After our lovely stay in Ayutthaya it was time to move on. It was a bit more complicated to find out how to get to Kanchanburi by public transportation since most people will go to Kanchanburi from Bangkok and not so much from Ayutthaya.
It was easier then expected! The family who own Baan Suan Yen Sabai, the house where we stayed for one night while in Ayutthaya, was so kind to drive us to the minibuses.
To get to Kanchanburi you first have to take a minibus to Suphan Buri. We only needed to wait for about 15 minutes before the minibus left. It was a quick drive, with only a few stops for other passengers. Unfortunately the air conditioning didn’t work, so it was a hot and sweaty drive with 9 locals and 4 Dutchies, but all part of the experience! It took us about 1 1/2 hours and cost us 80 baht.
We arrived at the bus station in Suphan Buri where the local bus to Kanchanburi departs. It’s easy enough to locate what bus is the Kanchanburi one since there are clear signs. The moment we got out of the minibus someone came up to us to show where we needed to go and what time the bus would leave. It’s a small bus station, you really can’t miss it.
We only had a twenty minute wait, so perfect for an ice cream and to stretch our legs.
The bus was colourful and we had plenty of room. No airco but with the windows open it was very doable. This bus stops more often and once during one stop two people came in and offered water and gum for sale. We relaxed and took in the scenery.
This bus trip ends at the bus station in Kanchanburi and took us 2 1/2 hours from Suphan Buri and cost 50 baht per person.
From the bus station we took a songthaew to our hostel. We booked a family raft hut at the Bamboo House which is located only a couple minutes from the River Kwai Rail road.