Did you know? Each colour behind every cab and bus in Bangkok means something

This article is contributed by the Stomp Team.

It is a known fact to those who travel frequently that taxis in Bangkok come in a wide range of colours, but what about the significance behind each shade?

Although cabs in other countries usually come in a a few limited colours that do not mean much, those in Bangkok are usually colour-coded.

According to reports on Amusing Planet and The Bangladesh Today, the single-coloured cabs are company taxis and rental company taxis.

These colours include bright green, bright sky blue, red, orange, yellow, blue, pink, purple, violet and tan.

There are also three kinds of bi-coloured taxis, each signifying something different.

The ones in yellow-green are personal and private taxis, the red-blue ones are rental taxis, while the yellow-orange ones are company taxis.

People usually reckon the yellow-green taxis to be better, as they are driven by the owners themselves.

However, it is not just the taxis that are colour-coded, but buses too, with each one signifying different fares, routes, ownership and whether or not it has air-conditioning.

Buses that come in a combination of red and cream are non-air conditioned. Operated by Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA), they are the cheapest bus service in the city.

The BMTA also operates buses in a cream-blue colour, which are slightly more convenient than regular buses.

There are yellow-orange Euro II buses too, and these are air-conditioned and relatively new.

On the other hand, purple or red micro-buses mean they are privately owned and offer an alternative bus service to the population.

Not only do they have air-conditioning, they are also of a fixed fare regardless of the distance travelled. Every passenger is also guaranteed a seat as the bus only stops if there are still vacant seats available.

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