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Reviewed 2 days ago

These boats area wonderful way to see Bangkok, and are also very inexpensive... and very well organized to move people around interesting parts of Bangkok located near the river! One could, and should use them to see Bangkok, and its many attractions 24 hours a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The boats are very effective if you are close to the river. They cost nothing and moves quickly. You can also take a long tour and use them for sight-seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank overum
Reviewed 4 days ago

When booking, ask for seat on balcony or deck. Bangkok is beautiful at night. just make sure that you book with one of the big boats, Chao Praya is lovely. I saw some other small boats and I felt bad for those guys cos experience...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank reshma m
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great way of avoiding the traffic is the River Express Boat. *BE CAREFUL*… unfortunately some people are out to con you! A seemingly nice man offered to help some lost looking tourists (us) find the ferry port and took us to a private boat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shannonp0909
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most cities have a hop on and off bus, not so Bangkok, which has translated this great idea to piers along its river. It's a great way to spend a day and see most sights of Bangkok without contending with traffic. Some tips: start at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marie-Claire S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff kept promoting the Blue Line tourist boat, which was 60 baht per trip. Other lines of the express boat provided a cheap mode of transport (Orange Line goes to most tourist attractions, 15 baht per trip). I had vastly different experiences on 2...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a good way to move through the city, especially during busy hours. Prices are not so high, not as cheap as buses, but reasonable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tatjana K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I accidentally went the wrong direction and ended up going way up the river, then had to buy a new ticket to go back. The orange flag ferries can be taken for a relatively long distance north and south on the river. Make sure that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LeakyB85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please be aware of the scammers who will charge you a hefty price to go on this canal ride via a long tail boat. Please avoid rajini express boat pier.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hellokarthic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to get around and avoid traffic. Combine it with the BTS and Taxis and Tuk Tuks and you can choose which suits each trip the best. This is a great way to get to China town when traffic is bad.

Date of experience: December 2018
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16 September 2018|
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Response from lynnette B | Reviewed this property |
My trip was included in a guided volunteer group. Don't have an answer however, you can contact them via email for a direct answer. I believe if you put their name in google and search Thailand specifically a web site... More
22 August 2018|
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that nighttime boating on the river is restricted for safety reasons, as many of the boats travel quite fast and also many do not have any lighting. In addition, it is hard for the poorer people, in their... More
22 August 2018|
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Response from sandrabolinhas | Reviewed this property |
I use Thai regular people boat, it´s crowded, but cheap, fast...but is not good for older people and handicap. I dont have time in Bangkok to know better river transportation. I also use a klong boat to try to get to Grand... More
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