A friend of mine has just arrived from SE Asia and passed me some very useful information that is going to help all those looking for a reliable bus service from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Many agencies around Khao San Road sell tours, bus and train tickets to many destinations. Tickets for land transportation to Siem Reap at these agencies are cheap, around 200 baht (6USD, £4, €5) one way, for a 10 hour journey. Very cheap, however, that includes a visa scam at the Cambodian border, where you’ll be asked for much more money, in addition to having to make your own way from there to Siem Reap.
You can avoid all the hassle, being left behind and demands for extra payment at the border, if you use the bus from The Transport Co., a Thai government company, providing direct buses from Bangkok to Siem Reap. It has priority at the border and, should you have any issues, the bus staff will assist you.
At the border, all foreign travellers will get off the bus, get their visas. Then all Thai passengers will get their exit stamp. The bus will be waiting for you on the Cambodian side of the border.
How to Travel from Bangkok to Siem Reap?
The Transport Company’s website is a good starting point, but it is mostly in Thai. You may buy the ticket at Mochit 2 Bus Station, or ask a Thai friend to help you on the website. Apparently, you will receive a booking code and you can make your payment at any 7/11 stores. The actual ticket will be handed to you at the bus station on your departure date.
Bus Departure Times
From Bangkok: 9am daily; From Siem Reap: 8am daily
+66 2872 1777
Disclaimer: All information contained on this post was provided to me by a friend who, on different occasions in the last year, travelled from Bangkok to Siem Reap on this service, as well as the Khao San agencies’.
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