One of the best options you can go for with meter prices. The basic fare for these taxis starts with 35 THB for first two kilometers. And then go on increasing with 2 baht at a time (roughly per kilometer). A surcharge applies in traffic jams (1.25 baht per meter when moving under 6 km per hour). Typical taxi fares for going a few kilometers are around 50 baht.
Communication can be a problem with the majority of Thailand's drivers, so make sure you have your address written in the Thai language with you otherwise at least keep google translate application handy.
These taxis come in funky colors including orange, yellow, blue, pink. Regardless of the colors fares remain same. Whatever may be the color fare does not change.
However, of course, there are some drivers you will find who does not really wish to go by meter but by their own prices, you really need to be good at bargaining in such cases and should have a rough idea of an ideal fare for your destination from your current location.
2. Song Teaw
Song Teaw is a local name for a taxi which is a small truck with two rows of the bench for sitting famous mainly in the city of Pattaya.
One song teaw can carry around 12 people sitting and some adventurous locals and tourists also prefer standing once it is full.
No fixed fare for this taxi and it comes in two options at times- Flexible fare to some destination for the whole song teaw or you can go for sharing option which can cost you as minimum as 10THB for certain distances.
When you are in Thailand, this is a must try option.
3. Tuk Tuk
A three-wheeled motorcycle which has become a symbol of Thailand found in large numbers in the capital city Bangkok.
If you re looking for a fun and an adventures ride through the streets of Thailand, go for this option.
But Be aware of the fare to your destination so that you are not conned by anyone for your money because of the inflated rates.
3 People can sit in 1 tuk-tuk at a time. And as you can see it in the picture, it's an open vehicle. So if you are not interested in getting sweaty in the hot weather of Thailand; a thought of skipping tuk-tuk is always better.
Compared to taxis it is relatively cheaper and quicker option since the well-known driver can actually bring you to your destination through small internal roads (if available for your destination) avoiding the heavy traffic jams on the main road.
4. Motorcycle Taxi
If you are a solo traveler with not much luggage when you are going for your sightseeing, motorbike taxi is the best option you can go with.
How to recognize whether the motorbike a taxi or not? Simple! The drivers wear a designated jacket mostly in orange, fluorescent green or pink color etc.
Again no fixed fare for this option and you have to be excellent on your bargaining skills.
Motorbike taxis can be found near street intersections or small allies for your trip.
5. Water Taxi