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How to Get to Asiatique The Riverfront in Bangkok

Along the Chao Phraya river beside Wat Rat Singkhon sits Asiatique The Riverfront, a large outdoor community area for shopping, dining, and entertainment.  Opened in April 2012, Asiatique consists of more than 1000 shops and 30 restaurants housed in renovated warehouses along the longest promenade in Thailand.  The buildings resemble colonial-style architecture because, during the early 20th century, the area was a trade docking station between Siam and the west.

Asiatique is open from 3 pm to midnight and is reachable by road, shuttle boat, or on the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat. The fastest way to Asiaqiue is to take the BTS to Saphan Taksin station and get the free 10-minute shuttle from Sathorn Pier, arriving every 15 minutes until 11:30 pm.

Asiatique has four districts; Chareon Krung District, Town Square District, Waterfront District, and The Factory District.

Chareon Krung District hosts live entertainment like Joe Louis Thai Puppet Theatre, Muay Thai Live, and Calypso Cabaret

Town Square District is closest to the roadside entrance, where you’ll find popular dining chains like MK and Swensen.

The Waterfront District, situated along the promenade, boasts restaurants and bars with riverside views like Wine I Love You and Happy Fish.  This district also hosts a permanently docked tall sailboat with a unique dining experience and the tallest Ferris wheel in Bangkok.

The Factory District focuses on shopping from local Thai clothing merchants, jewelry brands, and souvenir sellers.

How to get to Asiatique Bangkok

Want a unique dining and shopping experience along the Chao Phraya river? Getting to Asiatique is straightforward, and multiple transport options are available including taxi, boat, train (BTS), and bus.

Get to Asiatique by boat

To access Asiatique by boat go to Sathorn Pier which is easily accessed by taking the BTS to Saphan Taksin and following the signs to the dock. Asiatique operates a free and paid 7-day week shuttle service from the pier which takes around 10 minutes to reach the venue. Although more comfortable, the paid shuttle service costs 30 THB per trip or 60 THB return.

Chao Phraya Tourist Boat (blue flag) operates from Phra Arthit Pier stopping along the Chao Phraya River at popular destinations including ICONSIAM, Sathorn Pier, and finally Asiatique.  This service is ideal if you want to explore other tourist hot spots along the way. The price for a single-trip ticket is 60 THB and 150 for an all-day pass.

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 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

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 notable 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

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.

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 air-conditioned buses are newer and will be a lot 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.

How to go 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) following 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

How to go 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

How to go 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 Map

Activities at Asiatique

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

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

Resturants at Asiatique

Asiatique has plenty of food options ranging from local Thai cuisine to international fast food brand KFC.

Popular restaurants

Summary

Although there are plenty of malls and entertainment venues around Bangkok Asiatique is a unique experience with its outdoor riverside location, historical architecture, and popular entertainment shows.

Researching the best route to Asiatique? Wherever you’re located in Bangkok Asiatique is within reaching distance by taxi, boat, train, or bus. Personally, I would recommend taking a BTS and shuttle boat to avoid the notorious Bangkok traffic.

If you don’t mind getting held up in traffic enjoy the comfort of a taxi ride or if you’re the adventurous type try the local bus experience.

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By Nicky

Expat who has lived, explored, and worked in Thailand for over 7 years. I started findyouthere.com to share the knowledge I've picked up over the years with travelers and expats alike.

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