There are 8 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Terminal 3 to Kanchanaburi

$19

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Bus, Mini Van  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the Mini Van from Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal to Kanchanaburi

$20 - $30

Train  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nakhon Pathom
  3. Take the train from Nakhon Phathom to Kanchanaburi

$29 - $107

Drive  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi 437.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) CNX - BKK
  2. Take the train from Jaran Sanitwong to Kanchanaburi

$39 - $159

Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Don Muang (DMK) CNX - DMK
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nakhon Pathom
  3. Take the train from Nakhon Phathom to Kanchanaburi

$48 - $198

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ลำปาง Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) LPT - BKK
  3. Take the train from Jaran Sanitwong to Kanchanaburi

$60 - $268

Bus to Lampang, fly to Don Muang, train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ลำปาง Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Don Muang (DMK) LPT - DMK
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nakhon Pathom
  4. Take the train from Nakhon Phathom to Kanchanaburi

$58 - $277

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiang Mai Terminal 3 and arriving at Kanchanaburi. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Kanchanaburi via Bang Sue and Nakhon Phathom. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 56 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Kanchanaburi is 536 km. The road distance is 700.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs .

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The bus from Chiang Mai Terminal 3 to Kanchanaburi takes 12 h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi bus services, operated by Sasanan Transportation, depart from Chiang Mai Terminal 3 station.

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Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi is to bus which takes 12 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi bus services, operated by Sasanan Transportation, arrive at Kanchanaburi station.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi.
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  • Distance: 334.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Kanchanaburi, Thailand?

Sasanan Transportation operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 12 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi via Bang Sue, Nakhon Pathom, and Nakhon Phathom in around 13 h 56 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Lampang to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Lampang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Lampang to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Nakhon Pathom
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Nakhon Phathom to Kanchanaburi
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
Train from Jaran Sanitwong to Kanchanaburi
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Sasanan Transportation
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai Terminal 3 to Kanchanaburi
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Kwan Chee Vee Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal to Kanchanaburi
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ลำปาง Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$5
Supreme
$3 - $4

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Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Kanchanaburi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi is 700 km. It takes approximately 10 h 11 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi.

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Thai Smile, Thai Airways International, Thai Vietjet Air and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Kanchanaburi. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 9 min and costs .

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