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3 ways to get from Siem Reap to Bangkok

Taking a bus from Siem Reap to BangkokDuration: 1h 30m
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In general, the ride will take from 8 to 9 hours. Buses require passing through border checkpoints though Thailand and Cambodia. A non-VIP bus journey may not be for the faint of heart: Extreme bus drivers may provide a Thai exclusive experience. But, you will be in awe at the kindness of the people and the decent price of the journey.

  • Pros
    • Cost effective
    • Easy contact with suppliers
    • Consistent travel duration
    • Snacks provided
  • Cons
    • Pick up in city center only
    • Limited departure times
    • Possible fee for expedited check-point service
    • Possible difficulties during monsoon season
    • Possible language barrier
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Taking a minivan from Siem Reap to Bangkok
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If you are travelling with a group, or with your family, the most comfortable manner to make your way from Siem Reap to Bangkok is by van. Vans can hold up to nine people. It is faster than bus, but of course, much more expensive.

  • Pros
    • Full amenities provided for luxurious experience
    • Departures every half hour
    • Flexible drop off point
    • Reclining seats
    • Assisted border crossing
  • Cons
    • No cancellations
    • No price advantage
    • Possible border crossing fee
    • Limited to 9 people
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Taking a flight from Siem Reap to BangkokDuration: 30m
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There are 3 operators that run from Siem Reap to Bangkok, with 1 departure per day. If you decide to take a flight, you can take the Economy option.

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About the ride from Siem Reap to Bangkok

When traveling the 408 kilometer (254 mile) distance between Siem Reap and Bangkok, you have two transportation options to choose from:

  • Hopping on an overnight bus that will take you to Bangkok in around 10 hours
  • Flying from Siem Reap to Bangkok in just one hour

Travelers who take the bus will be crossing the Poipet/ Aranyaprathet border crossing. Keep in mind that the immigration process can take a long time, and sometimes you might have to wait 2-3 hours. It’s best to check whether you need a visa before booking a trip - most travelers can even get one online. The same goes for flying into Thailand. It’s recommended to do more research about entering Thailand from Cambodia before booking the trip.


What to see when traveling from Siem Reap to Bangkok

Bangkok is an amazing place to visit, and no matter how long you stay here, you’ll fall in love with the city over and over again. The capital of Thailand has many different sides you can get to know during your stay here.

The first of them is the cultural and historical one. Start off getting to know Bangkok by visiting its temples, museums, palaces, and shrines. Some of the city’s most popular attractions include the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Erawan Shrine, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Bangkok National Museum, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Jim Thompson House Museum, and more.

Use your days to explore these sights, and once the sun goes down it’s time to see another face of Bangkok. This city is known for its great nightlife. There are numerous cocktails bars, rooftop clubs, and other spots where you can experience what the nights are all about here. Finish your night with some yummy street food and you’ll have the ultimate Bangkok experience.

Besides the temples and the nightlife, you can also experience the city from the Chao Phraya River and its numerous canals. Hop on a ferry or a boat ride, and you’ll get a unique perspective of the city.

If you’re looking to purchase some souvenirs and tasty spices, head straight to the Chatuchak Market, which is one of the largest markets in the world. Get your bargaining hat on, and start exploring the stalls.

There are many more things to do in Bangkok, and no matter how long you decide to stay, you’ll be running into new things every day!


How to get from Siem Reap to Bangkok

Taking a bus

Hopping on an overnight bus between Siem Reap and Bangkok is a common and affordable way to make the journey between these two cities. During this trip, you’ll pass a border crossing between Cambodia and Thailand. All buses have reclining seats and A/C on board. VIP buses will have slightly better amenities, including charger sockets, snacks and drinks provided, WiFi, and toilets on board.


Taking a flight

Flying from Siem Reap to Bangkok is a quick and convenient way to travel between the two cities. While this is a faster option compared to a bus, it can also be a lot more expensive, especially during the high season. The flight lasts for about an hour, and all planes have A/C and toilets on board.


What is the best time of year to visit Bangkok?

The weather in Bangkok changes throughout the season, but there are almost no weather-dependent activities, and it all comes down to your personal preferences. Between November and March, the weather is a bit cooler, dry, and very pleasant. However, good weather conditions also attract crowds of visitors.  It might be hard to find accommodation if you don’t book in advance, and the prices for almost everything will be higher compared to other times of the year.

The monsoon season is in July and August, with lots of short and intense rainfall, and this is the least popular time for visiting Bangkok. However, there are some benefits to visiting the city at this time of year. The airfare, accommodation, and other expenses are definitely at their cheapest during monsoon season.

The other two periods of the year that are good for visiting but less crowded are between April and June, and September and October. April, May, and June are the hottest months of the year, while September and October are cooler, but with more rainfall.

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Reviews of the ride from Siem Reap to Bangkok


Based on 67 reviews from Bookaway users who traveled from Siem Reap to Bangkok

  • H
    Lovely staff, easy border transfer, comfortable bus with air conditioning and a free lunch! + snacks, water bottle, mints. A really enjoyable ride
  • P
    Was oke what you could expect.
  • K
    Air conditioned, everyone was really nice
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