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From Bangkok to Poipet by train




Crossing borders between countries can be daunting, especially when you hear negative rants on the Internet about the process. But, crossing the border from Thailand to Cambodia is not as difficult as some people may make it out to be. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process and provide some helpful tips to make your journey as smooth as possible.

Actually, there are 3 ways to get from Bangkok (Thailand) to Poipet (Cambodia) by train, bus or car.

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Poipet is to bus which costs $5 – $12 and takes 5h. But if you have plenty of time and experience something fascinating, you should consider getting to Cambodia by train. There is a direct train departing from Phayathai and arriving at Ban Klong Luk Border. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day.

How to get to Cambodia’s Poipet from Bangkok by train: the cheapest way

Traveling from Thailand to Cambodia by train is a unique and memorable experience that allows you to witness the beautiful scenery and local life along the way. Here are the steps to take when traveling by train from Thailand to Cambodia:

The journey from Bangkok to the Cambodian border begins at Hua Lamphong railway station. To reach the border, you need to take Ordinary No. 275, which leaves before dawn (check the train schedules and price in advance). The train only has some class seats, and you should get your ticket one hour in advance. The train ride takes approximately less than 6 hours.

The first step of the border crossing process is Thai immigration. Thai immigration is located next to the railway station, and you can reach it on foot. Before heading to immigration, you may want to stock up on some essentials from the nearby mini marts.

The process for Thai immigration is straightforward. Follow the signs to 2F, which is one floor up.

The next step is Cambodian Immigration. Cross the road and go up the steps on the right side to reach the immigration office for foreigners.

If you’re applying for a Visa on Arrival, it costs $30, but if you have an e-visa, you’ll need to print two copies of it. When you enter the immigration office, turn left, and a man will give you a form to fill out. This form is for both arrival and visa application.

After a few minutes, you’ll get your passport back with the visa sticker in it. You’ll then need to fill out the same form again and give it to another immigration officer.

In conclusion, crossing the border from Thailand to Cambodia can be a smooth process if you follow these simple steps and tips. Traveling from Thailand to Cambodia by train is an exciting and affordable way to experience the local culture and scenery. Just follow these steps to make your journey as smooth as possible, and you’ll have an unforgettable adventure.