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 - 14:56$ 39
Giant Ibis Transport Universe Noble 37 08:45 - 15:56$ 39
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD61111:45 - 13:00$ 117.52
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K684015:35 - 17:35$ 208.63
Singapore Airlines Economy #SQ16516:40 - 20:05$ 1,618.17

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

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
Y
I had read good reviews but it was better than expected. Very nice service and I was late and they waited for me which I appreciated very much! Comfortable, easy, reliable and safe for a good price. Very good experience.
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Jul 14, 2022
EG
Left late from Siem Reap and didn't arrive until 10:30pm. Had to wait in the border town with no food and no idea what was going on until a mini bus arrived. Take food with you and don’t book any onward travel.
Van VIP, Virak Buntham Express, May 28, 2022
SR
Due to the corona-virus the operator cancelled the trip. Unfortunately we did not receive a refund. We only got the chance to credit the amount of money to the 12Go account.
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Sep 15, 2020
WF
Border immigration ,etc pathetic. No government change even indicated. This is the life blood of both Countries. More pressure to streamline the border immigration is needed instead of the millions spent on self promoting crap.
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Mar 27, 2020
AR
Everything was great, except for location of bus station in Siem Reap. I think having a stop near city center would have been much better.
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Mar 11, 2020
RK
The only drawback was to wait for 3 hours in the border to the oppening hour of the immigration offices. Then we had to carry our luggage to a busy street on Thailand side. It took a a minute to figure out where the meeting point to take the bus again. But the trip was very nice and smooth
Bus Express Seater 41, Virak Buntham Express, Mar 5, 2020
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