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Bangkok ties with the province of an extensive network of highways. State Transport Company buses run on time, tickets inexpensive and divided into 3 classes. Buses of the first class orange ( "rot daeng"), standard (windows for better ventilation is not glazed), stop on demand and therefore move slowly. The blue buses of the second class air-conditioned ( "ac") stop only in major towns. Buses VIP-class differ fewer seats and greater comfort (glass and air conditioning required).

Buses - the basis of urban transport of the country. On the lines work like machines, air-conditioned (travel expensive), and those where there is no air conditioning. Besides the usual, there are express routes. From 23.00 to 5.00 on some lines go night buses (no air conditioning). Tickets can be purchased from the driver or usher in the cabin.

Roads and driving rules
In Thailand, the drive on the left, the situation on the roads quite tense - part of the accident, the local traffic rules by drivers practically not observed, and the condition of the roads leaves much to be desired (except for the resort areas). On city streets should exercise extreme caution!

In Bangkok, the roads are almost always serious traffic jams.

Public transport in Bangkok - very complicated and strange mixture of modern and traditional means of transportation. It consists of buses, minibuses, regular subway, above-ground station (Skytrain) and various kinds of taxis - regular, motorcycle and scooter - the fat-the fat and water.

The main transport load is borne by buses, which in turn are divided into ordinary, express, air conditioned and without. At the same time on the same route to walk buses of different types, with varying cost of travel. Regular bus is from 4 to 5 baht, an express 5.5 baht. Air-conditioned bus stand from 8 to 20 baht, depending on the route and duration of the trip. Tickets can be purchased from the conductor. Minibuses are from 3 to 3.5 baht.

Subway lines in Bangkok, three (two elevated Skytrain and one underground). Fare Skytrain - from 10 to 40 baht. There are tickets for 10, 15 and 30 missions - 250, 300 and 540 baht respectively. Daily travel costs 100 baht, three - 280. Price of travel in the underground station varies from 12 to 31 baht depending on the distance of travel (in the summer of 2005, the price will increase to 14-36 baht).

In other cities of Thailand's transport less developed, there can be found rickshaws and other exotica. The main means of transportation almost everywhere - the bus.

Metro
Subway lines in Bangkok, three (two elevated Skytrain and one underground). Fare Skytrain - from 10 to 40 baht. There are tickets for 10, 15 and 30 missions - 250, 300 and 540 baht respectively. Daily travel costs 100 baht, three - 280. Price of travel in the underground station varies from 12 to 31 baht depending on the distance of travel (in the summer of 2005, the price will increase to 14-36 baht).

Taxis
Auto-taxi encountered two types: "TAXI" - without the counter and "TAXI-METER" - paying by the meter (cost of travel - from 35 to 200 baht depending on distance). In the "TAXI" agreed to bargain and price is usually agreed upon beforehand. It is recommended to give preference to vehicles with air conditioning, as gassed streets is large enough that, in the local heat strongly felt during long trips. In Chiang Mai and Pattaya function taxi often perform "songtheo" - pickup trucks or small the trucks with benches for passengers. The trip, regardless of the distance is usually 10 baht per person.

There are more local and exotic types of taxis: Scooters (tuk-tuki), mototaksi (passengers are invited to sit just behind the driver of the motorcycle and wear a helmet. Emerged as a way to deal with Bangkok traffic jams), and water taxis on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok . Prices fat-the fat and motorcycles are approximately the same road, the price should be agreed in advance.

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