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  • WelshGem

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    I'll be arriving in Bangkok at 19:00 and would like to get the 05:55 train the next morning from hualamphong to aranyaprathet to make the border crossing to Siem Reap the next day

    I was wondering how easy it is to buy tickets at the train station early in the morning? or if it would be better to spend a day in bangkok and travel the next day? ideally I'd like to leave bangkok and get travelling ASAP any advice much appreciated!

    Thanks Gem

    #1 Posted: 17/5/2011 - 16:46

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  • Rasheeed

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    I would say just go to Mo Chit as early as possible and take whatever the next bus is...

    #2 Posted: 17/5/2011 - 17:07

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    That train is a 3rd class only service, which means you can just show up and buy a ticket. As far as I'm aware it isn't possible for it to be full ;-)

    The bus suggested above is more comfortable and faster, but I like that train trip - pack a book and don't forget your camera.

    #3 Posted: 17/5/2011 - 19:35

  • Seby_C

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    Hi Gem,

    Yes I agree - the bus is more comfortable than the train. I've done this trip many times and it is a million times better than it used to be with the road having been asphalted all the way from Aranyaphathet to Siem Reap a couple of years ago. that said, some scams do still exist, but with a bit of preparation this can be an easy, smooth 8-9 hour door to door trip.
    I recommend the following - a long read but covering every small detail to make sure the ride is as smooth as possible.

    Good luck!


    #4 Posted: 18/5/2011 - 14:06

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