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How to Get to your Chao Phraya Pier Point | Directions & Transport Options

Introduction

Need help reaching your Chao Phraya cruise pier? Don't fret, this guide streamlines your journey. Find details on the 4 key piers: ICONSIAM, Asiatique, River City, and Rama 3. Find step-by-step transportation instructions, discover the easiest routes, nearby public transport stations, estimated travel times, and alternative options. Read on to navigate smoothly and arrive on time for your Chao Phraya adventure!

Chao Phraya Cruise piers location

Asiatique riverfront - Chao Phraya Cruises

Asiatique

Address: PG32+XM5, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

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Asiatique Pier is situated in Bangkok’s Wat Phraya Krai sub-district of the Bang Kho Laem district. Asiatique is a waterfront complex with shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. The pier offers stunning views of the Chao Phraya River and easy access to the river cruise network. The Asiatique Pier is a perfect choice for a vibrant and scenic river exploration.

Closest landmark: Asiatique Sky

Iconsiam shopping and entertainment complex - Chao Phraya Cruises

ICONSIAM

Address: ICONSIAM Pier 1 299 Soi Charoen Nakorn 5, Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand

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ICONSIAM pier, one of the gateways to your Chao Phraya cruises, is nestled in the Khlong Ton Sai district. The area features an ICONSIAM shopping mall, which offers stunning views of the river and Bangkok’s skyline. Several nearby prominent landmarks include Wat Arun, the Grand Palace, and Wat Pho. The Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station is also conveniently located nearby for easy access to other parts of Bangkok. 

Closest landmark: ICONSIAM Park

The River City shopping complex, Thailand

River City

Address: PGJ7+252 River City Shopping Complex Talat Noi Bangkok Bangkok, Thailand

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The River City pier resides in the Bang Rak district. It is surrounded by the River City Bangkok shopping and art complex, which showcases Thai antiques and contemporary art. Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, is just across the river from River City pier. The Grand Palace and Wat Pho are also nearby. River City Pier is a great starting point for your Chao Phraya cruise journey, whether you're interested in culture, scenery, or convenient access to other parts of the city.

Closest landmark: River City, Bangkok

Aerial view of Bhumibol 1,2 bridge

Rama 3

Address: MG9Q+5G3, Bang Yo, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan 10130, Thailand

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Rama 3 pier in Bangkok offers a unique perspective, despite being a bit further out from the city center compared to other piers. Rama 3 pier offers a peaceful, less crowded atmosphere. The area is surrounded by residential neighborhoods and local businesses, which provides a glimpse into the local riverside life and close-up views of the Rama VIII bridge. It's a great place to experience the local riverside scene and enjoy a peaceful escape.

Closest landmark: Lat Pho Park

Getting to the Asiatique Pier by the Chao Phraya

By bus
By MRT
By Skytrain
By car
Getting to the Asiatique Pier by the Chao Phraya

Best for: Budget travel, sightseeing

Travel time: 90 minutes

Closest stop: Bus stop Wat Rat Chasingkhon 2

Take bus number 29 outbound from Mo Chit 2 Bus Stop to the MBK Center stop. Transfer to bus number 15 outbound and disembark at Wat Rat Singkhon opposite stop. Walk for about 5 minutes to Asiatique Pier. This journey takes approximately 90 minutes and costs around 20 THB.

Mother and son travelling on the metro

Best for: Budget travel, saving time

Travel time: 40 minutes

Closest stop: Si Lom Station

Take the MRT Blue Line from Mo Chit Station to Si Lom Station. Change to the BTS Skytrain Silom Line and disembark at Saphan Taksin Station. Take a Chao Phraya Express Boat from Sathorn Pier to Asiatique Pier. The total travel time is around 40 minutes, and the cost is around 45 THB (excluding the boat fare).

The Skytrain in Bangkok, Thailand

Best for: Budget travel, saving time

Travel time: 70 minutes

Closest stop: Si Lom Station

Take the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit Line from Mo Chit Station to Siam Station. Change to the BTS Skytrain Silom Line and disembark at Saphan Taksin Station. Take a Chao Phraya Express Boat from Sathorn Pier to Asiatique Pier. This option takes roughly 1 hour and 4 minutes, costing around 42 THB (excluding the boat fare).

Two women enjoying the trip in the car - Chao Phraya cruises

Best for: Convenience, privacy, saving time

Travel time: 70 minutes

Distance: 15km

Take the expressway or main roads, depending on traffic conditions. Expect moderate to heavy traffic, especially during peak hours. Parking can be limited near the pier, so consider alternative options if needed. The journey time varies depending on traffic but can take 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.

Getting to the ICONSIAM Pier by the Chao Phraya

By bus
By MRT
By Skytrain
By car
Getting to the ICONSIAM Pier by the Chao Phraya - Bus

Best for: Budget travel, sightseeing

Travel time: 70 minutes

Closest stop: Krung Thon Buri

Board bus number 515 (air-conditioned) or 515 (non-air-conditioned) from Mo Chit 2 Bus Stop and disembark at the Krung Thon Buri Station stop, located right next to ICONSIAM. This direct route takes approximately 1 hour and costs 20-30 THB depending on the bus type.

Woman inside a metro carriage - Chao Phraya cruises

Best for: Budget travel, saving time

Travel time: 50 minutes

Closest stop: Krung Thon Buri

Take the MRT Blue Line from Mo Chit Station to Bang Sue Station. Transfer to the MRT Purple Line and disembark at Krung Thon Buri Station. ICONSIAM is directly connected to the station via an air-conditioned walkway. This option takes around 45 minutes and costs 42 THB.

A Skytrain in Bangkok

Best for: Budget travel, saving time

Travel time: 70 minutes

Closest stop: Krung Thon Buri

Take the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit Line from Mo Chit Station to Siam Station. Change to the BTS Skytrain Silom Line and disembark at Krung Thon Buri Station. ICONSIAM is directly connected to the station via an air-conditioned walkway. This journey takes approximately 1 hour and 4 minutes, costing 42 THB.

A couple inside a car

Best for: Convenience, privacy, saving time

Travel time: 90 minutes

Distance: 14km

Take the expressway or main roads depending on traffic conditions. Expect moderate to heavy traffic, especially during peak hours. Parking is available at ICONSIAM, but fees apply. The travel time depends on traffic, ranging from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.

Getting to the River City Pier by the Chao Phraya

By bus
By MRT
By Skytrain
By car
Getting to the River City Pier by the Chao Phraya - Bus

Best for: Budget travel, sightseeing

Travel time: 60 minutes

Closest stop: Memorial Bridge

Take bus number 514 outbound from Mo Chit 2 Bus Stop and disembark at the Memorial Bridge stop. Walk for about 10 minutes along Charoen Krung Road to River City Pier. This option takes approximately 1 hour and costs 20 THB.

A woman getting on a metro

Best for: Budget travel, saving time

Travel time: 50 minutes

Closest stop: Saphan Taksin Station

Take the MRT Blue Line from Mo Chit Station to Si Lom Station. Change to the BTS Skytrain Silom Line and disembark at Saphan Taksin Station. Take a Chao Phraya Express Boat (orange flag) from Sathorn Pier to Si Phraya Pier, located right next to River City Pier. The total journey time is about 49 minutes, and the cost is around 45 THB (excluding the boat fare).

A Skytrain in Bangkok - Chao Phraya cruises

Best for: Budget travel, saving time

Travel time: 70 minutes

Closest stop: Saphan Taksin Station

Take the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit Line from Mo Chit Station to Siam Station. Change to the BTS Skytrain Silom Line and disembark at Saphan Taksin Station. Take a Chao Phraya Express Boat (orange flag) from Sathorn Pier to Si Phraya Pier, located right next to River City Pier. This option takes around 1 hour and 4 minutes, costing 42 THB (excluding the boat fare).

