Bangkok has many kinds of public boat services but the one to make your trip fast and easy between New Bangkok, Chinatown, and Old Bangkok is Chao Phraya Tourist boats. They run on time on a simple route back and forth along Chao Phraya River. The only downside is they start quite late and finish early. Still, if you plan your Bangkok trip based on their timetable, Chao Phraya Tourist Boat should well fulfill your Bangkok day.
www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com (tickets, fares, timetable, etc.)
Service hours: 09:30-17:00
Note: Do CHECK the latest timetable and fare at www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com.
Service zones: New Bangkok, Chinatown, Old Bangkok
Designed specifically for international tourists, Chao Phraya tourist boats are provided with an English speaking guide. Your cozy cruise along Chao Phraya river is like a time machine passing new Bangkok’s skyscrapers, Chinatown’s shop houses, and old Bangkok’s temples. All in less than an hour. Chao Phraya tourist boat are equipped with a life vest to ensure passengers’ safety.
1. One day ticket unlimited ride: 150 Baht. Available at Sathorn and Phra Arthit piers, BTS Siam and Taksin skytrain stations.
2. Single journey ticket: 30 Baht. Available on board.As of Aug. 2011