How To Get To ICONSIAM – 6 Modes of Transport

Did you know ICONSIAM is one of the biggest malls in Thailand? It has over a thousand stores, including Apple Store, JD Sports, and luxury brands like Chanel.

In this article, I will explain the various transport options available for getting to ICONSIAM, including the cheapest and fastest.

How To Get To ICONSIAM

Fastest: The quickest, and most convenient route to ICONSIAM is to take the BTS Skytrain or combine it with the free shuttle service from Sathorn Pier.

Cheapest: If you’re feeling adventurous, taking the bus to ICONSIAM is the most budget-friendly transportation choice.

In a hurry? Best way to reach ICONSIAM

Step 1: Take the BTS Silom Line to Krung Thon Buri station.

Step 2: Switch lines and take the BTS Gold Line to Charoen Nakhon, then take Exit 3 following the signs to the mall.

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 near 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 options to ICONSIAM

The fastest and most convenient way to ICONSIAM is to take the BTS Skytrain or the BTS Skytrain + Free shuttle service. The fare varies from 17 to 47 THB, depending on the distance traveled.

1. BTS Skytrain

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BTS Skytrain only

To get to ICONSIAM by the BTS Skytrain, board the Silom Line and get off at Krung Thon Buri.

Then, switch to the BTS Gold Line, continue until station Charoen Nakhon, and take Exit 3 following the signs to ICONSIAM.

Route overview

Step 1: Take the BTS Silom Line to Krung Thon Buri station

Step 2: Switch lines and take the BTS Gold Line to Charoen Nakhon, then take Exit 3

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 get to ICONSIAM by BTS Skytrain and shuttle boat, board the Silom Line and get off at Saphan Taksin BTS 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 ride to ICONSIAM takes around 10 minutes. It stops at Icon Siam Pier, from where you’ll depart for ICONSIAM.

Route overview

Step 1: Take the BTS Silom Line to Saphan Taksin Station

Step 2: Follow the signs to Sathorn Pier (a 5-minute walk)

Step 3: Take the free shuttle boat to 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:


2. Boat services

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Taking the boat to ICONSIAM is a great way to explore Bangkok’s riverside area. Tourists can take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Sathorn Pier and transfer to the free ICONSIAM shuttle boat or the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat (recommended if you plan to explore more along Chao Phraya).

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

Chao Phraya Tourist Boat

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.

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.


3. Taxi

Public taxis are available 24/7 and can be hailed on the street or booked through apps like Grab or Bolt.

I prefer to book a taxi through a ride-hailing app, so I don’t need to communicate the destination to the driver.

However, ICONSIAM is a well-known landmark, so local taxis should know it well.

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

4. Tuk-tuks

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.


5. Bus

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If you’re feeling adventurous, getting the bus to ICONSIAM is another budget-friendly transport option.

Multiple 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 pick a bus route with AC if you prefer a more comfortable ride.

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

6. Private Car

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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 by using GPS through apps like Google Maps and entering 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, visit early in the morning or late afternoon and avoid visiting during national holidays or special events.

Official ICONSIAM website:

https://www.iconsiam.com/en

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