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The Chao Phraya Express Boat is a transportation service in Thailand that operates on the Chao Phraya River. It provides express river transportation between stops in the capital city of Bangkok and to Nonthaburi, the province immediately to the north. Established in 1971, the Chao Phraya Express Boat Company serves both local commuters and tourists. It also offers special tourists boats and a weekend river tour boat, as well as making boats available for charter. Among the world’s great commuter boats, it holds a particular place. Not only for its success in moving large numbers of passengers in a city whose roads are generally criticized for their traffic jams ( These boats, along with BTS Sky train and Bangkok Metro are only methods that can absolutely avoid traffic jam in peak hours on weekdays when people go in and out of city for their workings.), but also for the beauty of the fleet of graceful wooden boats, which is rarely found in today's world of water transportation. Thai culture recognizes four great principles; Suay ( beautiful ), saad ( clean ) , sanook ( fun ), suparp

( appropriate). These boats meet all four criteria. Their beautifully clean lines speak for themselves but they are also entirely appropriate to their function and, as any Bangkok tourist will confirm, they are great fun to ride.

The 21 km route is served by 65 boats  and operates 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Last departure from CEN-Sathorn pier by a yellow-flag boat) in weekdays and 6:00 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. in weekends and holidays. Current prices are from 9 baht ( Local line for distance within one zone) to 30 baht (for green-yellow flag trip on its entire route from Pakkret to Sathorn ), depending on the type of boat and the distance travelled. The river boats carry an average of about 40,000 passengers per day.

Chao Phraya Express Boat Service and river craft that use the river

Picture on the right - Railway Station

Piers Stop

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