Taking the Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin train is possible with a change at either Nong Pla Duk Junction or Nakhon Pathom.
Travel by rail is much more interesting and cheaper than taking the tourist minivans that operate on this route.
You can also take some time to visit the largest Chedi in the world at Nakhon Pathom.
Travelling via Nakhon Pathom is a slightly longer route, but there are more trains from here to Hua Hin than there are from Nong Pla Duk.
You also have the chance to go and visit the Phra Pathom Chedi (located in the centre of town) or even stay the night, as there are many hotels and guest houses in this ancient Thai town.
If you want to travel in the other direction from Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi:
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All services operate daily.
Ord = Ordinary Train
Rap = Rapid
Ex. = Express
Sp. Ex. = Special Express
Sp. Ex. DRC = Special Express Diesel Railcar - (Sprinter Train)
If you don't want to visit Nakhon Pathom, you could get off the train slightly earlier at Nong Pla Duk Junction.
As you can see from the timetables below, the only train you can take from Kanchanaburi to make a connection at Nong Pla Duk for Hua Hin is the early morning one.
Chances are this train will be delayed (most Ordinary services run late), so we recommend you buy a ticket to Nakhon Pathom and if the train is late, just stay on it to Nakhon Pathom.
Trains from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Pathom or Nong Pla Duk Junction operate with only 3rd class fan cooled carriages:
The published price of a seat on one of these trains is just 15 THB, however tourists are charged 100 THB for any journey on the Kanchanaburi line.
Nong Pla Duk Junction to Hua Hin trains cost 31 THB
Nakhon Pathom to Hua Hin trains ticket prices vary considerably, from 33 THB for a seat on an Ordinary train, to very expensive Special Express services.
To see the full range of fares for these trains:
The above timetables were correct at the time of publishing but may change.
You should check the latest departure times and connecting trains at any SRT railway station or you can: