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.
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 .
Uber , the global peer-to-peer taxi service, has become pretty popular in Bangkok . It started operating in Thailand in 2014. While Bangkok taxis are super cheap, they have some problems. Often drivers will refuse to run the meter, instead negotiating higher prices.
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 .
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.
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 .
Apparently, trips by taxis now are about half the price of what Grab charges. A one-way trip that takes about 10 minutes (about 5km) costs about RM7 only using a taxi , compared to Grab’s service which now costs about RM14.
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.
Typical taxi fares for going a few kilometres are around 50 baht. Communication can be a problem with the majority of Bangkok’s taxi drivers as they often speak little English. Since taxis are cheap and the drivers work all hours in traffic that is legendary, a small tip is often appreciated.
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.
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.
Grab does work at Suvarnabhumi airport . No problem finding a taxi at the airport 24 hours a day.
Metered taxis are the easiest way to get out of the airport and to your hotel . Once you clear customs and immigration, head downstairs to the first level; there will be a taxi line outside. You will need to stop at a desk and tell the clerk your destination.