Kanchanaburi is connected by daily road and rail services with Bangkok and other neighbouring provinces. The TAT's office in Kanchanaburi issues and updated and current timetable for bus and rail services between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi, and major neighbouring provinces.
By Bus : Non air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal every 15 minutes from 4 a.m.-8 p.m. The trip takes about 2 hours. Call :0 2434 5557 for more information.
There are 2 types of air-conditioned buses. Standard 1 buses (blue colour) leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal from 5 a.m. till 10.30 p.m. daily at twenty-minute intervals. Standard 2 buses (orange colour) leave at twenty-minute intervals from 5.10 a.m. until 8.30 p.m. daily. The journey takes 2 hours. Call: 0 2435 5012, 0 2435 1199 for more information.
By Rail: Ordinary trains leave Bangkok's Thon Buri Railway Station (Bangkok Noi Station) every day at 7.35 a.m. and 1.45 p.m. for approximately 3 hour journey to Kanchanaburi. Call Thon Buri Railway Station at tel: 0 2411 3102 or Kanchanaburi Railway Station at tel: 0 3456 1052 or visit www.srt.motc.go.th.
The weekend special train leaves Bangkok Railway Station (Hualamphong) at 6.30 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. For more information, call : 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020.
By Car: From Bangkok, visitors can take a 2-hour drive along Highway No.4 (Phetkasem) via Nakhon Chaisi, Nakhon Pathom, Ban Pong, Tha Maka, Tha Muang to Kanchanaburi. For an alternative route, visitors can drive along Highway No. 338 from Bangkok to Nakhon Chaisi and then proceed along Highway No.4 to Kanchanaburi.
Travel within Kanchanaburi
Transportation within the provincial capital is most enjoyable on tricycles. Tricycles can be hired at reasonable rate, enabling visitors to see the Bridge over the River Kwae, the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, the waterfront Song Kwae Road area, and the JEATH War Museum in one circuit.
Transportation between the districts is also convenient by regular bus. Call Kanchanaburi bus terminal at tel: 0 3451 1387 for more information.
For visitors who like to drive by themselves, motorcycles or jeeps can be rented on a daily or weekly basis at several outlets on Saeng Chuto Road and around the Song Kwae Road area.