Getting Around the Thailand Transportation is one thing that you don’t need to worry about in Thailand. Country's public transport system generally offers excellent value. Thailand is also well-served by domestic airlines. Buses are cheap and convenient with many routes to various destinations. The railway network connects four corners of the country and is a cheap, scenic but slow way to travel around Thailand. Minivans and songthaews (pick-up trucks with two rows of seats) can help you to reach even the most distant villages. Large islands can be accessed by large ferries and smaller islands can be reached by speedboats and smaller boats. Getting Around Bangkok Skytrain (BTS) and Subway (MRT) Bangkok is the only city in Thailand currently served by three rapid transit systems: the elevated BTS Skytrain, the underground MRT and the Airport Rail Link. The BTS Skytrain and the underground MRT systems connect the main shopping, entertainment and business areas of the city.