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Elephant Bus Tour gives comfortable panoramic view of Bangkok’s favorite tourist spots

Do you want to see major Bangkok tourist spots without the hassle of riding various transport systems from place to place? How about a comfortable one-bus ride taking you to all those favorite destinations for a day?

The Tourism Authority of Thailand extends a warm invitation to travelers eager to explore Bangkok aboard the unique Double Decker Elephant Hop-on Hop-off bus tour. This journey circles 15 prominent landmarks across the city:

  1. Siam Paragon
  2. MBK Center
  3. Samyan Mitrtown/Wat Hualumpong
  4. Golden Buddha Temple/ Wat Trai Mit
  5. China Town
  6. Grand China Hotel/Dragon Temple Kammalawat
  7. Loha Prasat/Pra Tu Phee
  8. Khao San Road
  9. Giant Swing
  10. Wat Pho
  11. Sanamluang/Royal Grand Palace
  12. Wat Arun Rajvararam
  14. Mahanakorn Skywalk (King Power Mahanakorn)
  15. Patpong Night Market

Whole loop

If you stay on the bus for the whole trip, it takes around 2.5 to 3 hours to complete all destinations depending on the traffic situation. After your one-loop trip, you can even ride again and again for as long as your ticket redemption time does not lapse yet; more of this later.

The bus leaves approximately every 45 minutes at Siam Paragon starting from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. City sightseers are encouraged to arrive at the bus waiting area 15 minutes earlier.

Audio “Tour Guide”

While enjoying a panoramic view of the city, informative audio guides, available in seven languages—including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Korean, and Thai—accompany your journey, enriching your experience with fascinating insights.

Elephant Bus Tour audio tour guide

Roofless or Transparent Glass Roof

Passengers aboard the bus can select their preferred seating, opting for either air-conditioned indoor or open-air options to relish scenic views of the city. The best view, for many, is the roofless second deck especially the front row seat. However, you can go inside the airconditioned section anytime if Bangkok’s heat bothers you. The cooler room has also a transparent glass ceiling so you can also see anything above.

Curate your destinations

If you plan to hop off on one of the destinations such as Patpong Night Market or you plan to stay longer at Khao San Road or ICONSIAM for shopping, the bus allows you to curate your destinations giving flexibility to your already laid-out tour plan.

Use their real-time GPS tracking in order not to miss your next hop. It is an unlimited hop-on and hop-off for a day, two days, or three depending on the ticket you purchased.

Ticket pricing and validity

With the flexibility of one-, two-, or three-day ticket options, tourists can immerse themselves in the splendors of Bangkok at their own pace, creating itineraries tailored to their preferences.

The one-day ticket is 800 baht per adult and 400 baht per child ages 6-12. Children 5 years old and below are free (as of writing). There are also reserved spaces for wheelchairs, baby strollers with safety clamps, and luggage.

Ticket validity is based on ticket redemption time. If you purchased a one-day ticket, the ticket is valid for 24 hours. This means that if you redeem the ticket at 11.00 a.m. on Monday, the ticket is still valid until 11.00 a.m. the next day, Tuesday.

You can buy your ticket online, at their booth at Siam Paragon, or any of the 15 bus stop destinations. After purchasing the ticket, simply show your confirmation to the bus driver. The bus driver will redeem the ticket and will allow you to join the tour.

Embark on an unforgettable exploration of this vibrant cityscape aboard the Double Decker Elephant Hop-on Hop-off bus. For more information, visit the Elephant Bus Tour website.