Trains depart daily from Thonburi Bangkok station to Kanchanaburi and return; and buses depart daily from Sai Tai Mai and Morchit terminals in Bangkok.
Major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Banglore, Ahemdabad are well connected to the 2 international airports of Bangkok. Airlines like Air India, Indigo, Jet, Thai Airways, Air Asia are few of the most popular ones. After flying to Bangkok, you can take a train, bus or car to Kanchanaburi at your own convinience.
Thailand provides visa on arrival for Indians at 1,000 Baht. There are many checkpoints where you can obtain this service. For more information about the visa process, you can refer to the offcial embassy website.
Buses leave from 2 terminals of Bangkok daily: Sai Tai Mai (Nothern) and Morchit (southern). It takes around 4 hours and 120 Baht. Most people prefer travelling to and from Bangkok only. However, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai and Ratchaburi are well connected buses too.
Kanchanaburi has no airport of its own so you will have to fly into Bangkok to the Suvarnabhumi airport, and then take a train, bus or car to Kanchanaburi.
Tentative return flight prices to bangkok from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 16,792 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 20,538 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 17,247 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 8,872 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 19,473 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 10,311 Non-stop|
Many taxi services help you to get into Kanchanaburi from Bangkok. A cab or car journey would be uncomfortable and expensive too, so it is advisable to choose train or bus as a better travelling option.
Trains depart daily from the Thonburi station of Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and return. The journey takes around 3 hours and costs 100 Baht.
A lot of toruists prefer taking the guided tours with professional agencies. However, you can ride around by renting a bicycle or motorbike ranging from 50-150 Baht. Other alternatives are tuk tuks and songthaews that are available around the entire city.