There are various options of Thailand travel provided for tourists – by land, by air, and by water.

Public transport

Tourists can travel around by bus, by train, by sky train, by subway, by van, and by Song Taew (small pick-up truck with two rows of benches) for long or short-distance trips in Bangkok or other provinces.


Bangkok and big provinces have metered taxis.

Tuk Tuk

A three-wheeled motorcycle, a symbol of Thailand, can be found around Bangkok and in some provinces.

Motorcycle Taxi

Motorcycle taxis can be found near street intersections or small allies for quick transport over short distances.

Rental Car and Motorcycle

Visitors who want to have independent travel or do not want to spend any time waiting for public transport can rent a car or motorcycle from local companies as well as international chains. Some companies also provide a driver for convenience and safety. Vehicle rental companies can be found in big cities, airports, and bus or train stations. Traffic signs available in both Thai and English languages.

Water Transportation

Thailand has two long coastlines – the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Coast Islands. Long-tail boats are the main vehicle on rivers and canals in Bangkok and neighboring provinces. There are also many rivers and canals in Thailand, especially in Bangkok which once was called the “Venice of the East.” Visitors may take a boat or river cruise in Bangkok, or a boat trip to snorkel or fish in other provinces.

Air Transportation

There are many domestic air routes in Bangkok and provincial capitals. Two main airports in Bangkok are Don Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport. Moreover, those who want to have more privacy and independence can rent a private plane.