This is your easy guide on how to get to Siem Reap from Bangkok!
Siem Reap is a major tourist destination in South East Asia. It is the gateway to the architectural wonders of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom all other temples of the Khmer Kingdom of Cambodia.
There are plenty of activities you can do while in Siem Reap. Of course, you can explore the ruins of Angkor, savor the Khmer dishes, visit a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake or relax by availing a Khmer massage.
Getting to Siem Reap from Bangkok
Going to Siem Reap from Bangkok is pretty straightforward and much easier compared to say 5-10 years ago. There are direct flights between the two cities and international buses that travel to both cities are widely available. Of course, you can also use the train but it’s going to be a little complicated. Easy booking online.
Getting to Siem Reap from Bangkok by plane
There are a number of daily flights that serve the Bangkok-Siem Reap Route both in Don Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport. Fare varies depending on your travel dates. Book in advance to make sure you get a good and cheap fare rate. Check rates and book your flight now!
Getting to Siem Reap from Bangkok by bus
Going to Siem Reap from Bangkok is pretty easy. The route is served by a government-operated bus company. The provide VIP buses which are in good condition providing you a comfortable journey. The buses have toilets on board. Meals are also provided although they’re not much and you should not expect a lot. Check rates and book your bus trip now!
As of this writing, there are two morning buses (8am and 9am) daily during peak season and only the 9am one left during the low season. Tickets cost THB850. The good thing about taking these buses is that you no longer have to change buses at the border. SO you will ride the same bus throughout the whole journey.
Travel time is around 6 hours but because of the busy situation at the border you would normally have to add an hour or two to your journey. The Aranyaprathet-Poipet border crossing is usually busy and sometimes extremely busy.
Getting to Siem Reap from Bangkok by Train
Using the local train service is a bit tricky as the train station is quite far from the border. From Bangkok, you need to take a train heading to Aranyaprathet Train Station. Travel time is around 6 hours. Yes, significantly longer than taking an international bus. From the train station, you need to hire a tuk tuk that will cost you around 100 Baht. From the border you need to take shared car or bus to Siem Reap.
Beware of visa and transportation scams in the border, mostly on the Cambodian side!
How to get to Siem Reap from Bangkok?
- Book a flight
Taking a flight to Siem Reap from Bangkok is the most convenient way and fastest option. It maight be a little more expensive but if you do not have much time, then you should book a flight.
- Take a bus
Another option to go to Siem Reap from Bangkok is by taking a bus. There are many bus comoanies that have regular daily and overnight trips between these two popular tourist destinations.
- Take a train
There is no direct train from Bangkok to Siem Reap but there is a train to the border from Bangkok. From the border you can transfer on a bus or taci to Siem Reap. If this is your first time crossing the border, it’s better if you take a direct bus from Bangkok.
Where to stay in Bangkok and Siem Reap?
Recommended hotels to stay in Siem Reap. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
- Golden Temple Retreat
- Onederz Hostel Siem Reap
- Hotel Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa
- Angkor Orchid Central Hotel
- Golden Mango Inn
Recommended hotels to stay in Bangkok. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.