Khlong Saen Saep boat service

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Pratunam Pier, which is a transfer station between the western Golden Mount line and the eastern NIDA line.
A major stop on the ferry service

The Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat service operates is a fast, inexpensive ferry service on the Khlong Saen Saeb in Bangkok through the city's traffic-congested commercial districts. The service has a checkered reputation due to the polluted water in the canal and the haphazard nature in which the service is operated.

The 18-kilometre route is served by 100 boats of 40-50 seats, and operates from 5:30am to 8:30pm daily on weekdays (7pm at the weekend). Prices are 8 to 20 baht, depending on distance traveled. The service carries about 60,000 passengers per day. It is run by a company called Family Transport.


The service runs between Pom Prap Sattru Phai and Bang Kapi districts in Bangkok. The Pratu Nam pier in Pathum Wan/Ratchathewi districts is an transfer station where passenger change between the western line, which terminates at Golden Mount, and the eastern line, which terminates at NIDA. Boats past Watthana and Huai Khwang districts, running parallel to Phet Buri Road.

Golden Mount Line[edit]

  1. Panfa Leelard - terminal, near Golden Mount and other attractions.
  2. Talad Bobae - a large garment market.
  3. Sapan Charoenpol
  4. Baan Krua Nua
  5. Sapan Hua Chang - near MBK Center and Bangkok Skytrain National Stadium station and Siam station, and closest to Bangkok Skytrain Ratchathewi station.
  6. Pratunam - interchange, near Pratunam garment district, CentralWorld and Pantip Plaza.

NIDA Line[edit]

Ferry stop
  1. Pratunam - interchange, near Pratunam garment district, CentralWorld and Pantip Plaza.
  2. Chidlom - near Central Chidlom.
  3. Wireless - at Witthayu Road near British Embassy.
  4. Nana Nua (Sukhumvit Soi 3) - near Bumrungrad Hospital, "Little Africa" neighborhood.
  5. Nana Chard (Sukhumvit Soi 15)
  6. Asoke-Petchaburi - near Bangkok Metro Phetchaburi station and the old site of Embassy of Japan.
  7. Prasanmit - at Srinakharinwirot University (Prasarn Mitr Campus).
  8. Italthai - at Italthai Tower
  9. Wat Mai Chonglom - near Royal City Avenue (RCA).
  10. Baan Don Mosque
  11. Soi Thonglor - a trendy street with many boutique shopping malls.
  12. Charn Issara - at Charn Issara 2 Building.
  13. Vijit School
  14. Sapan Klongtun - near busy intersection of Petchaburi, Ramkhamhaeng, Rama IX and Phra Khanong roads, with Bangkok Skytrain (BTS) shuttle-bus service.
  15. The Mall Ram 3 - The Mall Ramkhamhaeng, near Rama IX Road intersection.
  16. Wat Noi
  17. Ramkhamhaeng.29
  18. Wat Thepleela - Soi Ram Khamheang 39
  19. Ramkhamhaeng.U - Opposite Ramkhamhaeng University.
  20. Mahadthai
  21. Wat Klang
  22. The Mall Bangkapi - The Mall Bangkapi on Lat Phrao Road.
  23. Bangkapi - Bang Kapi district office and market.
  24. Wat Sriboonreung - terminal pier, near National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).

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