Yes, take the bus in Bangkok is daunting tasks.
First, You have to check the BMTA route map first. It's also available in English.
Or transitbangkok which have really nice route maps so far.
Many Bangkok people as i know, never get on the bus. Most of them think that it's quite dangerous. For example, The Route Number 8 is well known for "Fast and Furious" or "Speed" Bus. They change lane as they want and also the Small Bus. I think for tourist you better to stay away from these kind of Buses.
Actually, there are two types of Bus Operator in bangkok.
One is Public Bus which operate by Bangkok Metropolitan Transportation Authority (BMTA) is generally quite save. The reason is only that the driver will get paid fix amount of salary. They don't need to worried about how many round they have to compete.
Unlike, Private Bus, some, don't get any fix salary. The Salary is based on fee from customers. You can see sometime the bus, in same route, crosscut other same company, same route bus to get the customers.
Everyone has a first time
For this time, I will take you to ride the Number 6 which is Prapadang to Banglampu Route. The Route Number 6 is Private Bus Company. Number 6 Bus is not aggressive bus that you can try.
First Step You have to wait the bus at Bust Stop and Wave your hand when you see the bus.
After get on the bus, Just wait for cashier person, "kapao" or literally mean "bags" come get your money. You have to tell them where you want to go.
If you don't know the place, you tell them in thai word "Thung leaw bok Dew". Please read this for further information.
If arrived the destination they will tell you. Generally if they knew you are tourist.they will take care of you.
The Bus Fee is super cheap. Generally, price between 8-25 baht depend on how long.
Word below 01 number just was written as Khum Somporn, Thai Name.
Sorry, I don't know either. I will find the question and tell you later.
STEP THREE TAKE OFF
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