Bangkok River Taxis
The Chao Phraya Bangkok river taxis can be a terrific method for getting around the city. The primary Bangkok river taxis are run by the Chao Phraya Express Boat Company. They have a variety of boats which are differentiated by the colour of the flags they fly. Tickets for the taxi boat can be bought on the boat itself. River crossings services are between Bangkok and Thonburi. Using Bangkok river taxis is another convenient way for sightseeing during your cruise along the Chao Phraya River. These taxi boats are also a great way to observe the daily lives of locals who live and work on both sides of the river.
All piers along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok are plainly marked in English as well as Thai. The Central Pier is called Tha Sathorn and is conveniently located near to the Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station. Piers to the north of Central Pier are marked ‘N’ followed by a number and piers to the south of Central Pier are significant ‘S’ followed by a number. The most popular tourist attractions and sights are located in between Central Pier and stop number N13 to the North. The trip from Central Pier to N13 (Tha Phra Arthit/Banglamphu) takes around 30 minutes.
The tourits boat service is more costly than the standard Bangkok river taxis, but it is less crowded so you should have no problems getting a seat and there is likewise an on-board commentary in English to explain the landmarks, sights and attractions as you make your way down the river. An all day ticket is available for 150 THB and consists of a helpful map of the river and the different boat stops. Tickets for the tourist boat service can be bought at Central Pier (Tha Sathorn), pier N13 (Tha Phra Arthit/Banglamphu) or the BTS Skytrain stations at Saphan Taksin or Siam Square.
Still require more information about Bangkok river taxis? Then visit the Chao Phraya Express Boat website.