Thailand Trip 2017
Bangkok | Kanchananburi | Thailand
14 Dec 2017 | Thu
Day 15 of 22
Train | Bangkok’s Thonburi Station to Kanchanaburi
Travelling from Thonburi Station to Kanchanaburi is a popular and scenic journey for tourists visiting Thailand. Thonburi Station is located on the west side of the Chao Phraya River, and is easily accessible by public transportation from central Bangkok. Kanchanaburi is a city in western Thailand that is famous for its historic bridge over the River Kwai and its beautiful natural surroundings.
To get to Kanchanaburi from Thonburi Station, the most convenient and comfortable option is to take a train. Thonburi Station is connected to the main Bangkok railway network, which makes it easy to get to Kanchanaburi by train. The journey takes approximately two to three hours and offers stunning views of the Thai countryside.
Our train was considered “3rd Class” (open window – no A/C) but it’s not as bad as it sounds – the inside is clean, and the seats are fairly comfortable. It’s hard to explain, but there is something about riding along listening to the click-clack that is actually quite relaxing.
We departed around 7:50 in the morning. The weather was perfect, not too hot (yet). There are people who travel on this train for the purpose of selling food and snacks (walking up and down each car). The last car (end car) is reserved for Monks and vendors storing their food goods.
I didn’t really get a chance to take any pictures, plus I try to be respectful of people on the train. After all, this is their daily life – I would not want people taking pictures of me in the same manner.
Due to Bangkok’s overwhelming (and increasing) traffic, this train offers the best way (from Kanchanaburi) to get into the city. Sure there are other more comfortable ways of getting into Bangkok (buses, private cars/vans, etc.) but all of them will get stuck in traffic. This train is able to go right into the city center train station without any delays.
2 thoughts on “Train – Bangkok’s Thonburi Station to Kanchanaburi”
Enjoying seeing all you’ll travels. Thanks,
Thanks Bob – glad you could follow along with us.