Chao Phraya Express Boat

Attraction Chao Phraya Express Boat Trips Nonthaburi Pire Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Dusit Bangkok 10300 Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016

1 hour
06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
05:00 PM
06:00 PM
First-time visit
People watching (street)
0.30 USD

Chao Phraya Express Boat is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
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Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
The Chao Phraya river makes a great way to get around, since many of the major tourist sites are easily accessible from the river.

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Why Chao Phraya Express Boat is special ?

The Chao Phraya Express Boat is a transportation service in Thailand operating on the Chao Phraya River. It provides riverine express transportation between stops in the capital city of Bangkok and to Nonthaburi, the province immediately to the north. Established in 1971, the Chao Phraya Express Boat Company serves both local commuters and tourists. It also offers special tourist boats and a weekend river boat tours, as well as offering boats available for charter. Along with BTS Skytrain and Bangkok Metro using the boats allows commuters to avoid traffic jams during the peak hours on weekdays.

There are five different types of Express Boat River Taxis: No flag (Local Line), Blue Flag Line (tourist boat), Orange Flag Line, Yellow Flag Line, Green Flag Line and each line has the different fare.


What to explore at Chao Phraya Express Boat?

Enjoy the river, surrounding view and roam through the Old bangkok using this river express. Very convenient way to travel to the Grand place and other historic temple.

You go along the river, feeling nice and cool wind, admiring the views of some old buildings and temples before reaching your destination.

You can take great photos if you are sitting at the rear of the boat or the front. It is best if you are not in a rush so you can enjoy the river traffic, people watch and take in the scenic views.

How to get to Chao Phraya Express Boat?

Catch the BTS train to Saphan Taskin then follow signs to Central Pier.

Selling points

  • Great way to get oriented cheaply
  • Cheap, convenient and clean
  • Great way to explore the temples of Bangkok
  • Easy and fast River transport
  • Exciting way to view the City
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Chao Phraya Express Boat Trips Nonthaburi Pire Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Dusit Bangkok 10300 Thailand

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Tips for you

  • You should bring your camera to caught the fascinating view from the boat.
  • You need to make sure you know where you're going and be prepared to hop on and off because this boat speeds along picking up and dropping off Thai people on their commute.
  • Passenger should check boarding pier and destination pier travel, type of boat, fares, and all announcements at the pier prior to boarding the boat.
  • Passengers must wait at the designated area for the boat and prior to boarding, please wait behind the yellow line until the boat has come to a full stop.
  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid them standing nearby the edge of boat.
  • Elderly and children should not travel alone on the boat. Please ask for assistance from our staffs or from other passenger should you require assistance.
  • After boarding the boat, please move towards the front of the boat. Standing on the back of the boat is not allowed.
  • Please board the boat in an orderly fashion. Rushing on and off the boat may cause accidents.
  • On Sat, Sun and Holiday, the service closes at 7:00 PM.
  • You should visit the official website to get detail schedule.


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Only 15 baht to Grand Palace with orange flag boat. The Chao Phraya Express is under the Saphan Tak Sin BTS. Buying a ticket on a boat is cheaper than buying at ticket booth :

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Today I decided to squeeze as much in for as little as I could. It was surprisingly easy to find my way around. And I saw it all & ate in just 3 hours! The best station to go to is the SaphanTaksin BTS - you walk down the stairs and your at the Peir. Chao phraya express boats run up and down the river frequently and you can get tickets for 40 Baht one way or 120 Baht for an all day unlimited stops ticket. The ticket ladies and boat guide speaks good clear English and will tell you the age and location of the sights you pass along the river and also which piers are good to get off at to access other sights. (China town, wats etc) Ferries across the river are 3baht per person each way - some wats are on the other side of the river to the main piers. I got off at Maharaj for the Royal Palace and more. You need to be modestly dressed to enter the sights here - no thongs, shoulders covered and long pants - they do offer you free clothing to borrow if you forget. I walked from there easily to Khao San road - only about 10 min, along Thanon Ratchadamnoen Nai and e huge field in front of the university. Cross the major intersection and then verse left - you should see plenty of tourists heading I. That'll be at the head of Khao San road in about 1 minute. I had a great thai chicken and noodle lunch for 100 Bhat - so big I couldn't finish it! And a refreshing icy strawberry daiquiri (150baht). The Beer Garden close to the other end of the road - you can't miss the vibrant coloured flags in the massive tree centre of the beer garden. From there I walked to the end, turned right and then left onto the main road. Walk for about 10 min past the Democracy Monument (straight at the big roundabout), when you cross a canal cross the road (Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang) and you will see the canal boats at Phanfa Lilat pier (look for it under manat thai Uthit Bridge) and for 9baht & less than 10min was taken to Saphan Hua Peir within 300m of national Stadium BTS & MBK Mall. (300m in the opposite direction from the pier takes you to the other BTS line - Rachathewi Station) This is how the locals travel and for 9baht you travel 1/3 of the way across town A wonderful day to get a taste for many different sides of Bangkok. Plenty of tourist stalls along Khao San road - not the cheapest - but a bit of fun. A must do

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