Buses, trains, and boats will be free in Bangkok from Oct. 25-27

To help ease the congestion caused by the many people coming into, and moving through, the city to go to the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct. 26, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced that certain public transport, including the BTS, BRT, and public boats, will be free from Oct. 25-27. On Oct ...

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Volunteer treats patients like family, decks out new ambulance with Minions to soothe (PHOTOS)

Volunteer treats patients like family, decks out new ambulance with Minions to soothe (PHOTOS)

As promised, the heart-warming volunteer that spent his own money creating a Doraemon ambulance has released his follow-up effort — a Minions ambulance. Naran Saengsinchai, 38,...

Don Mueang Airport to undergo repairs to handle influx of travelers

Don Mueang Airport to undergo repairs to handle influx of travelers

Don Mueang, the Bangkok airport that caters to fliers of low-cost airlines, will undergo repairs to handle the number of travelers that have been way above expected. Don Mueang...

Behold, BTS to get more expensive in October

Behold, BTS to get more expensive in October

From Oct. 1, it will cost you a few coins more to catch the BTS. The transportation company that runs the skytrain system has announced it will increase the fares by THB1-3 for...

No more surprises: Uber Bangkok launches exact fare system

No more surprises: Uber Bangkok launches exact fare system

Today, Uber Bangkok has ditched the estimated fare system and started quoting riders the exact fare they will have to pay, just like GrabCar. On top of the upfront fares, the...

Moms get free access to BTS, MRT, Airport Link on Mother’s Day

Moms get free access to BTS, MRT, Airport Link on Mother’s Day

In celebration of Mother’s Day in Thailand tomorrow, all mothers can ride the BTS, MRT, and Airport Rail Link in Bangkok for free. To encourage people to take their moms out...

Controlling Cabbie: Thai taxi’s list of behavior rules for passengers enrages riders

Controlling Cabbie: Thai taxi’s list of behavior rules for passengers enrages riders

Netizens are fuming over viral photos of one Bangkok taxi driver’s list of rules for riders in his car. After an angry rider snapped a picture of the handwritten sign and...

Airport authority announces plan to keep weekend immigration hell from being repeated

Airport authority announces plan to keep weekend immigration hell from being repeated

After a much-publicized immigration debacle at Don Mueang International Airport that saw tourists waiting four hours on Friday night, Thai airport officials are speaking out about...

Gates of Hell: Staff shortage causes four-hour queue at Don Mueang immigration

Gates of Hell: Staff shortage causes four-hour queue at Don Mueang immigration

Don Mueang International Airport blamed staff shortages for a whopping four-hour wait at immigration on Friday night, after four unexpected landings threw the airport’s delicate...

Erase your memory: Bangkok to change numbers of its 269 bus routes

Erase your memory: Bangkok to change numbers of its 269 bus routes

Bangkok has planned to adjust and change the numbers on 269 of its bus routes to correspond to new train stations in the future. This month, eight bus routes have started using...


 

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Have they started building the skytrain line to your house yet? When are they increasing the fares for the MRT? Check here. When a taxi driver is ripping off tourists, a tuk-tuk guy drops you off on the wrong street or the BTS management considers opening a new Skytrain line or station, Coconuts Bangkok is here to update you. From motosai fare hikes to creepy cabbies saying naughty things in the night, our transportation stories let you in on what you need to know about getting around the city.