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From Bangkok Giant Ibis to Siem Reap by bus

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From Khao San Travel Mart to Siem Reap by bus

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From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Siem Reap by bus

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From Bangkok to Siem Reap by bus

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From Don Mueang Airport to Siem Reap by flight

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How to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap

The inspiring Angkor complex is undoubtedly the main draw of Cambodia and Siem Reap is a gateway to all the architectural wonders of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and all other temples of the Khmer Empire. You can easily spend days exploring the outlying temples of Angkor, visiting a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake, savouring flavoursome and rather mild – compared to the Thai ones! – Khmer dishes, watching apsara dancing or relaxing in street massage shops offering great Khmer massage. Even if Siem Reap has been for a long time overtaken by foreign tourists, it remains a great place with its own atmosphere, a busy and ever-friendly vibe, homely guesthouses and colourful Old Market. All in all, it is a great mistake to think that there is nothing else to see and to do in Siem Reap apart from admiring the great Khmer structures of Angkor. You will find plenty of activities and meet plenty of great people, both travellers and locals. And you are sure to enjoy the experience.

Getting to Siem Reap

Gone are the times when getting to Siem Reap from Bangkok was akin a complicated quest which involved bus, tuk-tuk and taxi rides with inevitable visa and guesthouses scams. The journey normally stole you off the whole day and was quite tiring and full of minor annoyances. In 2009 a paved road linked the border with Siem Reap, decreasing the travel time on the Cambodian side from five to a mere couple of hours. With a direct Thai-Cambodian International bus between Bangkok and Siem Reap which has been in operation since February, 2013, the journey from the Thai capital to the base for exploring the mystical Angkor complex has become much easier and more straightforward.

From Bangkok to Siem Reap by bus

Bangkok-Siem Reap route is served by a government-operated Transport Co International. They provide VIP buses which are generally in good condition, but note that there is not too much leg space for a Western traveller. Otherwise buses are quite comfortable, there is a toilet on board and two meals – a small breakfast and lunch – are served during the trip. Do not expect too much from your meals, though – breakfast is a muffin with orange juice or milk, and the lunchbox contains rice with some sort of a curry.

Currently there are two morning buses (8am and 9am) daily during peak periods and only the 9am one left during the low season. Tickets cost THB850. The main advantage of the international bus is that you do not need to change it at the border which is the case if you book two separate trips – from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet and from Poipet to Siem Reap.

The bus ride from Bangkok to Siem Reap itself takes about six hours (four hours to get from Bangkok to the Thai border and two hours from the Cambodian border to Siem Reap), but be ready to spend not less than an hour (more likely – two hours) at the border, as the Aranyaprathet-Poipet border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia is always busy and sometimes extremely busy. Most probably you will be robbed off one more hour prior to reaching the Thai border at a ‘travel agency’ – see our Visa Scam Alert below. That means that the whole journey from Bangkok to Siem Reap will take you about 9 hours.

In Siem Reap buses arrive to Nattakan Cambodia Co., Ltd. (22 Sivatha Road) which is the Cambodian company operating the international bus. It is located some 500m from Pub Street where there is plenty of dining, drinking and entertaining options. There is a travel agency sharing the same office with the bus company and its staff normally tries to persuade arriving passengers to stay in the guesthouses which share their revenues with the travel agency. These guesthouses are not necessarily too much overpriced or bad, so sometimes it may even prove a good idea to have at least a quick look at what they are offering.

Visa Scam Alert

Even if it is a government-operated company, you still may face a usual visa scam when you are brought to a ‘visa agency’ and are forced to obtain your visa to Cambodia there – obviously at a higher rate. The official visa fee for a tourist visa is USD30 – that is the amount which you pay while obtaining your visa on arrival at the border (though at land borders you will be inevitably asked to pay some THB100-200 extra for ‘speeding the process up’ – it is not actually necessary to do so). Have one passport-sized photo to attach to your application.
If you want to avoid these annoying situation at the travel agency or at the border, apply for your Cambodian visa online through the official web-site of Ministry of Foreign Affaires and International Cooperation of Kingdom of Cambodia. The e-visa costs USD30 plus USD7 for processing your application. It is accepted at the major international borders of Cambodia, including Pnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, Poipet (Banteay Meanchey), Cham Yeam (Koh Kong) and Bavet (Svay Reing).
Most probably you will spend about an hour at the ‘tour agency’ as the majority of the passengers of the international bus usually seem unaware of this scam or just choose to pay more. It is absolutely useless to argue, so be patient.

Getting around

It is not a common practice to rent out motorcycles or scooters to foreigners in Siem Reap, alas! If you want to have your own transport, the only option is bicycles which are offered at around USD2 per day. Be realistic, though: it is about 7 km from Siem Reap to the ruins plus the same distance back and than add no less than 10 km if you wish to do the Small Circuit. And yes, it may become scorching hot in Angkor.

