Bangkok Khlong boats


Learn about khlong Saen Saep boat to travel through Bangkok like a local. Hack the system and travel fast, even when the roads are traffic-congested. Khlong means canal in Thai and Saen Saep is the name of the khlong.

 Operating hours 5:30 to 20:30 weekday 7:00 to 19:00 weekend

How to use Bangkok khlong boat?

Know where you are and where to go. New signs indicate the name of your current pier and the next one on both sides.

Get in the boat and take a seat if you can. The attendant will ask you where you go and you pay the fare. The fare varies from 10 to 20 Baht. It’s recommended to use small bank note, no more than a 100 Baht note. If you don’t know how to pronounce your destination just give 20 Baht and the collector will figure out the fare. Keep your ticket when you change line at Pratunam.

Easy route to get started. If you are not too familiar with Bangkok you can use the khlong boat from Phanfa Leelard pier to Pratunam or vice versa. You do not have to worry about where you get off the boat since everybody has to exit at these piers.

Map of Saen Saep Klong Boat

Golden Mount Line

W4 Phanfa Leelard pier

Phanfa Leelard is the terminal pier of the Golden Mount line. It is the closest pier to Khao San road. In the area; democracy monument, Wat Saket golden mount, Mahakan Fort and Wat Rachanatdaram.

W3  Talad Bobae pier

Talad Bobae is near Bo Bae market and Bo Bae tower, great for clothing, fabric, fresh fruit, halad food and more.

W2 Sapan Charoenpol

Tesco Lotus

Baan Krua Nua pier

Jim Thompson House

W1 Sapan Hua Chang pier

Bangkok Art and Cultural center, MBK shopping mall, BTS national stadium, BTS Ratchathewi, Siam Discovery.

Center pier Pratunam

If your destination is further, you have to change boat here. Exit the khlong boat and enter the next one. Show your ticket to the personnel when you are asked.

When you turn left (south) from the pier; Central World a gigantic shopping mall.

When you turn right (north); the Platinum, Pratunam Center, further Baiyoke Tower and airport rail link.


Nida line

Center pier Pratunam

E1 Chidlom pier

Chit Lom BTS station, Central Chidlom

E2 Wireless pier

British Embassy and Switzerland Embassy

E3 Nana Hua pier

Bumrungrad International Hospital, little Africa, middle east.

E4 Nana Chard pier

E5 Asok piper

MRT metro Petchaburi station, airport rail link

E6 Prasanmit

E7 ItalThai

E8 Wat Mai Chong pier

E9 Surao Ban Don pier

E10 Thong Lo pier

E11 Charn Issara pier

E12 Wichit School pier

E13 Khlong Tan pier

The Mall Ramkhamhaeng pier

Wat Noi pier

Soi Ramkhamhaeng 29 pier

Wat Thepleela pier

Ramkhamhaeng University pier

Mahadthai pier

Wat Klang pier

The Mall Bangkapi pier

A shopping mall with a waterpark on the roof.

Bang Kapi pier

Wat Sri Bunruang pier



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