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Transfer and taxi in Thailand
Thailand is a big country in Southeastern Asia and, despite the long flight, is an extremely popular holiday destination among Europeans, Russians, and Americans. Bangkok, which is the business center of the country, plays host to visitors from all over the world, but tourists rarely stay in the city, as most of them prefer to go to the coast and see the beaches of Pattaya, Krabi, Phuket or the islands: Samui, Phi-Phi, and Koh Chang.
Apart from the glorious seaside and variety of tropical fruit, Thailand has a lot more to offer. Those who appreciate eastern architecture are going to be impressed by The Grand Palace in Bangkok, The Big Buddha statue as well as The Wat Chalong temple on Phuket, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, or Mini-Siam in Pattaya.
If you have been to Asia before, it won’t come as a surprise that public transport, for example, the bus does not work particularly well in Thailand and taxis are no exception. Local drivers see "farangs" (foreigners) as an easy way to make money. Once they recognize you as a carefree or inexperienced tourist, unlikely to stand up for their rights, they may try to cheat you either by turning off the taximeter, choosing a roundabout route, or going on toll highways when it’s not necessary.
Therefore taking a taxi in Thailand, it's better to discuss a price in advance and make sure that what you've agreed on is the price for the entire car, and not for each passenger. If you have ordered a taxi from the airport in Thailand, and the driver insists on a higher price, it can be a good tactic to pretend you are going to call the taxi service. All the drivers are afraid of being told off for cheating or being rude to visitors to the country.
If you don’t feel like fighting for the fair and honest treatment, you can always order a private transfer in Thailand. First of all, there is no language barrier. When using Kiwitaxi service, you just need to fill in your trip details: the date of the journey, pick-up time and location, and the number of passengers. You can always ask for assistance from the English language support service 24/7. The transfer in Thailand is paid online in advance and no one will ask you for any additions or tips.
All our drivers speak English and are polite and efficient. They respect visitors coming to their country and will do their best to help your holiday start on a positive note.