Travel Mart

Company Information

Travel Mart is a purely tourist bus company targeting at the foreign visitors. It runs buses around a variety of the touristiest destinations in Thailand as well as international routes to neighbouring Cambodia. As journeys are long most buses are large and have ample legroom and reclining seats so that passengers can sleep. That said, on some of the shorter domestic routes minivans are used instead of larger Express buses.

If you take the Express Bus option to Cambodia or a longer route within Cambodia you can expect Wi-Fi, food and drinks, and a blanket.

Most buses depart from Khao San Road which is a popular backpacker hub in Bangkok which means that passengers do not have to make their way to one of Bangkok’s bus stations which are often crowded and confusing to navigate.

Routes served by Travel Mart

Travel Mart has a range of routes both in Thailand and to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Here are some of the most popular and useful routes.

Bangkok–Siem Reap

Leaving from Khao San Road in Bangkok, Travel Mart buses deliver you to Siem Reap, the gateway to the temples of Angkor. Tickets on this service cost between THB800 and THB1000 depending on the schedule you choose. The journey takes 8 hours and buses leave at 1 am or 9 am.

Bangkok–Koh Samet

One of the most useful domestic routes served by Travel Mart is to Koh Samet, a small island in the upper part of the Gulf. The island is the favourite quick escape to the sea fro Bangkokians, so minivans fill quickly.

Bangkok to Koh Samet route is sold as a combo ticket with ferry service included. Travel from Bangkok to Koh Samet is by minivan or not one of the larger Express buses. Departures take place from Khao San daily and leave at 8 am. The journey takes 5 hours. Tickets cost THB500.

Pros

Tickets sold on this service, particularly for international travel to Cambodia are far cheaper than flying.

International buses to Cambodia are spacious and have reclining seats.

Pick up is in Khao San Road rather than a central bus station which many travelers find easier.

If you are travelling to Cambodia then the bus staff can help you with the border crossing although you will usually have to pay an administration fee on top of the cost of the visa.

Express buses have food, snacks, and water provided as well as a steward to help with any issues you may have.

Cons

Buses on shorter routes are minivans rather than Express buses and can be crowded and feel cramped.

Buses don’t run to a wide variety of international destinations so unless you are going to travel to Siem Reap you will need to choose a different company.

Minivans may not have working air conditioning and do not have toilets.

Keep in mind

Try to make sure you arrive on time in line with the stated departure time. Passengers who are late may miss the bus and have to wait for another one and lose their ticket. Pick up is in Khao San Road but make sure you leave time to find the correct location.

If you are travelling on a route within Thailand make sure to check whether the company uses an Express Bus or a minivan so that you can plan accordingly.

Travellers reviews

There have been frequent reports of buses being late to depart. As delays are frequent you will need to leave ample time at your destination if you are planning to continue your journey.

Passengers have said that staff may help with visas at the Cambodian border but that they charge a USD10 administration fee for this. If you do not want to pay this fee then you will need to queue and process the visa yourself.

Buses are advertised as having Wi-Fi on board although there have been reports that this often doesn’t work. As such don’t rely on having Wi-Fi on board as this may not be the case.

