Travel Budget for Kanchanaburi

Changwat Kanchanaburi, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Kanchanaburi?

How much money will you need for your trip to Kanchanaburi? You should plan to spend around ฿868 ($28) per day on your vacation in Kanchanaburi, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿138 ($4.46) on meals for one day and ฿161 ($5.21) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Kanchanaburi for a couple is ฿1,064 ($34). So, a trip to Kanchanaburi for two people for one week costs on average ฿12,156 ($394). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Kanchanaburi for one week usually costs around ฿6,078 for one person. So, a trip to Kanchanaburi for two people costs around ฿12,156 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ฿24,312 in Kanchanaburi. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Kanchanaburi can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Kanchanaburi?

How much does a trip to Kanchanaburi cost? Is Kanchanaburi expensive? The average Kanchanaburi trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Kanchanaburi prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Kanchanaburi can vary, the average cost of food in Kanchanaburi is ฿138 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kanchanaburi should cost around ฿55 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kanchanaburi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Kanchanaburi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ฿161 per person, per day, on local transportation in Kanchanaburi.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Flights to Kanchanaburi

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How much money do I need for Kanchanaburi?

Typical travel prices in Kanchanaburi are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Kanchanaburi. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Kanchanaburi can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Bus from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
  • Entry Park TreeHouse
  • Entry Park Erawan
  • Casual Lunch
Typical tour prices for Kanchanaburi

How much do tours to Kanchanaburi cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 885
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    13 days
    $ 1425
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 650
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 1550
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Kanchanaburi Kanchanaburi, Thailand
If the hustle and bustle of the big city of Bangkok is just getting to you, there's an easy escape. Kanchanaburi, Thailand is a city located at the meeting of Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai, and is ideal for backpackers looking to reflect and relax. With easily accessible waterfalls and national parks, you'll wonder why anyone ever leaves.
One of the biggest draw to this area, especially for history lovers, is the bridge over the River Kwai, Just a few miles north of Kanchanaburi, this iron bridge across the Kwai River was an integral part of the infamous Death Railway to Burma. The bridge was built by POWs working for the Japanese during World War II. Nearly 16,000 POWs and 90,000 enslaved Asians gave their lives to the construction of this railway. You can cross the bridge by foot since the center of the track has been converted to a steel planks with small side platforms for sightseeing and avoiding trains.

Most of the sites in Kanchanaburi are related to World War II. The Chongkai War Cemetery is where most of the Dutch and British forces are buried, while the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is where approximately 7,000 of the POWs who worked on the railway are buried. They are all from the UK, the Netherlands and Australia. It serves as a somber and peaceful reminder of the tragedy that happened here. The grounds are pristinely kept, and many gravestones have moving inscriptions.

For a natural wonder, head to the River Kwai Valley to see the spectacular waterfalls, caves, lakes and mountains. The Erawan Falls may be the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Thailand. There are seven tiers to travel – all of which are spectacular and great for swimming. Set aside at least two hours for hiking plus any swim time. Bring sunblock, and look out for little fishes making a meal of your feet. They won't hurt you, but as they dine on dead skin cells it may be quite ticklish.

The Erawan Falls are absolutely spectacular, but the Sai Yok Noi Falls are more accessible and right next to a national park with limestone caves and hot springs.

Hellfire Pass is another manmade project by the POWs and Asian laborers. They cut and blasted through the rock by hand to clear a path for the Death Railway. In the 1980s, this railway was relocated and reclaimed by the Australian government. Today this museum and the self-guided walking through tour are moving experiences. You'll hear stories from survivors and have a moment to reflect at the peaceful lookout of the Kwai Noi Valley.

Outside of the obvious rock climbing and waterfall swimming, Kanchanaburi offers one more extraordinary and special activity. In this city, there are several elephant camps. One of the largest is the Taweechai Elephant camp, which is home to nearly 30 elephants. Here they offer rides, bathing with elephants, bamboo rafting and special training sessions with their animals. If you're more interested in caring for the elephants rather than playing with them, the ElephantsWorld sanctuary is where you'll want to go. This is where old, abused and sick elephants live, and you have the opportunity to help clean and care for these magnificent creatures.
Food and Dining
There is something to eat in Kanchanaburi for every traveler's budget. If you're looking to stay on the cheaper side of the spectrum, the night market near the train station will get you Thai sushi, pad thai, chicken rice and more for just a handful of Baht. Plus, street vendors will travel along the River Kwai Road all day and night.

For something a little more special, make reservations on one of Kanchanaburi's floating restaurants. Located next to the River Kwai Bridge, these aren't necessarily known for their amazing food, but the views and the atmosphere are stunning.

Thailand Bus and Train Prices
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Kanchanaburi is a bit too sprawled out for visitors to get around by foot. Luckily, the city has plenty of orange and yellow songthaews to pick you up. You'll recognize them as the converted pickup trucks. They're readily available and fairly inexpensive. Tuk-tuks are also available with prices you'll have to negotiate, and some hotels will offer free bicycle rentals.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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