Bangkok, Thailand




Getting In
Yaowarat is filled with narrow alleys, obscure pedestrian-only routes and crossed by a few giant roads that feel like small highways. Finding your way around in Yaowarat isn't easy as road signs are often blocked by neon-signs and merchandise hung up by sellers to attract customers. Note that alleys here often bear the name "trok" instead of the usual "soi" and many have multiple names. For example, Trok Issaranuphap is often signposted as Soi Issaranuphap or Soi 16, while Soi Phadung Dao is also known as Soi Texas. So adapt to the situation and expect to get lost.

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By Boat
Due to its location along the river, most visitors enter Yaowarat using the Chao Phraya Express Boat service. A trip from Rattanakosin or Silom takes about 20 minutes and costs around 18 baht. The most important stops in Yaowarat are the Rachawongse and Si Phraya Piers, both served by all the boat lines. Rachawongse is an ideal stop for central Yaowarat, while Si Phraya is close to the southeastern part of the district. If you're coming from Thonburi, you can cross the river to Yaowarat by taking a ferry. There is a ferry service from Kanlayanamit to Pak Khlong Talat, from Dindaeng to Rachawongse and from Klongsan to Si Phraya. Ferries leave about every 15 minutes and cost 3 baht.

Chao Phraya Express Boat by Achp ru

By Public Transit
You can take the metro trains
to Yaowarat if coming directly from Silom, Sukhumvit or Ratchadaphisek. The only station close to the district is Hua Lamphong, situated on the eastern side. The metro ride from Silom takes about five minutes and from Sukhumvit ten minutes. Trains leave every five to ten minutes for a fare of about 16 to 41 baht. From the Hua Lamphong Station, it is about a 20 minute walk to the centre of Yaowarat.

By Bus
The bus system in Bangkok is complex but one of the cheapest ways to travel around the city. Yaowarat Road is a one-way road, therefore buses only use it to travel in a westwards direction (to Rattanakosin) and eastward direction on Charoen Krung Road.

  • Bus No. 25 is the most important bus route. It starts in the far southeast of Sukhumvit Road, heading through the Ratchaprasong intersection (for Siam Square), passing Ratchadamri Road, Silom intersection, Rama IV Road, Hualamphong Train Station and then through Yaowarat Road and Phahurat Road. Coming in the other direction, buses pass through Charoen Krung Road instead of Yaowarat Road.
  • Ordinary Bus No. 4 comes from the Silom intersection along Rama IV Road, passing Hualamphong Train Station, Yaowarat Road and then goes southwest over the Phra Pok Klao bridge to Thonburi. As with all routes, the bus goes eastwards through Yaowarat Road and returns westward through Charoen Krung Road.

By Train
Yaowarat can easily be reached from Hualamphong Train Station, which is located at the eastern border of the district. Trains here arrive from the northern (Chiang Mai,
Lampang, Ayutthaya), northeastern (Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani), eastern (Si Racha, Aranyaprathet, Hua Mak) and southern (Kanchanaburi, Hat Yai, Pattani) regions of Thailand.

Hualamphong Train Station by 2T

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