Can anybody tell me the easiest way to get to Siem Reap straight out of Bangkok? I know there's a flight, but the price is very high. Is there an express bus for example?
#1 stefanovic has been a member since 19/12/2006. Posts: 7
How to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap.
Any kind of direct bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap is a very very bad idea.
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,798
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Check the Tales of Asia webiste for detailed insturctions/costs on how to do this route overland. Avoid the buses coming from Khao San Road.
#3 amz155 has been a member since 30/8/2006. Posts: 111
taking the bus
on kao san road will cost you around three hundred bahts, or cheaper.
then if you have the visa, already to cambodia, and you don t change money, no problem
#4 marigeri has been a member since 25/6/2006. Posts: 23
the road is very bad from poiupet to siem reap. but still it is a good timer when you have no problem with the visa and the scam to change money.
#5 marigeri has been a member since 25/6/2006. Posts: 23
We just did this trip and I highly recommend you take the govt bus to the border, followed by hiring a taxi to get from the border to SR. The KSR buses should be avoided at all costs... you will get ripped off, it will take 2-3 times longer and you will feel like killing yourself halfway to SR from the border... the road was bad enough in a taxi, in a bus it would be a nightmare.... usually you can find other travellers to split the costs... it should cost $45USD for the taxi.
If you are on your own, get to the bus stop at the border and pick up some other punters to share a taxi. We did this trip three days ago and were able to get a taxi for $35USD and so between three of us, worked out the same price as some of the buses. Air-conditioned and makes a nightmare trip a little more tolerable....!