For someone who is visiting Kanchanaburi or a staying at a hotel nearby, it is a great idea to visit the Hellfire Pass. It will be both a fun and informative experience. Here are a few ways, mentioned below, to get to the Hellfire Pass.
1. Travel on a private transport
If you have your own personal transport, you can drive there yourself at your own ease. You must take the Highway 323; it takes you from the Sangchuto Road towards Sai Yok. It is a one and a half hour drive, so make sure that you pack snacks to take along. If you do not have your own car you can rent a private one from Kanchanaburi town.
2. Take the bus
You can also take the bus from Kanchanaburi bus station. The public bus 8203 goes past the Hellfire Pass. Just ask them to drop you off in the way.
3. Go by Train
The best idea is to take the morning train from Kanchanaburi station. It will take you to Nam Tok. From there you have two options: you can either take bus or a taxi. If you take the public bus 8203 and you can ask to be dropped off at Hellfire Pass. The Hellfire Pass Museum is only 500 meters from there. You must remember that the last bus leaves Hellfire Pass gate at 4:00 pm and the last train leaves Nam Tok at 3:15pm. So plan accordingly. The second option is that you take the taxi. They are open air taxi, also known as song teow.