Bangkok contains a massive network of buses that operate in the city centre and the surrounding metropolitan area. The bus system is operated by the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA). The BMTA uses over 3,500 official and combined with private joint buses, mini buses, and vans which together total over 16,000 vehicles using 470 routes. There also exists a separate rapid transit bus service, owned by the BMTA which consists of one line travelling from the fincancial district to the main residential area. Long distance bus service to all provinces has its main station in Bangkok. North and Northeast buses leave from Chatuchak terminal, East and South buses from Ekkamai and South Bangkok terminals.
Taxis are by far the most popular form of transportation in the city comprising of 106,000 automobile taxis, 58,000 motorcylcle taxis, and 8,900 motorized tricycle taxis. Meters are required in all taxis but the tricycles are usually bargained before embarking on their journey.
Getting In and Out of Town
Long Distance trains operate from the Hua Camphong Railway Station, operated by the State Railway of Thailand. There is also an SRT that operates commuter trains travelling to and from the outskirts of the city during rush hour. The city is served by three rapid transit lines.
Bangkok has two of the busiest airports in Asia, they are the Don Mueang International Airport and the new Bangkok International Airport. The former is mainly for domestic flights and latter for International flights.