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Tuk Tuks in Bangkok

Bangkok is a city renowned for its vibrant tuk tuks. These iconic three-wheeled vehicles are a popular mode of transport in Bangkok, known for their agility and ability to navigate through the city’s bustling streets. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, hopping on a tuk tuk is a quintessential Bangkok experience.

On the following ages you will find all you nee to know about the tuk tuks in Bangkok and how you can explore using them, whether this be a tuk tuk tour or renting one on the street.

Guest enjoying a tuk tuk tour in Bangkok

Tuk Tuk Tours

Exploring Bangkok in the iconic Thai tuk tuk tour can be one of the most fun ways to see the city.

From the glittering temples and bustling markets to the hidden alleys only known by locals, a tuk tuk tour offers an authentic glimpse into the vibrant life of Thailand’s capital and it’s food.

All tuk tuk tours include an English speaking guide.

A tuk tuk and driver in Bangkok

Tuk Tuk Rental

For those who want to rent a tuk tuk for a few hours or much longer our partner can arrange .

All tuk tuk rental options include an experienced tuk tuk driver. All drivers are Thai speaking but our partner provides customer service and support in English.

About Tuk Tuks in Bangkok

Today’s tuk tuk in Bangkok, was originally imported from Japan in the 1960s and got its name based on the noise from the 2-stroke engine (sounds like “tuk tuk”)

What are tuk tuks used for in Bangkok?

Honestly, most locals rarely use tuk tuks in Bangkok, with the exception of people like market or food vendors who regularly have bulky items to transport.
However. tuk tuks, are very popular with tourist, due to their iconic status in Bangkok. However, this does mean that many drivers try to take advantage and charge extremely high prices.

How much for a tuk tuk ride in Bangkok?

People are often surprised to discover that tuk tuks are more expensive than taxi’s. Unlike taxi fares, tuk tuk fares are not regulated.
Rides start at about 60THB for a sort distance and quickly increase.
Be prepared to negotiate but also be realistic.

How do I avoid tuk tuk scams?

Unfortunately tuk tuk drivers in Bangkok have a bad reputation for scamming tourists. This is partly due to them regularly inflating prices (knowing people will try to negotiate) but also because there are a minority of drivers who are involved in scams.

You can read more in our article about tuk tuk scams in Bangkok

Are there electric tuk tuks in Bangkok?

Electric tuk tuks have been slowly hitting the streets of Bangkok, but due to restrictions in tuk tuk licensing and costs, they still are in the minority.

About Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the most vibrant cities in the world and a feast for the senses and tastebuds. There is so much to explore, from the Grand Palace and famous temples to the street food and local markets.

The longest city name in the world: Did you know that Bangkok’s official name is
Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukamprasit.
Best time to Visit:
For weather reasons it is best to visit between November and March when it is cooler (still hot though) and less rainy.
However, many people prefer to brave the heat and visit at other times of year when it is less busy.