hi, i am planning to take the bus from bangkok to siem reap or phnom penh. does anyone know if i can buy those tickets online somewhere? i read about this charlie travel guy, he also offers bus passes all the way through to cambodia and not only to the border...has anyone ever purchased them online?
thanks for all your help
I'd strongly suggest not buying a through ticket from Bangkok to Siem Reap -- online or in person -- as the service is almost invariably a scam. You can read about how to travel from Bangkok to Siem Reap here.
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,770
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so you wouldn't trust this charlie?
i meant this agency, he has the through pass for 800?
so i can at any time just go to this busstation morchit and buy my ticket and hop on the bus? would you rather take the train to the border or the bus? what's more comfortable? which stops more often? i am asking because i want to be able to take pictures through the window or so...;-)
Yes, you can do online bus ticket booking from many online sites. Online booking not only saves your time but also money because you do not have to go to bus station for booking the tickets. At any time and from any place you can book the tickets.
#4 Emilyroggers has been a member since 1/7/2010. Posts: 1
Yes,you can just go to Morchit and buy the ticket.If you want to take photos then train travel is far better.They tend to stop more often because they break down more often.LOL.You tend to get better views of the country as well.But be aware that the train will leave on time but very,very rarely arrives on time.Buses have 2 speeds,flat out and stop.
The "agency" buses (aka the "scam bus") usually gives you the runaround at the border, insisting you pay them extra to process a Cambodian visa rather than letting you do it yourself for the correct $20 price, and again coming to Siem Reap where you may be dropped on the edge of town at "their" guesthouse. If you don't mind that, fine, but can do more independently just getting to Mo Chit bus termional in Bangkok around 8am and take the next government-licensed bus to the border, then group up with other travellers for a shared taxi into Siem Reap. Read here: http://www.talesofasia.com/cambodia-overland-bkksr.htm
Yes you should try to buy bus tickets online but onli from safe salers, do not trust any sites for that and check for scams , ussualy u can find them at http://full-tickets.com/
#7 Hoaxguy25 has been a member since 23/8/2011. Posts: 1
I would agree, don't buy the "all the way through" tickets. They are rarely actually all the way through and take SOOOOOOOO much longer and are much more expensive than doing it on your own. I have taken the train and the bus and I would recommend the bus. The train is better for a slice of Thai life but it takes a long time and is very hot and crowded. We actually had to stand for the entire 6 hours of the train ride.
My advice would be to take the bus and do it all on your own. It's pretty easy and can be fun if you have the right attitude.