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How to get to Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi is a small town located west of Bangkok towards Myanmar and is famous for its beautiful surrounding nature but beyond its beauty there is also a dark history. During the WWII Japanese forces used allied prisoners of war to build a railway between Thailand and Myanmar and over 12.000 people lost their lives.

How to get there from Bangkok

There are many options how to get to Kanchanaburi and everything depends on how much time and how much money you want to spend.


Catch a train from Thonburi station, the train ride takes approximately 2 1/2 hours and will offer you beautiful sceneries along the way. Just buy your ticket at the train station.

Departure times: Thonburi (Bangkok) --> Kanchanaburi 07.50 & 13.55

Kanchanaburi --> Bangkok 07.19 & 14.48

Price: 100baht (3.3$)

Duration: 2 1/2 -3 hours


Busses to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok leaves from Sai Tai Mai (Southern Terminal and Morchit (Northern Terminal).

Sai Tai Mai: Regular buses departs every 20 minutes, from an office next to Sangchuto, just west of the main terminal fpr 110 baht (3.7$). Minibuses departs every half-hour and costs 120 baht (4$). They all run from 04.00 to 20.00. The trip takes between three and four hours.

Morchit: Minibuses departs hourly from 04.00 to 18.00 for 120 baht (4$). Regular buses departs at 12.00 and 13.30 and costs between 94 to 120 baht. (3.1$-4$)

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