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Kenchanaburi

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Kenchanaburi

Hoping to go to Kenchanaburi by train and back to Bangkok by bus

I have all the info about train and bus times ,the only thing I'm not

sure of is do I get off at Kenchanaburi station or is there an other

Stop closer to The bridge at the river kwai

with thanks joe

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1. Re: Kenchanaburi

Try Kanchababuri and you should stay 2 nights. Long way for just a day trip.

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2. Re: Kenchanaburi

Don't get off at Khanchanaburi wait till the next stop at the bridge.

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3. Re: Kenchanaburi

Thanks Euan , Much as I thought Thank you

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Hi,

The stop just before the Bridge is not a station but a halt. The good news is you can't miss it. The bus station is in the town centre and you can take a songtaow to reach it from the Bridge. On the way back into Bangkok you may want to get off the bus at Pinklao from where you can easily get a taxi to wherever.

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Are you intending to do the train ride from Kwai Bridge to Wampo Viaduct. If yes, then stay on the train.

If not, and you’re just viewing the bridge, then best if you get off at Kanchanaburi station first, as the famous war cemetery is almost right opposite Kanchanaburi Railway Station. Then, easy to get some local transport from the cemetery to the bridge.

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Thanks Ajam ,you say the stop at the bridge is not a station but a halt , can we still get off and terminate

our trip there ?

Rawai, Thailand
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7. Re: Kenchanaburi

Yes, you can.

I’m not sure why he’s calling it a ‘halt’ - there’s a ticket office and platform, and Kwai Bridge is listed on the route, like other stations are.

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8. Re: Kenchanaburi

Thanks Big daddy , if there is a platform and a ticket office that is a station

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9. Re: Kenchanaburi

Hi Ozejoe,

Yes, you can terminate your journey there. Although it is not exactly a proper railway station as such it does have a platform and a ticket office. Indeed, may people get on/off the train there specifically to visit the Bridge.

You could also walk to the Main War Cemetery/Thai-Burma Railway Museum from the halt, it takes about 40 minutes. It is also possible to take a songtaow. From both the latter it's a 20 minute walk to the bus station or a short ride in a songtaow. Indeed, at that point you can take a public songtaow to within a few meters of the bus station for 10 baht.

PhuketBigdaddy,

During my earlier visits to Kanchanaburi it was referred to as a halt, I have continued to refer to it as such.

Edited: 22 November 2018, 11:50
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10. Re: Kenchanaburi

Of course, I should have written 'many' not 'may' on line 2.

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