You can get from Bangkok to Cambodia by bus , plane, or taxi. You can also rent a car without a driver. Travel by bus from Bangkok to Cambodia takes 11 hours and costs from $24. Flights are more expensive (from $77), however this travel option is quite fast – it takes just 1 hour 10 minutes.
You can go as far as the Cambodian border by train from Bangkok but no further. The ticket from Bangkok to the border costs 48Baht and the journey takes about 5-6 hours.
Travel time is 6 hours , and third class train fare costs 48 Baht ( Php 66 / USD 2.5). *It is best to take the early morning trip at 5:55 AM to avoid getting stranded and stay overnight at Aranyaprathet.
Is there a direct train between Bangkok and Cambodia ? No, there is no direct train from Bangkok to Cambodia station. However, there are services departing from Phayathai and arriving at Phnom Penh Station via Poipet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 4m.
While the Kingdom can seem like a friendly and safe place during the day, it’s generally best not to walk anywhere alone late at night . Be cautious when taking tuk-tuks or motorbike taxis solo as well. Try to go out with friends or fellow travelers so you can relax more with someone watching your back.
Most travelers to Cambodia , including US citizens, will need visas . We recommend using the visa on arrival system in Cambodia but you also have the option of using the e- visa system. For visa on arrival services, you will be handed the immigration forms on the plane ride into Siem Reap or Phnom Penh.
Cambodia is pretty safe for travelers, but like elsewhere in Southeast Asia, it does have its share of petty crime – and troubles with the police. So long as you’re aware of the issues, you’ll no doubt have a safe trip. Cambodia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for travelers to Southeast Asia.
You can travel anywhere from 2 days to one month in Cambodia, depending on your interests. In our opinion, a minimum of 2 days is needed to explore the capital Phnom Penh, 3 days is needed to discover the archeological its in Angkor Wat and 2 days is needed to enjoy the wonderful beaches and islands.
Humidity is at its highest during March and April whilst the coolest months of the year tend to be between October and December , however this is cool for Cambodia but far from chilly with average temperatures hovering around 24°C-26°C.
A one-month tourist visa costs US $30 on arrival and requires one passport-sized photo. Easily extendable business visas are available for US$35.
Cambodian Currency US dollars are as commonly used as the Cambodian Riel and even Thai Baht is acceptable in many places. Most hotels and many restaurants and shops set their prices in dollars.
The best way to get from Thailand to Cambodia is to fly which takes 1h 27m and costs ฿2300 – ฿12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿1190 and takes 13h, you could also train, which costs ฿280 – ฿1600 and takes 17h 13m.
Bangkok to Siem Reap by Train Travel time: at least 6 hours . Fare: 48 baht. At Aranyaprathet Station, travel to Rong Khlua border market (Friendship market) by tuktuk (THB 100) or motorbike (THB 60). Clear Immigration on both sides of the border.
Cambodia now has one domestic train service, see the info here, and there are bus links to neighbouring countries.
The drive to Siem Reap took about 2 hours. The taxi driver, who didn’t speak any English, made it an interesting trip though. Firstly, it was a right-hand drive car driving on the right side of the road.