How to get to Bangkok from Siem Reap

From Siem Reap to Bangkok by bus

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.

Siem Reap to Bangkok @ bus, flight Oct 2, 2017

15 trips (THB 900 — 6,329)

From Siem Reap Transport Co to Bangkok by bus

08:00
Siem Reap Transport Co
17:00
Morchit, Bangkok
9h
Instant
฿ 930
× 2 = ฿ 1,860
 
09:00
Siem Reap Transport Co
18:00
Morchit, Bangkok
9h
Instant
฿ 930
× 2 = ฿ 1,860
 

From Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main to Bangkok by bus

07:45
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
16:15
Khao San Giant Ibis, Bangkok
8h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,063
× 2 = ฿ 2,126
 

From Siem Reap, any hotel to Bangkok by taxi+bus joint ticket

07:00
Siem Reap, any hotel
16:00
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
9h
Instant
฿ 900
× 2 = ฿ 1,800
 

From Siem Reap Airport to Don Mueang Airport by flight

#FD631
08:45
Siem Reap Airport
09:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h
Instant
฿ 2,514
× 2 = ฿ 5,028
 
#FD611
11:55
Siem Reap Airport
12:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h
Instant
฿ 1,698
× 2 = ฿ 3,396
 
#FD611
11:55
Siem Reap Airport
12:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h
Instant
฿ 3,880
× 2 = ฿ 7,760
 
#FD615
15:20
Siem Reap Airport
16:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h
Instant
฿ 3,880
× 2 = ฿ 7,760
 
#FD615
15:20
Siem Reap Airport
16:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h
Instant
฿ 1,698
× 2 = ฿ 3,396
 
#FD619
21:45
Siem Reap Airport
22:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h
Instant
฿ 1,698
× 2 = ฿ 3,396
 

From Siem Reap Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport by flight

#PG924
09:45
Siem Reap Airport
11:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 3,434
× 2 = ฿ 6,868
 
#PG906
12:20
Siem Reap Airport
13:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 5,233
× 2 = ฿ 10,466
 
#PG914
16:00
Siem Reap Airport
17:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 6,329
× 2 = ฿ 12,658
 
#PG908
19:40
Siem Reap Airport
20:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h
Instant
฿ 3,434
× 2 = ฿ 6,868
 
#PG910
20:30
Siem Reap Airport
21:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 5,233
× 2 = ฿ 10,466
 

Adventures @ Bangkok


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฿ 1,840
5h
PGS
Grand Palace and Wat Po with transfer to restaurant, 9 seater van. 00:00
Thai Massage Experience Training and Ascetic self-Stretching (Rue-si Datton) Course - 2 day
฿ 8,500
2d 1h
Watpo Thai Traditional Massage School
Thai Massage Experience Training and Ascetic self-Stretching (Rue-si Datton) Course - 2 day 08:00
Package set 4
฿ 6,000
1h
Bangkok Shooting Range
Package set 4
Thai Massage Experience Training and Ascetic self-Stretching (Rue-si Datton) Course - 1 day
฿ 5,500
8h
Watpo Thai Traditional Massage School
Thai Massage Experience Training and Ascetic self-Stretching (Rue-si Datton) Course - 1 day
Entrance Fee with Rides Only
฿ 850
7h
Dream World
Entrance Fee with Rides Only 10:00

Passenger reviews out of total 2,362 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 ^_^

