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.
#1 thegingerbird has been a member since 30/4/2008. Posts: 23
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.
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.
Thanks for the info.
#4 thegingerbird has been a member since 30/4/2008. Posts: 23
Do you have any information about the bus from Bangkok to Phnompenh?
#5 bulldozer has been a member since 25/6/2010. Posts: 4
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