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    Chao Phraya | Khlong Saen Saep Express Ferry
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    Boats and ferries are a convenient and interesting way to get around Bangkok, and although boat travel can be intimidating at first, once you figure out the routes and the rules they're very easy to use. Five lines are serving the river namely the local, green, yellow and orange express line and the Chao Phraya tourist boat (blue), recognizable by the color of the flag at the back of the boat. The most frequent services are provided by the orange and blue lines. Boats of the green, yellow and local lines run only on weekdays during morning and afternoon rush hour. Fares can be paid on the boat or at the kiosk on the pier. Passengers can connect to the BTS Sky Train at Saphan Taksin. Most trips on either the river or the canal boats cost less than 30 baht (the commuter express boat is a little more). A fare collector will come around to you to sell you a ticket. River and canal boat stops are well-marked. Canal boat stops can be difficult to find because the canals are not always obvious from the street.
    • Orange Line
      The orange line runs from Nonthaburi N30 to Wat Rajsingkorn S3. Service is daily several times per hour from 6 am until 7 pm. One way fare is 15 THB.
    • Green Line
      The green line runs from Pak Kret in Nonthaburi to Sathorn. Service is from 6:10 am until 8:10 am and 4:05 pm until 6:05 pm on weekdays. Fares are 13 to 32 THB depending on distance.
    • Blue Line - Tourist Boat
      The blue flag tourist boat runs from Sathorn to Phra Arthit. Service is daily every 30 minutes from 9 am until 8:30 pm. One way tickets are 60 THB. A one day pass valid for an unlimited number of trips is 200 THB. The tourist boat stops only at piers with major tourist attractions nearby and there is an announcer who narrates the journey. Tourist boats are more expensive but are also less crowded than commuter boats. There is also a tourist boat that runs from the Saphan Thaksin Sky Train stop to Phra Athit near Khao San Road.
    • Local Line
      The local line does not display a flag. Boats stop at every pier from Rajsingkorn S3 to Nonthaburi N30. Service is every 20 minutes from 6:45 am until 7:30 am and 4 pm until 4:30 pm on weekdays. Fares are between 10 and 20 THB depending on distance.
    • Yellow Line
      The yellow line runs from Nonthaburi N30 to Rat Burana S4. Service is from 6.05 am until 8:20 am and 4 pm until 8 pm on weekdays. Fares are 20 to 29 THB depending on distance.
    Boat System Schedules
    • Chao Phraya River Ferry System
      The river ferry is operated by the Chao Phraya Express Boat Company, which publishes the schedule and map on their website.
    • Canal Ferry System
      There is no canal ferry map or schedule available online. Canal boats also called Khlong boats, run on Bangkok's major canals. The most popular route is the San Saeb Canal Ferry, which runs parallel to Petchaburi Road all the way to the Golden Mount. Canal boats and river boats make stops very quickly so there's not a lot of time to get on and off. Move quickly and follow the lead of the people around you!
    BTS Sky Train Connection

    To get on the BTS Sky Train, get off the Chao Phraya Boat at Sathorn Per and walk to BTS Saphan Taksin station.

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    The Chao Phraya Tourist Boat
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    Tourists Boats in Bangkok

    If you'd rather learn a bit more about the history of Bankok and get to know the city on your travels but don't mind spending a little more on your boat fare, the tourist boats of Bangkok are a great way to get around while being educated about the city. The Chao Phraya Tourist Boat, operated by the Chao Phraya Express Boat Company, is one of the most popular of these services in the city, offering guided tour rides along the Choa Phraya river between Saphan Thaksin Sky Train and Phra Athit.

    These boats fly blue flags and stop at many of the major piers along the river, getting you quickly between major tourist attractions like Wat Arun, Ratchawongse, and Tha Maharaj. You only have to buy one ticket and you can hop on and off any blue-flag ferry by presenting your One-day River Pass. The cost is 40 THB per trip or 100 THB for the all-day pass.
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      Bangkok Express Boat Map
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      Pier & Destinations

      N3 Si Phraya
      River City Shopping Complex
      Princess Dinner Cruise
      Loy Nava Dinner Cruise
      Grand Pearl Dinner Cruise
      Wan Fah Dinner Cruise

      N4 Marine Department
      Holy Rosary Church

      N5 Rachawongse

      N6 Memorial Bridge
      River Star Princess Dinner Cruise
      Saphan Phut night Market
      Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market

      N6/1 Yodpiman Riverwalk
      Yodpiman River Walk
      Pak Khlong Talat fFower Market

