Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi

Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi

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Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi Schedule

Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Kanchanaburi Express Intercity 05:30 - 07:30$ 3.83
Kanchanaburi Express Intercity 08:00 - 10:30$ 20.25
Bangkok Busline VIP 19:10 - 04:40$ 20.01
Budsarakham Tour VIP 20:15 - 04:00$ 20.20

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi

Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi Destination Reviews

GC
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
LB
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
RP
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
JS
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
GT
The service was great, the only bad thing was that the hostess of the bus speaks only thai.
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Nov 20, 2019
KR
Ac is weird, either its cold or its fucking hot. ????????????
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Nov 13, 2019
SN
Excellent bus trip. Superb service. My only disappointment is that I found out afterwards that much cheaper buses do the same journey but weren't offered as an option on 12goasia.
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Nov 7, 2019
MH
De VIP bus is goed te doen. De stoel was fijn en er was genoeg ruimte voor mijn benen. Midden in de nacht eten had ik niet echt de behoefte aan.
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Oct 26, 2019
VF
Bus was great, we got all we were told we would get. However the stop off had only one vegetarian option which was tucked away in a corner and was just tofu soup and due to taking a while to find, we didn't have time to eat even half before the bus was calling us back. If you are going to wake up at 2am for a meal, you want to at least be able to eat said meal. Otherwise fine and got us in 2 hours before schedule.
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Oct 22, 2019
SD
Great ride. No problems. We arrived 2 hours early, but I would rather be early than late.
Bus VIP, Sasanan Transportation (บริษัท ศศนันท์ ทรานสปอร์ต จำกัด), Oct 21, 2019
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi

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:

  • Bus
  • Train
  • 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+train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus+taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 182.32. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+train as a bus+train ticket costs as low as USD 22.03.

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 432 miles (695 km). The flying distance is 333 miles (535 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 Kanchanaburi Express, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย): travelling by bus+train expect to pay as low as USD 22.03 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus+taxi - a one-way Bus+taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 182.32.

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

  • Bus+Train price: USD 22.03. From Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi starting from 15:30 Hua Lamphong until 15:30 Hua Lamphong
  • Bus tickets - USD 27.79 to USD 27.79;
  • Bus+Van price: USD 40.06 - USD 42.08. From Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi starting from 20:00 Chiang Mai Arcade 2 until 20:00 Chiang Mai Arcade 2
  • taxi+Train price: USD 89.15 - USD 140.23. From Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi starting from 06:30 Ayutthaya until 18:00 Don Mueang
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 171.29 - USD 182.32. From Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi starting from 16:00 Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2 until 17:00 Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2

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 20:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

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.

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:

  • 49% chosen Bus+Train
  • 49% chosen taxi+Train
  • 1% Other