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Chao Phraya Express Boat

Bangkok, Thailand
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Easy Way to Navigate the River

Very helpful official guides at the piers will help you get tickets and catch the correct ferry to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Somerset, England
Great way to travel

We used these on holiday and they were a great way to avoid the traffic, get quickly to your... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Bangkok, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very helpful official guides at the piers will help you get tickets and catch the correct ferry to your destination. We used it to get to the Grand Palace and Reclining Buddha from Riverfront hotels. Slightly more expensive but easier for a nervous or inexperienced...More

Thank SomersetSarah
Reviewed 4 days ago

We used these on holiday and they were a great way to avoid the traffic, get quickly to your destination and enjoy some great views.

Thank Honey4Tea
Reviewed 4 days ago

This boat is easily accessible from the sky train station linked to this port. It is only 18 baht for a single ride or 40 baht for unlimited rides. Offers great views of the buildings along the Chao Praya river and takes you directly to...More

Thank Vactio
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very reasonable, convenient, fast, and cool! It was the smartest way to get around. Very hot and humid here, and also so much traffic...this was eliminated and it was stress-free too!

Thank Basia V
Reviewed 6 days ago

With this boat you can cruise the river. There are many terminals which are near tourist attractions such as temples. 15 THB one way. Prepare small bill or coin for change. You can purchase ticket before boarding or on the boat.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a longboat from Grand Palace to Wat Arun via a network of canals. We saw water monitors, slum houses, nice houses, bridges, utilities, temples, etc. . . a real slice of bangkok via the water. Along the way a girl in a boat...More

Thank 413tim513
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cheap and fast way to reach the temples. I took the boat two times never had a problem, it's worth the price.

Thank Emilie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide does not speak English well, the river is not clean any more ...it was like I entered a canal , sewage with smelly water.must clean the river

Thank Hublescope
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to enjoy the trip along Chao Phraya probably this boat is nicer than the cramped one and the waiting line also not that long. But plese help to increase the service attitude of the staff in the locket of Maharrat pier as...More

Thank Ansella
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick and dirt-cheap way to go up and down the Chao Phraya River and enjoy the views from the waters. Staff speak very limited English, so don't expect much help from them. However, it isn't too hard to navigate. Multiple lines are differentiated by different...More

Thank NDoubleU
Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is
Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During
the day, the main street and its small alleyways are
filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and
flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and
all-day markets. The real action, however, happens
after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and
tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast
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Questions & Answers
5 May 2017|
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Response from Anthony M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Brisbane P, Definitely by taxi. Express boat would be very stressful as it is a commuter service, meaning mostly crowded and only hesitates at stops.
12 March 2017|
Response from ctm7944 | Reviewed this property |
It is not a tour. It is public transportation along the river. See my TA review for information concerning the stopspiers for the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Chinatown & more
Khairul K
2 March 2017|
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Response from LightSplash | Reviewed this property |
hi Khainul ! I agree with the others, in that where to start, where to get off and look around, depends on what you want to see. Give yourself some time -- even 10 mins will help- to google the Chao Praya Express, to get... More