By bus it takes 3 hours to travel 113 km from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
Click on the ‘Bangkok – Kanchanaburi’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Kanchanaburi ฿ 130–160 1h 20m – 3h 20m|
|Bangkok - Kanchanaburi ฿ 170–350 3h – 3h 30m|
Bus Station in Bangkok
Bus services to Kanchanaburi depart from both Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal at 2 Kamphaeng Phet Rd, Lat Yao, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand and Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal at 8 Borommaratchachonnani Road, Khwaeng Chim Phli, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170.
Bus Station in Kanchanaburi
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Kanchanaburi Bus Station at Ban Tai, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand.
Kanchanaburi is a fairly peaceful town with slightly over 30,000 permanent inhabitants except during the late morning and early afternoon when bus loads of Thai and foreign tourists arrive to visit the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai as part of a tour which may also include a visit to the war cemeteries and the Erawn National Park. It is worth actually staying in Kanchanaburi as its nice place with good hotels and guesthouses pleasantly situated along the river. A night the liveliest area in the Maenamkwai Road which runs parallel to the river. There are bars and restaurants here catering to foreign tourists and a visible expat community living in the town who frequent these bars on a nightly basis. The expat community seems to be largely Australian and French people in their 40s and 50s. This area is easy to avoid if that is not your thing.
Kanchanaburi town is the also the place from where you can travel to other destinations in Kanchanaburi province:
- Srinakarind National Park: A beautiful part of Kanchanaburi that you need to hire your own car or motorbike, or go on an organise tour, to reach. This park has a large reservoir, caves and waterfalls.
- Erawan National Park: A large forest with some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand which you need to walk to. Public services to the Erawan National Park depart from Kanchanaburi Bus Station.
- Sangkhlaburi: Easy to get to by bus to Sangkhlaburi from Kanchananburi (4 to 5 hours), this is a lovely rural town which has a very famous 400 metre wooden bridge (Saphan Mon) built by the local Mon community to join the two sides of the town.