If you prefer motor transport, than opt for a motorbike taxi, a tuk-tuk or a normal taxi.

Motorbike taxis are the cheapest way to get around the city. Short hops around Siem Reap normally cost less than USD1. You can also hire a motorbike taxi for the whole day for exploring the temples of Angkor (daily rates start from USD8). It is a convenient option if you travel solo and do not want to depend on other travellers which is the case with a shared taxi or tuk-tuk.
Tuk-tuks are ubiquitous and are a convenient – and very authentic – way for moving around the city. Hiring a tuk-tuk for a whole day for exploring the ruins is a quintessential Angkor experience. They seat two people comfortably enough; three or four will feel like herrings in a bowl though. Tuk-tuks charge USD15 per day.
Taxis or rather cars with drivers are air-conditioned – no heat, no red dust, no sweat, hurray. They are definitely more comfortable and for some it may compensate the lack of that feeling of ‘authenticity’ of the ride. Yet if you wish to visit some remote temples and have fellow-travellers to share the expenses, taxis are a great way to get there. Expect to pay from USD25 to USD30 for a whole day.

Where to stay

Accommodation in Siem Reap has improved tremendously during the recent years. Whether you are on a tight budget or want to splurge at its most, Siem Reap has something to your tasting. The French Quarter with its broad and leafy avenues hosts great mid-range and expensive hotels. This peaceful area lies within an easy reach of the centre of town, yet feels considerably more tranquil than the rest of Siem Reap. Wat Bo, Psar Chaa and Airport Road areas all offer plenty of budget digs with Wat Bo being the most convenient option as far as the location is concerned. In Airport Road you are quite far from everything, and near the Old Market (Psar Chaa) it may be too noisy, though some excellent and cheap guesthouses located there are perennial favourites among backpacking travellers. A few of the most top-end hotels in Siem Reap are scattered along the road to Angkor. As with Airport Road, you are far from everything there, though in many cases you will definitely not want to leave you luxury nest.

Activities

Exploring, visiting, checking out and admiring all those awe-inspiring temples of Angkor from dawn till dusk – that is what you are supposed to do while in Siem Reap. Nobody of those arriving to Siem Reap escapes Angkor – well, no wonder. But Siem Reap has even more activities on offer if you get tired of all those centuries-old carved stones. Enrol to ceramic classes and create your own pottery using the pottery wheel at The Angkor Pottery Centre or find out the variety of flavours of Khmer cuisine at cooking classes which include a visit to a local family with Beyond Unique Cooking Class. There are also opportunities for connoisseurs of alcoholic beverages with Georges Rum Free Tasting or Palm Wine tasting. In about 20 minutes drive from the centre there is The Angkor Silk Farm where the visitors are introduced to the whole process of silk-making. If you are still temple-hungry after visiting Angkor, there is a dozen of old and modern temples in the city, all of different architectural interest, including a 500-year-old Wat Preah Prom Rath, which shows the obvious Angkorian influence. Evenings glitter with traditional costumes of the dancers performing at numerous venues round Siem Reap. And then there are all those massage shops to relieve your aching muscles after a strenuous day at the ruins. The Khmers claim that the famous Thai massage has originated from the Khmer one. Whether it is true or not, it is worth comparing anyway.

Passenger reviews out of total 25,663 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

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Jun 25, 2019
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
The bus experience was decent. AC was great and we were given a bottle of water and some delicious cookies to snack on. Since we left in the morning 9AM, we did stop for lunch and bathroom break (this bus did have a bathroom onboard also, double-check this when you book). I would still recommend that you bring your own water, snacks and any entertainment as needed. One thing that caught me off guard was the lack-off room for a carry-on. I usually like to have my laptop and goodies with me at all times. My backpack gets pretty stuffed. On airplanes the over head containers fit my backpack just fine, but on this bus and others I suspect, the luggage space, although wide, is about 6-8 inches tall, anything bulky will not fit. Additionally, on this particular bus, there was no room under the seats as well. I would recommend that you have a day-bag or fold-up backpack at-the-ready to put some of your essentials in, as likely you will have to leave your oversized backpacks below in general storage. The boarder crossing was easy, Travel Mart staff do really help with guidance here, in my head I was very anxious for nothing, we got our e-visas for Cambodia online days before, but honestly those around us on the bus who did not have visas, seemed to spend the same amount of time in queues/lines. Basically you stop at the boarder, walk to Thai immigration, exit Thailand, walk to Cambodia immigration (get a visa if you do not have one already), and continue to then get your entry card/stamp, you then board the bus again to continue on. In our case, we had to get on a separate bus (some business about the first bus not having a license to cross the boarder), our luggage was moved to the second bus and we continued on. All-in-all, 12go and Travel Mart make the process straight forward.
Jun 25, 2019
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
The bus was clean and fairly comfortable. The host was very helpful and friendly. The border crossing was meant relatively easy and quick. You do not need to get a visa before you travel on this bus and the host will sort it out for you for $40 before you arrive at the border. All you need is your departure card, passport and a passport size photo of you.
Jun 23, 2019
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
Pretty much on time. For the others who booked or are thinking of booking, be punctual. Mind the time. I also appreciate that they gave out free biscuits and water and handed us blankets.
Jun 20, 2019
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
Nice bus and good communication. Easy stress free travel. Good internet, A.C. and comfy. Easy to do the visa without help if you want to go that route. Take American dollars for the Cambodian border over Thai as it saves you some money on the exchange rate. You can grab some in the casino after leaving Thailand and before you pay in Cambodia if you need.
Jun 20, 2019
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
Very helpful staff on board. Helped us at border and with immigration. Nice people. Good seats, they recline and lots of legroom. Would definitely use this company again
Jun 18, 2019
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
Very good value, very helpful staff, very comfy bus, just wish they would stop for more bathroom breaks
Jun 15, 2019
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
The bus is clean. There is food: breakfast and lunch. The driver and attendant were also good. Good job! Highly recommended for land transfer Vietnam-Cambodia, Thailand-Cambodia!!
Jun 14, 2019
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
All 13 of us were packed in a small compartment but it was nice that we have the whole place to ourselves and we can walk around and stretch. It was a nice and comfy ride. Will recommend and travel with TM again.
Jun 11, 2019
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
Great buses and the crew maintained us informed. In the second bus we took he toilet was not quite operative.
Jun 9, 2019
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
Need to add a quick stop after we cross the border
Jun 2, 2019
charter Comfort, Glassflower
Excellent service, everything went smoothly and according to the plan!
Jun 1, 2019
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
We're really pleased about this trip. The drivers and the steward was very helpful and attentive. The steward even helped us about crossing the border and what to do. Free snacks, water, coffee, and lunch. This is the best trip we did by far! Kudos to Giant Ibis Company!
May 30, 2019
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
There was wifi, snacks and rice for dinner on the bus. took 8.5 hour from Bangkok to Siem Reap. The staff was very helpfull at the border and was an easy border crossing. good for sidesighnig too.
May 27, 2019
bus AC Sleeper, Virak Buntham Express
The travel is okay. i rated 4 star only because, we really expected that we will be riding in a sleeper bus but sad that both to and from Cambodia we used the bus with reclining seat and not a real bed where we can sleep comfortably considering that travel time is at night.
May 25, 2019
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
I was quite apprehensive about this trip after reading the horror stories about being scammed online. However, my trip was seamless. They gave out food along the way, the boarder crossing was taken care off and we arrived on schedule. I would definitely recommend using this company, although they are slightly more expensive it is worth it for a hassle free boarder crossing!
May 16, 2019
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
Unfriendly guy at the office in Bangkok. Old, dirty bus - no chargers/broken chargers, no wifi - the main reason of my booking. At least the guide on the bus was friendly and spoke English well. Trip was safe but crossing the boarder was about 2 hours.
May 13, 2019
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
Decent enough bus with free water and a toilet. Friendly Cambodian officials help you cross the confusing and chaotic border making it super easy. Pick up point is strange - wait outside Macca's for someone to come and pick you up, but rest assured they do come within 30min prior to depart time and take you round a couple of corners to the bus. Same bus picks you up on the Cambodian side and off you go. There is a stop half way to the border and obviously a stop at the border, and you can buy food at both places using Thai Baht.
May 9, 2019
bus Intercity, Travel Mart
三列シートリクライニング、フットレスト完備。水、軽食つき。ビザ申請は一律40ドル。 ビザなし、ビザ用の写真ももって行かなかったが、40ドル+100バーツで対応してくれた。すべてバーツの場合は1500バーツ要求されたのでドルの方が得。 検問も問題なく、危険は一度も感じなかった。唯一はじめの集合がカオサン通りのマクドナルドだったため、深夜1時という真夜中で不安だったが問題なく迎えに来てくれた。白人おおめ
May 8, 2019
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
Comfortable/safe ride. Easy border crossing. Left over an hour later than scheduled (waited around for people who were late to bus stop).
May 7, 2019
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
Overall a fine service and the host spoke asia English but explained everything very clear. The bus seats where a bit old and the airco was not that strong. The service to get your visa was great, the host will do all your paperwork for 5 usd saved a lot of time. The trip was 8 hours and we made 4 stops so that was great. I will definitely use there service again.

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