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1. Posted by lovebug21 (Budding Member 30 posts) 9y

Hi all!

Im in Bangkok at the mo. Getting a flight to chang mai in a few hours, staying there for 5days and then heading back to Bangkok (only option available!). Ill be back in bangkok on 25th and im hoping to head to Siem Reap for a few days and Pneu Phem (sor about the spelling!). Anyone have any suggestions how to get there. Flying seems to be a bit expensive...

Thanks a mil!

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Maybe Airasia has some good deals on that route?

3. Posted by Winkekatze (Full Member 41 posts) 9y

Hi,

maybe Bangkok Airways got some special offers, too - check www.bangkokair.com or ask for it in the next travel agency in BKK.
If its too expensive you can book a trip by bus - but it will take you at least 15 hours - we made this trip only once and then prefered to take a plane back to Bangkok ...

Filika - Best regrads,

Silke

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 9y

Have a look at this website: http://www.talesofasia.com/cambodia-overland.htm

this guy has made the journey across the border from Siem Reap to bangkok over 90 times and his website contains up-to-date info on the current state of the roads on this route.

I decided against this journey and flew with Bangkok Airways. That was in June 06 though and I believe the road conditions have improved since then.

5. Posted by sanquar (Full Member 63 posts) 9y

you could go from bangkok to chantaburi then on to the Palin border crossing. From the border you may find a moto taxi. If not there is a bit of a walk into Palin township. From there find a taxi to take you to battembang. Good accomodation there. Great markets, too.
From there walk to the river and catch the riverboat from battembang to Seim Reap that takes anywhere from 4 hours to 8 hours depending on water levels. From there you'll get a moto or minivan to Seam Reap town and you can head stright to Rosies backpackers for a room. Find a tuk driver to take you to Angkor and Robert's your mother's brother.

You could get From Bangkok to Palin for about 120 baht if you took public buses.
From palin to battembang, it all depends on your transport. Often the cab will havg around till it has a full load of people. I paid double to have the whole front bench seat to myself. I think it was $10US. I was happy to pay that for the extra room and the fact we'ed been waiting for another person to take up the seat and I wanted to leave.

The riverboat ride is a gem of a time and I'll never forget it.

6. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

I am travelled overland from Bangkok to Siem Reap in December 2005. It was a good experience. The bus from Bangkok to Aranyaphratet (Thai border) took about 5 hours. Then you will need to take a tuk-tuk for about 15 minutes to Poipet (Cambodian border). From here I shared a taxi into Siem Reap in 3 hours (dependent on road conditions, 3 hours is when the road conditions are best...it's dirt road almost all the way) for about usd40.

If u wanna save time, then take a flight but going overland from Bangkok to Siem Reap gives u a different experience, u get to see the Cambodia countryside.

For up to date road conditions, www.talesofasia.com is the best!

7. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 9y

Air Asia has fairly inexpensive flights from Bangkok to Phnom Penh (usually less than half the price of those offered by Bangkok Air and Thai Air), but they don't fly to Siem Reap. Alas, Bangkok Air still has the monopoly on that route, and high ticket prices reflect that fact!

8. Posted by marigeri (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

YES THE EASY WAY TO COME IS BY LAND FOR POIPET
to siem reap.
it is a nice experience for me heaven with a dusty bus as they call it.
but it takes six or more to do 150 km.
taxi from the border are now very expensive around sixty maybe fifty. but it is the best way to travel, trying to share a cab with independant traveller you met in bangkok and at the border.
if you share with three people means you can pay less.
trying to come by yourself is a difficult choice because at the border there are ot helpfull people as they can be everywhere else in cambodia.
the road by bus is really bumpy, but then yoiu share an experience with the people in the bus, laugh in perspective.
this is a good experience but the road is amazingly bad.
you will finally arrive in a guesthouse full of driver.
it can be simple and comfortable, but siem reap have plenty of more charming accomodations
i stay in one place for a long time before is the star rise angkor guesthouse. and this is like a small village in siem reap.
but poipet is not as charming as cambodia like siem reap or phom phen dont be afraid by it

have a good travel. really i love cambodia very much and i hope you will too

9. Posted by marigeri (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

YES THE EASY WAY TO COME IS BY LAND FOR POIPET
to siem reap.
it is a nice experience for me heaven with a dusty bus as they call it.
but it takes six or more to do 150 km.
taxi from the border are now very expensive around sixty maybe fifty. but it is the best way to travel, trying to share a cab with independant traveller you met in bangkok and at the border.
if you share with three people means you can pay less.
trying to come by yourself is a difficult choice because at the border there are ot helpfull people as they can be everywhere else in cambodia.
the road by bus is really bumpy, but then yoiu share an experience with the people in the bus, laugh in perspective.
this is a good experience but the road is amazingly bad.
you will finally arrive in a guesthouse full of driver.
it can be simple and comfortable, but siem reap have plenty of more charming accomodations
i stay in one place for a long time before is the star rise angkor guesthouse. and this is like a small village in siem reap.
but poipet is not as charming as cambodia like siem reap or phom phen dont be afraid by it

have a good travel. really i love cambodia very much and i hope you will too

10. Posted by lovebug21 (Budding Member 30 posts) 9y

Hi all,

A flight to siem reap is working out at 22,000 (2ppl)bhat but i can get a flight to Phnom Penh for 10,000 bhat (2ppl) just wondering is it hard to get from phnon penh to siem reap?

Thanks for all the advice!