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 THB 27,500 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+van which will set you back mere THB 120.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 6 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 6h to reach Kanchanaburi.
Travelling between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi can be as cheap as THB 120 if you opt for a Kanchanaburi Express bus+van and as expensive as THB 27,500 if you buy a JOY taxi ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
55 from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi starting from 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi.
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.
Kanchanaburi Express, Tara Tour and Travel (ธาราทัวร์แอนด์ทราเวล)
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.
12Go Transfer, BangkokTaxi24, Glassflower, JOY, Kim Transfers Thailand (Thailand Taxi Airport &Travel), MCC VAN (เอ็มซีซี แวน), Team Holiday (ทีมฮอลิเดย์), 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.
Monsiri Travel Kanchanaburi (มณฑ์สิริ แทรเวล กาญจนบุรี), Win Happy (บริษัท กาญจนบุรีเดินรถ 81 จำกัด)
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Van remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route