driver allows cash – paying commuters to enjoy safe and reliable GrabCar services by simply activating their GrabPay wallets during the ride, paying cash to their drivers, and receive their change credited to their GrabPay wallets.
Since taxis are cheap and the drivers work all hours in traffic that is legendary, a small tip is often appreciated.
grab ride hailing service has arrived on Phuket , but it is not the solution to the dreaded situation, as it has in many other places with dysfunctional public transport. Indeed, they seem to be part of the problem in return for being allowed to operate: grab cars are even more expensive than the fixed fee taxis .
Grab does work at Suvarnabhumi airport . No problem finding a taxi at the airport 24 hours a day.
Taxis and Grab Expect to pay 100– 200 baht for a shared minibus or up to 500 baht for a private taxi, depending on your destination. There are metred taxis just outside the airport terminal, as well as tourist areas like Patong and Phuket Town.
Uber is banned in Phuket . Grab works, but the prices have been adjusted to be in line with the rest of the overpriced taxi mafia.