Travelers can take a flight or bus to Siem Reap from Thailand’s Bangkok. The cheapest way to enter Cambodia from Thailand is by bus. I took a Virak Buntham mini van (departure point at Pratunam Market of Phaya Thai) from Bangkok to the border before getting on a night bus to Phnom Penh. The one way ticket price for Bangkok to Phnom Penh with a stop over at the border is $21. It took the mini van about four hours from Bangkok to the Thai-Cambodian border. After crossing the border (to go through the passport check point), I continued to Phnom Penh through its night time bus, which about six hours. The van is clean, comfortable, and air conditioned. Half way through the four-hour drive, there is a change of driver.
How To Get from Bangkok to Siem Reap or Phnom Penh by Bus
Crossing the border through Poipet
It’s also a good idea to get the Cambodian visa online rather than at the border crossing. However, if you’re taking a direct bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok and vice versa, Nattakan Transportation‘s buses are one of the two choices you’ve got. From Bangkok to Siem Reap, Nattakan bus usually departs Morchit Bus Station at 8.00 AM and reaches Poipet border (Thailand-Cambodia) at around 12:30 AM. Visa on arrival takes you about 10 minutes. By 4:30 pm on the same day, you’d arrive Siem Reap. On the bus, the bus attendant provides you breakfast, coffee, juice, and lunch. Nattakan bus drops off the passengers on Sivatha Road, Krong Siem Reap, the central of the city.
Nattakan Cambodia started in 2012. On December 14, 2012, the cross-border bus company entered an agreement with Thai National Scheduled Bus Company to upgrade bus services between Cambodia and Thailand. This has made it really easier for travelers to take direct between Siem Reap and Bangkok.
You can easily book your bus tickets online through: BookMeBus.com
Mekong Express is also one of the favorite buses among expatriates.
Crossing the border through O Smach
Another border crossing point is through O Smach, a small Cambodian town on the Thai border in Samraong District of Oddar Meanchey Province.
More about Siem Reap
Siem Reap is a province located in the northwestern part of the country near the Tonle Sap. The capital of the province is Siem Reap. Siem Reap was named to commemorate the victory of Khmer troops on the Siamese army of Ayutthaya in the 17th century. Today, Siem Reap is known throughout the world as the famous province of the famous Angkor Wat Temple. On Earth there are not many places that can compete with the splendor of Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is the largest religious construction in the world, and this is one of the world’s finest wonders.
This mountain temple is located in the heart of Angkor Thom and was built by King Jayavarman VII. The pyramid of the pyramid has an entrance to the east and three floors.
Updated: Starting in December 2016, Giant Ibis also add this route between Bangkok (Thailand and Siem Reap (Cambodia) to its list of departures and destinations.
Web link: Traveling Round Trip by Bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap