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New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

aus
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New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

So I have read that there is a new direct bus from Bangkok (Mo Chit) to siem reap.

ttrweekly.com/site/…

Has anyone taken it or know anything about it, eg booking tickets etc.

Alternatively, If I fly into Don Murang airpot at midday would anyone recommend taking the trip to Siem Reap that same day? Or would this leave me stranded at Poipet?

Wrightsville Beach...
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11. Re: New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

Airport thailand tours $80 one way from Bangkok to Cambodia border

Well worth it and 1/4 cost to fly

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12. Re: New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

Hi,

How long does that take by taxi to Siem Reap including border crossing?

Thanks x

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13. Re: New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

The direct bus service started today:

bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/337029/bus-serv…

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14. Re: New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

Travelled from Bangkok to Siem Reap on 22 Feb 2013 by direct bus.

Tickets sold from booth 22 at Mo Chit bus station. Get evisa first and take your passport if you go to buy a ticket in advance.

750 baht for the ticket. Bus left at 9.00. No stops or pick ups on the way. Water and a snack given out. Bus a/c with toilet. Brief stop at a bus stop in Aranyaprathet. Arrived at border at around 13.40. Despite assurances to the contrary we changed buses at the border but it was literally get off one and straight on the other. Probably due to driving on the left in Thailand and the right in Cambodia. Lunch snack served, pork and rice. Lots of people got off as they didn't have visas. They went to get visas at the border and make their own way onwards. Crew didn't speak much English but several Thai passengers did and were very helpful explaining what was going on. However, at the border an English speaking crew member joined us. All passenger Passport details were filled in on a form and then passports and visas plus 100 baht per person were taken off to immigration by the driver. We were given our passports back and got off the bus to clear Thai exit immigration. The Thai side of the Border was not that busy but we went through the group tours lane. Got back on the bus and drove past the casinos. Saw people who were on the bus earlier but didn't have visas in a queue to get through Cambodian immigration. Drove into Poipet and then pulled over just after the roundabout and the driver took the passports to Cambodian immigration. We sat and waited on the bus and then passports arrived back. Departed at 15.30. Arrived in Siem Reap at 17.30 and took a $4 tuk tuk to the hotel. No hassle with the driver, accepted we had booked a hotel and didn't need him the following day.

Summary - Prolonged but comfortable journey and no hassle. Would definitely do it this way again, especially after seeing how people are targeted by beggars and touts as they cross into Poipet.

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Travelled from Bangkok to Siem Reap on 22 Feb 2013 by direct bus.

Tickets sold from booth 22 at Mo Chit bus station. Get evisa first and take your passport if you go to buy a ticket in advance.

750 baht for the ticket. Bus left at 9.00. No stops or pick ups on the way. Water and a snack given out. Bus a/c with toilet. Brief stop at a bus stop in Aranyaprathet. Arrived at border at around 13.40. Despite assurances to the contrary we changed buses at the border but it was literally get off one and straight on the other. Probably due to driving on the left in Thailand and the right in Cambodia. Lunch snack served, pork and rice. Lots of people got off as they didn't have visas. They went to get visas at the border and make their own way onwards. Crew didn't speak much English but several Thai passengers did and were very helpful explaining what was going on. However, at the border an English speaking crew member joined us. All passenger Passport details were filled in on a form and then passports and visas plus 100 baht per person were taken off to immigration by the driver. We were given our passports back and got off the bus to clear Thai exit immigration. The Thai side of the Border was not that busy but we went through the group tours lane. Got back on the bus and drove past the casinos. Saw people who were on the bus earlier but didn't have visas in a queue to get through Cambodian immigration. Drove into Poipet and then pulled over just after the roundabout and the driver took the passports to Cambodian immigration. We sat and waited on the bus and then passports arrived back. Departed at 15.30. Arrived in Siem Reap at 17.30 and took a $4 tuk tuk to the hotel. No hassle with the driver, accepted we had booked a hotel and didn't need him the following day.

Summary - Prolonged but comfortable journey and no hassle. Would definitely do it this way again, especially after seeing how people are targeted by beggars and touts as they cross into Poipet.

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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16. Re: New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

Thanks for the review. Hope you don't mind me sharing.

Havana, Cuba
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17. Re: New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

I was looking forward to taking the bus on the 5th March from Siem Reap to Bangkok. I saw on the Net picture of the bus etc with two drivers and that they had begun the service just past week. Has it been cancelled already?

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18. Re: New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

No the bus service is running daily. The service didn't start until the 21 feb.

nyc
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19. Re: New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

Thank you SteveJD999 for that great report. Do you recommend getting the e-visa, because I noticed you said everyone had to pay 100 baht extra anyway. Did you ever see the people who didn't have visas reboard the bus during your 2 hour wait on the Cambodian side?

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20. Re: New direct bus from Bangkok to siem reap

Definitely recommend the evisa. We saw the people that had to get off our bus in the queue for visas as we left. I think they would have been about another hour and they weren't able to get back on our bus.