Getting to and from Kanchanaburi
A two hour drive along Highway No. 4 (Petchakasem Rd.) via Nakhon Chaisi, Nakhon
Pathom Province, Ban Pong, Tha Maka and Tha Muang (of Ratchaburi Province) to Kanchanaburi.
: Drive along
Highway No. 338 from Bangkok
to Nakhon Chaisi then switch to Highway No. 4 to Kanchanaburi.
Non air-conditioned daily busses leave Bangkok’s Southern
Bus Terminal every 15 minutes from 4 am. to 8 pm. The trip
takes about 3 hours.
First-class air-conditioned busses (blue color) leave
Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal depart every 25 minutes daily.
There are also busses leaving frequently daily for Kanchanaburi
from Nakhon Pathom. The journey takes up to 1.5 hours.
and Suphan Buri Bus Stations there are
several busses leaving directly to Kanchanaburi.
The trip takes some 2.5 - 3 hours.
Ordinary trains leave Bangkok’s Thonburi Railway Station
(Bangkok Noi Station) daily. Only 3rd class seats are available.
The journey takes approximately 3 hours. For more information,
call Thon Buri Railway Station at tel. 0 2411 3102 or Kanchanaburi
Railway Station at tel. 0 3451 1285.
The weekend special train leaves Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong
Railway Station (MRT Hua Lamphong) at 6.30 am., returning
at 7.55 pm. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The
trip usually includes several stop-overs at Phra Pathom Chedi
(Nakhon Pathom), the Death Railway Bridge, and a transfer (by minibus)
to Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park, among other points of interest.
Getting Around Kanchanaburi
Traveling around Kanchanaburi
Although the city of Kanchanaburi is accessible on foot, the town is
quite spread out and thus requires strenuous effort. Normally, bicycles,
motorcycles and cars are common means of transportation. Bicycles and
motorcycles can be rented from shops, guesthouses and hotels located
along Maenam Khwae Road. Visitors can capture the city’s atmosphere
along their way to see the Bridge over the River Kwai
, the Kanchanaburi
War Cemetery, the Song Khwae Road waterfront, and the JEATH War Museum.
For visitors who enjoy driving themselves, cars can be rented on a daily
or weekly basis at several outlets on Saeng Chuto Road and around the
Song Khwae Road area.
The two major routes used to explore Kanchanaburi’s attractions
are Highway No. 323 and Highway No. 3199. Highway No. 323 runs parallel to
Maenam Khwae Noi to Sangkhla Buri District (approximately 230 kilometers
from the city) via Sai Yok, Thong Pha Phum, and Vajiralongkorn Dam, while
Highway No. 3199 follows the Khwae Yai River to Sri Nakharin Dam
(69 kilometers away from the city).