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  • C3DRFC

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    hey after some advice regarding the above journey.

    Whats the best way to travel, preferably over land and has anyone done it recently?

    Read a entry on here earlier but it was dated 2006, so just wondering if anyone has any more recent information?


    #1 Posted: 18/3/2012 - 08:16

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  • CrankyCarrot

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    I went the other way around a couple of weeks ago.

    I crossed at the Poipet border, which is where most buses go through these days. You can buy Cambodian tourist visas at the border for $25 I think.

    The whole thing would be pretty easy - I staggered the trip over a couple of days, but I think cumulatively it would be like 6 hours, 7 tops.

    Also, I went by minivan - think the cost from each city to the border or vice versa is about $6 US.

    #2 Posted: 18/3/2012 - 10:34

  • ivarvd

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    Bangkok to Siem Reap is a bit more challenging than the other way around.
    Flights are quite expensive for the distance.
    For more info on how to go overland see this page:
    The 'resource' section in the bottom right has a link to a very recent report of someone doing this trip.
    Let us know how it went?

    #3 Posted: 25/3/2012 - 09:27

  • theChosenOne

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    I have never done the trip in that direction but it is fairly painless on a minibus. I assume you can get minibus tickets from Khao san or any other tourist spot. The only thing worth mentioning is that I have had to change bus every time at the border and this wait can be anywhere between 10 minutes and 3 hours. Not that waiting a few hours is a massive hassle, just that it is impossible to get info from anyone. The bus will always be arriving "in 5 minutes".

    #4 Posted: 27/3/2012 - 00:13

  • ninety9

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    the roads are really good in cambodia now. well that road from poipet to siem reap is anyway. its not too bad but can take a long time queing at the border. theres some good info here http://www.siemreap-cambodia.net/bangkok-to-cambodia/

    #5 Posted: 19/4/2012 - 02:41

  • time2fly

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    I flew into Phnom Penh and took the night bus to Siem Reap ...the Bus from PP to Siem Reap was 10.00 and took about 6 hours.

    #6 Posted: 25/4/2012 - 00:11

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