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How To Get To ICONSIAM (Fastest, Easiest, Cheapest)

Are you looking to visit the popular ICONSIAM mall in Bangkok? Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-timer navigating Bangkok’s notoriously busy streets can be difficult. In this article, I will guide you through the various transport options available for getting to ICONSIAM, including the cheapest and fastest.

Did you know ICONSIAM is one of the biggest malls in Thailand, with over a thousand stores, including Apple Store, JD Sports, and luxury brands such Chanel. So it’s no surprise that the mall is so popular with tourists and locals, but getting there can be challenging because it is not located in downtown Bangkok.

Thankfully there are plenty of transport options for getting ICONSIAM, including car, boat, train, and tuk-tuk, which I will guide you through in this article for a street-free journey.

So, buckle up, and let’s get started!

Location of ICONSIAM

ICONSIAM is located on unique grounds along the Chao Phraya River west of Bangkok, with scenic views of the riverside

Popular attractions close to the mall include Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaew, River City Bangkok and The Jam Factory.

The mall is conveniently connected to two transport hubs, the BTS (Charoen Nakhon) and the boat (ICONSIAM Pier 4).

Address: 299 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Ton Sai, Khet Khlong San, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600

Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Transportation to ICONSIAM

The fastest, cheapest, and most convenient way of getting to ICONSIAM is to take the BTS Skytrain or the BTS Skytrain + Free shuttle service. The fare ranges from 17-47 THB based on the distance you’re traveling.

BTS Skytrain

The BTS Skytrain is one of the fastest ways of getting to ICONSIAM because the mall is conveniently located next to BTS Gold Line station Charoen Nakhon. There is also the option of getting the BTS Skytrain and transferring to the free ICONSIAM shuttle boat.

BTS Skytrain only

To arrive at ICONSIAM by the BTS Skytrain, board the Silom Line and get off at Krung Thon Buri. Then, switch to the Gold Line, continue until the next station Charoen Nakhon, and take Exit 3 for ICONSIAM.

Silom Line operating times: 6:00 – 00:00

Gold Line operating times: 06:00 – 00:00

Cost: 17-47 THB, depending on the distance

BTS Skytrain + Shuttle boat

To arrive at ICONSIAM by BTS Skytrain and the shuttle boat, board the Silom Line and get off at Saphan Taksin Station exit 2. Then, follow the signs to Sathorn Pier, where you’ll find the free shuttle boat to ICONSIAM, which operates every 10-15 minutes.

The short shuttle boat to ICONSIAM takes around 10 minutes, stopping at Icon Siam Pier, where you’ll depart for ICONSIAM.

Silom Line operating times: 6:00 – 00:00

Shuttle boat operating times: 9:00 – 22:00

Cost: 17-47 THB, depending on the distance

Video guide on how to get to the shuttle boat:

Boat services

Taking the boat to ICONSIAM is a great way to explore the riverside area of Bangkok. Tourists can take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Sathorn Pier and transfer to the free ICONSIAM shuttle boat.

Chao Phraya Express Boat operating times: 6:00 – 19:00

Shuttle boat operating times: 9:00 – 22:00

Cost: 16-33 THB per person, depending on departure pier

Another option is to take the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat, which stops along the major attractions along Chao Phraya, including Wat Arun, Asiatique, and ICONSIAM.

If you buy a tourist boat ticket, you can hop on and off each stop along the route.

Tickets for the tourist boat are available for pre-purchase on Klook:

Chao Phraya Tourist Boat operating times: 8:30 – 18:30

Cost: 150 THB per person all-day pass (hop on/hop off)

Tourist boat route:

Other boat transport options include taking a private river taxi or a long-tail boat to Sathorn Pier.

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Public taxis are available 24/7 and can be hailed on the street or booked through apps like Grab or Bolt. I usually prefer to book a local taxi through an app because the destination is easier for the driver, but ICONSIAM is a well-known landmark and should be easy to communicate with a street-side hailed taxi.

Cost: Starting from 35 THB depending on distance and vehicle type

Insider tip:

  • Book a taxi through a dedicated app like Grab or Bolt for its added safety features and ease of use


When booking through a ride-hailing service you can pick your desired vehicle type from budget to luxury and vehicles with a capacity for up to 9 passengers.

Tuk-tuks can be found in popular tourist areas of Bangkok, such as Sukhumvit, Chinatown, Khao San Road, and the Grand Palace. Although fun, they might not be the most suitable transport option to get to ICONSIAM because they lack comfort and safety.

Also, Tuk-tuks are generally more expensive than public taxis because they don’t run on a meter, and the driver determines the fare, so always negotiate the fare with the driver before getting into the tuk-tuk.

Cost: Depends on the driver and your negotiating skills.


If you’re feeling adventurous, getting the bus to ICONSIAM is another budget-friendly transport option. Many bus routes pass by ICONSIAM, stopping at the bus station Khlong San Market or Opposite Khlong San Market.

Khlong San Market bus station is directly outside ICONSIAM, and Opposite Khlong San Market station is on the other side of the main road.

Some bus routes don’t have air-conditioned buses, so if you prefer comfort, pick a bus route with AC.

Cost: Starting from 9 THB depending on the distance and bus type

The timetable of bus routes stopping at ICONSIAM

Bus NumberRoute
3 (AC/NO AC)Northern Bus Terminal – Khlong San
6 (AC/NO AC)Phra Pradaeng – Banglamphu
84Omyai – BTS Wongwianyai
84 (AC)WAT Rai Khing – BTS Wongwianyai
88Robinson Latya – Big C Thungkhru
89Ratchaphruek Soi 18 – 2 Pai Theknikkrungthep
105Opp Klongsan Market – Tha Rot Sai 105
111Charoen Nakhon – Talad Phlu
149University Campus – Thongsuk College
167 (AC)Latya 14 – Soi Ek Chai 89/8
177 (AC)Maitree Uthit Community School – Victory Monument

Private Cars

Hired or taking your private car to ICONSIAM? You can reach ICONSIAM through two major roads, North Sathorn Road and Phra Pokkalo Road, turning into Charoen Nakhon Road, where you’ll find the mall.

The easiest way to navigate to the mall by car is using a GPS through apps like Google Maps, just enter ICONSIAM as your destination.

Private parking is available at the mall for up to 5,000 cars, including a valet service for an additional cost. General parking is free for the first 2 hours, then 30 THB per hour.

Best times to visit ICONSIAM

ICONSIAM is open seven days a week from 10 am to 10 pm, with the busiest periods being the weekends and public holidays.

If you prefer to avoid crowded opening hours, opt to visit earning the morning or late afternoon and avoid visiting during national holidays or special events.

The mall is an indoor air-conditioned venue, so even if you do decide to go during the day inside, the mall will still be at a comfortable temperature.


ICONSIAM is a great place to experience shopping in an air-conditioned mega-mall with stores, restaurants, and cafes catering to every budget.

Although the mall is slightly out of Bangkok’s main downtown area, it is easily reachable by train, car, and bus.

Official ICONSIAM website:

Before you go…

Check my article on the best shopping malls or night markets in Bangkok for more amazing shopping experiences in Bangkok.


Which BTS station is ICONSIAM?

ICONSIAM is connected to the BTS via the Krung Thon Buri station on the Gold Line, located directly outside the mall.

What is the best time to visit ICONSIAM?

To avoid busy periods, visit ICONSIAM in the early morning or late afternoon and avoid weekends or public holidays.

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