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The Road to Sangkhlaburi

Travelling to (& around) Sangkhlaburi; by private or public transport:

A/ Public: bus; minibus; train; local green minibus.
B/ Private: car (4-5 hours; free parking)

A/ Public:


Bus 99, air-conditioned from Bangkok Morchit bus station via Kanchanaburi, Saiyoke (Nam Tok) & Thongphaphum (TPP) to Sangkhlaburi; 7 hours, 1 a day departs 6 or 6.30am (time can change best to check, 034 518 987 or 081 880 1987);

Shuttle buses, air-conditioned Bangkok southern bus terminal ("sai dtai") to Kanchanaburi bus station; (early 'til late) 3 hours.
Buses from Kanchanaburi bus station to Sangkhla
Bus99; 09.30, 1 per day, 3-1/2 hours.
Red buses; not air-conditioned: 1-3 times a day; 4 hours minimum.

Bus stops in Sangkhla    Bus 99 (Bangkok bus)    Red bus & local green minibus station
Motorbike taxi station nearest to Bus99, Red bus and green minibus stations    2nd nearest


Minibus: Bangkok Morchit & Sai Dtai bus stations to Kanchanaburi (3 hours; 6am on; shuttle)
Kanchanaburi to Minibus station map Sangkhla   (3-1/2 hours; 6am; shuttle each 30 mins. (contact 034 513 151)
Motorbike taxi stations nearby the Sangkhla minibus station - maps Nearest taxi    2nd taxi    3rd taxi    4th taxi    5th taxi


Train Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Nam Tok Saiyoke Railway Station (Saiyoke).
Buses Nam Tok to Sangkhla: Return train journey has better bus-train connections.
Bus99 departs after 10am; tickets at tickets at Raynoo restaurant & bus stop Saiyoke..
Red bus (stops by request), ticket on the bus.

Kanchanaburi Bus Station Phone: 034 515 907; Raynoo restaurant, bus stop and ticket office for bus 99 Saiyoke 081 880 1987

Reminder: transport on long week-ends or holidays can get very busy - best to allow extra time.
On the way there are 3 or 4 ID check points. Bus/van breaks at Saiyoke & TPP.

Local transport:

motorbikes & bicycles for rent (at various coffee shops and resorts);
green minibus; "songtou". with driver for hire; prices typically B900-1400 per 5-7 hours (depends distance & time)
motorbike taxis for hire, Motorbike taxi stations near Scenns Villa;
transport to & from the minibus or bus can be booked for you (advance request is best).
street & area maps available for you at Villa Scenns.

B/ Directions by car:

Route Bangkok to Villa Scenns from Kanchanaburi AH 343; straight road to TPP; 1 or 2 ID check points.
At TPP continue on the AH323; hilly and curved with some nice views of Khao Laem lake; until, near Sangkhla, continue straight on the 3202

Things to see or do around Sangkhla: bridges, lake, rivers, national parks, caves, villages, waterfalls, mountains, culture & shops with links to maps.

Things to see or do on the way to Sangkhla:

In Kanchanaburi:

The “Bridge over the river Kwai” aka "Saphan maenam Khwae".

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission).

Tailand–Burma Railway Centre a museum near the cemetary.

Near Kanchanaburi:

Giant mimosa rain tree; 10km south west via highway 3429 & 3209.

Between Kanchanaburi and Thongphaphum; (easiest with own vehicle).

Erawan waterfalls .

Saiyoke noi waterfall (at short dual carriageway; place to take a break).

Saiyoke yai waterfall.

Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum in the Tenasserim Hills about 12 km past Saiyoke.

Hin dat hot springs.

Near Thongphaphum (easiest with own vehicle):

The Vajiralongkorn Dam (formerly Khao Laem Dam) for views of Khao Laem Reservoir.

E-Tong village about 45 minutes from TPP (to enjoy fresh seafood from Myanmar). Tel: +66 (0) 806 023 184 a great place to stay.

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