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Khlong Saen Saep Express Boats

Shuttle boats on Bangkok's water canals

Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat is a water bus service one of Bangkok's klongs (the small canals running through the city). The 18 km line is serviced by boats of 40-50 seats circulating from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm every day during the week and until 7 pm on weekends and holidays. The fare ranges from 8 to 20 baht depending on distance. It is with the public buses, the less used by tourists visiting Bangkok transportation in the thai capital but it changes from the skytrain, taxi or tuk-tuk and depending on your path, it can even be the most practical way to go where you want to go. Have look at the map.
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The Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat consists of two lines, the Golden Mount Line that runs from Panfa Leelard next to the Golden Mountain temple to Pratunam (near Central World) and NIDA Line that goes from Pratunam to Wat Sri Boonreung. Both lines are interconnected. Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat stop near Nana and Asoke (Sukhumvit). Using these river shuttles, may allow you to find an original and cheap way to go from Sukhumvit to Wat Saket, temple of the Golden Mount or Jim Thompson House. Avoid this service during peak hours in the morning and evening, the boats are crowded !

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