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Chao Phraya Express Boat

Bangkok, Thailand
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I Always Take A Ride

I love seeing the city from the river and this is the best way to do it. It is a great adventure... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
River Transportation

Very economic mode of explore bangkok temple like Grand Palace & Wat Arun. If cross the river, it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chin k
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Reviewed yesterday

I love seeing the city from the river and this is the best way to do it. It is a great adventure and you can take the BTS right to the pier. It is Baht 15 per trip. The boats can be very crowded.

Thank TonyBur
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very economic mode of explore bangkok temple like Grand Palace & Wat Arun. If cross the river, it only cost you 5 bath.

Thank chin k
Reviewed 2 days ago

this cruise dinner is a must item for all to visit, a bit on the expensive side. but totally worth it..sailing in the river and drinking.. awesome feeling

Thank ptripathi2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Convenient for visiting Grand Palace, this is a good one time experience. The boat goes acroos the river.

Thank PiyushDEL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Boarding the station from the Grand Palace, the terminal offers mini kiosk of food, clothing and all people of different nationalities have happy faces. Once boarded, the male boat guide in charge of docking and unloading is a sight to see with its nimbleness and...More

Thank Joey C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very economical way of cruising on the river for 15Bhat! We did it twice. Can be a bit crowded at times though.

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of my favorite public transportation, I often traveled by BTS to Saphan Taksin Pier then continued by express boat to Maharaj Pier. I love the short ride and beautiful riverside view, not usual for me who always drive to notice different way...More

Thank Aphisavadh S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Using public transportation while maybe not as enjoyable as commuting as your personal vehicle to use the boat if you're not sure which boat goes where you can ask a boat conductor before you get on a boat.

Thank Thanayut T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The express boats fly up and down the river and really are buses. Everyone uses them so you see monks, schoolchildren, soldiers and sailors, businesspeople all use it to go to and from work and wherever else they are going. it costs next to nothing....More

Thank davidwplaird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice way to see Bangkok, very relaxing and it gives you an insite into traveling in Bangkok,and it give you a break from the hustle of the city traffic

Thank Brenda M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We want to get from Si Phraya to Thonburi Railway (with luggage0 in early morning . What do you recommend?
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.
What are the sight seeing places one can see on the various hop on hop off locations in this tour?
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
can you suggest where is the best location to start the trip by boat
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