★★★★★ Sep 24, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Best bus ride ever! The seats were comfortable and enough space for your legs. It was also possible to put them into a sleeping position! The guide in the bus was friendly and help everyone with their departure, arrival cards and through the border. Can totally recommand this agency ;)
★★★★☆ Sep 5, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan)
★★★★★ Sep 4, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Bedt bus trip
★★★★☆ Sep 2, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Bus was spacious and comfortable. Bus attendants were very attentive and helpful. Food was alright.
★★★★★ Aug 19, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Take this bus! The service is excellent. They help you cross the border. They are friendly and wonderful drivers. They were the best I ever had.
★★★★★ Aug 15, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The coordinator Mr Chann on board is very helpful, he make sure that we will have a hassle free journey esp when getting on the cambodia-thai boarder. We were also picked up by giant ibis at our hotel, bus is very good, worth the money you pay for a 8-10 hr drive.
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Aug 11, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very nice trip, great coordinator, clear recommendation! Frank, Hamburg, Germany
★★★☆☆ Aug 10, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
The crossing of the border is not well organised. You need to tell the passengers exactly where the bus will wait for them behind the border!
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Jul 30, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
Immigration took a long time which delayed the journey. Very spacious seats, food was given but no vegetarian/vegan option nor opportunity to stop off and buy food on such a long journey. Staff were helpful
★★★★☆ Jul 24, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jul 20, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very professional and safe trip! Nice staff and we even got lunch and snacks!
★★★★★ Jul 18, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
With priceless guidance from the Bus Staff during border crossing. Bus also have charging ports, morning snack and lunch, and ample restroom stops. With Giant Ibis, the 8hr trip didn't seem bad at all.
★★★★★ Jul 18, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan)
★★★★★ Jul 17, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Jul 13, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
Booking with them is great. Breakfast or snacks and lunch are provided. and seats are comfy too
★★★★★ Jul 11, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Comfortable journey, lots of leg room. Well looked after by the friendly staff, they really take care of you. 3 stops en route. Complimenty pastry and rice for lunch as well as water. I'd recommend Giant Ibis.
★★★☆☆ Jul 8, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan)
★★★★★ Jul 6, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Perfect service! Quick and easy through borders.
★★★★★ Jul 5, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Muy amables, WiFi perfecto y comida a bordo, el asafato ayudo a la gente en migraciónes!!
★★★★★ Jul 5, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Convenient and comfortable bus seats! Could push the seats way back to sleep. Got a pain au chocolate and canned latte for breakfast and a boxed egg fried rice with few cucumbers for lunch. The staff was resourceful and helpful in going through the immigration process. I didn't feel lost about what was going on. :)
★★★★★ Jul 3, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Perfect service kind staff and free food
★★★★☆ Jun 30, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Definitely no hand holding at the border.
★★★☆☆ Jun 30, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
It was good but it could have been better if they announced before the trip that they can also drop passengers off near the international airport. Instructions were also not clear. We thought they will drop us off at the airport. When the staff told us that we can get off the bus, he didn't tell us anything. They left us on the side of the road. We only saw train station so we asked how far is the airport, he just said 5, without clarifying if it's 5 minutes if we will walk or 5 minutes if we will take a cab. We were left wondering where we are. We walked 5 minutes under the scorching heat of the sun, carrying our heavy luggage, with my dad who is a senior citizen and who can barely walk. Then a taxi driver approached us, we were kind of wary because of the feedback that we read about scammers in Thailand, good thing there is someone who can speak a bit of english and told us we need to take a cab as the airport is still a bit far. The taxi driver charged us 150 baht which we thought was a bit too much but was ok since we didn't have any choice and we were really tired. Anyway experience riding with Giant Ibis was ok until that incident.
★★★☆☆ Jun 29, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan)
★★★★★ Jun 27, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very comfortable ride. Good wifi and delicious complementary foods.
★★★★★ Jun 27, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jun 27, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jun 25, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jun 22, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
They offered to stop at the international airport in addition to khao san.. would have been nice to know before traveling.. Good service :)
★★★★★ Jun 7, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Enjoyed the trip. Staff was very helpful and walks you through border. No issues with anything!
★★★☆☆ Jun 6, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The buss staff were not that accomodating and the rice being served is awful. Drop off point in bangkok is only in khao san and suvarnabhumi I think it would be best to be dropped off to any areas along the way which will be more comfortable to passengers and travellers.
★★☆☆☆ May 27, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
Dirty seat broken and no comunication in english almost
★★★★★ Apr 28, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Great ride!
★★★☆☆ Apr 27, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Not able to Check In online if booking with 12Go Asia so no choice of seat selection. Your seat will be assigned automatically in the back what's ok for short flights but terrible for long hauls.
★★★★★ Apr 21, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Apr 20, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Excellent. Very confortable bus with usb charger, very sympatic sfaff, always helpfull at the border, wi-fi and food ok and very pontual.
