After getting to know the places in Thailand and finding yourself in Bangkok, be sure to continue on your journey and reach the neighboring nation of Cambodia. While you’re there, make it a point to see the city of Siem Reap and the rest of the country. It is regarded to be the entrance to the magnificent temples that can be found in Angkor. Because it is one of the most spectacular places that UNESCO has designated as a World Heritage Site, including this location on your trip itinerary is something you should consider, regardless of the amount of time or money it will need. Several modes of transportation can get you from Bangkok to Siem Reap, including an airplane, a train, and a bus.
How to go from Bangkok to Pattaya?
Siem Reap is a province in the Kingdom of Cambodia. It is in the northwest of the country, and its capital is the city of Siem Reap. This location is accessible by a variety of routes, all of which are outlined here for your convenience. Keep in mind that you will be travelling to a new nation, which means that you will almost certainly need to obtain a visa before entering that country.
Transportation from Bangkok to Siem Reap:
- Plane – Although expensive, it is the fastest and most practical option.
- Bus – You have two options, direct service or common (indirect) service.
- Train – Accessible but slow and indirect.
How to go to Siem Reap by plane
It should come as no surprise that taking a flight from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Siem Reap’s Angkor International Airport is the most expedient method to make the trip, but it will also cost you the most money. In the past, only one airline provided service on this route, which caused the ticket price to be significantly higher. Even if there are many more choices available now, which brings its price down somewhat, it is still the most costly alternative. You may make payment for your Cambodian tourist visa once you have arrived at Siem Reap airport and gone through immigration.
- Distance: 368 kilometers.
- Duration: 1 hour.
- Price: Around 3500 baht.
- Departure area: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
How to go to Siem Reap by bus
If you are unable to travel by plane due to financial constraints, travelling a bus may be a viable choice for you to consider. You have a choice between two different options.
The first option is to take the direct bus service that departs twice daily in the morning from Bangkok’s Morchit Bus Terminal and heads to Siem Reap. You should be aware that you will be crossing an international border, and because of this, the direct bus will take you to the border at Aranyaprathet. From there, you will need to walk a short distance to the Cambodian border in order to obtain your entrance visa. After that, you will continue your journey to Siem Reap on the same bus that has been waiting for you. This is not the most affordable choice, but it is the one that offers the most level of comfort.
The second option would be to go from Bangkok to the Aranyapraphet bus station, which is located close to the border on the Thai side of the country, then take other buses in order to save additional money. This indicates that you will be responsible for making your own way from the bus station to the border (the trip should take approximately 55 minutes by tuk-tuk), crossing the border, and then continuing at your own pace using other modes of transportation available at the Cambodian side of the border.
- Distance: Siem Reap is about 370 kilometres away. If you take a regular bus, the trip to the border at Aranyaprathet is about 220 kilometres.
- Duration: How long it takes depends on the type of bus you take and how quickly things are done at the border. Figure out about 8 hours.
- Price: 620 – 1100 baht. It costs about 250 baht just to take the bus from Bangkok to Aranyapraphet.
- Departure area: Bangkok North Bus Terminal (Morchit).
How to go to Siem Reap by train
The train is a nice way to get around and see the sights. To use this option, you must take the train from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong station to the Cambodian border. There are no trains that run between the two countries. After this, you have to take a bus, a taxi, or a tuk-tuk to get where you need to go. You would have to weigh the pros and cons, think about what would work best for your travel project, and also think about how much money you have.
- Distance: It’s about 220 kilometres to the border, and another 160 kilometres to Siem Reap from there.
- Duration: The train ride took about 6 hours. How long it takes to get from the border to Siem Reap depends on how you get there.
- Price: 50 baht.
- Departure area: Bangkok Hua Lamphong Station.
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