Baht Bus driver tries ripping off tourists

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Baht Bus driver tries ripping off tourists

Just before 10:00pm on May 17th, Pattaya police were called to the scene of an argument between some Chinese tourists and a Baht bus driver.

The incident took place on Second Road, right outside of Central Marina shopping centre.

Police arrived at the scene to find a group of Chinese tourists, 8 in total, arguing with the driver regarding the price of the taxi fare.

Police probed for answers and found out, with a little difficulty due to translation issues, that the tourists had been picked up on 3rd Road, North Pattaya. They had made their way down to Central Marina, which is estimated to be around 3 Kilometers.

No price was agreed before hand, so after arriving at the destination, the driver requested a total of 400 Baht.

The tourists were obviously not first timers and quickly realised that this was far too much for the journey. They refused to pay the requested 400 baht and offered 20 baht per person instead. This offer was refused by the driver and the argument escalated before police were eventually called.

After hearing and understanding both sides of the story, the police told both parties that a fee of 250 Baht was fair. The fee was paid and both parties went their separate ways.

Police did comment that the 400 Baht was in fact to much and stressed that it was important not to take advantage of tourists as they bring a lot of value to Pattaya.

  • ken

    Another scam and this one with the assistance of the local Keystone Cops who at there to protect the people. 250 Baht for 3 Km is way over priced. They have fixed fare but only in this land of scams are you able to legally scam tourist. These scums lead the world in scams and if the 400 baht was too much according to the cops they should have reported this driver to the taxi commission instead of giving him a pep talk.

    • Bitcoin

      These Hillbillys are all related, the cop and the judge and the lawyer and the taxi driver etc etc, remember Dukes of Hazard! dont get in trouble in an American small town in Appalachia.

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        Coote in the garage repair shop was related he was just a good ole white lightning boy Ya’ll have a good day now
        i’ve gotta date with my cousin Donna

        • Bitcoin

          Bet you just watched that episode on you tube, or you got a memory like an Elephant?? 😉

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            No just came to me Like this lead pipe in my hand that I would to clobber you moron fat slob drunkard turkey bent necks Poms over the noggin with

      • Mike Murphy

        “hey boy, you’r in a heap of trouble” comes to mind

        • Bitcoin

          Yeah, used to love that series,slapstick humour, but hilarious

    • brian

      this was just over 41baht each.

  • Guest

    “Police (…)stressed that it was important not to take advantage of tourists as they bring a lot of value to Pattaya.” Police have a nice sense of humor.

    • amazingthailand

      no thats irony

      • Guest

        Grand guignol more likely

        • Bitcoin

          ooooooh posh word for a dumb as f*** dirtbag like you!

    • The story is not complete…Did they pick up standing bhat bus? why weren;t there any other people in the bus…Did he make other stops..

      If he went 3 km without picking up any other people on the way, plus they hired it…it will be 400 bhat if you are naive enough not to ask for it…

    • Bitcoin

      They dont have any sense, you must be related to the BIB

  • Marquise Van Degeneva

    The headline should read Baht Bus driver rips off tourist, they did not TRY as 250B for that short distance is too much

    • Bitcoin

      Thais can never LOSE FACE dont forget it, plus the policeman will always support the Thai in any argument, so he let the Baht bus driver rip off the tourists, but gave the tourists a discount, when the tourists left the cop and the driver probably divided the 250BHT so he probably ended up with less than the 160 offered anyway, hahaha

    • Bitcoin

      The Baht bus driver should try the pleasures of Hanging himself, much more fun then scamming tourists eh? 😉

    • BUT…If you Sanitize the place too much…It will become like another Singapore..Sterile…and Soulless..

      Its insane to get into a standing bhat bus without asking for a price upfront..who does that?

      If it was moving…Their would be other passengers…In 3 KM he would have picked up 10 more passengers and made 100 thb extra. 10 PM is rush time in pattaya.

    • Bitcoin

      250 divided by 6 Einstein

  • Bitcoin

    ” important not to take advantage of tourists as they bring a lot of value to Pattaya. ”
    VALUE???? You mean MONEY, Cash, Wedge, Wonga, Dosh, Bread, DONT BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YA, when will these Neanderthals learn???

  • Ken Anderson

    Tourists being scammed by Thai’s in Pattaya. That is not news, that is just something that happens every minute of every single day.

    • paul

      the chinks will learn the hard way, has as happend to all tourists,, thais are the boss here

      • Bitcoin

        TOURIST DOLLARS is the Boss here, when the Golden Goose stops laying the eggs and the tourists stop coming, this country and it´s ecomony would fall to pieces overnight! why do you think the Junta is desperately trying to improve Thailands image and project happiness and contented tourists in every fabricated and staged news story it can, from taxi drivers handing in thousands of Baht or Gold they find on the back seat, to other amazing acts of kindness and honesty by Thais all carefully engineered to create an image of Thailand that is far removed from reality! Thailand is a dangerous destination for tourists and the message is spreading far and wide.

        • Charles Baht Esquire.

          Apart from your usual hard done by being a fat slob Pom that’s still bitter and scorned and couldn’t make it in Thailand comments . These Tourist Dollars that your banging on about well one thing is for certain there’s no dollars coming from you lousy tight as a fisherman’s knot non contributing lousy cheap charlie English Poms don’t contribute to much to the Thai tourism dollar .

          • Bitcoin

            Actually the UK Tourists are the THIRD largest visitors in numbers and contribute more money to the Thai economy than ANY OTHER GROUP, they spend, more money than the RUSSIANS and CHINESE combined, so get your facts right butt brains

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            That’s according to you but the fact is you slobbering pom sh*ts actually cost the Thai government more money then you put into the Thai tourist economy due to all the crime and hooligan behaviour the courts have deal with no thanks to you lot . The only Thai people that benefit from the tight asz British tourists is the cheap charlie beer bar owners and a few Phat Thai and water melon carts .

          • Colombo

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          • Bitcoin

            Apart from that unintelligent brain damadged white trailer trash gibberish that you spit out everday, why dont you crawl back underneath that rock where you came from, you fat ugly drunkard ex-pat farang moron.

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            But you dribble d*ck pom you don’t deny do you hmmm

        • Guest

          So avoid the danger and go back to UK

          • Bitcoin

            Avoid making a stupid comment and fk off back to that shi*hole you call home!

      • facebook

        Watch your F*** flithy racist Pr**k mouth you white trash

        • Bitcoin

          There are no Indians or Black guys or other men of colour named Paul? what makes you think he is white? you got x-ray vision?
          you paki trash!

        • paul

          get a name and get a life, just saying they playin catch up the chinease

  • amazingthailand

    a baht bus has no meter. if you rent him for a specific destination first agree on the price.

    • soidog

      Ha ha! good luck trying to cheat a Chinese.

      • Dieter Wiehe

        therefore uber is the better choice

        • Bitcoin

          If you dont mind ducking the bricks thrown at your window

          • Chris Los

            or getting lynched by the taxi posse

      • Bitcoin

        You are right Street Mutt, You cant cheat a cheater, Chinese are the most dishonest, fiddling, crooked cheats on the planet, ask Donald Trump!

  • Charles Baht Esquire.

    What a surprise i thought they only pull this stunt on the first time farangs providing there’s any farang tourists left in Pattaya.

    • Bitcoin

      Do you think the Chinese come here every week on shopping trips?

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        Yes they come here to stock up on new flip flops as you drunkard moron fat slobs call’em

  • gwats1957

    I’ll put up with a little scamming, but 400 Baht is way over the line…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/471229ab7f732317f4d6afae6243ab6845df4210e894b565426364470181e342.jpg

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