Today I checked the free electric bus shuttle between the four floating markets in Bangkok's Taling Chan District. This is a review in three parts: MRT Park & Ride, electric bus and floating market.
The trolleybus service connects to Bang Khun Tan MRT station and so I decided to go to Park & Ride on MRT Lak Song first to review the parking lot. Park on the 3rd floor because that's where the bridge connects to the station.
If you take the MRT, you will be charged 10 Baht to park for 2 hours. If not then 20 baht for 1 hour. I got the parking coupon from the MRT ticket office. From Lak Song I have to change at MRT Tha Phra then get off at MRT Bang Khun Non.
This is the free electric shuttle bus schedule to visit the four floating markets in West Bangkok on weekends.
📍 Song Khlong Floating Market
📍 Taling Chan Floating Market
📍Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market
📍Wat Saphan Floating Market
On MRT Bang Khun No, take Exit 3 to street level. You will see a live bus stop. It wasn't surprising that there were a lot of people waiting, but somehow we all pressed on. My first floating market was only 7 minutes away and so no standing issues.
My first stop is at Khlong Song Floating Market. This is actually my first time here. It is heavily overshadowed by its large neighbor, Taling Chan. But if you want a quiet one with almost no strangers then check this one out.
Since my next stop was only a five minute walk away, I decided not to wait for the trolleybus and just go Taling Chan Floating Market by myself. This one has more foreigners because long tail boat tours bring them here.
A great tip for getting on any bus in Bangkok that has a GPS is to download the app ViaBus (apps.apple.com/th/app/viabus/…) then scan the QR Code at the bus stop. You can then see how many minutes you have to wait. In my case only five minutes.
My third stop is only ten minutes away by trolley bus with a short stop outside the Bangkok Bus Terminal. Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is one of my favorite riverside markets but best to go early before it gets too crowded.
In Khlong Lat Mayom I had to wait about 20 minutes for the next trolleybus but with the ViaBus app I could see the progress so I sat in the shade. Again the bus was full but there was enough space for everyone.
My fourth and final stop is at Wat Saphan Floating Market. This is a quieter riverside market compared to some of the others but well worth a visit if you've never been there before. It was definitely busier than last year which was good.
Wat Saphan Floating Market seems to be the start and end of the electric shuttle bus service as there are two buses waiting there. The bus driver told me that the bus can travel 100km which is enough for one day and then charged overnight.
From Wat Saphan I took the trolley bus back to Bang Khun Non MRT which completed today's loop of four floating markets. I hope you've enjoyed my photos and that I've inspired you to go on an exploration next weekend.