Facts about the transport from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi
Departures per day
Bangkok Busline, BangkokTaxi24, Glassflower, Kanchanaburi Express, Monsiri Travel Kanchanaburi, Phet Prasert, Sasanan Tour, Thai Railways, Thailand Limo by Datum
Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi Destination Reviews
Chairs not so comfy.
Bus Intercity, Sasanan Tour (ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต), Dec 2, 2022
High standard quality bus. Driver was driving carefully and on time. Max amount of passengers was 30. So there was a lot of space for and in the big comfortable chairs.
Bus VIP, Sasanan Tour (ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต), Sep 24, 2022
Impressive VIP bus: bed, blanket, drink, more comfortable than the plane. I'll try it again.
This review was autotranslated
Impressionnant le bus VIP : Couchette, couverture, boisson, plus confortable que l'avion. je retenterai l'expérience.
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Mar 21, 2020
Good service, we arrived 2h in advance and the seats are comfortable to sleep. No entertainment though and the air con was incredibly strong.
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Feb 29, 2020
The bus was fab, seats lay right back and the blanket was nice! I had enough leg room and the snacks were nice too! Journey was 2 hours shorter than scheduled. Would definitely recommend :)
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Feb 18, 2020
A much more comfortable experience than a sleeper train as they actually turn the lights off and the air-con isn’t quite at the same Arctic temperatures, but worth wearing a long sleeved top and longer trousers. The seats recline nicely and are roomy. The snacks on board are good and they provide you with Pepsi and water (and coffee in the morning if you’re awake) but this is provided without a smile and the hostess we had spoke barely any English. They also don’t translate anything into English on the tickets or meal vouchers so for us and a group of bewildered Norwegians, we had only the reviews of previous travellers to go by! But overall, a good service and I would rather use an overnight bus than a train in the future. We also arrived about 2hrs early.
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Jan 15, 2020
Very comfortable journey. Large seats that recline far and have good leg support. Blankets, cold water, drink and snacks provided. Bus is heavily air conditioned, so wear long pants or skirt. Food stop around 1.30-2am (food included in ticket). Thai hostess didn’t speak much English, but one of the other passengers helped us translate. Was gently woken up by hostess at 6.30, 10 minutes prior to arrival. Best night-bus experience so far. Very professional. You can by tickets online here, or buy them at the bus station (booth 14) for 50tbh less. The travel agencies in town don’t know about this night bus.
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Jan 14, 2020
When you want to get from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:
If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus+train 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 USD 328.30. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 19.72.
How far is Chiang Mai from Kanchanaburi?
If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi. Your trip will be a total of 311 miles (500 km). The flying distance is 311 miles (500 km).
How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi?
The travel time from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 10 to 16 hours.
How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi?
The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sasanan Tour (ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 19.72 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 USD 328.30.
Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi:
Bus tickets - USD 19.73 to USD 30.67;
Bus+Train price: USD 22.11. From Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi starting from 15:30 Hua Lamphong until 15:30 Hua Lamphong
Bus+Van price: USD 40.22 - USD 42.24. From Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi starting from 20:00 Chiang Mai Arcade 2 until 20:00 Chiang Mai Arcade 2
taxi+Train price: USD 90.50 - USD 141.78. From Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi starting from 06:30 Ayutthaya until 18:00 Don Mueang
Bus+taxi price: USD 172.93 - USD 183.99. From Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi starting from 16:00 Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2 until 17:00 Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2
You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 234.50 to USD 328.30.
How many trips per day are there between Chiang Mai and Kanchanaburi?
Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.
Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:00. There are 2 available bus trips every day.
Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi any time of the day.
Which means of transport is the best for the route?
Taking a bus from Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai 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 USD 234.50.
Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator..
The most popular transport from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi
How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai 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: