Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi Train

There are no direct Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi train services, but you can still travel by rail (rather than being cramped up in a minibus for 4 hours +), if you take a northbound train from Hua Hin to Nong Pla Duk Junction or Nakhon Pathom (where you can visit the world's largest Chedi - the Phra Pathom Chedi).

Train Schedules

If you want to travel from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin by train click here for the timetables >

Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi by Train via Nakhon Pathom

By far the best option to take (although it is a little longer) is the Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom to Kanchanaburi route.

The reasons to take this route are:

There are far more trains leaving Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom.

If there are delays (which are quite frequent), you can spend your time visiting the Chedi and town, or even stay the night in one of Nakhon Pathom many hotels or guesthouses (there is nothing to do in Nong Pla Duk Junction).

For places to stay in Nakhon Pahthom click here >

Train Schedule from Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom

Train Depart Arrive Type More Info
174 00:45 03:38 Rap Info >
168 01:16 04:03 Rap Info >
86 01:47 04:58 Ex. Info >
42 / 44 02.22 04.36 Sp. Ex. DRC Info >
170 04:06 07:24 Rap Info >
84 04:15 07:02 Ex. Info >
172 04:56 07:43 Rap Info >
38 / 46 06:05 08:40 Sp. Ex. Info >
252 06:17 09:44 Ord Info >
32 06:29 09:01 Sp. Ex. Info >
254 11:46 15:02 Ord Info >
262 14:10 17:14 Ord Info >
40 16:01 18:24 Sp. Ex. DRC Info >

Nakhon Pathom to Kanchanaburi Train Timetable

Train Dep Arr Type
257 09:02 10:25 Ordinary
259 15:03 16:24 Ordinary

All services operate daily.

Timetable Notes:
Ord = Ordinary Train
Rap = Rapid
Ex. = Express
Sp. Ex. = Special Express
Sp. Ex. DRC = Special Express Diesel Railcar - (Sprinter Train)

Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi Train via Nong Pla Duk Junction

As you can see from the train schedules below, there a far fewer departures to Nong Pla Duk from Hua Hin and they are all Ordinary trains that are not known for being on time.

It is possible to travel from Hua Hin to Kanchanburi by train in a little over four hours.

But the chances of making that connection are quite slim.

What you could do is to buy a ticket to Nakhon Pathom for the 252 train - if it is on time get off at Nong Pla Duk Junction, if not, stay on until Nakhon Pathom and spend the morning visiting the sights and having lunch, then take the afternoon train to Kanchanaburi.

If you take the later 254 train, you will stand a better chance of making the connection, but again, if it is running late, stay onboard and overnight in Nakhon Pathom.

Hua Hin to Nong Pla Duk Junction Train Timetable

Train Depart Arrive Type
252 06:17 09:17 Ordinary
254 11:46 14:39 Ordinary
262 14:10 16:49 Ordinary

Nong Pla Duk Junction to Kanchanaburi Train Timetable

Train Dep Arr Type
485 04:35 05:52 Local
257 09:22 10:25 Ordinary
259 15:21 16:24 Ordinary

Ticket Prices for the Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi Train

Tickets for the Hua Hin to Nong Pla Duk Junction trains cost:

31 Baht

Tickets for the Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom trains start from 33 Baht to many 100's of Baht for the special Express services.

To see a full price list for all these trains:

Visit our Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom train page here >

Tickets from Nong Pla Duk Junction or Nakhon Pathom to Kanchanaburi operate with 3rd class fan cooled carriages and cost 100 Baht (this is a tourist fixed price for any rail journey on the Kanchanaburi Line - the published fare from Nakhon Pathom is 15 Baht).


Please Note:

Before embarking on this journey, you are advised to check all train departures directly with the State Railway of Thailand.

You can check times at the station or you can visit their timetable page on the official SRT website here >


Hua Hin Station information page >

Hua Hin trains main page >

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