Phnom Penh to Bangkok @ bus, flight Feb 25, 2017

14 trips (THB 911 — 6,560)

From Phnom Penh Giant Ibis to Bangkok by bus+bus joint ticket

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Bangkok (night stop in Siem Reap)
Giant Ibis Transport
12:30
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
19:30
Siem Reap Giant Ibis
7h
WiFi snack aircon
10 seats available
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 4 min, 1.8 km (Next departure after 12 hours 15 mins)
Giant Ibis Transport
07:45
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
16:15
Khao San Giant Ibis, Bangkok
8h 30m
WiFi snack aircon
10 seats available
Total
1d 3h 45m
฿ 1,646
× 2 = ฿ 3,292
Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Bangkok
Giant Ibis Transport
22:30
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
05:30
Siem Reap Giant Ibis
7h
WiFi snack WC aircon
Only 9 seats left!
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 4 min, 1.8 km (Next departure after 2 hours 15 mins)
Giant Ibis Transport
07:45
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
16:15
Khao San Giant Ibis, Bangkok
8h 30m
WiFi snack aircon
10 seats available
Total
17h 45m
฿ 1,646
× 2 = ฿ 3,292

From Phnom Penh Thero Express to Bangkok by bus

Thero Express
05:00
Phnom Penh Thero Express
16:30
Bangkok Thero Express
11h 30m
aircon
฿ 911
× 2 = ฿ 1,822
12 seats available
Thero Express
07:00
Phnom Penh Thero Express
18:30
Bangkok Thero Express
11h 30m
aircon
฿ 911
× 2 = ฿ 1,822
12 seats available

From Phnom Penh Airport to Bangkok by flight

#PG938
Bangkok Air
06:10
Phnom Penh Airport
07:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,560
× 2 = ฿ 13,120
  available
#PG928
Bangkok Air
08:20
Phnom Penh Airport
09:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,560
× 2 = ฿ 13,120
  available
#FD609
Thai AirAsia
09:10
Phnom Penh Airport
10:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,276
× 2 = ฿ 8,552
  available
#TG581
Thai Airways
10:10
Phnom Penh Airport
11:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,834
× 2 = ฿ 11,668
  available
#PG932
Bangkok Air
10:20
Phnom Penh Airport
11:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,560
× 2 = ฿ 13,120
  available
#PG930
Bangkok Air
13:20
Phnom Penh Airport
14:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,560
× 2 = ฿ 13,120
  available
#PG934
Bangkok Air
15:35
Phnom Penh Airport
16:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,560
× 2 = ฿ 13,120
  available
#FD607
Thai AirAsia
17:10
Phnom Penh Airport
18:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,878
× 2 = ฿ 7,756
  available
#PG936
Bangkok Air
19:25
Phnom Penh Airport
20:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,560
× 2 = ฿ 13,120
  available
#TG585
Thai Airways
20:55
Phnom Penh Airport
22:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,834
× 2 = ฿ 11,668
  available

How to get from Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Why go to Bangkok

Is there another Asian capital where the latest progress and traditional lifestyle blend in such a harmony as in Bangkok? Bold skyscrapers pierce the skies, golden temples adorn the city; chic shopping malls host top world brands while the vibrant street markets tempt with delicious flavours of the yummiest and spiciest local dishes. State-of-the-art skytrain cuts through the city, flying high above the street bustle, clumsy ferries ply the muddy waters of the Chao Phraya River and it seems that real magic helps speeding cheerful pink, yellow and green taxis find their way through the labyrinths of incredible Bangkok spaghetti junctions.

As centuries ago, the stately prangs of Wat Arun catch the first rays of sun dawning over the capital and the dazzling chedis of Wat Phra Kaew shine bright. Austere giant Yaks guard the capital while the Bangkokians and the guests of the Land of Smile alike dine and wine in the vertigo rooftop restaurants, work, party and picnic. Steel and concrete have not yet taken control over leafy parks and squares, and quaint khlongs embraced by wide modern thoroughfares are reminiscent of the times when the Bangkok of today was only a newborn.

From Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Though the road distance from Phnom Penh to Bangkok is less than 700 km, a bus trip will take you about 13 hours due to border formalities. Flying saves a great deal of time but is at least twice as expensive as going by bus. There is an impressive choice of flights during the day while if you are looking for a direct overland service, currently there is only one departure a day.

From Phnom Penh to Bangkok by bus

The direct bus service between Phnom Penh and Bangkok was first launched in February, 2013. Since then the schedule of the service has been changed several times and alas, currently there is no night departure any more. Now Phnom Penh–Bangkok bus departs daily at 6am from Preah Ang Non (102 Street) – look for a big blue sign ‘Rith Mony Transport Co’. The bus reaches Bangkok by 7pm the same day; tickets cost ~USD35 (THB1150).

The bus itself is a usual big bus with reclining soft seats, four per row, with rather limited leg space, freezing air-conditioning and toilets on board. It makes several pit stops en route so you can stretch your legs, use normal toilets or stock up on munchies in small convenience stores. Some snacks, a bottle of water and lunch (rice and curry) are provided during the trip to ensure you will not die of hunger.

Exiting Cambodia and entering Thailand is normally easy. The only inconvenience you can face is long queues which are common at Poipet–Aranyaprathet border crossing. The majority of nationalities get their 15 or 30-day stamp on arrival in Thailand, check your case in advance.

The direct bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok brings you from Cambodia to Thailand overland faster than if you combine several separate trips but you may still prefer to split your journey into several parts to make it less tiring. There are a lot of bus departures from Phnom Penh to Poipet throughout the day. All the buses take from 7 to 8 hours to get to the Thai border and cost between USD11 and USD16. Your best bet is to leave Phnom Penh not later than 11am otherwise you risk reaching the border crossing too late and have to stay in Poipet for the night.

On the Thai side, instead of going directly to the bus station in the centre of town, check the bus stand at Rong Kluea market, located just behind the Thai immigration offices. There are direct buses from there to Ekkamai bus terminal in Bangkok (THB240; four hours), though it may be difficult to get a seat for the next bus. You can also take a tuk-tuk to get to the train station to get to Bangkok by train.

Flights from Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Flying is undoubtedly the fastest and most convenient way to get from Phnom Penh to Bangkok. Flights last 1 hour 20 minutes only and arrive to the both Bangkok airports. The only drawback of flying is its price.

The only low-cost airline, currently serving the route, is AirAisa. Out of promotion periods it sells tickets for USD60 (THB2000) and up; add your check-in luggage if you have one, meals and seats at your choice and you find yourself paying a hundred bucks. AirAsia flies to the second Bangkok’s airport, Don Mueang. To get to the city from the airport, use A1 and A2 shuttle buses which bring you to Morchit BTS and Victory Monument respectively. The latter calls en route to Saphan Kwai BTS, Ari BTS and Sanam Pao BTS (THB30). A1 is especially useful if you are going to continue your journey from Bangkok to some northern or northeastern destinations by bus.

If you prefer to arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport, you can choose between Thai Airways and Bangkok Air. Neither is cheap and one-way ticket will set you back about USD200 (THB7000), though luggage and meals are included into the ticket price in this case.

Note that many bus companies offer direct transfer from Suvarnabhumi to the most popular tourist destinations, including Pattaya, Huahin or Koh Chang.

How to get around in Bangkok

Bangkok is arguably one of the friendliest cities in South East Asia as far as getting around is concerned. The city is notorious for its traffic jams, true, but out of rush hour taxis are a great way to move around the city. Brightly coloured and ubiquitous, they are wonderfully affordable with rated printed either on the window or on a table inside the car. Taxi drivers tend to use metres by default and even if they can be a bit reluctant to give you a lift to a neighbouring street, with longer hops there are no problems.

There are motorbike taxis, too, and they are a good solution for shorter trips.

Not to depend of traffic, use Bangkok BTS, aka Skytrain. Besides being an efficient means of transportation, this elevated monorail system gives you an opportunity to catch beautiful glimpses of the city from above. Especially useful for Sukhumvit area. Single ride tickets cost from THB15 to THB42.

The underground metro (MRT) has just two lines in operation with four more coming between 2021 and 2025. The blue line passes through Hua Lamphong railway station; the purple one is helpful for travelling to Thonburi. Single trips are paid by special tokens available at the stations.

Public buses are cheap and cover the whole city with their network. With a map of routes published on Bangkok Transit official web site it is easy to figure your way around.

Finally, a very useful public means of transport is river boats cruising along Chao Phraya River and Bangkok khlongs. They help you beat the road traffic and bring you to the most famous attractions of Bangkok, including the Royal Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Tickets cost from THB12 depending on the line; THB5 for the cross-river ferry to Wat Arun.

Where to stay in Bangkok

It is easy to get lost in the sprawling neighbourhoods of Bangkok and become totally confused by the endless accommodation options on offer. First thing to do is to define the budget you are going to spend on accommodation and take into consideration the activities you are planning to be engaged in while in Bangkok.

A perennial backpackers’ favourite, Khao San Road and a couple of adjacent streets, including Soi Rambuttri, Soi Phra Atit and Soi Samsen, is the realm of budget accommodation in the capital with all the traveller-oriented services readily available. Chinatown, known as Yaowarat, possesses infinite charm for any city explorer and boasts very decent budget guesthouses. Silom and lower parts of Sukhumvit Road both have solid mad-range hotels normally located within a walking distance from BTS stations. For a shopaholic paradise head to the centrally located Siam but be prepared to pay no less than THB2000 for a simple room. The atmospheric Riverside is famous for its luxury hotels but for budget digs Thanon Charoen Krung is worth browsing.

Things to do in Bangkok

Time spent in Bangkok is never enough as the city offers virtually endless opportunities for exploring, sightseeing, dining and wining. While everyone will surely find an activity and a destination within Bangkok to their tasting, no visit to the Thai capital is complete without:

  1. Checking-in at the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew where the most revered image of Buddha in the whole country is hosted.
  2. A heavenly massage session at Wat Pho, the national headquarters of preservation of Thai medicine.
  3. A drink in one of the glamorous rooftop bars with an outstanding city view in a company of beautiful crowd.
  4. A river boat ride along Chao Phraya elbow to elbow with other commuters and unexpected water splashes into your face.
  5. Browsing the narrow twisted aisles of the crazy Chatuchak weekend market selling a wealth of souvenirs, cheap closes, local designer creations and exotic animals.
  6. A relaxed afternoon at Jim Thompson House, a leafy little oasis of peace and tranquillity by the side of a khlong.
  7. A strenuous ascend to the main prang of Wat Arun or to the top of the Golden Mountain.
  8. A ride on a skytrain for a bird’s eye view of the city.

Have a pleasant stay in Bangkok. Relax and enjoy – we know, you will!

Onward travel from Bangkok

The capital of the country, Bangkok is a major transportation hub of Thailand. All the railway routes originate from Hua Lamphong, Bangkok’s main railway station. Two largest bus terminals, the Northern bus terminal Morchit and the Southern bus terminal Sai Tai Mai serve northern and northeastern (the former) and southern destinations (the latter). The most popular routes from Bangkok you may be interested in include the former Lanna capital Chiang Mai, in the north, a variety of sea resorts on the Andaman coast, i.e. Phuket or Krabi and the famous trio of the islands of the Gulf, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

Passenger reviews out of total 778 passengers traveled with us on this route

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 though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★★ Jan 28, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★☆☆ Jan 27, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The bus was comfortable and the plug useful to charge the devices. However the WiFi was not really working
★★★★★ Jan 22, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Airways) :
Very good trip))
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
In time arrived at 4pm., good trip, water and croisaant included, 2 stops, one for eating at a restarant. much space for the legs in the bus. Also the Road was good.
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
I slept well in the bus. Bus arrived one hour early from schedule
★★★★☆ Dec 19, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Dec 16, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
A great night from Phnom Penh to Seam Reap. I could sleep well, water was providedand the staff was very very friendly! I can always recommend!
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very good best way of travel Bus was perfect on time an arrived early great service If you look for good travel with bus dont look any further
★★★★☆ Dec 7, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Nothing special about this trip, limited legspace but ok for this short trip
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Sep 11, 2016 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very convenient, and fast
★★★★☆ Aug 21, 2016 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very fast and good pick up service.
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2016 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ May 3, 2016 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★☆☆ Apr 29, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
We had no wifi the bus stopped for long times. The steward was rude when I asked about wifi. He probably didn't know I could understand what he was saying about me to the bus driver.
12Go response:

We would like to apologize about the steward was rude to you. We will pass your review to the Giant Ibis bus company to investigated instead. Thank you very much for booking ticket with us.

★★☆☆☆ Apr 28, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
No snacks. The bathroom had no light. Wifi was not working. The bed was ok but for the price I expected the service to be much more better.
12Go response:

We would like to inform you that, we already checked with Giant Ibis bus operator. They did inform us back, they usually have snack and free wifi on the bus and we also checked toilet before bus going to leave from the terminal. But to be honest, for the snack we do sure that might be your misunderstanding but for the mobile wifi is sometime is not really stable because of the local signal and the forecast possible too. By the way, we will pass your comment to the bus company instead of you. Thank you very much for the review indeed.

★★★☆☆ Apr 25, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very fast and beds not seats
12Go response:

Thank you very much for booking your tickets with us. We would bring your advice to improve and develop even more. We hope you will be back to use our service again in the near future. Thank you, please enjoy your stay in Thailand.

★★★★★ Apr 18, 2016 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★☆☆☆ Apr 18, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Surprise to find double beds with cushion and blankets. Unfortunately no supply of any snacks, just water. Sad thing was that toilet was blocked and without water half-way through the trip. Toilet door was loose and ratteling all night. Ralf Horsch
★☆☆☆☆ Apr 14, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
They double booked all 3 of our seats, suggest you book direct with Ibis, as their systems are not properly synchronised. We ended up all squashing up 3 to a double seat, with no compensation :(
★★★★☆ Feb 12, 2016 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Buen servicio, muy puntuales, asientos cómodos
★★★★☆ Feb 5, 2016 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2016 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Great! They picked us up at our hotel and took us to the bus station. Bus very comfortable, staff friendly and helpful. Service stations were great too - lovely food and rapid service. Sandra, London
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2016 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
On time and very good service.
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2015 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
I liked being able to book on line. Driver and host both good. Map of departure location in Phnom Penh could be clearer.
★★★★★ Oct 26, 2015 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)

News @ Bangkok

20 February 2017

Today sees the start of the delayed Thailand Harmony World Puppet Festival in Kanchanaburi Province. The fest is a celebration of the art of puppetry and marionettes and features string puppets, shadow puppet shows, hand puppets, rod-driven puppets and even human puppets.

20 February 2017

Thailand’s Transport Ministry has asked the national rail operator to assess the feasibility of electrifying a train route in the far south. A secretary with the ministry says the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will evaluate whether electrification of the 50km link is viable.

17 February 2017

The Goethe Institute in Ho Chi Minh City has just inaugurated this year’s spring festival of German films. The 10-week programme launched on Wednesday with technology thriller Who am I-No System is Safe (Who Am I-Kein System ist Sicher).