Getting to and from the training centre, or to anywhere else in central and greater Bangkok is pretty easy. That is, at least, once you've learned a few tricks!
Transport in Bangkok can be a wonderful experience. It's a big city, and Bangkok's inhabitants (be they Thai or foreign) people pride themselves on knowing the best routes and modes of transport to get from A to B and then on to C, D and E in the fastest time.
The MRT (subway)
Here at the Chichester College TEFL training centre, we're fortunate enough to be just 4 minutes (on foot) from Bangkok's MRT subway (underground) train. Many foreigners visiting Bangkok will know the BTS (or the "SkyTrain" as it is affectionately called) but the MRT, which connects to the SkyTrain at both Asoke/Sukhumvit and Silom, is lesser known. Most times of the day, the commuters using it are exclusively Thai. They system is easy to use, though, with signs and ticket machines in Thai and English. And, just like everywhere else in Bangkok, there are an abundance of staff working at each station who will be happy to help you plan your journey.
How do you want to go today?
The sheer choice when it comes to modes of transport available is truly staggering. There are the obvious busses, taxis and trains (both under and overground) to begin with. Then there are motorcycle taxis and the iconic Tuk Tuks. You'll also find mini vans ferrying people from district to district or to neighbouring provinces and converted pickup trucks weaving around the sois in residential areas. To top it all off, there are both river and canal taxis whizzing around Bangkok's vast system of interconnected waterways.
Here's a fun collection of transport-related pictures of taken when a group of trainees decided to spend a weekend exploring the city!