A woman in a car - Chao Phraya cruises

Best for: Convenience, privacy, saving time

Travel time: 90 minutes

Distance: 16km

Take the expressway or main roads depending on traffic conditions. Expect moderate to heavy traffic, especially during peak hours. Parking can be limited near the pier, so consider alternative options if needed. The journey time varies depending on traffic but can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.

Getting to the Rama 3 Pier by the Chao Phraya

By bus
By MRT
By Skytrain
By car
Getting to the Rama 3 Pier by the Chao Phraya - Bus

Best for: Budget travel, sightseeing

Travel time: 80 minutes

Closest stop: Khlong Toei Market

Take bus number 205 outbound from Mo Chit 2 Bus Stop and disembark at the Khlong Toei Market stop. Walk for 10 minutes towards the river along Rama III Road until you reach the pier. This option takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and costs 20 THB.

The interior of a metro carriage - Chao Phraya cruises

Best for: Budget travel, saving time

Travel time: 50 minutes

Closest stop: Khlong Toei Station

Take the MRT Blue Line from Mo Chit Station to Bang Sue Station. Transfer to the MRT Purple Line and disembark at Khlong Toei Station. From there, take a taxi or ride-sharing service for a short trip (5-10 minutes) to Rama 3 Pier. This option takes around 50 minutes, with MRT fare at 42 THB and taxi fare varying depending on distance.

A Skytrain in Bangkok - Chao Phraya cruises

Best for: Budget travel, saving time

Travel time: 90 minutes

Closest stop: Saphan Taksin Station

There is no direct Skytrain route to reach Rama 3 Pier. You can take the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit Line from Mo Chit Station to Siam Station. Then, transfer to the BTS Skytrain Silom Line and disembark at Saphan Taksin Station. From there, take a taxi or ride-sharing service for a longer trip (around 30 minutes) to Rama 3 Pier. This option takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes, with Skytrain fare at 42 THB and taxi fare varying depending on distance.

A man driving a car - Chao Phraya cruises

Best for: Sightseeing, saving time

Travel time: 90 minutes

Distance: 17km

Take the expressway or main roads, depending on traffic conditions. Expect moderate to heavy traffic, especially during peak hours. Parking can be limited near the pier, so consider alternative options if needed. The journey time varies depending on traffic but can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.

Parking Facilities near Chao Phraya Piers

Asiatique Pier

  • Asiatique Parking West (450 m): Conveniently located near the pier, this parking garage is a good option for those who want to park close by.
  • 69 EASYPARK (1.4 km): Located further away from the pier, this parking garage may be a more affordable option, but you'll need to walk further to reach the pier.

ICONSIAM Pier

  • BAOBEI DIMSUM Parking Lot (600 m): This parking garage is located close to the ICONSIAM pier and is generally considered to be the best option for parking if you are heading to this pier.

River City Pier

  • ที่จอดรถรายเดือน (850 m): Located on the Saphan Yao Alley, this parking garage is the closest one to the River City pier. You can take a short walk to the pier from the parking garage.
  • OP Garden Car Park (1.1 km): If you are looking for a slightly laidback and scenic walk to your pier, this is the parking garage for you. This is located on the Chareon Krung 36 Alley, a 15-minute walk from the pier.

Walking to Chao Phraya Piers

Young woman walking in Bangkok

Asiatique pier

Travel time: 23 minutes (1.6km from Wat Lum Charoen Sattha)

Wat Lum Charoen Sattha is approximately 1.6 km away from Asiatique Pier. This distance translates to a 23-minute walk along Charan Sanit Wong Road. The walk is relatively long but the area has numerous small sights like Ratcha Singkhon Temple that could enrich your time in Bangkok.

A tourist walking and exploring Bangkok

ICONSIAM pier

Travel time: 12 minutes (900m from Chaloem Phra Kiat Forest Park)

You can take a brisk walk to the ICONSIAM pier from the Chaloem Phra Kiat Forest Park, which is situated just over a 10-minute walk away. Take in the urban bustle of Bangkok as you make your way through Charoen Nakhon Road until you reach ICONSIAM and then make a right to reach the pier.

