If you are in Bangkok – Thailand and want to visit Phnom Penh – Cambodia by bus then you are on the right page. Traveling to Cambodia from Bangkok via road is a great fun and it’s not expensive. I’d like to suggest you to have a 3 or 4 days tour to Cambodia if you are planning to visit Thailand or already in Thailand, this is because the Cambodia and particularly the capital Phnom Penh is a nice place and you’ll enjoy your stay there. Now let’s come to the point and find the steps to reach Phnom Penh from Bangkok by bus.
How to Get Bus from Bangkok to Phnom Penh?
In fact, finding a direct bus from Bangkok to Phnom Penh is very difficult, but you just have to change one bus at Siem Reap city of Cambodia and you can reach Phnom Penh.
So what you need to do is to actually take a bus ticket from a government bus service in Bangkok, this bus will take you to Siem Reap city of Cambodia which is located in the border, and from there you’ll get another bus to reach Phnom Penh (the capital of Cambodia).
The bus ticket will cost you around THB700-800 or $20-25 USD from Bangkok to Siem Reap and from there you can take another bus to reach Phnom Penh within 5 to 6 hours.
You can buy the bus ticket in Bangkok by following the link below:
The above website is in Thai language, so you need to right click on the page and translate it to English, you’ll see a helpline number at left side bar, just call on that number and book your ticket from Bangkok to Siem Reap, they will give you a code which you can take with you to any 7 Eleven shop in Bangkok and pay the ticket price. The actual ticket will be given to you in the bus station on the same day when you want to travel. Mostly, the bus departure time is 9AM from Bangkok.
How to Get Cambodia Visa on Border?
When you board in the bus, you’ll reach Thailand-Cambodia border in 3 to 4 hours, so you’ll have to get your Cambodia visa there, you can just pay $20 USD to get your Cambodia visa on the border, the bus will wait for all passengers on the other side of the border. Don’t pay any extra money to bus staff or anyone else, be careful on the border.
After reaching Siem Reap, please go to the bus station and take your ticket to Phnom Penh which should not cost you more than $8 to $12. And after a few hours (5-6), you’ll be in Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh to Bangkok by Bus
If you have finished your stay in Phnom Penh, and want to go back to Bankgok then don’t worry, Phnom Penh to Bangkok bus service is straight forward. Just visit the following website and check for the time/date and ticket fare, and you can call them or visit them to get your ticket:
This bus is more cheaper because it’s a direct bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok, and the fare is around $25. I hope you’ll enjoy your stay in Cambodia. Happy Traveling!