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How to Get From Bangkok to Siem Reap: Complete Guide

How to Get From Bangkok to Siem Reap: Complete Guide

Siem Reap is the second largest city in Cambodia, that is known for being the gateway to incredible historic landmarks such as the ruin of Angkor and the seat of Khmer kingdom. This is the perfect location to experience authentic traditional Cambodian culture. You will get to witness the most incredible temples, iconic figures and one of the largest religious statues in the world. Siem Reap is a destination ideal for those who love to explore. You can book your ticket online from Bangkok to Siem Reap through 12Go.

Bangkok to Siem Reap

HOW TO GET FROM BANGKOK TO SIEM REAP

Throughout this article I am going to explain the 4 travel options which you can choose from to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap and show you how you can book your ticket online. I will delve into details about which forms of transport you can choose from, the departure stations in Bangkok and arrival destinations in Siem Reap, as well as how much tickets cost so that you can find the most ideal commute to suit your travel plans then book your ticket online.

It can take from 6 hours and 30 minutes up to 13 hours in travel time with either a bus, van, or taxi. The most affordable form of transport costs $47 with the highest priced being $534. Following on from this I will then go through information for planning when you will travel from Bangkok to Siem Reap and great key points to know for when you are there so you don’t miss out on having an amazing time.

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Bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap

BEST WAY TO BOOK YOUR TICKET ONLINE FROM BANGKOK TO SIEM REAP

If you don’t have time to read this whole article right now then let me tell you the most important thing you will want to know, which is the most reliable and best way to book your ticket online from Bangkok to Siem Reap. This is via the online booking platform called 12Go, as it takes you through all of the available options, the finer details that you will need to know before booking and then whilst travelling, alongside allowing you to compare travel times and prices.

Although, if you are interested in finding out more information about when the best time to travel to Siem Reap is, how long you will want to spend there to not miss out on anything, and must-do activities you will definitely want to check out, then I suggest you keep on reading this blog.

Flight Don Mueang Airport - Siem Reap $ 48.33–53.17 1h – 1h 10m
  •   Economy 10:10, 12:55, 19:30
Taxi Don Mueang Airport - Siem Reap $ 239.29–344.69 8h
  •   Luxury VIP Van
  •   Comfort Car
Flight Bangkok - Siem Reap $ 77.68–469.76 1h – 1d 35m
  •   Economy 07:40, 07:45, 11:15, 13:55, 14:45, 17:25, 17:35, 18:25, 19:00, 21:05, 21:10, 21:20
Bus Bangkok - Siem Reap $ 34.58–40.76 8h 30m – 13h
  •   Exclusive VIP Seater 07:45, 09:00
  •   Bus 40 seat 08:00
  •   Bus 26 seat 01:30
  •   Bus + Taxi 07:30
Taxi Bangkok - Siem Reap $ 151.67–382.97 6h 30m – 9h
  •   Luxury VIP Van 9pax
  •   Comfort Car 3pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Minivan 7pax
Van Bangkok - Siem Reap $ 35.96 7h 30m – 8h
  •   Van 10pax 06:30, 08:30, 10:30, 13:00
Taxi Suvarnabhumi Airport - Siem Reap $ 167.75–306.38 8h – 9h
  •   Luxury VIP Van
  •   Comfort Car
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Minivan 7pax
Bus to Siem Reap

4 OPTIONS OF TRAVEL FROM BANGKOK TO SIEM REAP

These are the four routes that you can take to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap….

Option 1 – Bus
There are a few bus options to choose from when travelling from Bangkok to Siem Reap which are provided by the travel operators Travel Mart and Giant Ibis Transport. Tickets for these cost between $53 and $65 per person, with commute times taking from 8 hours and 30 minutes up to 9 hours. Departure locations in Bangkok are located at Khao San Travel Mart and Bangkok Giant Ibis station which are approximately a 10 minute walk away from each other. The arrival locations are either at Siem Reap Travel Mart or Siem Reap Giant Ibis station which are a 30 minute walk away from each other.

All buses from Bangkok to Siem Reap leave in the morning with the earliest being at 1.30am and the latest at 9am, meaning you will arrive on the same day as departure no matter which time option you choose. You can book your ticket online via 12Go.