A tourist walking and exploring Bangkok

River City pier

Travel time: 14 minutes (1.1km from Wat Traimit Withayaram)

Embrace a charming 15-minute walk (around 1 kilometer) from Wat Traimit Withayaram to River City Bangkok. Explore the bustling Talat Noi district along the way, with its vibrant shops and hidden gems. Alternatively, take Charoen Krung Road for a more direct route with historical landmarks.

A tourist walking and exploring Bangkok

Rama 3 pier

Travel time: 18 minutes (1.3 km from Phra Pradaeng Market)

Enjoy a leisurely 18-minute walk along the scenic riverfront from Phra Pradaeng Market to Lat Pho Rama 3 pier. The short 1.3 km route offers fresh air, river views, and a chance to soak up the local atmosphere. Remember to walk on the designated pedestrian paths for safety.




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Frequently Asked Questions About Getting to Chao Phraya Piers

Where is the Chao Phraya located?

The Chao Phraya River flows through the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. It's the major river in the country and plays a significant role in the city's history, culture, and transportation system.

Where is ICONSIAM pier located?

ICONSIAM pier is situated in Bangkok's Khlong Ton Sai district, near the ICONSIAM shopping mall. The complete address is: ICONSIAM Pier 1 299 Soi Charoen Nakorn 5, Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand. Find here on maps.

Where is Asiatique pier located?

Asiatique pier is located in Bangkok's Wat Phraya Krai sub-district, close to the Asiatique entertainment complex. The complete address is: PG32+XM5, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand. Find here on maps.

Where is River City pier located?

River City pier is situated in Bangkok's Bang Rak district, next to the River City Bangkok shopping and art complex. The complete address is: PGJ7+252 River City Shopping Complex Talat Noi Bangkok Bangkok, Thailand. Find here on maps.

Where is Rama 3 pier located?

Rama 3 pier is located in Bangkok's Yan Nawa district, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The complete address is: MG9Q+5G3, Bang Yo, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan 10130, Thailand. Find here on maps.

How do I get to the Chao Phraya Piers?

To reach ICONSIAM, you can take the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station and then walk for a short distance. For Asiatique, you can also take the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station and then board a free shuttle boat. If you're heading to River City, you have the option to take a taxi or a bus from Saphan Taksin BTS station or walk to the destination. Finally, to reach Rama 3, you can take a bus or a taxi.

Which is the best way to get to my Chao Phraya Pier?

The best way to get to Asiatique pier is by the BTS Skytrain as it is both economical and reasonably fast. You should take the MRT to get to the ICONSIAM pier and the River City pier for the same reason. The best way to get to Rama 3 pier, however, is by bus.

Which is the closest bus stop and BTS station to ICONSIAM pier?

The closest BTS station to ICONSIAM pier is Krung Thonburi station (BTS) and the closest bus stop is the ICONSIAM bus stop.

Which is the closest bus stop and BTS station to Asiatique pier?

The closest BTS station to Asiatique pier is Saphan Taksin station (BTS) and the closest bus stop is Asiatique bus stop.

Which is the closest bus stop and BTS station to River City pier?

The closest BTS station to River City pier is Saphan Taksin station (BTS) and the closest bus stop is Sathorn Tai Road bus stop.

Which is the closest bus stop and BTS station to Rama 3 pier?

The closest BTS station to Rama 3 pier is Rama III Road (BTS) and the closest bus stop is Wat Mangkon Kamalawat bus stop.

Can I park at any of the Chao Phraya piers?

Limited on-site parking is available at ICONSIAM and Asiatique, while the other piers do not offer any parking.

Is there parking for disabled persons at any of the Chao Phraya piers?

A limited number of disabled parking spaces are available at ICONSIAM and Asiatique, subject to availability. It's advisable to contact the pier or venue beforehand.