Bangkok, Thailand




Getting In
Dusit is not particularly easy to reach by public transport. The Chao Phraya Express Boat serves Dusit but still a hike to Dusit Palace from the pier. There are plenty of bus lines going through the district but can be a hassle with the confusing routes and traffic congestion to get to Dusit. If you're too lazy to cope with these alternatives, you might just want to go by taxi (by far the easiest though the most expensive option).

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By Boat
You can enter Dusit using the Chao Phraya Express Boat service. Thewet pier is technically just over the edge in Rattanakosin but an excellent entry point into the southwestern area of Dusit. From here, it is a 20 minutes walk to the Dusit Palace.

  • You can take any express boat, as Thewet Pier is one of the most important stops in Rattanakosin, but the yellow flag line is the fastest.
  • Orange flag boats connect Thewet Pier with Tha Chang Pier (if you're coming from the Grand Palace) and Phra Athit pier (if you're coming from Khao San Road). 
  • From downtown Bangkok, you can take the Skytrain to Saphan Taksin Station and transfer onto an express boat.

Chao Phraya Express Boat by Fabio Achilli

By Bus
If you're coming from Rattanakosin, ordinary and air-conditioned Bus No. 70 runs directly to the Dusit Palace. Board the bus at Sanam Luang if you happen to be around the Grand Palace or board at Ratchadamnoen Klang Road if you live around Khao San Road. Get off outside the Royal Elephant National Museum at Uthong Nai Road.

If coming from Bangkok's downtown area, ride the Skytrain to Victory Monument Station. There you can board air-conditioned Bus No. 515 that goes straight to Dusit Palace over Ratchawithi Road. If this is too much of a hassle for you to get from downtown Bangkok to Dusit, then take a taxi instead.

Kangsai Residential Hall in Dusit Palace by ScorpionPk

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