      N7 Rajinee
      Wat Pho (temple of the reclining Buddha)
      Rattanakosin historical district
      Santa Cruz Portuguese Catholic Church

      N8 Tha Tien
      Wat Pho
      Wat Arun (with river ferry)
      Rattanakosin Historical District

      N9 Tha Chang
      Grand Palace
      Wat Phra Kaew
      Wat Mahathat
      Rattanakosin Historical District
      National Museum

      N12 Phra Pin Klao bridge
      Royal barges Museum
      Wang Lang Market

      N13 Phra Arthit
      Khao San Road
      National Art Gallery
      Phra Sumen Fort

      N14 Rama VIII Bridge
      Rama VIII bridge

      N15 Thewet (All at about 2 kms)
      Dusit Palace
      Vimanmek Mansion
      Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall
      Wat Benchamabophit

      N33 Pak Kret
      Koh Kret

      BTS Sky Train Saphan Taksin station
      Wat Yannawa (the boat temple)
      Horizon Dinner Cruise
      Chao Phraya tourist boat
      Shuttle boat to ICONSIAM

      Asiatique riverside shopping, dining & entertainment complex
      Calypso cabaret
      Muay Thai boxing show
      Indian Dinner Cruise
      Princess Dinner Cruise
      Vertical Dinner Cruise


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        Bangkok Khlong Boats | Routing
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          Bangkok Khlong Boats | General Information
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          Khlong Boats | Daily Operating Hours 5.30 am. - 8.30 am (7.00 pm on Weekends)

          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 1990. The 18 kilometre route is served by 100 boats of 40-50 seats. It operates from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm daily on weekdays (to 7:00 pm on weekends). Prices are 8-20 THB depending on distance traveled. The service carries about 60,000 passengers per day. It is run by a company called Family Transport. Khlong boats are especially useful to get to/from Siam Square and its surroundings during rush hour. Two connected lines take you west-east along the Khlong Saen Saep (Saen Saep Canal). Pratunam near Central World is the interchange station. Bangkok bus connections at khlong boat piers are listed in the section "Bangkok Buses".

          The service runs between Pom Prap Sattru Phai and Bang Kapi Districts in Bangkok.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.

          At Hua Chang it is possible to change to BTS by walking to Ratchathewi or National Stadium stations. At Asok it is possible to change to the MRT (Phetchaburi station).

          NIDA Line - Website | Google Maps
          • Pratunam
            Interchange, near Pratunam Garment District, CentralWorld and Pantip Plaza.
          • Chidlom
            near Central Chidlom.
          • Wireless
            at Witthayu Road near British Embassy.
          • Nana Nua (Sukhumvit Soi 3)
            near Bumrungrad Hospital, "Little Africa" neighborhood.
          • Nana Chard (Sukhumvit Soi 15)
          • Asoke-Petchaburi
            near MRT Phetchaburi Station and the old site of Embassy of Japan.
          • Prasanmit
            at Srinakharinwirot University (Prasarn Mitr Campus).
          • Italthai
            at Italthai Tower
          • Wat Mai Chonglom
            near Royal City Avenue (RCA).
          • Baan Don Mosque
          • Soi Thonglor Street
            with many boutique shopping malls.
          • Charn Issara
            at Charn Issara 2 Building.
          • Vijit School
          • Sapan Klongtun
            near busy intersection of Petchaburi, Ramkhamhaeng, Rama IX and Phra Khanong roads, with BTS skytrain shuttle-bus service.
          • The Mall Ram 3
            The Mall Ramkhamhaeng, near Rama IX Road intersection.
          • Wat Noi
          • Ramkhamhaeng.29
          • Wat Thepleela
            Soi Ram Khamheang 39
          • Ramkhamhaeng.U
            Opposite Ramkhamhaeng University.
          • Mahadthai
          • Wat Klang
          • The Mall Bangkapi
            The Mall Bangkapi on Lat Phrao Road.
          • Bangkapi
            Bang Kapi District office and market.
          • Wat Sriboonreung
            Terminal pier, near NIDA.

          Golden Mount Line - Website | Google Maps
          • Panfa Leelard
            Terminal, near Golden Mount and other attractions.
          • Talad Bobae
            Garment Market.
          • Sapan Charoenpol
          • Baan Krua Nua
          • Sapan 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.
          • Pratunam
            Interchange, near Pratunam Garment District, CentralWorld and Pantip Plaza.