Carpooling in Thailand

Hello everyone,

In order to move around in Thailand, you will have to spend time on the road; for your work commute, to drop your children off at school or for everyday trips. Carpooling could be the right option for you. We would like to know your views on carpooling as a means of transport, and whether it is a practical and cost-effective option.

Is carpooling and cost-sharing common practice in Thailand? What about the regulations in force?

For which types of journey does carpooling seem more suitable in Thailand? How much is the cost of a carpool trip?

Is there an app or other means available to connect people looking to carpool? How do you find other carpoolers?

If you are carpooling in Thailand, what precautions should you take to travel safely?

According to you, what are the advantages and disadvantages of carpooling?

Thank you for sharing your experience,
Diksha

Presently, most ex-pats I know do not engage in ride-sharing (carpooling) very often, unless it is around golfing, etc. People like their own resources and privacy and prefer to rely on their own resources.

it isn't really a Thai thing what with so many on the side options, we usually hire a driver and van , or just pay some one to take my brother in laws shift and we used his large truck , or around town we use the local orange vest guys ... no ride sharing organized to speak of ... not really the Thai way ...

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