How To Get From Bangkok To Kanchanaburi
Looking To Get From Bangkok To Kanchanaburi? It is accessible by road or rail, and is popular for fishing, rafting, elephant and jungle trekking, and etc.
There are 3 major transportations as your choices – traveling from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi by bus, train and air.
How To Get From Bangkok To Kanchanaburi By Bus
If you want to travel by public air-conditioned bus, I recommend you go for the first class one from Southern Bus Terminal. The bus departs every 20minutes which is more frequent that the Northern Bus Terminal. But, if you want to go for second class buses because of the cheaper price, note that it takes a lot more time (almost double). The 2nd class buses usually stops over places to take passengers on the way to Kanchaburi.
See information below for both terminals.
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.
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.
How To Get From Bangkok To Kanchanaburi By Train
To travel from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi by can be seen as more interesting choice than public bus. 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. Thonburi Station actually is the place to go. This station is located at Sala Namron Market area, behind Siriratch Hospital. There is only a third class train available.
There are two trains a day that 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.
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.
How To Get From Bangkok To Kanchanaburi By Van
Mini bus or van can be one of most convenient choice to go to Kanchanaburi. Not only is it the fastest choice from Bangkok to the city of Kanchanaburi, but also, its fare is 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.