Bangkok to Phnom Penh

Bangkok to Phnom Penh Bus Guide

Bangkok to Phnom Penh

Bus from Bangkok to Phnom Penh is one of the famous tourist routes from Thailand to Cambodia. Phnom Penh is a busy capital  with its roadsides teeming with street food stalls and colorful, bustling markets.

How to Get from Bangkok to Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh can be reached easily from Bangkok either by bus or flight. Taking a van or bus from Bangkok to Phnom Penh is the most suitable for travelers and locals due to the spacious seat and cheaper price. Even though taking flight is faster than bus, the flight ticket is 2 to 3 times more expensive than a bus ticket, unless the flight ticket is bought earlier under a promotion.

Therefore, both tourists and locals prefer to take the bus service from Bangkok to Phnom Penh to travel and spend time on weekend leisure.

How Long is the Journey to get from Bangkok to Phnom Penh

Duration for bus from Bangkok to Phnom Penh takes about 8 to 10 hours depending on the custom crowd and traffic. The coach will go directly to the border at Aranyaprathet, with a couple of stopovers along the way for resting. After clearing both Thailand and Cambodia custom, the same bus is waiting there to take you to Phnom Penh.

The full journey has two sectors:

  • Thailand side – from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet border
  • Cambodia side – from Poipet to Phnom Penh

Bus Operator for Bangkok to Phnom Penh

Travel Mart Bangkok offers a bus from Bangkok to Phnom Penh. They offer 4 departure times,  01:00 AM, 06:30 and 8:30AM. 

How much is the Bus Fare from Bangkok to Phnom Penh

The fare for a bus from Bangkok to Phnom Penh is THB 1,550.

Where is the Boarding Point in Bangkok

The boarding point in Bangkok is at the Travel Mart Office, Bangkok (Kao Sarn).

Where is the Arrival Point in Phnom Penh

The arrival point in Phnom Penh is at the Sihanouk Boulevard.

Note for Border and Visa

Clearing the Thailand custom at the border is straightforward. After that you would enter the so called “in between zone” where you can see many touting and casino. Kindly avoid all touting service which offers the Cambodia visa service.

Please proceed further up to the actual immigration checkpoint located on the right after short walk. This is Cambodia custom where you can apply your visa-on-arrival from the friendly immigration officer.

How do I Book Bus Service from Bangkok to Phnom Penh?

You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you would rather not do that, you can visit and book your seat within 5 minutes.

How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Thailand?

You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Thailand by logging on to the official website of BusOnlineTicket which is The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.