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    Buses and boats in Bangkok

    Are they on schedule most of the time ?

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    the local buses? I haven't met anyone who is aware of the existence of any schedule ok, maybe when I went home at midnight one day, some people at the bus stop said it should come in half an hour, and it's the last one. it would be hopeless anyway with all those traffic jams during the day. sometimes it's faster to walk 4 kms than to take the bus. but they go quite frequently during the day, normal waiting time is not more than 10-15 mins. the boats too go at pretty regular intervals, at least the ones I know of, something like about every 7-8 minutes during the week, and about 10-15 mins in the evening or at weekends, I mean these are the small ones on the canals, not along the Chao Phraya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betti
    the local buses? I haven't met anyone who is aware of the existence of any schedule ok, maybe when I went home at midnight one day, some people at the bus stop said it should come in half an hour, and it's the last one. it would be hopeless anyway with all those traffic jams during the day. sometimes it's faster to walk 4 kms than to take the bus. but they go quite frequently during the day, normal waiting time is not more than 10-15 mins. the boats too go at pretty regular intervals, at least the ones I know of, something like about every 7-8 minutes during the week, and about 10-15 mins in the evening or at weekends, I mean these are the small ones on the canals, not along the Chao Phraya.
    If it is in consistant interval then will be good enough already. If is >= 30 mins once, then

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    You also have to be mindful of where you are. Around the city centers, shopping areas, buses are quite frequent and you don't have to think twice. Further out of the city centers the buses are more infrequent and you might wait longer....especially if you're waiting for a particular number.

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    motorcycle taxis are a nice option in rush hour or in more remote suburbs, there are normally fixed prices for certain routes (eg. to the nearest main road with a frequent bus service, or bts station - that's what Thais use this service for), but of course they are always trying to overcharge farangs especially if you cannot ask them to take you somewhere clearly in Thai. it's a kind of spritual experience, even the most devout atheists will be praying for their lives when taking a motorcycle taxi during rush hour

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