★★★★★ Apr 15, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
New coach - aircondituoned. Frequent toilet stops if you are worried! Very helpful at bor der filling out all forms 'free' for you! They have to be the 'best' coach service going.
★★★★★ Apr 10, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Apr 5, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Great guide who lead us thru border crossing! Highly recommended!
★★★★☆ Mar 29, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
hi i left my glasses on the bus how can i get them back
★★★★☆ Mar 13, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Sehr angenehme Busfahrt mit Giant Ibis. Der Bus fuhr pünktlich los, die Sitze waren komfortabel und man hatte viel Platz. Sack und Lunch sowie Wasser waren ebenfalls inklusive. Das WiFi ist leider sehr schlecht im Bus und die Kommunikation mit den Gästen könnte etwas besser sein. Wenn die Passports eingesammelt werden, wäre es ganz schön zu wissen, was genau damit jedes Mal passiert. Alles in allem aber eine super Busfahrt!
★★★★☆ Feb 25, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The bus at the border was a little late. We had to wait for the Thai side bus for about 1.5 hrs. Nice bus.
★★★★★ Feb 24, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
As painless as it could be. The drivers were professional!
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (bus Universe Noble-37, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Before we bought tickets we read some negative comments about GI but we decided to take a risk. And it was very nice surprise. Bus departed on time and we were in Bangkok 1hour earlier than it was in schedule. Bus with lot of space,comfortable. We got snacks and lunch. Going through the border was smooth - we were supported by the Supervisor. Nice service. We can recomend Giant Isis :-)
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan)
★★★★★ Jan 23, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
Very pleasant trip, fast and comfortable. The driver realy know the road. We arrived early. Food provided for breakfast and lunch. I recommand that company.
★★★★★ Jan 22, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Straightforward easy. Airport is very nice, wi-fi didn't work that day though. I wish I had a lounge card, I visited it and it seemed very luxury (one for Bangkok airways was less luxury). Good coffee at Koppitam. Ah, taxi to the airport is 4 dollars, not 10 as they try. By the way, needtuktuksir?
★★★☆☆ Jan 12, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan)
★★★☆☆ Jan 6, 2017 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
We did not got the seats assigned until last minute of travel and it is not mentioned in 12go website that this will be the case.It was on the "mercy" of Nattakan bus person who is doing it on his own.We have registered with our tickets with Nattakan 4 days before our journey as soon as we got down at Sieam Reap.Still they have no clue on seats, not much choice either. The bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok is of lesser comfort than other way round , but this is not 12goasia issue, rather local transport issue.I did not see any value for priority support (50THB) i have paid for as every thing i had to do myself.By the way Nattakan arranges for free drop to hotel with in town, but does NOT arrange for free pick-up from hotel. i do not understand why 12go asia phone numbers cannot provided even to the customer who paid for extra support..! You must have a local number where journey starts..!!
★★★★☆ Dec 16, 2016 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
Exceeded my expectations
★★★★☆ Dec 16, 2016 (bus VIP, Transport Siem Reap) :
For the price you are paying, it is enough fair. The guide was extremely friendly and always telling us all the instructions. They gave us breakfast and lunch, something that I was surprised with. It was an excellent experience.
★★★★★ Nov 26, 2016 (bus VIP, Transport Siem Reap) :
Great trip
★★★★★ Nov 17, 2016 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
Very good experience. The bus was comfortable, breakfast and lunch were good. We were guided at the border so it was very easy. No loud movie or music on the bus, and good air conditioning.
★★★★★ Oct 20, 2016 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
Bus was very clean and staff friendly and helpful. Food and drinks a welcoming surprise. Would recommend in future.
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2016 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
We had a very pleasant experience with this bus. They seem to have addressed all of the criticism frequently mentioned in the reviews. We were guided through the border process by an employee and the trash after the meal was collected right away. The bus was also one hour ahead of schedule. All in all, we can definitely recommend the service.
★★★★★ Sep 11, 2016 (bus VIP, Nattakan) :
All it' s ok the time perfect
★★★★☆ Aug 23, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Traveling from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai was smooth and enjoyable. Best way in and out of Cambodia is vie International Airport.
★★★★☆ Aug 5, 2016 (bus VIP, Transport Siem Reap) :
Good service - our tuktuk driver took us to the wrong bus stop so we missed the 8am bus however we were placed on the 9am service. Bus was comfy though the toilet wasn't flushing but we had 2 toilet stops. Quality of food and snacks was really good and the courier was helpful guiding us through the 2 immigration stops. Overall a good bus transfer from Siem Reap to Bangkok.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 5, 2016 (bus VIP, Transport Siem Reap) :
Tardaron muchisimo en enviar nuestros billetes por mail, 5 dias antes del dia q ibamos, lo habiamos comprado 1 mes antes. Llegamos a la estacion y no tenian contancia de nuestra reserva, casi nos quedamos sin poder salir porque estaba casi lleno y solo salian 2 buses diarios.
★★★★☆ Jul 24, 2016 (bus VIP, Transport Siem Reap) :
Company was very efficient and helpful, bus still rickety but got to Bangkok in one piece. Just one negative element and absolutely NOT the fault of the company....but was a complete shambles at the Thai border....2 1/2 hours in a snaking queue with just 1 desk open for foreign immigration!!! They finally opened 5 (!!) Once they realised the people backing up!!!
★★★★★ Jul 24, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Straitfoward easy.
★★★★★ Jul 21, 2016 (bus VIP, Transport Siem Reap) :
Excellent service from the bus company and from 12go Asia. Food was good. The only negative I can think of is that the toilet on the bus started to smell bad. I highly recommend using this mode of transport.
★★★★☆ Jul 20, 2016 (bus VIP, Transport Siem Reap)

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