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Travel Mart Company Reviews

3.2
269 / 6,085
5 57
4 72
3 56
2 26
1 58
98.6% of 6,085 travelers were presumably happy with Travel Mart as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Aug 21, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Very pleasant juste they arrived later to the chekpoint
Aug 20, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
The seat was broken, but the Service was good.
Aug 19, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
The trip in general is ok, the accommodation in bus is confortable. But when you arrive to siem reep the bus operator say to us that we have a free tuk tuk to our hotel and when you tale the tuk tuk the man start to selling you a tour for the next day and if you dont take he dont do the that free transportation to the hotel and begin angry and shouting us. Dont believe this free tuk tuk.
Aug 19, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Good service. However, they took back their provided blanket whenever you cross thailand-cambodia border. Twice happened to us. But overall service was great
Aug 18, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
They’re very very good! The staff is really funny and kindly, on The arrival on The bus They give you biscuits, water and a blanket! The bus is very comfortable and they give you also a free tuk tuk to pick up you at your hotel!
Aug 13, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Nice and easy trip.. old bus but still okay! Water and cookies were a plus! The downside was that we arrive 1.5hours late!
Aug 7, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
assisted well in visa service.. very easy . but travel could have been 1 hour less , if they avoid waiting in between simply to pass time..
Aug 6, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Everything is well orgsnised. The trip runs smoothly in the plains of Thailand and Cambodia. A nice alternative (even if longer) to tha airplane.
Aug 6, 2018
bus Minivan, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
Goedkoop, gezellig maar duurde wel heel lang. In ochtend lang moeten wachten. Als je haast hebt niet geschikt.
Aug 6, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★☆☆☆
The bus is good but the guide charged us 10 dollars more just to get the visa, even tho we could have taken the visa ourselfs for 30 dollars. They didnt explain that. Also charged 3 dollars for a small photo. Got later then planed to Siem Reap, and lied about how someone was going to drive us for free to our hotels, then those drivers wanted to charge us or make us go to the temples with them on a trip for more money than the trip actually costs with a local tour guide.
Aug 5, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
We were collected from Khao San Road McDonald’s promptly at 12.40am and taken to the bus. The guide was really helpful and explained the visa process there and then. We had already sorted E visas which I would recommend as they made the boarder really easy and we were guided through without having to pay a fee. The bus was comfortable, clean and the air con and blanket was good. If you get cold take a jumper as the air con is quite powerful. We were a little late to Siem Reap but we were told this could be a possibility at the start. Overall a good experience.
Aug 4, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Very good
Aug 4, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★☆☆☆
Guy didn't check voucher or issue a ticket, caused some issues on the trip. First half of the trip in a cramped minibus
Jul 29, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
Free WiFi that worked till we got to the Thai border. They charge an extra of 10$ (40$ in total) for the Visa and they arrange everything for you. What I didn't like was that they forced everyone in the bus to pay the 40$ instead of giving us the option to do it on our own (no indications provided). They gave us a free bottle of water and some cookies at the start of the journey.
Jul 29, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Travel guide was great, he took us over the border proces, so we had quick border pass. Only thing wich was confusing is that McDonalds meeting. Good thing was that we had a gps, so it took us directly to the office. A bus was quite old, dirty and full of mosquitos. In the bus was really cold, so It was nice that they provide blankets, because of air condition. But I really hate dirt, so I didn t felt comfy. They also provide cold walter and snacks.
Jul 28, 2018
bus Minivan, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
It was a very long trip, nice driver, but it took very long. Next time we take a plain☺️
Jul 25, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Nice driver, good and safe. Good comfort in the City
Jul 25, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Exceptional!!!
Jul 24, 2018
bus Minivan, Travel Mart
★★☆☆☆
It’s a shame just because one of two drivers was rud, he yelled on is to give informations, we were Dealt with condescence by this guy ... We were felt ill at ease.
Jul 18, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Nice bus, comfortable seats, wifi. We were given a bottle of water and a little snack.
Jul 7, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Good pricr ansbBus was comfy with great recline on the seats. Easy to get to where we went and great staff. Wi-Fi on the first half of the trip was also a treat. While I appreciated the fact they did the Cambodian boarder visas for us I didn't love the $10USD extra we each had to pay (visa is normally 30 they charged us 40). Lots of stop and go traffic and pretty bumpy so I was very nauseous but this is typical South East Asia travel. Also picked up random passengers about 30 min from Siam reap and we didn't have enough seats for them, was very odd. Bonus was the free tuk tuk to our hotel! Overall great hassle free boarder crossing experience and would do again but would take a gravol first!
Jul 2, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Everything pk ,but in the bordea i had to pay overprice for the Cambodia visa.
Jun 26, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
