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How is Grab taxi service working in Bangkok these days? Are there fewer cars available and is getting a car more difficult than at the beginning of the year.I note the app specifies non cash payment now but in practice is cash still acceptable?

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My wife uses it in Rangsit and is very happy with the service. She never seems to have to wait more than a few minutes for a cab and she pays in cash.

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Grab works very well in Bkk.   Use it daily. Cars clean, drivers above average, some excellent.  Have been stood up only 3 times.  I always use cash.  Huge improvement to the extraordinarily poor public taxi service.

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1 minute ago, rbmcn said:

Grab works very well in Bkk.   Use it daily. Cars clean, drivers above average, some excellent.  Have been stood up only 3 times.  I always use cash.  Huge improvement to the extraordinarily poor public taxi service.

Here in Nonthaburi the taxi guys are great too. It's just living on a semi-rural road...no taxi queues available so I call Grab from home and take taxi later to get home.

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2 minutes ago, rbmcn said:

Grab works very well in Bkk.   Use it daily. Cars clean, drivers above average, some excellent.  Have been stood up only 3 times.  I always use cash.  Huge improvement to the extraordinarily poor public taxi service.

"...Huge improvement to the extraordinarily poor public taxi service...."

 

Best and most accurate comment this month. 

 

The several times I've used Grab every driver has alighted the vehicle quickly to help with my wheel chair.

 

Public taxis, never once, over many many years has a public taxi driver got out of his/her vehicle to help get my chair into the vehicle or out of the vehicle, had to do it all by myself or with help from passers by.

 

 

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Only positive experiences. We're not in BKK very often, but use Grab each time when we are, and completely satisfied. If only Pattaya weren't on another pricing planet; I'd use it here too!

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Always ok, especially when its GrabCar instead of GrabTaxi arriving to pick me up. 

 

Prices are more expensive than flag fall, but the reliability of service, accountability and the fact that you never get a tool who tries to rip you off or watch a movie on his phone while driving makes it all worth it. 

 

But, prices have increased since UBER left the picture. As soon as UBER was forced out of Thailand Grabs prices pretty much doubled over night ! - They’re still fair though. 

 

Cashless payment and ordering a Grab on the app is extremely convenient although occasionally a little ’Thai fv<kwittery’ sneaks in.

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

But, prices have increased since UBER left the picture. As soon as UBER was forced out of Thailand Grabs prices pretty much doubled over night ! - They’re still fair though. 

Just Grab pricing went down about 15% starting a few months ago. 

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11 minutes ago, Bender Rodriguez said:

normal fare with regular cab:  65-80 baht

grab : 120++

 

so, no thank you

Nonthaburi: GRAB from home to MRT station: 80 baht / Taxi from MRT to home: 65 baht....not much difference here..I usually give the driver 80 anyway because the drivers out here are pretty good and never refuse to take me even with rush hour traffic knowing they'll lose another 25 minutes just getting back to main road after the trip

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