To avoid traffic, take the Chao Phraya Tourist boats. These tourist boats are differentiated by the blue flags tied to the back end of the vessel. Head to the closest pier and look for the river map. Find your destination pier and note the blue triangles marked above it. The blue triangles, which represents flags, show you where the tourist boats stop.
Chao Phraya Tourist Boat stops at piers along the Chao Phraya river connecting to famous tourist attractions in Bangkok. Starting from Sathorn pier where you can connect to BTS sky train (Saphan Taksin station– S6).
Boat leaves Sathorn and Phra Arthit piers every 30 minutes.
– From Sathorn to Phra Arthit 09:00 – 17:30 hrs
– From Phra Arthit to Sathorn 09:30 – 18:00 hrs
– From 16:00 (from Phra Arthit) or from 16:30 (from Sathorn), boats extend their routes to Asiatique as well.
– Sathorn Pier — BTS Saphan Taksin station / Wat Yannawa
– River City Pier — Holy Rosary Church / Wat Traimit
– Lhong1919 — Historical Chinese site *1 February 2018 onwards
– Ratchawongse Pier — China Town / Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
– Pakklong Taladd (Yodpiman) Pier — Flower Market
– Wat Arun Pier — Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) / Wat Pho( The Temple of Reclining Buddha)
– Tha Maharaj Pier — The Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew (The Temple of Emerald Buddha)
– Thonburi Railway Pier — Royal Barge Museum / Siriraj Museum / Wanglang Market
– Phra Arthit Pier — Khaosan Road
* The boat route extends to Asiatique in the evening
– Single-journey ticket at THB 50
– One-day River Pass (Unlimited ride in One day) at THB 180
Where to Buy:
– Buy online now and get the discount at www.chaophrayatouristboat.com (available only for One-day River Pass)
– Walk-in and buy from any staff in the light blue shirts at every pier on our route.
You can find the official boat route map here.