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If Leaving at 6AM - how long from Bangkok to Kanchanburi

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If Leaving at 6AM - how long from Bangkok to Kanchanburi

Hello everyone, would very much appreciate some information as we are getting ready to pack up and head to Thailand.

I'll be going from Lebua State Tower (Riverside / Silom Street) to Kanchanburi for a day trip. We will be leaving between 6-6:30AM from the Lebua State Tower in a private car on Monday, July 7.

If we leave at 6AM, do you have any idea how long it will take to get to Kanchanburi (Tiger Temple/Elephant Sanctuary)? Similarly, anyone know how long it will take to get back to Bangkok if we leave at 4-5PM?

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1. Re: If Leaving at 6AM - how long from Bangkok to Kanchanburi

Hi,

Expect journey time to be about 2.5 hours both ways.

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2. Re: If Leaving at 6AM - how long from Bangkok to Kanchanburi

Except, that you should expect an extra 30 mins on the return trip as you'll hit peak hour traffic in BKK which will still be bad on most roads leading to your hotel in the early evening.

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3. Re: If Leaving at 6AM - how long from Bangkok to Kanchanburi

Last year the traffic on the return trip was unbelievable and it took us well over 3.5 hours.

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4. Re: If Leaving at 6AM - how long from Bangkok to Kanchanburi

about 3-4 hours

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5. Re: If Leaving at 6AM - how long from Bangkok to Kanchanburi

less than 3 hr going, possibly 4 or more on the return.

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6. Re: If Leaving at 6AM - how long from Bangkok to Kanchanburi

I hv checked the distance on Google map. It's 170s km. So it would be around 2.30 hr. But I recommend you to leave the hotel not later than 6.00 am. On the way back, would be 3.5-4.5 hrs as it is rush hour. Anyway, do u get the taxi yet ? ;)

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7. Re: If Leaving at 6AM - how long from Bangkok to Kanchanburi

It appears that someone might be soliciting a taxi service.......??

The distance is irrelevant, you can spend 30 mins moving 500m in Bangkok being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I driven to Kan and back dozens of times over the years. The outbound time of 2.5hrs is accurate. Returning expect 3-3.5hrs, as everyone has stated. 4+ if it is raining heavily.

You could actually cut that time by around 30 mins if you got your driver to drop you at the Bang Wah BTS station just near Ratchapruek rd where your driver will probably return by. Then just BTS it to Saphan Taksin. You probably won't want to after a long day but it is at least an option.

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