Photo: Classic scenery surrounds Vang Vieng.

Laos forum

To Don Dhet from Siem Reap, how long?

Posted by Indoluso on 24/2/2010 at 21:52


Can anybody tell me how much time does it take to go from Siem Reap to Don Dhet? Do I really need to go down to Phnom Penh and then up again through Kratie and Stung Treng? This will happen in the rainy season...

Thanks in advance for your reaplies!

#1 Indoluso has been a member since 22/12/2009. Posts: 133

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 25/2/2010 at 06:01

yes, i beleive you must pass through the capital. from phnom penh to the lao border is roughly 6-7 hours depending on the driver and road conditions. and the border crossing/ visa took about 1 hour. however depending on the company you take, you may or may not have to pass through kratie and stung treng. the bus i took stopped by kratie just to drop off 2 ppl and we were quickly on the move again.

#2 jasonkim8486 has been a member since 15/9/2009. Location: United States. Posts: 81

Agoda coupon: Get an extra 7% off selected properties with the coupon code

Posted by Indoluso on 25/2/2010 at 15:45

Ok, thanks alot for your information!


#3 Indoluso has been a member since 22/12/2009. Posts: 133

Posted by dano_b on 3/3/2010 at 07:48

I took the bus from Siem Reap to Don Det and did not have to go all the way down to Phnom Penh. We went as far as Kampong Cham and transfered buses there. The whole ride, from Siem Reap til we arrived in Don Det was about 12 hours, including stop for lunch and in a few cities along the way to drop off/pick-up others. We spent less than an hour at the border.

#4 dano_b has been a member since 20/12/2009. Posts: 24
 Send dano_b a private message 

Posted by Captain_Bob on 5/3/2010 at 16:22

Yes there is bus service from Siem Reap which connects with another bus at/near the town of Skuon, then north through Kratie which IMO makes a good stopping point. You can probably make the border in one long day though if you start really early.

#5 Captain_Bob has been a member since 27/5/2006. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,950

Posted by rubykor on 21/3/2010 at 02:47

hi, dano_b.

Thanks for the info.

I am just wondering how much it cost to get the bus ticket from siem reap to don det.
and can you tell me where you got the ticket from as well, please?

#6 rubykor has been a member since 21/3/2010. Posts: 1

Posted by Indoluso on 21/3/2010 at 02:53

Great news!


#7 Indoluso has been a member since 22/12/2009. Posts: 133

Please login to add a reply

You need to be a Travelfish member to be able to add a reply to this post. Please use the button below to log in. After logging in you'll be returned to this page automatically to add your post. Not a member? Join up here.