Bangkok's mass transit systems are safe, comfortable, reliable and convenient. Many of the city's attractions are easily reached by either the BTS Skytrain and/or MRT underground. The stations listed below are the closest to the hotel.
The Ploenchit BTS Skytrain Station can easily be reached within approximately 5 minutes by our complimentary Tuk Tuk Shuttle Service from Arcadia Suites. If the hotel guest choose to walk, it would take around 10 minutes. The BTS Skytrain has two routes – Sukhumvit Line & Silom Line – which cover much of the central city areas. The trains run daily from 6 am – 12 pm midnight, with the schedule seeing trains running every few minutes during the day and more frequently during rush hour. (Click here for the BTS Map)
The ticket is valid for a single journey on the day of issue, with the fare depending upon the length of destination and ranging from THB 15 – 52 per journey. Tickets can be purchased from ticket offices and vending machines located at the stations.
One Day Pass
The ticket can be purchased from ticket offices located at the stations and is valid for unlimited journeys on the date of issue or registration only, costing THB 130 net per pass Note: the ticket is non-refundable.
Metered air-con taxis are available around-the-clock. The flag fall is THB 35 (for the first 2 km) and the fare climbs in THB 2 increments. Tipping is not required but rounding up is common. For trips to/from the airport, expressway toll fees will be borne by the passenger. Word of caution: Check with the driver that he intends on using the meter before getting in, and ensure that he switches it on once you are inside.
Locally known as 'samlor', Bangkok Tuk-Tuks are simply three-wheeled taxis. Bargain the fare before hopping on board and beware of fares which seem too good to be true as this can be a way to lure you to overpriced souvenir or jewelry shops. The approximate cost for a short 10-minute ride is around THB 40 - 100.
The city's extensive and inexpensive public bus network ranges in price from THB 8 to THB 30 depending on the type of bus. Typically, destinations are given only in Thai and so it is advisable to obtain a bus route map (available at most hotels, Tourism Authority of Thailand offices and bookshops).