Option 2 – Van
When travelling from Bangkok to Siem Reap by van you have approximately five options to choose from provided by the travel operator Travel Mart with all tickets costing $55 per person, and each van having a 10 person capacity limit. The commute time takes either 7 hours and 30 minutes or 8 hours, departing from Khao San Travel Mart Office in Bangkok and arriving at Virak Buntam Bus Branch in Siem Reap. The earliest departure from Bangkok is at 8.30am with the latest being at 1pm and tickets can be booked online through 12Go.

Option 3 – Taxi
Booking a taxi from Bangkok to Siem Reap gives you the most options to choose from as they are provided by three travel operators which are SIMA Car, Glassflower and Travel Mart, however the cost of these are between $245 and $534 per vehicle. Taxis take from 6 hours and 30 minutes up to 9 hours in commute time, with departure stations being at Survarnabhumi Airport, Don Muaeng Airport or a location of your choice. Arrival stations are similar in having one exact location of Siem Reap Airport and the others being as where you would prefer.

You can choose the pick up time that you would prefer from Bangkok, which will then determine your arrival time at Siem Reap. Prices also vary depending on the size of vehicle you decide to book, as you have options of either a three, seven, nine or ten person capacity. Find out more details via 12Go and book your taxi online.

Option 4 – Bus and taxi
You have one option when getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap with a bus then taxi. When choosing this form of travel you are guaranteed to make your connection, with the commute time taking 13 hours. The cost of a ticket is $47 per person, making it the most affordable way to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap. You will depart Bangkok from Khao San Boonsiri at 7.30am and arrive into Siem Reap Transfer station at 8.30pm. You can book a ticket online for this form of transport through 12Go.

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Siem Reap Bus

KEY POINTS

Here are some great bits of information which are good to know before booking your ticket online and travelling from Bangkok to Siem Reap

Most affordable transport option from Bangkok to Siem Reap
The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap is by taking the bus and taxi option, as this costs just $47 per person.

Quickest way to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap
The fastest way you can get from Bangkok to Siem Reap is by taking a seven seater taxi with SIMA Car, as this takes just 6 hours and 30 minutes.

Arrival and check in times before travelling from Bangkok to Siem Reap
These are the times that you need to be checked in and ready to board your chosen forms of transport for getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap. However, I would suggest arriving 15 to 30 minutes prior as this will allow you to avoid any queues and give you time to ensure that you have everything needed ahead of travelling.

When travelling by bus with the travel operator Travel Mart you will need to have checked in 60 minutes prior to your departure time, however when you use Giant Ibis Transport you will only need to check in 30 minutes before leaving.

When travelling by van you will need to check in 60 minutes prior to the departure time stated on your ticket.

When travelling by taxi there is no stated check in time, however arriving approximately 20 minutes prior to your booked leaving time is a great idea as you will be charged if you are late or a no show.

When travelling by bus then taxi you will need to be checked in 45 minutes prior to the departure time stated on your ticket.

Luggage allowances for each form of transport from Bangkok to Siem Reap
If you have booked to travel by bus, you can take 1 piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7 kg and 2 pieces of stored luggage weighing no more than 20 kg when making the commute with Giant Ibis Transport. If you have chosen to make the commute from Bangkok to Siem Reap with Travel Mart you can take 2 pieces of stored luggage with you.

If you have booked to travel by van you can take 1 piece of stored luggage with you, this also applies to a 10 seater taxi.

If you have booked to travel by taxi, when commuting with the operator SIMA Car you can take 1 piece of luggage under 23 kg, with the max dimensions of 158 cm (Height + Width + Length) and 1 piece of hand luggage under 7kgs. If you have chosen to travel with Glassflower there are no specific luggage allowance guidelines, however, they do state that oversized bags can have an extra charge.

If you have booked to travel by bus then taxi, depending on which vehicle type you choose you can take either 1 piece of hand luggage and suitcase weighing up to 20 kg or 1 piece of hand luggage and 1 extra large suitcase.

Additional information
Before booking your ticket online from Bangkok to Siem Reap be sure to check if there are any extra costs for visa checks, as these will not be included in your ticket price.