Service was good except for the following: 1.) For Filipinos, we don't have to pay any fee for the visa since we are part of the Visa Exemption as part of the ASEAN. They asked us to pay for 200baht/5usd for the processing fee. We said that we don't have enough baht since we used it in Thailand. Then they said that we have the option to not pay but we have to line-up at the Cambodia immigration. Only advantage if you pay for the 'processing fee' is.. After thai immigration, you can go straight to the bus and they'll process the cambodia stamp. No need to line-up at the cambodia immigration. 2.) Upon arrival at Siem Reap, we were advised that we have a free transfer to our hostel. It was true but our tuktuk driver kept on offering us tours. We got our Angkor wat sunrise tour (small circuit) with him for 30usd though at first he mentioned that it can be a mixed circuit. On the day itself he was claiming that he only said small circuit. So, if you still want to check other rates, you can just probably say that you already have a booked tour with your hotel.
Jun 10, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
Smooth journey till we got to the border crossing. Rather chaotic through immigrations but we got through OK. Surprised when we were transferred from bus to private car in the last one and half hour journey to Battambang. Car took 5 passengers, two in front and three in back row. Fortunately I was in the back. Arrived destination at 6.30pm. All ends well.
Jun 10, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Very nice people. Free tuktuk to your hotel
May 25, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Organised,efficient. Border crossing was easy. As comfortable as a bus trip can be. Gave us unexpected water, biscuits and a blanket
Apr 25, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
The bus is comfortable enough. They provide water, a snack and a blanket. But~ They also try to make you pay more for the visa to Cambodia, which is better to do by yourself. Also, once in Siem Reap, free Tuk-Tuk are available to drive you to your accomodation (but only if you book them for another day).
Apr 17, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
The bus was completely comfortable! One of my advice for the agency is that they should inform the taxi driver about the payment properly. He didn't know we have already paid to the agency, and called many persons to confirm it. Virak Buntham bus company seems responsible for the assistance, but it was the confusing process for a customer and driver. We had to argue for a while
Apr 14, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★☆☆☆
The staff overcharged for Visa. The said Combodia Visa Fee was 35 USD and would charge 5 USD for convenience. Later on i discovered Visa fee was only 30 USD. They charged 100 THB extra for Pasport Size photo but never took any photo. The Toilet in the bus was not clean. There was no provision for washing hands. I would not suggest anyone to take this bus.
Apr 12, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Travel is smooth and arrives on the destination on time.
Apr 11, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Bus was on time, clean and with super friendly staff. Toilet on board and the crossing to the boarder was one of the easiest I’ve done. The staff took care of the visas promptly. We were provided with water, a wet towel and snack and free tuk tuk from the bus in siem reap to the hotel. One of the most pleasant trips I’ve had in Asia, definitely recommend this company to anyone!
Apr 7, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★☆☆☆
First bus was terribly bumpy, needs new springs. Web site does not reveal that trip takes several hours longer by going through siem reap with a bus change which was specifically denied on site. Second bus with low class company rith mony, many stops, horribly filthy rest stops even though the bus had a smoother ride by far., bags of produce in the isles. Phnom Penh travel mart should be ashamed.
Apr 2, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Good and on time. However, no connection on wifi when we reached Cambodia
Mar 31, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
Staff very helpful Bus ok Schedule bad were 1:44 min late
Mar 26, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
The reservation was easy and the service was good.
Mar 11, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Todo en horario y el micro muy bueno y limpio. Pagamos un poco mas por que nos hagan la visa pero no haces ningun tramite y pasas sin cola.
Mar 9, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Not bad
Mar 4, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Contrary to other reviews written here, my experience was extremely positive. The travel mart agent who met us in KhaoSan road, Bangkok was very friendly and helpful. The experience was the same with the agent who was on board the bus to help us with the immigration formalities at both Thai & Cambodian borders at Aranyaprathet (On Thai side) and Poipet on Cambodian side. Get your e-visa in advance for a hassle free movement into Cambodia. We were given seats in a Virak Buntham Scania make AC Semi-Sleeper bus which was neat and clean, provided water, pastry and wet towel along the way. Also the WiFi connection inside the bus was acceptable. I would definitely recommend this for travel from Bangkok to Siem Reap. PS: One word of advise, please report to the travel mart agent at the big McDonalds on KhaoSan road atleast 30mins sharp in advance. We were late(our mistake) and panicked as we thought the bus had left, however the agent helped us. Thank you Travel Mart and 12Go asia.
Feb 16, 2018
bus Minivan, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Not all that pleased with the service. Ferry leaves at 10, yet we have to be at pier at 9.30. But when we arrived we were told that the bus would leave at 11.30. Bus finally left at 12.15 because bus had to wait for ONE passenger who arrived with later ferry. On booking it says “ferry & MINi VAN. However us was a huge 48 passenger bus. Compliments for the driver who drove very carefully and not too fast.
Feb 8, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
I have smooth sailing experince for my trip to cambodia. The staff are very facilitating and welcoming. They are very effecient with thier work making my trip a hassle free. One thing i dont like during my travel from BKK to Siem reap as a Filipino the border( Imigration officer on the cambodian side) ask me some money in which not necessarily.

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