How to Get to Asiatique The Riverfront – 4 Modes of Transport

Asiatique The Riverfront is a large outdoor community space nestled along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It offers a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

This article is a guide on how to get to the venue.

How to get to Asiatique Bangkok

The most convenient and budget-friendly way to reach Asiatique is by taking the 10-minute shuttle boat, which is available for free from Sathorn Pier.

To reach Sathorn Pier, take the BTS to Saphan Taksin station and follow the signs to the dock, which is just a 5-minute walk away.

If boats aren’t your preference or you’re seeking a more comfortable ride, you can opt for a local taxi to reach the venue. Instruct the driver to take you to Asiatique, or use a ride-hailing service like Grab or Bolt.

1. Get to Asiatique by boat

To reach Asiatique by boat, head to Sathorn Pier, which can be reached by taking the BTS to Saphan Taksin Station or by taxi directly to the pier.

Shuttle boat

Asiatique operates a free shuttle service from the pier seven days a week. It takes around 10 minutes to reach the venue.

A paid shuttle service is also available for 30 THB per trip or 60 THB for a round trip. This option offers more comfortable seating than the free shuttle service.

Chao Phraya Tourist Boat

Another boat option is the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat (identified by a blue flag), which departs from Phra Arthit Pier and makes stops at various attractions along the Chao Phraya River, including ICONSIAM, Sathorn Pier, and Asiatique.

This service is popular with tourists looking to explore multiple sights along the river, allowing them to hop on and off throughout the day without purchasing additional tickets.

Video walkthrough of how to get the free shuttle boat from BTS Saphan Taksin

Shuttle type and price

ServicePierHoursPrice
Free Asiatique Shuttle BoatSathorn Pier16:00-23:30Free
Paid Asiatique Shuttle BoatSathorn Pier16:00-23:3030 THB
Chao Phraya Tourist BoatPhra Arthit Pier08:30-17:3060-150 THB

Free Asiatique Shuttle Boat Timetable

Sathorn Pier – Asiatique PierAsiatique Pier – Sathorn Pier
4:15 pm4:00 pm
4:45 pm4:30 pm
5:15 pm5:00 pm
5:45 pm5:30 pm
6:15 pm6:30 pm
6:45 pm7:00 pm
7:15 pm7:30 pm
8:15 pm8:00 pm
8:45 pm8:30 pm
9:15 pm9:00 pm
9:45 pm9:30 pm
10:15 pm10:00 pm
10:45 pm10:30 pm
11:15 pm11: 00 pm
11:30 pm

Free Shuttle route

2. Getting to Asiatique by car or taxi

Asiatique, located on Charoen Krung Road, has onsite parking for up to 2,000 vehicles and is easily accessible by main roads Rama 3 (southwest), Khlong Ton Sai (west), Thanon Chan (east), and Sathorn (northeast).

Although convenient to get there by car or taxi, traffic is notably bad in the area, and journey times can vary depending on the time of day.

Options for Taxis services include Grab, Bolt, or a local metered taxi.

Asiatique address for Google Maps directions:

Asiatique The Riverfront, 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120

Road trip times to Asiatique from popular destinations around Bangkok

DepartDistanceTime
Central World9 km20-30 minutes
Siam Paragon6.6 km20-30 minutes
Pratunam 13 km15-20 minutes 
MBK8 km20-30 minutes

3. Get to Asiatique by BTS

Take the BTS Silom Line (dark green line) towards Bang Wa and stop at Saphan Taksin station. When exiting the station from exit 2, follow the signs to Sathorn Pier, where you’ll find the free or paid shuttle service to Asiatique.

4. Get to Asiatique by bus

Asiatique can be accessed by buses on routes 1, 15, 17, 75, 504(AC), and 547(AC), stopping at Asiatique The Riverfront bus stop just outside the venue. 

The newer air-conditioned buses will be much more comfortable in the Bangkok heat.  

A regular bus (cream red) will cost 8 THB fixed, and an air-conditioned bus (cream blue) will range from 12-20 THB depending on the distance traveled.

Getting to Asiatique from MBK

To get to Asiatique from MBK go to the National Stadium BTS station a 5-minute walk from the mall. 

Take the Silom BTS (dark green line) towards Bang Wa and get off at Saphan Taksin station (Exit 2).

Follow the signs to Sathorn Pier, where you’ll find a free shuttle boat to Asiatique.

  1. 5-minute walk to National Stadium BTS station
  2. Take Silom line to Saphan Taksin
  3. Follow signs to Sathorn Pier
  4. Take the free shuttle boat to Asiatique

Getting to Asiatique from Siam

To get to Asiatique from Siam, go to the Siam BTS station.  Take the Silom BTS (dark green line) towards Bang Wa and get off at Saphan Taksin (Exit 2).

There, you’ll find signage pointing to the pier, where you’ll find shuttle boats to Asiatique.

  1. Get to Siam BTS station
  2. Take Silom line to Saphan Taksin
  3. Follow signs to Sathorn Pier
  4. Take the free shuttle boat to Asiatique

Getting to Asiatique from Pratunam

To get to Asiatique from Pratunam, walk 17 minutes to Siam BTS station or a 15-minute walk to Chidlom BTS station, then take the train to Siam station to transfer.

Once at Siam station take the Silom BTS (dark green line) towards Bang Wa and get off at Saphan Taksin (Exit 2). There you’ll find signage pointing to the pier where you’ll find shuttle boats to Asiatique.

  1. Walk 17 minutes to Siam BTS station
  2. Take Silom line to Saphan Taksin
  3. Follow signs to Sathorn Pier
  4. Take the free shuttle boat to Asiatique

Asiatique Transport Map

Asiatique Directory Map

Things to do at Asiatique

Once you’ve made your journey to Asiatique, check out the activities.

Popular activities

  • Ride on the Ferris wheel (Asiatique Sky)
  • Watch a Thai live show (Muay Thai Live / Muay Thai Live / Joe Louis Thai Puppet)
  • Wine and dine by the riverside
  • Shop for souvenirs and local Thai fashion
  • Get a massage
  • Calypso Cabaret Show

Restaurants

Asiatique has many food options, including local Thai cuisine and international fast food brands like KFC.

Popular restaurants

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