Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

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Bangkok to Kanchanaburi Schedule

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Firstplan Transport Services SUV 4pax Any time฿ 3,100
Kanchanaburi Express Intercity 05:30 - 07:30฿ 140
Kanchanaburi Express Intercity 07:00 - 09:30฿ 160
Win Happy Minibus 08:00 - 11:20฿ 160
Monsiri Travel Kanchanaburi Minibus 10:30 - 13:20฿ 150
Win Happy Minibus 12:00 - 15:20฿ 160
Kanchanaburi Express Intercity 15:00 - 17:50฿ 140
GO Family Express 17:00 - 19:00฿ 150
Kanchanaburi Express Intercity 18:30 - 20:30฿ 140
Kanchanaburi Express Intercity 20:30 - 23:20฿ 140

Transportation from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Facts about the transport from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Cheapest Transport$4
Fastest Transport1h 10m
Earliest Departure5:00 AM
Latest Departure8:30 PM
Departures per day142
Distance145 kilometers
Transport Companies12Go Transfer, BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services, GB Limousine, Glassflower, GO Family, Kanchanaburi Express, Kim Transfers Thailand, Mama Travel and Tour, MCC VAN, Monsiri Travel Kanchanaburi, Tara Tour and Travel, Thailand Limo by Datum, Win Happy

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi Destination Reviews

If you get out at mochit bus terminal you are on the wrong side. You have to cross the walking bridge and then you get at the new van parking. It's full of minibussus. Also you have to go with e-ticket to ticket station so you get paper ticket. For some reason everybody shouts at you (very funny and confusing)f you have a backpack, book another seat for it since it usually is fully booked (also pre select seats). Front is roomier for tall people like me. Ride was fast, comfort was alright and you can charge up phone with USB. Fellow travelers were very friendly.
Bus Intercity, Kanchanaburi Express, Sep 15, 2023
It was great that they allowed to change the timing but the minibus was more uncomfortable as the seats could not be lowered.
Bus Minibus, Win Happy (บริษัท กาญจนบุรีเดินรถ 81 จำกัด), Sep 8, 2023
The van terminal was easy to find, we got dropped off by a grab taxi straight outside & immediately went into the information building. The two people behind the desk directed us to section D where we spoke to a lady behind the desk, showed the PDF & she gave us a ticket. We were supposed to be on the 10am bus but as we were there early she asked if we wanted to get the 9am bus instead which suited us! We both had large rucksacks which the bus driver kindly put where he could on the bus, but honestly I think if we were to take this bus again I would likely book an additional seat as he was struggling for space. The bus left on time & arrived on time, would book again thanks 😊
Bus Intercity, Kanchanaburi Express, Sep 7, 2023
On time and reasonable price - confusion at the terminal saw them put me on and off three busses before the took me back to the original funny but I'm 73 with a dud knee and I had two bags one big heavy one that I had to get in and out of the bus unnessesarily. I also had to pay for a seat for my bag even though te bus was less than 50% full I'm also 6'3" and couldn't get my legs into the seat because they are too close together - bI ewill not do it again however 25 years ago I would have been real good with it.
Van Minibus, Monsiri Travel Kanchanaburi (มณฑ์สิริ แทรเวล กาญจนบุรี), Sep 5, 2023
Quick 2 hour ride! Flexibel people. I was 2 hour earlie but they take me on na earlier ride
Bus Minibus, Win Happy (บริษัท กาญจนบุรีเดินรถ 81 จำกัด), Aug 30, 2023
Great drive, was perfect
taxi Economy, Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส), Aug 19, 2023
Good transportation with cheap fare. If you follow the information to reach terminal and counter you don't make mistakes. Respected timing. Minibus could be more confortable but ok. Expect high AC, little space between seats and difficulty to rest cause many stops along the way.
Bus Intercity, Kanchanaburi Express, Aug 17, 2023
We booked via 12Go. Safe and secure booking and payment (creditcard). Instant confirmation via email. In confirmation email a short description of where tot go at the Southern bus terminal. Press google maps link and together with picture of ticket booth you’ll find it easily. We travelled on a Sunday so only 20 minutes by cab were required to go from HolidayInn Silom Road to the Southern bus station (taxi costs by meter: 150 B). Think about traffic on rest of weekdays! We arrived at check in booth at 09:20 am(booked bus 10:00 am). We were directly put onto the 09:40 bus. Convenient but our reserved seats were not available on this bus. But we managed. We booked an extra seat (5 together with family of 4). Since I’m 1m90cm this was a wise decision. I used the 2 seats together with our small bags on my own. That was okay regarding leg space. If you have bigger bags I would recommend a pre-booked local cab. I found some websites that offer Bangkok-Kanchanaburi/river kwai bridge for approximately 2700-3000B. With the extra seat we payed around 1300B but still required a cab from our hotel to bus terminal (150-200B) and another one in Kanchanaburi (100B) to get to the bridge. Extra tip: seat number 6 (with this company) is at the door (no seat in front) so you have free extra legroom (check you bus company!). Seat #1 is also good. Front row, next to driver but separate seat and enough space. So if you’re with 4 persons I would book seats 1, 2, 3 (if your kids aren’t to big and 6 (only based on legroom/comfort). Toilets at the Southern bus station are a bit dirty but still costs 5B. Soap provided. Coins required. Small blue changing machines available (able to change 10B coin or 20B coupon) just outside. Rest of terminal is oké. Today it was not very busy and a few western style eateries available. Including 7-eleven and ATMs. Driver was good/friendly. Several intermediate stops are made to (dis-)embark other passengers. Also stop possible (if requested) for short(!) sanitary break. Stop was at filling station. Also dirty ;-) At Kanchanaburi taxidrivers directly offer service to the bridge (100B). At the bridge eat at Keeree Tara. Best restaurant at the river (with clean airconditioned toilets). All seats have USB-outlet! Have a safe journey. Rudi.
Bus Intercity, Kanchanaburi Express, Aug 14, 2023
The lady at the booth was very friendly and made sure we got in the right bus on time, bringing is to the departure area. The bus was on time and brought us where we needed to be for a very low price. It was very warm in the van and the seats were not very comfortable
Bus Express, GO Family, Aug 13, 2023
We booked the 6am trip but arrived a bit early around 5.15 so we were able to change it to the 5am one taking us to kanchanaburi as it was about to leave. The trip went quite fast as we arrived around 7am. Has Aircon was a little cold so bringing some long sleeves is recommended!
Bus Intercity, Kanchanaburi Express, Aug 11, 2023
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How to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Travelling between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi is possible by Bus, van and taxi. Bus+van guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 282.76 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 3.79.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 7 hours to travel between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus+van is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi. Bus+van will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 7h to reach Kanchanaburi.

