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.
Companies operating bus routes between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi
GO Family, Kanchanaburi Express, Win Happy (บริษัท กาญจนบุรีเดินรถ 81 จำกัด)
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.
Companies offering charters between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi
12Go Transfer, BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส), GB Limousine, Glassflower, Kim Transfers Thailand (Thailand Taxi Airport and Travel), MCC VAN (เอ็มซีซี แวน), 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.
Companies operating vans between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi
Mama Travel and Tour (มาม่า ทราเวล), Monsiri Travel Kanchanaburi (มณฑ์สิริ แทรเวล กาญจนบุรี), Tara Tour and Travel (ธาราทัวร์แอนด์ทราเวล)