By minivan it takes between 4 hours to travel 198 km from Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi. You can also travel by train from Hua Hin to Kanchanburi, although you would need to change train lines at Sala Ya or if you preferred in Bangkok where there are more amenities to use whilst waiting the next train.
Bus Timetable from Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi
- Click on the ‘Hua Hin – Kanchanaburi’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Hua Hin - Kanchanaburi ฿ 270 4h
Minivan Station in Hua Hin
Minivan services to Kanchanaburi depart from the minivan terminal on Alley 51 in Hua Hin, also known as the Damrongraj Road.
Arrival in Kanchanaburi
Minivan services from Hua Hin terminate at Kanchanaburi Bus Station, which is located to the south of Kanchanaburi Railway Station.
Kanchanaburi is a small town with a scenic riverfront, however, what it is best known for is the forced labour and appalling conditions in which Allied Prisoners of War, and forced Asian labour, where kept during World War II by the Imperial Japanese Army. The main reason people come to Kanchanaburi is to see historical sites related to this period of history and to visit the War Cemeteries, although the train journey to Nam Tok and the nearby Erawan Waterfalls are also major tourist attractions.
The railway bridge over the River Khwae Yai in Kanchanaburi is the bridge in the fictionalised account of the experience of prisoners of war working on the railway in the famous film with Sir Alex Guinness called the ‘Bridge over the River Kwai. Lots of day trippers come from Bangkok to see this bridge, which you can walk across.
There are also three museums in Kanchanaburi with displays about the events that took place during the war and several war cemeteries in and around the town. If you have the time then a walk along the river in Kanchanaburi is also very pleasant, although be sure to go early in the morning or late afternoon as Kanchanaburi is one of the hottest places in Thailand.