Location & how to get there...
The Oriental Kwai resort has a central location in Kanchanaburi province in the charming village of Ladya, only 15 min. by car or boat from the famous river Kwai bridge and on the way to sights as the Erawan waterfalls, Elephants world & Hellfire pass museum. This makes the Oriental Kwai resort an ideal base for sightseeing in this beautiful area. Being in the counrtyside also great to have a taste of local Thai village life; explore the local village markets and cruise through the lovely green scenery by bicycle!
By public BUS from the Southern busterminal (Sai Tai terminal)
Airconditioned busses (1st class & VIP or minivans) leave every 15-20 minutes from 5 am till 7 pm from Bangkok southern bus station ('Sai Tai' terminal in direction of Pin Klao/Putthamonton). It takes about 2,5 hours to reach Kanchanaburi bust station in a first class bus. Once you have arrived at the bus station in Kanchanaburi just give us a call and we will arrange a local taxi to take you our resort (tel. 061-6730670), this taxi is a free service at checkin. From the bus station in Kanchanaburi to our resort takes for about 20 minutes.
By private minivan or TAXI
It's also possible to rent a private minivan or taxi to get to our resort, very comfortable but since it's private more expensive as normal public transport of course. You can rent the minivan or taxi yourself at the airport or the hotel you are staying at or you can let us know in advance and we can arrange one for you. A transfer from Bangkok (hotel) to the resort via us is 2500 Bath for the drive incl. fuel (minivan, max. 8 persons or an SUV). Of course it is most efficient to have the minivan completed, that means 8 passengers, for just 1 or 2 it is relatively expensive but still affordable. You can also consider taking a regular taxi meter and negotiate a price (±1800-2500 Bath is normal for a drive to Kanchanaburi depeding on the starting point in Bangkok). If you travel with a taxi meter we recommend to bring our phone number (061-6730670) for the driver so he can call us in case he needs directions in Thai on the way.
By 3rd class TRAIN
Ordinairy trains leave Thonburi (Bangkok Noi) train station twice a day. You can find more information at https://www.kanchanaburi-info.com/en/train.html. It's not possible but also not needed to pre-book, the train is never full. The train is a 3rd class local train, please note it leaves from a small train station which is called Thonburi station (in Thai: สถานีรถไฟธนบุรี) and not Hua Lampong main station in Bangkok!). Travelling by train sometimes takes more time than by bus, late arrivals are very not unusual but it is an interesting and fun exprience. Once you have arrived at the Kanchanaburi main station just give us a call and we will arrange a local taxi to take you our resort (tel. 061-6730670), this taxi is a free service at checkin. From the train station in Kanchanaburi to our resort takes for about 15-20 minutes.
By your own CAR
Google maps: Oriental Kwai resort, Lat Ya, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi
GPS coördinates: Latitude 14.079638 | Longitude 99.419403
For more directions in Thai or English you can call 061-6730670