By bus it takes 10 hours to travel from Chumphon to Kanchanaburi. You can also travel overland from Chumphon to Kanchanaburi by train, although you need to change trains either in Bangkok or on route to Bangkok at Sala Ya Railway Station.
Bus Timetable from Chumphon to Kanchanaburi
- Click on the Chumphon – Kanchanaburi link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Chumphon
Bus services to Kanchanaburi depart from the Fame Tour Office, 188/20-21 Saladang Road, Tatapao, Chumphon, Chumpon 86000.
Arrival in Kanachanaburi
Minivan services from Chumphon terminate at Kanchanaburi Bus Station, Ban Tai, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000.
About Chung Kai War Cemetery
Chung Kai War Cemetery, located near Kanchanaburi Railway Station, contain the graves of 1,427 British and Commonwealth troops and a further 314 Dutch, soldiers most of whom died during the construction of the infamous ‘Death Railway’. The Japanese Imperial Army used forced labour to construct a railway from Thailand into Burma during World War II as part of an effort to invade this part of the British Empire. Hundreds of thousands of Asian labourers took part in the construction along with an estimated 61,000 Prisoners of War, around 12,000 of whom died during the process.
The Chung Kai War Cemetery is beautifully maintained and each of the grave stones bears the name, nationality and military unit of the person buried there, along with a message. The railway line, 415 km long, has now been largely dismantled but there are lots of physical reminders of the events that took place, and the people who were affected, in and around Kanchanaburi. In addition to the Chung Kai War Cemetery one of the two bridges which the prisoners built in Kanchanaburi still stands and the town has two museums dedicated to the brutal history of the construction of the railway line.