Route 1: a 2-hour drive along Highway No.4
(Phetkasem) via Nakhon Chaisi Province, Nakhon Pathom Province,
Ban Pong, Tha Maka and Tha Muang (of Ratchaburi Province) to Kanchanaburi.
Route 2: drive along Highway No. 338 from Bangkok to Nakhon Chaisi
Province then switch to Highway No.4 to Kanchanaburi.
Non air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok’s
Southern Bus Terminal daily every 15 minutes from 4 a.m. until 8
p.m. The trip takes about 3 hours. Call 02 434 5557-8 for more information.
First class air-conditioned buses (blue color)
leave Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal daily every 25 minutes Call
02 435 5012, 0 2435 1199 or 02 884 6249 or visit www.transport.co.th
for more information.
There are also buses leaving frequently daily for Kanchanaburi from
Nakhon Pathom. The journey takes up to 1.5 hours. From Ratchaburi
and Suphan Buri Bus Stations, there are several buses leaving directly
to Kanchanaburi. The trip takes some 2.5 - 3 hours.
Ordinary trains leave Bangkok’s Thon Buri
Railway Station (Bangkok Noi Station) daily. Only 3rd class seats
are available. The journey takes approximately 3 hours. For more
information, call Thon Buri Railway Station at tel. 02 411 3102
or Kanchanaburi Railway Station at tel. 034 511285.
The weekend special train leaves Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong)
at 6.30 a.m., returning at 7.55 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and on
public holidays. The trip usually includes several stop-overs at
Phra Pathom Chedi (Nakhon Pathom), Death Railway Bridge, and a transfer
(by minibus) to Phrasat Mueang Singh Historical Park, etc.
There are also special steam trains operating between Kanchanaburi
and Wang Pho.
For more information, call the State Railway of Thailand at tel.
1690, or 02 223 7010, 02 223 7020 or visit www.railway.co.th.