The best way to travel from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2022 (2023)

If you're traveling from Bangkok to Siem Reap, it's worth exploring. There are several options for traveling from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2022, and most of them fall into one of two categories: 'fast and expensive' or 'cheap and boring'. Flying is fast but expensive, while land travel is cheap and time-consuming (but provides plenty of entertaining material). In this article I will presentThe best way to get from Bangkok to Siem ReapAnd what you need to know about visas and borders.

  • direct bus: Available for $49. It lasts 8 to 10 hours.Book now
  • taxi: Starting at $195. 4 SUV seats. around 8 o'clock.Book now
  • Indirect buses and vans: Price $26+. 10 to 12 hours.Book now
  • airplane: Price 100-300 dollars. The fastest but the most expensive. 75 minutesBook now
  • get a visa: The quick and dirty way to get a Cambodian visa.
  • cross the border: What you need to know.

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Take a direct Giant Ibis bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap.

If you have a limited budget and don't want to take a taxi,The easiest way to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap is by direct bus.Direct means you don't have to change buses at the border or drag your luggage across the border - once you get your visa, it stays in a locked compartment under the bus compartment. While many buses are advertised as non-stop, Giant Ibis is currently the only non-stop that actually operates.

giant ibis, a company with a good reputation in Cambodia, operates buses between Bangkok and Siem Reap. The full size buses are only a few years old, the drivers are friendly and the attendants are friendly and can help you with visas at the border. Tickets are expensive but seem to be worth the price. Giant Ibis Siem Reap Bangkok direct bus departs at 7:45am. The ticket price is 49 dollars,can be purchased online.With online reservations, you can choose and reserve seats in advance.

There are also indirect buses from Bangkok to Siem Reap. You'll buy a ticket, take a bus or van to the border, collect your luggage and cross, then (usually) take another bus or van with the same company to Siem Reap. The better companies will walk you through the visa process and make sure you get on the right bus, but other companies are notorious for falling behind.Coal tripWork vans that need to be exchanged at the border for $30. I haven't been on this bus so I can't comment.Book now

four before the pandemicAirlines flying from Bangkok to Siem Reap: AirAsia, Thai Smile, Cambodia Angkor Air and Bangkok Airways, but in 2022 only Bangkok Airways and AirAsia operate, and cancellations are more common than you think.

Bangkok AirwaysFlights start around $100. They flew from the main airport in Bangkok to Siem Reap in a smaller propeller. They offer a 20kg baggage allowance, but if you sign up for their frequent flyer club they automatically give you an extra 10kg. All Bangkok Airways passengers have access to their own private lounge offering free WiFi, snacks and soft drinks.

Air AsiaThe cheapest flights are usually available from Bangkok to Siem Reap from $89 one way. However, luggage is not included and they fly from Don Mueang Airport, not Bangkok's main airport.

You can easily book fromBangkok - Siem ReaporSiem Reap to BangkokBook online and save yourself the hassle of dealing with a travel agent upon arrival.

There are two ways to take a taxi from Siem Reap to Bangkok. There is an easier and more expensive way, or a cheaper way, and that can cause stress.

this oneThe cheapest way is to take two taxis— One from Bangkok to the Cambodian border and then another from the border to Siem Reap. A taxi from Bangkok to the border costs between 2,700 and 3,300 THB (75-90 USD) and takes about 3.5 hours. You have to cross the border on foot, then take another taxi to Siem Reap, which takes 2-3 hours. A taxi from Poipet to Siem Reap will cost around 40-50 USD.

On the Cambodian side, stay as far away from the border as possible and don't deal with middlemen if you want lower prices.Before getting into the taxi, agree on the price of the ticket, don't pay the fare until you reach your final destination, no matter what the driver says.

During the last few taxi rides we have had drivers stop at the border and refuse to try to negotiate a higher price any further. Last time it meant a 90-minute stoppage. For this reason, taxis booked through travel agencies or hotels, even if paid in advance, pose additional problems. If this happens to you, hang in there or pay a few extra bucks to make the driver look good. Taxis booked online are more reliable but more expensive.

A taxi booked online is the most reliable, but also the most expensive, about $200. If you book online, you can choose between an SUV taxi or a minivan for 4 or 7 passengers.Book now

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Obtaining a Cambodian visa is a relatively simple process.

Ako letite iz Bangkoka za Siem Reap,You can get a visa upon arrival at the airportIf you meet the requirements. to find outMore details on getting Cambodia visa 2022.

If you are traveling overland, you will need to get a stamp to leave Thailand when you arrive at the Aranyaprathat side of the border. This is a quick and painless process. You will also go through Thai customs which is a formality as they never seem to check anything.

After you leave Thailand, you will need to enter Cambodia.If you already have a general/business Cambodian visa, it will stamp you and you are good to go. Tourists will need to obtain a visa in advance or on arrival, if you want more information, see our page on Cambodian visas). The price of a tourist visa is USD 30. They will ask you to pay a "processing fee" in Thai baht. No processing fees, just bribes. Come early and refuse to pay and eventually they will let you go. They will make you wait for a while, but eventually they will let you go.

Another possibility isGet your Cambodia e-Visa in advance, but to be safe you'll need to order online a week in advance as they often don't process within the promised three day time frame. The tourist visa fee is $36official website of the government.Saves you trouble, but not money. If you're particularly nervous about transportation, this might make things easier for you.

The Aranyaprathat/Poipet border is notorious for scams, delays and confusion. I have a whole article aboutScams to watch out for at the Poipet border, drugi saWhat you need to know about crossing the border, but keep a few things in mind:

You don't need to convert your money to Cambodia Riel.It's a scam. You need USD for the visa (although they accept THB at extortionate rates), and USD is accepted everywhere in Cambodia.

You don't have to pay any transportation fees.Do not accept help from anyone who claims to help you get a visa or transit.

Do not get a visa until you enter an official Thai visa office.Anyone who says they will get your visa ahead of time is trying to scam you (except some bus companies - check in advance if your company requires "VIP" visa processing).

That's it - welcome to Siem Reap!

go in the other direction? read our postHow to get from Siem Reap to Bangkok.

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