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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  12 h

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

$19

7 alternative options

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

$28 - $105

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 18 min

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

$39 - $153

Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang, train  •  7 h 37 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

$47 - $194

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi, train  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) LPT - BKK
  3. Take the train from Thon Buri to Kanchanaburi

$60 - $265

Fly Chiang Mai to Utapao, bus, Mini Van  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Utapao (UTP) CNX - UTP
  2. Take the bus from Utapao Airport to Si Racha
  3. Take the bus from Si Racha to Bangkok Bus Terminal
  4. Take the Mini Van from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Kanchanaburi

$38 - $142

Bus to Lampang, fly to Don Muang, train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to 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

$57 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi is to bus which costs ฿619 and takes 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi is to fly and train which costs ฿1300 - ฿5500 and takes 7 h 18 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 bus from Chiang Mai Terminal 3 to Kanchanaburi takes 12 h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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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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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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Lampang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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 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 16 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
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
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
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$16 - $22
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
Train from Nakhon Phathom to Kanchanaburi
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Thon Buri to Kanchanaburi
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$23 - $30
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
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
$3 - $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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Greenbus Thailand
bus
Bus from Utapao Airport to Si Racha
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
12go.asia
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Si Racha to Bangkok Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Kwan Chee Vee Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Kanchanaburi
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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