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

Travelling between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi can be as cheap as USD 3.79 if you opt for a Kanchanaburi Express bus and as expensive as USD 282.76 if you buy a Kim Transfers Thailand (Thailand Taxi Airport and Travel) taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 59 from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi starting from 05:00 Southern Terminal Bangkok until 20:30 Southern Terminal Bangkok
  • 12 from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi starting from 05:00 Mochit New Van Terminal until 17:00 Mochit New Van Terminal
  • 71 from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi starting from 00:00 Bangkok Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Travelling from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi

GO Family, Kanchanaburi Express, Win Happy (บริษัท กาญจนบุรีเดินรถ 81 จำกัด)


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi

12Go Transfer, BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส), GB Limousine, Glassflower, Kim Transfers Thailand (Thailand Taxi Airport and Travel), MCC VAN (เอ็มซีซี แวน), Thailand Limo by Datum (บริษัท เดทัมกรุ๊ป จำกัด)


Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi

Mama Travel and Tour (มาม่า ทราเวล), Monsiri Travel Kanchanaburi (มณฑ์สิริ แทรเวล กาญจนบุรี), Tara Tour and Travel (ธาราทัวร์แอนด์ทราเวล)

What is the most popular transport to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 52% opted for a bus
  • 30% chosen Bus+Van
  • 17% took a van
  • 1% Other