By bus the journey from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet is scheduled to take 5 hours.
Bus Timetable: Bangkok to Aranyaprathet
Click on the Bangkok – Aranyaprathet link for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Aranyaprathet ฿ 263 5h|
|Bangkok - Aranyaprathet ฿ 329 5h 30m|
Departure from Bangkok
Bus services to Aranyaprathet depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal at 798 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand.
Arrival in Aranyaprathet
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Aranyaprathet Transport Station, Aranyaprathet, Aranyaprathet District, Sa Kaeo 27120.
About Travel to Cambodia
From Aranyaprathet town its about 6 km to the border with Cambodia. The journey by shared taxi should cost 15 THB and by tuk-tuk 40 to 60 THB. The border itself is located in Rong Kluea Market. It’s a strange and chaotic border crossing. One of the annoyances at this border crossing is the number of people who will approach you as you try to cross the border offering to assist you with getting a visa for Cambodia. Do not accept their help as they are trying to make money from you without offering anything you actually need in return. The polite and hassle free way to get these people to go away is to tell them you already have a Cambodia visa. As you pass through the border remember:
- Get stamped out of Thailand. The office for foreigners is upstairs from the small window where Thai and Cambodian people are processed.
- Get a Cambodia Visa: There are multiple visa offices located in a ‘no man’s land’ area between Thailand and Cambodia amongst the casinos. Expect to pay a small ‘processing fee’ in addition to the actual fee for the visa.
- Get stamped into Cambodia: Once you have your visa, near the end of ‘no man’s land’ there is a building on your right where Cambodian immigration control is located.
On the other side of the border is the town of Poipet. Immediately beyond the border is a roundabout where lots of people hand around offering you onward transport at generally very high prices for very slow services. If you walk beyond this area you come to a long street with lots of travel agents on the right hand side. Very few speak any English or have signs in English. All speak Thai as well as Khmer and all can, if you overcome the language barriers, organise bus, minivan or shared taxis services to Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh . If this sounds difficult then book your onward travel online before you go: