Siem Reap to Bangkok

Siem Reap to Bangkok

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Siem Reap to Bangkok Schedule

Siem Reap to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax Any time$ 295.77
Giant Ibis Transport Universe Noble 37 07:45 - 16:15$ 43
Thai Airways Economy #TG258909:50 - 10:55฿ 6,623
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K680811:30 - 13:05$ 531.41
Bangkok Air Economy #PG90613:25 - 14:45฿ 12,330
Vietnam Airlines Economy 15:35 - 17:10฿ 13,446
Singapore Airlines Economy #SQ16516:40 - 20:05$ 1,645.06
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy 19:50 - 14:40฿ 12,198
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy 20:50 - 20:40฿ 20,188
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD61922:10 - 23:15฿ 3,942

How to get from Siem Reap to Bangkok

There are a lot of private operators offering Siem Reap–Bangkok tickets virtually at every corner in Siem Reap. Sometimes tickets from Siem Reap to Bangkok or Pattaya are sold at as low as USD15. While travelling with these operators you will definitely reach your destination, be aware, though, that your journey may last much longer than expected due to that usual Cambodian perception of ‘good service’. What you will have is likely to be a worn out bus with extremely limited luggage space – actually backpacks and suitcases are piled right in the aisle. Even if nowadays the road between Siem Reap and Poipet boasts quite a decent roadway covering, these buses tend to spend from four to five hours instead of two to reach the border as they call in at a number of souvenir shops and cafes on their way in a hope to wheedle some dollars out of your pockets. No use in arguing, just take it for granted that your journey will be a long one.

Another inconvenient moment is that you have to change the bus at the Thai side after having gone through all the border formalities. If there are enough people for a big bus, you will travel with much more comfort. Sometimes they use a minibus instead which is a bit less pleasant as drivers of minibuses – God knows why – are notorious for their mad speedy driving, so a ride from the border to the capital is not for a faint-hearted. Leg and luggage space is limited in a minibus, too.

There is a direct international bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok operated by Siem Reap Transport Co. It leaves daily at 8am from the office of Nattakan Cambodia Co., Ltd. (22 Sivatha Road). 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. International bus tickets from Siem Reap to Bangkok are more expensive than those from Bangkok to Siem Reap and cost THB1149. 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 Siem Reap to Poipet and from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok. Travel time is about eight hours but sometimes the queues at the border crossing both at the Cambodian and Thai sides are endless, so be ready to sweat for a couple hours under the scorching sun. In Bangkok, the international bus arrives to the Northern bus terminal, Morchit, which is located at the northern outskirts of the city. It is linked with the centre of Bangkok by BTS and with both international airports of Bangkok by bus.

As mentioned above, you can opt for two separate trips – from Siem Reap to the border (Poipet) and from the border (Aranyaprathet) to Bangkok. It may take a bit longer than if travelling by the international bus, but you can start from Siem Reap later that the international bus departs. The best way to get to Poipet is by a shared taxi (about USD40 per car). When on the Thai side, take a bus from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok. Aranyaprathet’s bus station is located 6 km from the border, so you will need a tuk-tuk to get there after you have got your permission to enter Thailand. There is also a Rong Klua Market bus station right by the border. Aran bus company offers both express and VIP24 buses from the Aranyaprathet and Rong Klua Market bus stations heading to Bangkok throughout the day. Tickets cost from THB238 to THB254, travel time to Bangkok is from 3½ hours to 5¼ hours. Buses arrive to Morchit, the Northern Bus Terminal.

Tip: Poipet–Aranyaprathet border crossing is open daily from 7am till 10pm, but if you are going to take a bus to Bangkok from Aranyaprathet the same day, note that you have to arrive to the Rong Klua Market bus station by 5pm or to the city bus station by 5.30pm. Otherwise you will have to sleep in Aranyaprathet and continue your journey the next day.

Transportation from Siem Reap to Bangkok

Siem Reap to Bangkok Destination Reviews

TJ
The bus was comfortable and driver was good. The bus was parked close to the border for 2 hours before we were told we could go through passport control. We spent 4 hours in total at the border. We arrived 4 hours late in Bangkok. The staff was really nice though :)
Bus Bus 28 seat, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Nov 6, 2022
CK
Bus and sears are very comfortable, travel time is only a rough estimation- scheduled arrival time of 10:00 is not accomplishable under the best conditions …. we left the bus at around 12:30 due to the traffic jam in Bangkok probably still one hour away from the terminal station, it is possible to leave the bus earlier e.g. next to the station of the airlink (train to the Suvarnabhumi airport), driver and stuff on bus speak English only rudimentary, at the border you get a short explanation on how to cross the border but no additional help, the Siem Reap bus station including the coordinates mentioned on the voucher and also in the massage one gets a couple of hours before the start are NOT correct … at least not for the night bus …. someone told us it is the starting point of the morning bus (?) … we recommend to be at the bus station early enough to be able to go to another station
Bus Bus 28 seat, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Nov 2, 2022
DK
Decided to get off earlier in Bangkok as the bus just stood at the site of the road for about half an hour without telling us any reason. Took the metro for the rest of the way to the hotel instead of sitting in the bus waiting any longer. Was way faster that way…
Bus Bus 40 seat, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Nov 1, 2022
PM
Good experience. Operator very kind and informed. Bus drivers did a good job, too.
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Oct 31, 2022
CJ
First minivan arrived at Siem Reap with 30min late, we didn't get the seat we booked, we were tight against strangers at the back of the minivan. Then after 5min the van stop in a restaurant (not first price) for lunch during 45min. We finally follow the road make many stop to arrived at the border where they just said to us take your stuffs, take this ticket and go the other side. Hopefully nobody at the border, we made it super quickly, we find someone who bring us to the next minivan, we wait everyone, and follow the way to Bangkok make many stop again and finally arrived at 9pm... Very long journey! Next time will take an other bus earlier.
Bus Coaster, Virak Buntham Express, Oct 18, 2022
GZ
Very nice experience, the guide who helps you with crossing the border is the best
Bus Bus 40 seat, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Oct 17, 2022
AH
Giant ibis from siem Reap to Bangkok. Its a great company with good drivers and guide Sangnem was fantastic And very friendly. One thing that could be improved is that we had a minivan the part in Thailand And we booked giant ibis for the leg-space specifically which we dit not have the biggest part of the trip And no wifi and power for Our phone.
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Sep 2, 2022
GA
The bus was quite comfortable. We left from Siem Reap on time but immediately stopped for lunch and the trip took more than 10 hours in total
Bus Coaster, Virak Buntham Express, Aug 16, 2022
AV
No driver at the boarder in Thailande. We are waiting more than one hour. It was very scary
taxi Comfort, Glassflower (Glassflower), Aug 12, 2022
JZ
The ride was longer than said. I expected 7 hours 11:45-19:00 it was 11:45-21:30 so that was kind of a disappointment. Also there were a lot of stops, stopped at 12 for lunch?! We just got on the bus, just pick us up later or something?! But the ride was very smooth and the seats were comfortable.
Bus Coaster, Virak Buntham Express, Aug 5, 2022
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