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
298 / 6,899
5 70
4 80
3 61
2 27
1 60
98.7% of 6,899 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.

Oct 16, 2018
bus Minivan, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Good service. Bus was fine and they were helpful when we got on the wrong bus!
Oct 14, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★☆☆☆
Until the border all was ok, after that the bus stop many times to do something and in the middle turn off the wifi and stop in a sim card reseller. The bus arrives two hours later to cambodia.
Oct 8, 2018
bus Minivan, Travel Mart
★★★★★
I had a wonderful trip with smart travel. The bus picked on time dropped me to the pier on time The driver drove without stopping expect one time to fill the gas.
Oct 6, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
The bus did not have working wifi and we did not get any free snacks-as advertised. So the seats and the Journey were all in all confy, Not all seats worked properly. The Travel-agent on the bus wanted to collect our passport and 40 Dollars for a „fast-Transit“ at the border, he pretended that that is the „normal way“, but we had informed ourselves and told him that we will Not give him any money. Then he told us to walk ourselves. It was quiete easy and we paid the reguar 30 dollars for visa-on-Arrival. I think ist is a no Go that a Travel-Agent on the bus tries to trick you!!! If you are aware of these things, it is still a good way to travel to Cambodia.
Oct 5, 2018
bus Minivan, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
No major problems. Only thing, the driver wasn't there till 8:15, and we stopped a lot to collect other people.
Oct 4, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Vers well englisch speaking Crew in a comfotable bus. 5stars!!!
Sep 28, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Great service! Their staff are very courteous and polite. The border crossing was hassle free.
Sep 27, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
The Bus was clean and the pick up from the mc Donald’s effortlessly. The staff explained everything concerning the visa and offered the option to „book it with tavelmart“ (40$) or do it on your own (33$). We took the second one ;) so far so good, but at 4:40 pm (estimated arrivaltime was 4:00) we got dropped of in the middle of nowhere to wait an hour for a car to drive us to Battambang (the bus continued to siem reap) and what was supposed to be a 8hrs travel turned into 12 hrs till we arrived at our booked destination.
Sep 22, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Bus was comfortable. They gave us a bottle of water and biscuit. Border crossing went smooth as well.
Sep 22, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Excellent service. More than what expected. Very polite staff.
Sep 19, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
I will rate this as 5 stars. Not as fancy as the one with higher prices but you get what you pay for. Staff was helpful enough to tend to your needs also offered free ride going to the hotel.
Sep 19, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
The guide on the bus was very helpful since he can speak english well. He was able to assist us smoothly upon crossing the border. The bus is reasonably comfortable. It has free snack and blanket.
Sep 17, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Really good service and friendly. We arrived after 9h, absolutely okay.
Sep 13, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★★
Good on all aspects. I recommend.
Aug 25, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Good service. ????
Aug 22, 2018
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
The service is good. Also, the personnel are very accommodating.
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.

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