How to get from Siem Reap to Bangkok

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There are two ways to travel from Siem Reap in Cambodia to Bangkok in Thailand. The quickest, but also more expensive option is to fly from Siem Reap to Suvarnabhumi Airport. When you book on time a one way ticket may cost 150 USD


You can also make the trip over land. The road between Siem Reap and the border town of Poipet used to be horrible, but a few years ago the new road finished which allows for a quick transfer by taxi or bus to the border. The land trip can be made for as little as 12 USD (bus and train)


In February 2013 a direct bus connection started between Siem Reap and Bangkok. The bus leaves Siem Reap at 08:00 and goes straight to the border where you can cross and continue with the same bus to Bangkok.


Flying from Siem Reap to Bangkok


Duration: 1,15 hours

Price: from 150 USD 


Bangkok Airways is the only airline that offers direct flights from Siem Reap International Airport in Siem Reap to Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.




There are two stages if you travel from Siem Reap to Bangkok. First you need to get to Poipet at the Thai border, and because cars are not allowed to pass the border you have to cross and arrange transport inside Thailand to Bangkok. The border opens from 07:00 until 20:00.


Siem Reap – Poipet 


By Taxi:


Duration: 1,5 to 2 hours

Costs: 35 USD per taxi


The taxi drive to Poipet is quick and comfortable. The new road has been ready since a few years and brings you straight to the border. We can arrange ataxi to the border for you for 35 USD, please sent us an e-mail at for more information and for bookings.


Travel from Siem Reap to the border with the bus:


Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Costs: 9 USD


The bus is obviously a little bit slower and you have to wait for the bus to leave at a certain time. You will not have this problem with the taxi.


To cross the border from Cambodia to Thailand is very easy. Don't expect any problems here, some days it might be busy so you might have to wait a little bit longer.


Note: The border closes at 20:00 and for easy transport to Bangkok it is best to cross before 17:00, after that there is less transport.


Aranyaprathet - Bangkok


By Train:


Duration:  5 hours and 40 minutes

Price: 48 baht (only 3th class available)


You need to take a taxi or Tuk Tuk to the train station. There are trains leaving from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lampong train station in Bangkok.


The train from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok

(The train from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok)


One at 06:40 and you will be in Bangkok at 12:05, the second train leaves at 13:55 and you will be arive in Bangkok at 19:55.


By Bus:


Duration: approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Price: first class 207 baht, second class 160 baht


There are busses going from Aranyaprathet to the Northern Bus Terminal (Mor Chit) in Bangkok. There are first and second class tickets. The buses leave the bus station approximately every half hour. 


It is also possible to take a bus to the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) in Bangkok, where you have a direct connection with the BTS skytrain. The bus to Ekkamai goes every 2 hours.


There are two buses a day that go to Suvernabhumi airport they cost 187 baht.


Minibus station at Aranyaprathet

(Minibusses to Victory Monument Bangkok depart from this station near the border in Aranyaprathet)


By minivan


Duration: 4 hours

Price: approximately 200 baht


You can take a minivan to Victory Monument in Bangkok. These vans bring you straight to the centre of Bangkok. The minivan is a bit faster than the bus and train and still has the same price range.


Taxi sign aranyapratet

(The sign for the taxi stand when you enter Thailand)


By taxi


Duration: 3 hours

Price: 1900 baht


If you have people to share the trip with it might be a good idea to take a taxi. If you enter Thailand you will see a big sign that says taxi to Bangkok 1900 baht.


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How to get from Bangkok to other destinations in Thailand and neighbouring countries:


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- How to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin

- How to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang

- How to get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan

- How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet

- How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui

- How to get from Bangkok to Krabi

- How to get from Bangkok to Pattaya

- How to get from Bangkok to Phuket

- How to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap

- How to get from Bangkok to Vientiane


(Last update April 2013)



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