The Bridge Over the River Kwai with Train

The Highlights

After the Japanese had occupied Thailand in the Second World War, they planned a Second link between Thailand and Burma to supply their troops. At that time, the 320 m bridge was Thailand’s second longest Bridge. The steel and wooden bridges were constantly bombarded and had to be repaired repeatedly. Besides that, one used a train ferry, and 1945 the operation was finally stopped.

In reality, the lack of hygiene in the camps thus caused diseases was the biggest problem for the forced labourers. Inhumane treatment was shown as a war crime.

Today, 131 km is still operating on the Thai side to Nam Tok, mainly for tourist reasons. Besides 50,000 to 70,000 Pow, 200,000 Asian forced labourers and hundreds of thousands of Thai civilians were used as forced labours to construct this line. One had promised wages to the civilians but never paid.

Depending on the estimates, 40000-90000 people died during the construction of the track.

The Bridge got its literary monument in the novel “The Bridge over the River Kwai” by the French novelist Pierre Boulle and later in the movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai” directed by David Lean. Not at least by the soundtrack, The River Kwai March, the film remains unforgettable.


Tour Itinerary

06.00 Pick Up from Hotel Depart to Kanchanaburi
09.10 The War Cemetery of the Allied Prisoners of World War II
10.00 Visit Jeath War Museum
10.40 Visit Jeath War MuseumWalk along the Bridge Over the River Kwai
11.10 Take The Train trip along the death railway sight-seeing the Countryside
13.45 Lunch will be provided at Restaurant
15.00 Depart from The Restaurant to Bangkok

Program Includes

  • Transfer round trip from & to your hotel in Bangkok City centre
  • Admission fee
  • Train ticket
  • Lunch on trip
  • English tour guide
  • Insurance coverage under Thai law


Program excludes

  • All other expenses are not mentioned in the program
  • Children 1-3 years old will be free of charge (Sitting with parent)
  • Children 4-10 years old Child rate
  • Children 11++ Same price as Adult

Cancellation Policy

Please note that cancellations made less than One day before the trip will not be refunded, including no-shows and last-minute cancellations. This policy helps us maintain our competitive prices, as seats cannot be resold. Thank you for understanding.


  • Total Amount on reservation confirmation or 24 hours before travel date
  • Adult 60 USD
  • Child 45 USD

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