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How to get from Bangkok to Phnompenh by bus?

Posted by timthmt on 7/12/2008 at 12:37

Posted from within Vietnam.

Hi,
I am thinking of making a trip from Vientiane to Bangkok. Then from Bangkok to Phnompenh. what are the best ways to travel if my choice is only bus and train.
Thanks,
Tim

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Posted by Rufus on 7/12/2008 at 17:25

That is a very round about way of doing things. Why not head to Cambodia from Vientiane?

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Posted by timthmt on 7/12/2008 at 18:36

Posted from within Vietnam.

Hi Rufus,
thanks for your answer. I just wanted to see Bangkok. Anyway, if I wanna go straight from Vientiane to Cambodia, let say Phnom Penh, then how can I go by bus?
Much appreciated,
Tim

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Posted by somtam2000 on 8/12/2008 at 05:12 admin

After you cross the border from Vientiane to Nong Khai I'd recommend train to Bangkok. Once you're in Bangkok, see this story for overland options to Siem Reap.

Re going through Laos, as Rufus suggests, I'd say break the drip up to see perhaps Kong Lor Cave and Don Khon at least. For crossing the border into Cambodia, see this story, from where it is straightfroward to get onwards transport to Phnom Penh.

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Posted by Rufus on 8/12/2008 at 08:03

Other alternatives are to fly from Bkk to Udon Thani with Air asia and then take a mini bus into Laos. Udon is worth a day or two. Somtam's suggestion of the Kong Lor Caves is a good idea. They are only a 5 hour trip from Vientiane. You can take a bus to Phnom Penh or fly from Vientiane. (My choice wuld be the latter).

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