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NAM TOK to HELLFIRE pass and back in 3 hours?

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NAM TOK to HELLFIRE pass and back in 3 hours?

Taking the weekend tourist train to Kanachanaburi that goes on to Nam Tok. There is a 3 hour 'layover' there (which I am assuming may even be less if the incoming train is delayed, as likely it is the same train that turns around and then departs on time). IF I could find a private moto or taxi driver, would 3 hours be enough time to visit Hellfire and get back?

My first priority is not missing the train from NAM TOK back:-), so it sounds like the public buses would not really fit this schedule - and I'm not sure there is even anyone waiting at the station to hire? 3 hours seems like a lot of time to walk to a waterfall that may not have much water in December? Is there food and/or an air-conditioned place to wait for the departing train? Thank you for the info, especially from those who have taken this State Rail way weekend tourist train from the main station (Hua Lamphong).The information I can find is less than clear.

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Harbin, China
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21. Re: NAM TOK to HELLFIRE pass and back in 3 hours?

Hi,

No worries GTA, the important thing is the OP realises there is more than one way of doing things.

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22. Re: NAM TOK to HELLFIRE pass and back in 3 hours?

Hi dbfact2,

did you manage to get to Hellfire pass with your initial plans? via weekend tourist train to Nam tok, and from Nam Tok to hellfire pass using the local public transport/private moto?

looking forward to hear from you as i'm planning to do the same.

Harbin, China
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23. Re: NAM TOK to HELLFIRE pass and back in 3 hours?

Hi,

Make sure you buy tickets well in advance, we were disappointed a couple of weeks ago. The plan is doable but be prepared to take the bus back to Kanchanaburi.

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24. Re: NAM TOK to HELLFIRE pass and back in 3 hours?

i'll keep that in mind. thank you so much.

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