How to go → BANGKOK to KANCHANABURI? ☀️

How to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
How to travel from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi? You can travel by train, bus, minivan or private car.

1. Van to Kanchanaburi
2. Bus to Kanchanaburi
3. Taxi to Kanchanaburi  
4. Train to Kanchanaburi
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From Bangkok to Kanchanaburi by van, bus, train or private taxi.

    • The distance from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi spans approximately 160 kilometers by land, offering travelers several transportation options such as van, minivan, bus, minibus, train, or private taxi. While there are no direct flights between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi, travel by van or tourist bus from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi typically takes only 2-4 hours, with affordable bus tickets ranging from $4 to $10 per person. Private vans and minivans provide a fast and comfortable alternative. Buses arrive at various stations in Kanchanaburi, including Kanchanaburi Bus Station, Kanchanaburi North, River Kwai Park Market, or you can opt for a private minivan to Erawan National Park. Another option is to travel by private taxi or car, which takes approximately 3.5 hours with costs ranging from $60 to $120 per vehicle. Private minivans accommodating up to 9-11 passengers are also available for booking. Traveling by train to Kanchanaburi is an option, although it may be more convenient to choose a tourist bus or minivan instead. From Kanchanaburi, travelers can journey by van/bus to Hua Hin in southern Thailand or venture north to Chiang Mai. Secure your van/bus tickets or private taxi from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi conveniently online.

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Explore the Beauty of Kanchanaburi and the Historic Bridge on the River Kwai

    • Kanchanaburi, located in western Thailand, a mere 160 kilometers from Bangkok, is often hailed as „The Greenest Province in Thailand.“ This picturesque region is home to the iconic Bridge on the River Kwai, a renowned historical war monument. Beyond its famed bridge, Kanchanaburi boasts lush jungles, sprawling national parks (Erawan, Sai Yok, Rattanakosin, Khao Lam), and an abundance of waterfalls, offering nature enthusiasts a haven for exploration. With its expansive terrain, renting a motorbike, car, or bicycle in Kanchanaburi allows visitors to discover the surrounding areas at their own pace. The city beckons with a myriad of attractions, from leisurely bamboo raft rides along the Kwai River to exploring ancient Khmer temple ruins or indulging in gem shopping at local villages. While Kanchanaburi welcomes visitors year-round, the prime holiday season from November to February offers cooler temperatures compared to the rest of the year (Weather in Kanchanaburi). During the height of summer in April, Kanchanaburi experiences sweltering heat, making it advisable to plan visits accordingly. Every Sunday, thousands of Thai tourists flock to Kanchanaburi for weekend getaways. Travelers can access Kanchanaburi from Bangkok via various modes of transportation, including tourist buses, minivans, private taxis, or trains.
Transfer Mode – Bangkok to Kanchanaburi: Travel Time Cost Range
Train 3-4 hours
Bus / Van 2-3.5 hours $5-10/pp
Private Taxi 2-3.5 hours $60-120 (depends on the type of car)
Minivan (to Erawan Park) 6 hours $7/pp

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How do I get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?


1. VAN / MINIVAN from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

    • a cheap and fast option how to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi in Thailand
    • travel by van/minivan to Kanchanaburi takes about 3 hours
    • lots of private vans go all the day from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
    • modern, comfortable, clean and air-conditioned, some of them have wi-fi
    • transport companies to Kanchanaburi: Mama Travel and Tour, Tara Tour and Travel, Kwan Chee Vee Tour, Hanuman Tour Siam, Go Family, Monsiri…
    • one-way ticket from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi costs only about $4-10/pp (you can book also the entire car)
    • really a good way of travel, if you travel in a group of people
    • there are also private minivans to Erawan National Park from Bangkok
    • Book and buy tickets from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi online

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Minivan / Van of Mama Travel and Tour from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi (photo: 12go.asia).


2. BUS / MINIBUS from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

    • another cheap way how to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
    • travel by tourist bus to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok takes about 2-3 hours
    • bus ticket from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi costs about $4-10/pp
    • bus companies to Kanchanaburi: Kanchanaburi Express, Win Happy, Tara Tour and Travel, Thai Sriram
    • Book bus tickets from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi on 12go.asia ➜ or Baolau ➜
    • read carefully the instructions before you book your tickets to Kanchanaburi
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Minibus of Win Happy from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi (photo: 12go.asia)


3. TAXI / CAR from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

    • next fast and comfortable way how to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
    • travel by private luxury taxi from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi takes about 2.5 hours
    • travel by taxi from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi costs about $60-120 (car)
    • taxi companies to Kanchanaburi: PGS, Bell Transport, Glass Flower, Bangkok Taxi, 12GO Transfer, Taxi with Joy…
    • there are various types of vehicles and private minivans
    • Book your luxury private taxi from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi online

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Private taxi/car of Bangkok Taxi 24 from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi (photo: 12go.asia)


4. TRAIN from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

    • transport by train from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi is also possible
    • a cheap option how to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
    • The Nam Tok branch of the Southern line of Thai railways runs through Kanchanaburi
    • the line starts in Thonburi (you cannot catch a direct train to Kanchanaburi in Hua Lamphong)
    • you can buy your train ticket on the spot
    • train station in Kanchanaburi is located near the guesthouse area
    • you can check current Thailand Railway Map + Thailand Train Timetable
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The Erawan Waterfalls in Kanchanaburi province.
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The Bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, the most visited place.


❓ FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi:

1. How to book and buy tickets from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?

2. How long does it take from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?

    • Travel by train from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi takes about 3-4 hours.
    • Travel by bus/minivan from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi takes about 2-3.5 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi takes about 2-3.5 hours.
    • Travel by minivan from Bangkok to Erawan National Park takes about 6 hours.

3. What is the travel distance from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?

    • Travel distance from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi is about 160 km.

4. How much does it cost to travel from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?

    • Travel by bus/van from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi costs about $5-10/pp.
    • Travel by taxi from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi costs about $60-120 (depends on the type of car).
    • Travel by minivan from Bangkok to Erawan National Park costs about $7/pp.

5. Is it possible to travel from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi by plane?

    • No, it is not possible to travel by plane, there are no flights between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi. The only way how to reach Kanchanaburi from Bangkok is to travel by van, bus or train.

6. What is the best way of transport from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?

    • The best and fast way of getting to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok is to travel by van or minivan. Tickets are cheap and vans and minivans are comfortable.

7. Is there a private taxi from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?

    • Yes, you can travel by private taxi/transfer from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. It is the most comfortable way of transport but also the most expensive. There are various private taxi companies on this route, e.g. PGS, Bell Transport, Glass Flower, Bangkok Taxi.

8. How to travel from Bangkok to Erawan National Park?

    • From Bangkok to Erawan National Park you can travel by private van/minivan, tickets cost about $7.00/pp and travel time is about 6 hours. You can also travel by private taxi, car – the most fastest option, travel time is about 3-4 hours and it costs about $98-160 (car). There is no flight to Erawan National Park.

9. How to go back from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok?

    • The same way how you arrived to Kanchanaburi. So, you can travel to Bangkok by van, minivan, bus, taxi or train.

10. Where to go from Kanchanaburi?

11. What to see and visit in Kanchanaburi?

    • You can see and visit these interesting places in Kanchanaburi: Bridge on the River Kwai (historical places), Thailand Burma Railway Centre & Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Hellfire Pass and Memorial Museum, Erawan National Park, Chungkai Cemetery, Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Jeath War Museum, War Museum at the Bridge, Prasat Muang Singh National Park, Ban Kao National Museum, Sai Yok Yai Waterfall.

12. What are the most interesting things and facts about Thailand?

    • In summary, Thailand is a multifaceted gem that captivates visitors with its unique blend of cultural heritage, culinary excellence, and warm hospitality. From the enchanting traditions of its classical arts like Khon to the exhilarating water festivities of Songkran, the country offers a sensory feast. Thailand’s diverse landscapes, ranging from tropical islands to mountainous regions, contribute to its allure, making it a destination that seamlessly combines ancient traditions with modern vibrancy. The symphony of flavors in Thai cuisine and the welcoming smiles of its people further enrich the tapestry of experiences. Read this article: 15 Interesting Things of Thailand.

