How to get to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok

What're choices available for getting to Kanchanaburi

Overall Information of Transportation

 

To get to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok is not difficult and not so far away, just about 130 kilometers from Bangkok or about 2 hours by car. There are also transport choices for backpackers such as public air-conditioned buses, mini buses, and train from Bangkok. Each choice has its own advantage. The air-conditioned bus would be more safely than mini bus, but it take a little more time to visit Kanchanaburi. For the train, visitors can look around several attractions while sitting on it. Therefore, from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, visitors can choose how to transport there depending on how comfortable for them.

Note that, there is no airplane to Kanchanaburi. In this case, visitors would have to visit Bangkok first, and then take a bus to the city of Kanchanaburi.

Public Bus

 

In the case of public air conditioned bus from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, the most popular and recommended one is the first class one from Southern Bus Terminal. The bus here departs every 20 minutes which is more frequent than the Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2). However, the place to take the bus depends on visitors convenient also.

Note that, it is not recommended to take the second class buses because it, with just a little lower price, takes a lot more time – almost double, compared to the 1st class one. The 2nd class one usually stops over many places to take passengers on the way to Kanchanaburi.

Southern Bus Terminal
Bus depart every 20 minutes and take approximately 2 hours to Kanchanaburi. The ticket price of the first class air-conditioned bus is about 100 Baht.
For more information,
Tel: (66)0-2894-6134, (66) 0-2435-5012 (Bangkok)
Tel: (66)034-512-855 (Kanchanaburi)

Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2)
Bus departs every hour, and take approximately 3 hours to Kanchanaburi. The ticket price of the 1st class bus here is about 120 Baht.

For more information:
(Bangkok) Tel: (+66) 0-2936-2852-66 ext. 209, 206, 226, 311, 442
(Kanchanaburi) Tel: (+66) 034-511-387

Mini Bus (Van)

 

Mini bus or van can be one of most convenient choice to go to Kanchanaburi. Not only is it fastest choice from Bangkok to the city of Kanchannaburi, its fare is also not too expensive (the price is just a little higher than the first class air-conditioned bus).  Currently, mini bus is also easy to be found at several places in Bangkok, so visitors can take one anywhere that they feel most convenient. 

The drawbacks of mini bus are the time of departure is uncertain, about 30 minutes – 1 hour, and it can be seen as less safely choice because of driving fast.

Happy - Mini Bus Station

Visitors can take a mini bus at this station, near Victory Monument Station of BTS (Victory Plaza close to Susuki's show room).

Route: Bangkok – Phutthamonthon – Nakorn Pathom, Kanchanaburi

Mini bus available from 5.30 am – 8.00 pm.
(Bangkok) Tel: (66) 08-2243-7387
(Kanchanaburi) Tel: (66) 08-4414-5665

Mangkorn Thong – Minibus Station

Visitors can take a mini bus at this station, near Victory Monument Station of BTS, next to Century Department Store.

Route: Bangkok – Nakorn Pathom – Kamphaeng San, Phratan, Phanom Tuan, Nong Khaw , Kanchanaburi Bus Terminal. (not pass Tha Muang district, Kanchanaburi )

Mini bus available from 4.00 am – 6.00 pm.
(Bangkok) Tel: (66) 08-6239-6668
(Kanchanaburi) Tel: (66) 08-6174-8794

Web Site:  http://www.goldendragonvan.com

Hanuman Siam Tour – Minibus Station

Visitors can take a mini bus at this station, near Victory Monument Station of BTS, near The Girl Guides Association of Thailand (Girl Scouts).
Route: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – Lad Ya, Khai Singburi. This is suitable for those who would like to go to T.Lad Ya

Mini bus available from 4.30 am – 7.00 pm.
(Bangkok) Tel: (66) 08-7500-4383
Red City – Minibus Station

Visitors can take a mini bus at this station, near Rajavithi Hospital.

Mini bus available from:  No Information.
(Bangkok) Tel: (66) 08-4748-1920
Suan Chatuchak Market – Minibus Station

Visitors can take a mini bus at this station, near Victory Monument Station of BTS, near The Girl Guides Association of Thailand (Girl Scouts).

Route: Mochit  – Ngam Wongwan – Bang Buathong, Bang Len, Kamphaeng San, Phanom Tuan, Kanchanaburi.

Mini bus available from: No Information.
(Bangkok) Tel: (66) 08-1570-5550

Railway (Train)

 

To travel from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi can be seen as more interesting choice than public bus. Visitors can look at the view on their journey and the train also passes through River Kwai Bridge and Death Railway Bridge, which are major attractions in Kanchanaburi. Don’t forget to take your camera in order to capture beautiful view at these spots. 

To take a train to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok, the location to get in the train is not Hua Lumphong Railway Station as many visitors thought, including Thai visitors, except on weekend. Thonburi Station actually is the place to go. This station is located at Sala Namron Market area, behind Siriratch Hospital. Theere is only third class train available.

There are two train a day depart from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, 7.45 in the morning and 13.55 in the afternoon. The morning train is more popular because it will arrive in Saiyok Noi Waterfall approximately at noon. Visitors will have more time to travel around in Kanchanaburi.

On weekend, there is a special train, which stop over a few places, such as Phra Pathom Chedi and The Death Railway Bridge, before arriving Kanchanaburi, and visitors can also enjoy the places for about 20-30 minutes. On Sunday, Saturday and public holidays, this special train departs from 6.30 a.m., at Hua Lumphong Railway Station.

Check time table here: http://www.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng

Travel Around Kanchanaburi

 

The province of Kanachanaburi is quite large, compared to other provinces in Thailand. Some visitors, after looking around a few attractions around the city of Kanchanaburi, want to travel to interenting places in other area of this province – Thong Phaphum, Sungklaburi, Saiyok District and so on. Kanchanaburi bus terminal is the center of buses to get to different area in the province, and there are several choices to get around as well.

- Air-conditioned bus and non-air-conditioned bus

- Micro bus (30 seats), available for 3 buses per day, start from 09.00 AM.

- Mini bus (van), depart every hour, from 7.30 to 16.30

More information contact Kanchanaburi Bus Terminal, (66) 034-511-182

Email: info@kanchanaburi.co
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