We are travelling to Siem Reap this May 2012 and we also want to visit Bangkok. How can we catch up the train to Bangkok from Siem Reap?
Buses are the best option from Siem Reap to Bangkok.
Once beyond Poipet and through immigration (get there from Siem Reap by taxi), take a tuk tuk to Aranyaprathet - trains run from there to Bangkok twice a day (one departure in the morning and one in the afternoon). It takes around 6 hours and you can only travel 3rd class - worth doing once I'd say! It's very cheap, but the quicker option would be travelling by bus.
By Taxi it is 1900 Baht (3 hours), by shuttle 230 Baht (3.5 hours) . Both within walking distance from Thai Immigration
Thanks Guys, this is very helpful, but, is there any bus going to poipet or are we going to take taxi? We want to get to Poipet as early as possible so we can decide which ride are we going to take (bus / train) and arrive in bangkok mid afternoon.
Appreciate your information. Cheers!
And what time we should leave at Siem Reap for Bangkok? As LRH said 'trains run from there to Bangkok twice a day (one departure in the morning and one in the afternoon)' as i don't want to risk to miss the train! Do you have a timetable?
Thank you! :)
try the search function (directly above your post) - use phrases like you would for a google search - this question comes up regularly and there is plenty of info there
buses go pretty much every hour from the Thai side of the border and it's a 3 hr trip to Bkk - your timing will depend onwhether you want to wait during the busy border times, or are prepared to leave SR very early, or don't mind getting into Bkk in the dark.. you have stacks of options
mattcbray, take a look at the following link:
Relvant information taken from this - "Two reliable trains a day run from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok, 255 km or 159 miles. You should be able to make the 13:55 departure from Aranyaprathet, arriving Bangkok at 19:55. The other train leaves Aranyaprathet at 06:40, arriving Bangkok at 12:05. Both trains are 3rd class only, but they are clean and it's a very pleasant ride with a breeze blowing in through the open window. The fare is only 48 baht (£1/$1.60), no reservation necessary, simply turn up and buy a ticket at the station. The train also drops off at Makkasan (19:40) and Phaya Thai (19:46) before arriving at Bangkok Hualamphong, these can be more convenient stations at which to get off if you're staying in northern Bangkok".
Someone has already suggested seat61 as a useful research tool, and a simple google search will give you plenty of other helpful information.
What type of transpo do we need to take going to Poipet from SR? we are a party of 7 and we want to leave SR as early as possible, what time is the first available trip to Poipet?do we ned to take a taxi/ Bus going to Poipet? and how early we can travel going there from SR? Is it safe?
Did you look at the above link jibbitz?? I
If you're in a group of 7, you would be best to get a bus from Siem Reap to Poipet. You shouldn't have a problem getting a bus early in the morning, and can arrange tickets through your hotel or a travel agency.
The link provided gives more info and will answer all your questions.
I'm not sure what you mean by "is it safe?" It's as safe as anywhere. Just have have your wits about you and do a bit of research before you travel. I'm sure you'll feel perfectly safe in a group with 6 other people!