The Best Way to Travel to Kanchanaburi

The Best Way to Travel to Kanchanaburi
Kanchanaburi is the capital of Thailand's largest and least developed provinces, Kanchanaburi Province. The city is home to many World War II monuments and cultural history, and the surrounding area is filled with filled with panoramic natural beauty. It's also dotted with mountains, forests and waterfalls.


Going by bus is the most convenient way of reaching Kanchanaburi. Buses from the following cities serve Kanchanaburi direct: Bangkok (3 hours), Nakhon Pathom (2 hours), Sangkhalburi (4 hours), Suphanburi (2 hours) and Ratchaburi (2 hours).



Trains run daily from to Kanchanaburi along the Bangkok Noi-Nam Tok. Traveling from the south, visitors can change trains at Nakhon Pathom to reach Kanchanaburi. From all other direction, visitors must change at Bangkok.


Kanchanaburi's proximity to other towns and cities make it reasonable to hire a taxi for the drive. When split between three or four people, the price becomes reasonable, and the trip is faster than bus or train.

Rent a Moto

Moto and motorcycle rentals are available in almost every city and town. They can often be rented for days at a time. This provides an independent and quicker way of reaching Kanchanaburi from anywhere in the surrounding area.


With Bangkok only 93 miles to the east, a bicycle trip can be a fun and rewarding way to reach Kanchanaburi. Small villages fill the surrounding countryside. No matter the direction one is coming from, there is plenty to see and plenty of places to stay on the way.


Article Written By Patrick M. Lind

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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