Travel from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Pathom

By bus the journey from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Pathom is scheduled to take around 1 hour 40 minutes.

Bus Times from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Pathom

There are currently 24 direct direct bus services a day from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Pathom available to book online.

KanchanaburiNakhon PathomCompanyCost
04:0005:46Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
04:5006:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
05:2007:06Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
05:5007:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
06:0007:40Kanchanaburi Express100 THB
06:2008:06Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
06:5008:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
07:5009:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
08:0009:40Kanchanaburi Express100 THB
08:5010:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
09:1010:56Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
09:5011:36Kanchanaburi Express100 THB
10:0011:40Kanchanaburi Express100 THB
10:5012:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
11:5013:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
12:0013:40Kanchanaburi Express100 THB
12:5014:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
13:5015:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
14:0015:40Kanchanaburi Express100 THB
14:5016:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
15:5017:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
16:0017:40Kanchanaburi Express100 THB
16:5018:36Kanchanaburi Express110 THB
18:0019:40Kanchanaburi Express100 THB

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Kanchanaburi Bus Station

Direct bus services from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Pathom depart from Kanchanaburi Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Kanchanaburi Bus Terminal

Nakhon Pathom Bus Station

Direct bus services from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Pathom terminate at a bus stop near the Malaiman Garage, and close to Silpakorn University.

Google Map of the Malaiman Garage, close to Silpakorn University

About Travel to Nakhon Pathom

Nakhon Pathom is a large town, with around 120,000 permanent residents, located 60 km by road to the west of the centre of Bangkok. Nakhon Pathom has an interesting history, and two major tourist attractions which are closely associated with Thailand’s royal family. Nakhon Pathom is believed to have once been a major economic and religious centre which fell into decline in the 11th Century, and then repopulated in the 19th Century under the sponsorship of King Rama IV of Thailand.

Phra Pathom Chedi

Before ascending to the throne the future King Rama IV was a Buddhist monk who travelling the country widely studying its ancient religious monuments. During his travels he came across a dilapidated stupa in Nakhon Pathom, the Phra Pathom Chedi, which he identified as the site of the earliest Buddhist temple in Thailand. Some people believe that it was established at some point between 200 and 300 BC. One of King Rama IV’s first act as the new ruler of Thailand was to rebuild the stupa at Phra Pathom Chedi raising its height to 120 metres. King Rama IV also oversaw the creation of new modern settlement near the Phra Pathom Chedi on land which had been largely abandoned 800 years previously. Lots of Thai Buddhists visit Nakhon Pathom specifically to pay homage at this very significant religious site, which is open every day to tourists as well.

Nakhon Pathom city centre at night
Nakhon Pathom city centre at night
Sanam Chandra Palace

The second major tourist attraction in Nakhon Pathom was created by King Rama VI. King Rama VI was a regular visitor to the Phra Pathom Chedi. In the early 20th Century, before the creation of a railway line and the widespread use of automotive vehicles, it was a long journey by boat or horse from Bangkok to Nakhon Pathom and to avoid having to travel there and back again in a day King Rama VI built a palace in Nakhom Pathom. The Sanam Chandra Palace, completed in 1911, is one of Thailand’s more unusual royal palaces incorporating European style architecture with more traditional forms normally associated with Thai royal palaces. King Rama VI took advantage of being at a distance from the conservative attitudes of the royal court in Bangkok to experiment with innovative architectural ideas and to create a home with large ornamental gardens. The Sanam Chandra Palace is no longer used as a royal residence and visitors can access all areas, including the former King’s private living quarters, providing a rare glimpse into the life of one of the world’s most secretive royal families.

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