A guide to Bangkok Chao Phraya Boat

In Bangkok many tourist attraction places are located along the Chao Phraya River such as The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Asiatique, and so on. Traveling by boat in Bangkok is one of the things that I recommend you to do at least once. It is not only convenient, but also gives you a great view without getting lost. So, let’s get to know the Chao Phraya Boat, the boat that leads you throughout the river.


Bangkok Chao Phraya Boat types, routes, timetable, fare and map

  • There are two main types of boat: Express Boat and Tourist Boat. The boats and the lines are differentiated by flag color.
  • The express boat has 4 lines (no flag, orange flag, green flag, and yellow flag), while the tourist boat has only one line (blue flag).
  • You can check the express boat route, timetable and fare here.
  • The no flag, green flag, and yellow flag boats runs only from Monday to Friday. Only orange flag boat runs every day from 06.00 to 19.00.
  • You can check the tourist boat route, timetable and fare here.
  • The tourist boat stops at only 8 major piers. The ticket cost is more expensive than the express boat, but there is a tour guide on board giving you the information throughout the trip.
  • You can see the map below (Click the photo to enlarge).
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Bangkok Chao Phraya Boat Connection

  • Chao Phraya Boat connects BTS at Saphan Taksin station

Bangkok Chao Phraya Boat Operating Hours

  • On weekdays from 06.00-20.00, and on weekends and public holidays from 06.00 to 19.00

Have you ever been to Bangkok? Have you ever used Chao Phraya Boat in Bangkok? Share your experience with me in the comments!

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