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train from Bangkok to Siem Reap?

  • benjack

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    I've been trying to find a relatively hassle-free process to get from bangkok to siem reap. I found a really good site for traveling by car/bus, but they vaguely mentioned a train. Does anyone have more information about this train? I remember reading that it leaves at kind of inconvenient times (5 am and 7 pm or something), but that's fine.

    Has anyone taken this train? Do you still have problems with crossing the border? (i'm planning on getting my visa at the embassy in Bangkok, instead of at the border).

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 27/2/2007 - 20:31

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi benjack,

    This story covers the Bangkok to Siem Reap routethat route blow by blow.

    You can catch a train for the Thai portion but not the Cambodian part.

    #2 Posted: 27/2/2007 - 23:34

  • calypso218

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    Hi somtam2000,

    Can you advise for the reverse trip: Siem Reap to Bangkok?

    Thanks!

    #3 Posted: 2/3/2007 - 15:59

  • somtam2000

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    Hi Calypso,

    Ummm can you can the above-mentioned story backwards! ;-)

    It's really just the same steps in reverse, so please give the story a read and come back to me with any specific questions about doing it in the other direction and I'll answer as best I can.

    #4 Posted: 2/3/2007 - 17:43

  • Kristi

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    Calypso,

    Avoid the train at all costs, it's a nightmare. You're accommodation will organise a taxi for you at USD $12 per person. This will take you the border, far better than the bus. From Poipet, jump across the border on a tuk tuk and then off to Bangers by bus. Very easy and quite simple. If you're travelling on your own, you may need to round up a crew for the cab. Easiest option would be to go down to the bus stop, bus tickets are USD $10 so I am sure people would be happy to share a cab with you for a few extra dollars. Have fun!

    #5 Posted: 13/3/2007 - 18:15

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