Van from Bangkok to Siem Reap

HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKET ONLINE FROM BANGKOK TO SIEM REAP

The most convenient way to book your ticket for travelling from Bangkok to Siem Reap is via 12Go. The benefits of this are that it will help in making your journey hassle free and run more smoothly. This option allows you to purchase a ticket without having to wait in a queue for a long period and guarantees you to get your preferred route of travel. It shows you all of the options available as well as time, prices and commute lengths alongside providing you with a reliable contact point should you need to change anything or if anything changes with your pre-booked travel route.

Van from Bangkok to Siem Reap

HOW TO GET TO YOUR DEPARTURE STATION IN BANGKOK

Getting to your departure station ahead of your trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap is made easy because of the brilliant range of transport available within the city. One of the best ways to get around the capital of Thailand is with the fast Skytrain as it avoids all traffic and there are several stations located throughout. If it isn’t possible for you to take this option, another great form of transport to use is their public bus system as it is very affordable. Alongside these two options, you can also take a tuk-tuk (an authentic way to commute), boat, motorbike or taxi.

Things to consider before deciding which form of transport you will take are;

  • How long will the commute take from where you are to your departure station?
  • What time do you need to arrive at your departure station?
  • Is the form of transport you would prefer to take near to where you are?
  • Does the journey fit in with your travel budget?

These could affect which option you choose to get to your departure station ahead of travelling from Bangkok to Siem Reap.

Bangkok Bus

HOW TO GET TO YOUR FINAL DESTINATION IN SIEM REAP

Upon arriving from Bangkok to Siem Reap you will then need to commute to your final destination. Just like Bangkok there are many ways to commute around Siem Reap but there are no public transport services. The options you can choose to get from your arrival station to final destination include;

  • Remok (authentic Cambodian tuk-tuk)
  • Taxi
  • Moto (motorbike taxi)
  • Motorbike rental
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental

Before travelling to your final destination in Siem Reap, be sure to check out the exact location which you arrive in, how far away you are then going and the length of the commute to discover which is the most suited journey for you. 

Bangkok to Siem Reap

BEST TIME TO VISIT SIEM REAP

To ensure that you have a memorable trip in Siem Reap, the best time to visit this magnificent city is during the months of December, January and February as this is when the temperatures are at their highest, reaching between 31 to 35 degrees, with no rainfall. If you are looking for lower temperatures and don’t mind slight rainy days, then November and March will also suit you.

HOW LONG TO SPEND IN SIEM REAP

For a great trip where you will get to explore all of the well known sites and famous landmarks without having to rush, a good amount of time to spend in Siem Reap is 4 days. This will allow you to check out the bucket list must-do’s as well as take time to soak up the unique culture at your own pace. If you don’t want to spend that much time there, you could also do a 2 day trip, however you will have to plan back to back activities.

Siem Reap

MUST-DO ACTIVITIES IN SIEM REAP

Here are some interesting and fun activities that you will definitely want to check out during your time in Siem Reap…

Angkor Wat Temples
With over 50 temples located here, you will be in awe of the incredible history and architecture that they hold. You can purchase passes for one, two or three days to explore around the fantastic sites. Make sure to fit the famous Angkor Wat into your itinerary as this is one of the world’s largest religious monuments.

Pub Street
This is a vibrant spot filled with pubs that have bright decorations strung from one building to the next. You will be able to enjoy very affordable drinks whilst being surrounded by a great atmosphere and taste interesting delicacies.

Old Market
To discover handmade clothing and locally sourced produce you will want to take a wander around the Old Market. It is a great place to purchase authentic souvenirs to remember your trip by and find unique one off items.

Siem Reap River
Walking along the river is a great activity to enjoy if you are looking for a way to slow down and relax. The area is very tranquil with chances for you to watch the locals catching fish and several bridges to cross over.

Cooking classes
If you fall in love with the delicious food that you will get to indulge in during your time spent in Siem Reap, then taking a cooking class will be perfect for you to learn how to cook a few dishes that you can then recreate after your trip, as well as learning about the Khmer cuisine.

Siem Reap

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