If you wan to travel with a Thailand bus then you
must know that there are many types of buses in this
the blue Thailand bus with air conditioned and with
a cost of 8 baht for a trip of 8 km.
The cost may rich even 20 baht if the trip is
longer. The orange (or cream) Thailand bus has also
air conditioned, being the most spacious and newest.
A ticket costs from 10 baht to 20 baht.
This bus has the signs with destination in English
There is also the green Thailand bus, that are not very
liked, not only because it is small but also because it
pollutes more, has not very polite drivers and its routes
change often, confusing the passengers.
A trip costs 2.5 baht, no matter
the distance. The purple Thailand bus stops only if
there are available seats, the standing people are
A trip costs 25 baht no matter
the distance, the buses have air conditioned and you
need to have exact fare; the money have to be
dropped in a slot that is placed close to the driver
and so you can’t receive the change.
The driver can see if you put the
money in the right amount through a window situated
on his side of the money box. After you drop the
money the driver will press a button to print a
receipt for you.
The receipt printer can be
situated in different places inside a Thailand bus;
can be behind you, close to the drop box, towards
and above the bus’ inside or against the window.
You should keep the receipt in your hand or pocket because
it may be checked by the spot-checking auditors of the micro
buses. The open-aired Thailand bus is red, has no air
conditioned and a trip costs 3.5 baht if you take it till
midnight and 5 baht after the midnight, no matter the
Important to know is that this type of Thailand bus
was created for the poor Thais who don’t have to pay
the trip. So, if you are not a Thai citizen, be sure
to pay the ticket. A new model of Thailand bus came
in 2008, working with liquefied natural gas and not
gasoline or diesel. In every Thailand bus, excepting
the micro buses, you will see an employee walking up
and down to take the money for tickets. All you have
to do is to seat and wait for the employee to come.
A ticket for a trip with the air conditioned bus has
different prices, based on the distance. So, when
the employee comes to take the fare you have to tell
him the destination’s name. In general, these
employees understand English.
If you travel
with a non-air conditioned Thailand bus, the fare is flat
free so you don’t have to say something to the fare
employee. In case of the receipt, keep the tiny paper for an