13. What are the most beautiful beaches in Thailand?

    • Thailand’s coastline is adorned with an exquisite tapestry of beaches, each possessing its own allure, whether it’s the dramatic limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters of Railay Beach, the vibrant nightlife and golden sands of Patong Beach, Ao Nang area and Koh Phi Phi Archipelago in Krabi District, or the tranquil, coconut palm-fringed shores of Koh Samui, collectively creating a symphony of natural beauty that beckons travelers to immerse themselves in the unparalleled charm of this tropical paradise. Read this article: 20 Most Beuatiful Beaches in Thailand.

14. What is the weather and climate in Thailand?

    • Weather in Thailand varies across three main seasons, creating a tropical climate. The hot season typically spans from March to June, with temperatures ranging from 77°F to 95°F (25°C to 35°C). During this period, the weather is characterized by intense heat and occasional brief showers. The rainy season occurs from July to October, bringing heavy monsoon rains and increased humidity. Average temperatures remain high, ranging from 77°F to 88°F (25°C to 31°C). The cool season, from November to February, is marked by milder temperatures and lower humidity. Average temperatures range from 64°F to 86°F (18°C to 30°C), making it a popular time for tourism.

15. What you can buy and bring home from Thailand?

    • From Thailand, you can bring home a variety of souvenirs such as traditional Thai jewelry, packaged herbal teas, handcrafted Thai puppets, exotic spices and sauces, artistic ceramics, quality Thai soap and cosmetics, traditional musical instruments, fine Thai silk products, herbal oils and balms, and traditional playing cards and board games. These items reflect Thailand’s rich culture, craftsmanship, and diverse offerings, making them unique and memorable souvenirs. Read this article: What to bring from Thailand?

16. Is traveling and living in Thailand cheap or expensive?

    • The cost of traveling and living in Thailand can vary depending on various factors such as lifestyle, location, and personal preferences. Generally, Thailand is known for being a budget-friendly destination, attracting travelers seeking affordable adventures. While Thailand is known for being a budget-friendly destination, costs can vary depending on whether you choose to live in popular tourist areas or less-explored regions. Overall, many people find that the cost of living in Thailand offers good value for money.

17. What is the official currency of Thailand and how to exchange money?

    • The official currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB). To exchange money, you can visit banks, currency exchange booths, or use ATMs. Banks typically offer competitive exchange rates, but may charge transaction fees. Currency exchange booths are convenient, often open longer hours, but their rates might be less favorable. Using ATMs connected to banks is a common and convenient option; however, be mindful of potential withdrawal fees from both your home bank and the local Thai bank. Always check rates and fees beforehand to make informed choices.

18. What is the cuisine and food in Thailand and what to expect?

    • Thai cuisine is renowned for its vibrant and harmonious flavors, combining sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter elements in each dish. Expect a diverse range of dishes, often aromatic herbs and spices like lemongrass, basil or galangal. Rice, a staple, plays a central role, and street food is a must-try for an authentic culinary experience. Signature dishes include Pad Thai, Tom Yum, Green Curry, and Mango Sticky Rice. Embrace the rich cultural diversity through regional variations, and don’t miss out on the lively street food culture.

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🚍 Bus Schedule / Timetable – Bangkok to Kanchanaburi + Bus Tickets:

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Bus - Bangkok to Kanchan.

Departs in Bangkok

Arrival in Kanchan.

