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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Posted by thegingerbird on 14/5/2008 at 21:44

Hi

Im trying to figure out the best way to get from Phnom Penh to Bangkok apart from flying.

Ive read that Capital open tours runs a bus leaving at 6.30am, taking 12hrs and costing $15.

Has anyone tried this or does anyone have a better ideas on how to do the journey.

TGB

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Posted by Lother on 14/5/2008 at 22:36

I haven't heard of a direct bus, most likely you'll need to change buses at the border anyway. But in any case, take a bus to Poipet, cross the border and then take a bus or the train from Aranyprathet to Bangkok. It's easy.

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Posted by packtoofull on 15/5/2008 at 12:03

I'd say 12 hours by bus from PP to Bangkok to be pretty ambitious. I use to do it overland via share taxi regularly (via Battambang) and the trip would take around 18 hours.

Lother's reads good - that's what I'd recommend, though think it would take closer to 18 hours rather than 12.

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Posted by thegingerbird on 15/5/2008 at 22:05

Thanks for the info.

TGB

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Posted by bulldozer on 4/10/2010 at 17:19

Do you have any information about the bus from Bangkok to Phnompenh?

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Posted by sayadian on 4/10/2010 at 21:05

Just asked my wife she did it in Feb.
Left PP 07:30 and after crossing border at Aran and motorbike(60baht) to the bus station at Aran , tour bus at 16:30 to arrived Morchit 21:30.So around 14 hours

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Posted by sayadian on 4/10/2010 at 21:07

By the way, any guesthouse will book you the ticket to Poipet and the bus company pick you up.Avoid the PP-BKK deals as they end up cramming you in a minibus for the Thai section, although they do take you to KhaoSan Rd as opposed to Morchit

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