Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

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Bangkok to Kanchanaburi Schedule

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Comfort Any time฿ 3,416
Team Holiday Comfort Any time฿ 3,000
Thailand Limo by Datum Comfort Any time฿ 4,070
Kanchanaburi Express Intercity 04:50 - 07:20฿ 150
Mama Travel and Tour Regional 14pax 07:10 - 10:40฿ 290
Tara Tour and Travel Regional 14pax 08:30 - 12:00฿ 250
Hanuman Tour Siam Regional 14pax 11:00 - 14:00฿ 190
Mama Travel and Tour Regional 14pax 12:30 - 16:00฿ 290
Mama Travel and Tour Regional 14pax 15:30 - 19:00฿ 290
Hanuman Tour Siam Regional 14pax 17:00 - 20:00฿ 190
Win Happy Minibus 18:00 - 21:00฿ 150
Kanchanaburi Express Intercity 20:20 - 22:50฿ 130

Transportation from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

How to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

When you want to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus+van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 7,040. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 130.

How far is Bangkok from Kanchanaburi?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. Your trip will be a total of 91 miles (145 km). The flying distance is 76 miles (121 km).

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?

The travel time from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 6 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?

The cost of the trip from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Kanchanaburi Express: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 130 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as THB 7,040.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi:

  • Bus tickets - THB 130 to THB 250;
  • Van price : THB 150 - THB 290;
  • Bus+van price: THB 210 - THB 210. From Bangkok to Kanchanaburi starting from 08:00 Erawan National Park until 10:00 Erawan National Park

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 2,199 to THB 7,040.

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 04:50 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:20. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • 1 by Bus+van from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi starting from 08:00 Erawan National Park until 10:00 Erawan National Park
  • Vans from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as THB 2,199.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 53% opted for a van.
  • 25% chosen Bus+van
  • 21% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.