For those of you who are new to travelling in Thailand and have never visited before, you’re going to want to take a read. Being a traveller in a new country can be daunting, especially when the country is so different from anything you’ve ever known. New systems, new roads, new language and new rules, so getting around can prove itself to be difficult. That’s where we come in. We’ve put together all the tips you’ll need for getting around in Thailand with ease.
- Get Road Savvy
Drivers drive on the left side of the road in Thailand. So if you’re British or Australian, you’ll have this to your advantage. Bikes and cars share the roads, so be sure to be respectful of the other drivers, no matter their vehicle. Unlike most home countries, you are allowed to turn left on a red light, providing there is no oncoming traffic.
- Safety First
No matter whether you’re a local or a tourist, it is the law to wear a helmet whilst riding your bike and a seatbelt whilst driving your car. You may feel like you’re in a more relaxed countries, but the safety rules always apply. Road police are always around, so don’t try to cheat the system!
- Taxi Service
If you’re not keen on renting a car or a scooter, you can rely on taxis instead. You can use the popular Grab service, which is just like Uber! Download the app onto your phone and have a taxi pick you up from wherever you are in minutes. Alternatively, you can rely on public taxi services or even order one through your hotel, although these always end up slightly more pricier.
- Stay Local
If you’re only travelling a short distance, don’t have much cash to spare and want to keep things more authentic, you can hop onto a public bus or one of the public Tuk Tuks. These are easy to find on the roads and are a serious bargain too!