From Phra Pinklao Bridge; take Pin-klao Road for 35 kilometers until reach A2 junction.
Turn right and follow road signs for Ratchaburi.
Pass through Nakhon Chaisri and Nakhon Pathom province bypass.
About 5 kms further from the bypass, take a flyover bridge with a sign for Kanchanaburi Take highway no. A323 to Ban Pong and follow road signs for Kanchanaburi Before reaching Kanchanaburi City, turn Right at Yak Kang Seung junction.(From Kanchanaburi city, following road signs to the Saiyok Noi Waterfall or Sangklaburi.)
Drive straight around 55 kms on highway 323 to Nern Pakseng and Turn left & turn right then following Resotel sign.
Continue around 19 km.towards Lawa Cave National Park. It is a curly road into the jungle. Please drive carefully and turn on your car headlights.
Before reaching Lawa Cave. You’ll see a large signage River Kwai Resotel on your right.
Getting here from Kanchanaburi city to Phutakien Pier (Resotel pier)
(DRIVING TRAVEL TIME ~ 1 HOUR)
It is recommended to take a local taxi which could cost around 900 – 1500 baht depending upon your negotiations and perhaps upon the number of passengers and luggage. We believe it is reasonable for the approx. Distance of 60 kms from the city since they will also have to drive back to the town without passengers. They will be able to drop you off right at the pier.
Alternatively you may take a train to Namtok Station and then grab a local transportation to Phutakien Pier (Resotel pier). The train goes by schedule so you will need to be punctual. After arriving at Namtok station, the local van/ truck drivers will be sitting around the station and will probably approach you to ask where you want to go. The cost per person for the local transport is around 150 baht if it is a joined transfer. If there is no one else on that ride, you will have to rent the whole vehicle and that would cost 600 – 700 baht / vehicle.
It is very crucial to make sure that they will drop you off at the pier and not at the main road. This must be made clear before taking the ride. The pier is around 2 kms from the main road going downhill to the river. It can be an exhausted walk with your heavy belongings on a hot day. There is no walkway and it could be dangerous while walking down.
Addition charge 150 baht / person for check-in/out with joined boat transfer departs from Phutakien Pier (Resotel pier) to River Kwai Resotel until 18.00 hrs.
Depart after 18.00 hrs. Only private boat rental available for 1000 baht/ boat / trip.
Joined Long-Tailed Boat
(EVERY HOUR DAILY CHECK IN TIME AT 13.00-18.00 HRS. AND CHECK OUT TIME 08.00-12.00 HRS)