Khlong Saen Saep boat service

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Saen Saep Express Boat Map
Saen Saep water bus
Pratunam Pier, a transfer station between the western Golden Mount line and the eastern NIDA line
Pratunam Pier seen from the western side
A boat approaches the Panfa Leelard Pier with Golden Mount Temple on the right corner
A boat was passing by the side of Wat Pha Si temple near Charn Issara Pier

The Khlong Saen Saep boat service is a water bus operating on the Saen Saep Canal in Bangkok through the city's commercial districts. The Khlong Saen Saep boat service has been in operation since 1 October 1990.[1]

The 18 kilometre route is served by 100 boats of 40-50 seats. It operates from 05:30 to 20:30 daily on weekdays (to 19:00 on weekends). Prices are 8-20 baht, depending on distance traveled. The service carries about 60,000 passengers per day. It is run by a company called Family Transport.[2]

On 25 February 2022, an extension of the old route was opened. 12 new electric boats work on the route from Wat Sriboonreung to Minburi district office.[3] The extension follows a different timetable and more modern boats.


The service runs between Pom Prap Sattru Phai and Min Buri Districts in Bangkok.[4] The Pratu Nam pier in the Pathum Wan-Ratchathewi Districts is a transfer station where passengers change between the western line, which ends at Golden Mount, and the eastern line, which ends at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). Boats pass the Watthana and Huai Khwang Districts, running parallel to Phetburi Road.[5]

Golden Mount Line[edit]

  1. Panfa Leelard - terminal, near Golden Mount and other attractions.
  2. Talad Bobae - garment market.
  3. Saphan Charoenpol
  4. Ban Krua Nuea
  5. Saphan Hua Chang - near Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, MBK Center and BTS skytrain National Stadium station and Siam station, and closest to BTS skytrain Ratchathewi station.
  6. Pratunam - interchange, near Pratunam garment district, CentralWorld and Pantip Plaza.

NIDA Line[edit]

  1. Pratunam - interchange, near Pratunam garment district, CentralWorld and Pantip Plaza.
  2. Chidlom - near Central Chidlom.
  3. Wireless - at Witthayu Road near the old site of British Embassy.
  4. Nana Nuea (Sukhumvit Soi 3) - near Bumrungrad Hospital, "Little Africa" neighborhood.
  5. Nana Chard (Sukhumvit Soi 15)
  6. Asoke-Petchaburi - near MRT 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 - street with many boutique shopping malls.
  12. Charn Issara - at Charn Issara 2 Building near Khlong Tan railway station and entrance of Ekkamai road (Sukhumvit Soi 63).
  13. Vijit School
  14. Sapan Klongtun - near busy intersection of Petchaburi, Ramkhamhaeng, Pridi Banomyong (Sukhumvit Soi 71) and Phatthanakan roads, with BTS skytrain 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 - near Rajamangala National Stadium and Indoor Stadium Huamark.
  21. Wat Klang
  22. The Mall Bang Kapi - The Mall Bangkapi on Lat Phrao Road.
  23. Bang Kapi - Bang Kapi district office and market.
  24. Wat Sriboonruang Interchange - terminal pier, near NIDA.

Electric Boat Line[edit]

  1. Wat Sriboonruang - terminal pier, near NIDA.
  2. Prommitr Wittaya School
  3. Paseo - The Paseo Town Mall
  4. Seri Thai 26
  5. Khlong Rahat
  6. Romsai Village
  7. Surao Daeng
  8. Chumchon Lolae
  9. Pratunam Bang Chan Tai
  10. Pratunam Bang Chan Nuea
  11. Talat Min Buri - Min Buri market
  12. Min Buri District Office - Min Buri district office


  1. ^ "City to revive 'Venice of the East' through new boat lines".
  2. ^ "Saen Saep boat operator faces suspension".
  3. ^ "Saen Saep canal electric boats launch with free rides for six months". nationthailand. 2022-03-01. Retrieved 2022-06-20.
  4. ^ "Khlong Boats - Saen Saep Boat Service". Transit Bangkok. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  5. ^ "NIDA Line & Golden Mount Line". Khlong Saep Saen Express Boat. Archived from the original on 23 October 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.

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