Bus Ticket

Kanchan. Express

05:00

07:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

06:00

08:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

07:00

09:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

08:00

10:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

09:00

11:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

10:00

12:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

11:00

13:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

12:00

14:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

13:00

15:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

14:00

16:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

15:00

17:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

16:00

18:30

From $4.00

Kanchan. Express

17:00

19:30

From $4.00

Win Happy

06:00

09:00

From $4.00

Win Happy

07:00

10:00

From $4.00

Win Happy

08:00

11:00

From $4.00

Win Happy

09:00

12:00

From $4.00

Win Happy

10:00

13:00

From $4.00

Win Happy

11:00

14:00

From $4.00

Win Happy

12:00

15:00

From $4.00

Tara Tour and Travel

11:00

14:30

From $10.00

GO Family

9:00

11:00

From $4.00

GO Family

11:00

13:00

From $4.00

GO Family

13:00

15:00

From $4.00

GO Family

15:00

17:00

From $4.00

GO Family

17:00

19:00

From $4.00

Monsiri

05:00

08:20

From $5.00

Monsiri

07:00

10:20

From $5.00

Monsiri

09:00

12:20

From $5.00

Monsiri

11:00

14:20

From $5.00

Monsiri

12:00

15:20

From $5.00

Monsiri

14:00

17:20

From $5.00

Monsiri

16:00

19:20

From $5.00

Monsiri

17:00

20:20

From $5.00

Mama Travel

09:00

12:00

From $9.00

Mama Travel

12:00

15:00

From $9.00

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🚍 Bus Schedule / Timetable – Kanchanaburi to Bangkok + Bus Tickets:

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Bus - Kanchanaburi to Bangkok

Departs in Kanchanaburi

Arrival in Bangkok

Win Happy

05:00

08:00

Win Happy

07:00

10:00

Win Happy

10:00

13:00

Monsiri Travel

05:00

08:20

Monsiri Travel

06:00

09:20

Monsiri Travel

09:00

12:20

Monsiri Travel

12:00

15:20

Monsiri Travel

15:00

18:20

Monsiri Travel

17:00

20:20

Kanchanaburi Express

04:00

07:00

Kanchanaburi Express

04:50

07:50

Kanchanaburi Express

05:20

08:20

Kanchanaburi Express

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Kanchanaburi Express

06:20

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Kanchanaburi Express

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Kanchanaburi Express

07:50

10:50

Kanchanaburi Express

08:50

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Kanchanaburi Express

09:50

12:50

Kanchanaburi Express

10:50

13:50

Kanchanaburi Express

11:50

14:50

Kanchanaburi Express

12:50

15:50

Kanchanaburi Express

13:50

16:50

Kanchanaburi Express

14:50

17:50

Kanchanaburi Express

15:50

18:50

Kanchanaburi Express

16:50

19:50

Kanchanaburi Express

18:00

21:00

GO Family

08:00

11:00

GO Family

10:00

13:00

GO Family

12:00

15:00


🚕 Taxi Schedule / Timetable – Bangkok to Kanchanaburi + Prices:

Taxi Schedule - Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Travel time

Price (Car)

Bangkok Taxi 24

03:30

From $93.00

Bangkok Taxi 24

03:00

From $93.00

Bangkok Taxi 24

02:40

From $100.00

12Go Transfer

03:00

From $109.00

Glassflower

03:30

From $106.00

Thailand Limo

03:00

From $113.00

Thailand Limo

02:40

From $113.00

MCC VAN

03:30

From $90.00

Kim Transfers

03:00

From $81.00

Kim Transfers

02:50

From $81.00

JOY Taxi

03:00

From $96.00

JOY Taxi

06:00

From $145.00

JOY Taxi

02:30

From $96.00

JOY Taxi

02:00

From $96.00

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BH Place Apartment in Kanchanaburi (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels in Kanchanaburi.
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Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort & Spa (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury hotels in Kanchanaburi.


4 Ways of Transfer from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi:

1. VAN / MINIVAN from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
Transfer Time About 3 hours.
Van/Minivan Features Modern, comfortable, clean, air-conditioned, and some have Wi-Fi.
Transport Companies Mama Travel and Tour, Tara Tour and Travel, Kwan Chee Vee Tour, Hanuman Tour Siam, Go Family, Monsiri and more.
One-Way Ticket Cost About $4-10 per person (you can also book the entire car).
Additional Info Private minivans to Erawan National Park are also available from Bangkok.
2. BUS / MINIBUS from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
Transfer Time About 2-3 hours.
Bus Ticket Cost About $4-10 per person.
Bus Companies Kanchanaburi Express, Win Happy, Tara Tour and Travel, Thai Sriram…
3. TAXI / CAR from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
Transfer Time About 2.5 hours.
Transfer Cost About $60-120 (car).
Taxi Companies PGS, Bell Transport, Glass Flower, Bangkok Taxi, 12GO Transfer, Taxi with Joy…
4. TRAIN from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
Transport by train from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi is possible. The Nam Tok branch of the Southern line of Thai railways runs through Kanchanaburi. The line starts in Thonburi.

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