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Boat

Chao Phraya River Express

Chao Phraya River Express There is a motorboat service on the Chao Phraya River called "Chao Phraya River Express Boat". The boats run between Wat Ratchasingkhon (in southern Bangkok, near Krungthep Bridge) and Nonthaburi province.
See Thaiways Maps of Bangkok

There are three types of boats, spotted by a flag in different colours. The local line has no flag and fares range from or orange flag; and the fares range from 13-32 bath, depending on the distance and types of boats. After disembarking at a main pier, you can cross the river using the ferry service (details on 6.4 below) if you need.

For more information, please call 0 2623 6001-3

Chao Phraya Tourist Boat
This is a special boat service for travelling along the Chao Phraya River. The boat route, connected to BTS Skytrain at Taksin Bridge station, starts from Sathon Pier and proceeds up the river to Phra Arthit Pier (near Khaosan Road). The boat stops at 8 major piers which provide easy access to important tourist sites such as the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Chinatown, Khaosan Road etc. A guide is provided on board and the boat is not crowded as the express boat. The boat service is available daily from 9.30 to 16.00 hours, departing every 30 minutes.

One day river pass is available for unlimited trips at 150 baht which includes a Chao Phraya River Guidebook.


Long-tail Boat

long-tail boat

long-tail boat

In Bangkok, long-tail boat services are available at many piers along the Chao Phraya river, offering different routes, such as those from Khlong Bangkoknoi to Bangyai, and from Khlong Bangphrom to Khlong Bangramat. The fares depend on the distance of the route. Most boats are in service from 6 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

There are also cruise services along numerous canals which form an extensive network of waterways around Bangkok. Some popular places that you can go for a cruise by boat are the Damnoen Saduak floating market, the Temple of Dawn, the Royal Barges Museum and various Buddhist temples. As tourists, you are advised to ask for the fares from more than one pier before making a decision to assure that you will be charged at an appropriate rate.


Cross-River Ferry

Cross-River Ferry

Cross-River Ferry

From almost every boat landing in Bangkok, there are cross-river ferries that ply back and forth across the Chao Phraya River. The fare is about 3 baht and usually collected at the entrance to the landing.



See Thaiways Maps of Bangkok for the boat landings.



In view of the unceasingly rising oil prices, all fares are subject to change without notice.

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