Bangkok Chao Praya Express Boat

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A fast and fun way to travel in Bangkok is the Chao Praya Express boat. The boat goes from the central pier which is located at the Saphan Taksin BTS station up the river in the northern direction. The boat passes China Town and the Old city.


Chao praya express boat

(Chao Praya Express boat in fron of What Arun)


If you take the boat up to pier number 8 you’ll be at Wat Pho, the temple with the famous reclining Buddha, here you can also cross the river and go to Wat Arun. Pier number 9 is the exit for the Grand Palace.


You can buy a ticket on shore, but that is more expensive then on the boat. Just wait for the boat to arrive and hop on.


There are 4 different boats, they have a different flag on top. The flag depend on the kind off service (fast express) and the different piers they stop. 


Most boats are with no flag and the prices on these boats are 9, 11 or 13 baht, depending the distance. The orange flag boats cost 14 baht, the green flag boat 12, 19 or 31 depends on the distance and the yellow flag boat 19 or 28 baht, depending the distance.



Website: Chao Praya Express boat


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