How to get to Siem reap and Angkor Wat
On the plane
Airlines operating flights to airport Siem Reap:
- AirAsia (Kuala Lumpur)
- Asiana Airlines (Seoul)
- Bangkok Airways (Bangkok)
- Cambodia Angkor Air (Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh)
- China Eastern Airlines (Kunming (Kunming), Nanning (Nanning))
- China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou (Guangzhou))
- Jetstar Asia (Singapore)
- Korean Air (Seoul)
- Lao Airlines (Luang Prabang)
- Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur)
- Silk Air (Da Nang, Singapore)
- Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Luang Prabang)
Very popular and in demand flights Bangkok-Siem reap monopoly is the only airline Bangkok Airways, and the prices are correspondingly high. From Bangkok it is more profitable to make a flight low-cost airlines AirAsia via Kuala Lumpur, or fly to Phnom Penh, and then get on the bus or even a taxi.
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The airport is only seven kilometers from the city (Siem Reap airport on the map), and to reach it will not be easy. Many hotels offer free Shuttle service from the airport if you book with them. In this case, you will be met and taken to the hotel.
You can get yourself a taxi. A trip to the official taxi will cost 7 dollars.
When departing from the airport on a domestic flight you will need to pay an airport fee in the amount of $ 12. The earlier fee for departures on international flights from 1 April 2011 is cancelled!
On the boat
In Siem reap can be reached by speed boat from Phnom Penh and Battambang (Battambang), which arrive daily from/to Phnom Penh. The boat trip is very interesting, and we recommend them if you allow time and money, but be prepared for inconveniences, because it's still local rather than a tourist transport. Most of the way lies along the Tonle SAP lake (Tonle Sap) where you can see the life of fishermen and residents of the lake in floating villages to see the wonderful river landscapes. As boats are "missiles" Soviet production.
Trip cost from Phnom Penh – $ 35, journey time 6 hours. Tickets, including transfer to the pier in Phnom Penh, sold in travel agencies and at the reception of hotels. Sending boats made with the pier in Phnom Penh daily at 7:30. In the dry season boats run less frequently, and part of the way through shallow river is replaced by a trip to the lake by bus. Sometimes in the dry season (especially April-July) cancelled at all.
From Battambang the cost of the trip is $ 25, journey time – 5 hours.
In Siem reap the boat arrive at the pier 15 kilometers from the city. There always are on duty taxis and tuk-tuks ready to take you into town.
There are also multi-day tour routes from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on traditional boats. Information about them can be obtained in travel agencies on site.
It is cheaper in Siem reap from other cities of Cambodia or from the neighboring States of Asia can be reached by bus. Many trucking companies offer a huge number of routes. Prices from different companies are slightly different and usually lower in local (Cambodian) carriers. You can purchase tickets in travel agencies on the streets or in the hotel. The most popular route within Cambodia – from Phnom Penh. International routes are from Ho Chi Minh city (including a compound of the ne), Bangkok, Pattaya.
In General, buses are considered to be quite safe transport in Cambodia, but only in the afternoon. Night trip to Cambodia is very dangerous and should be avoided.
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From the cities of Cambodia
Direct routes or with a change you can drive to most of the cities of Cambodia. Carriers are many, each with their schedule, prices and places of departure/arrival. The most common place of departure/arrival located in tourist areas or in the price includes transfer from the hotel to the place of departure of the bus. The routes are mainly daytime (morning departure), but there are night crossings, which we use is not recommended.
The most popular route was from Phnom Penh. From Sihanoukville to Siem reap, the route passes through Phnom Penh.
Approximate cost and travel time to popular destinations:
- Phnom Penh-Siem reap: $ 10, 6 hours;
- Battambang (Battambang)-Siem reap: $ 10, 6 hours;
- Sihanoukville-Siem reap: $ 16, 10 o'clock.
From Vietnam to Siem reap
In Siem reap you can go by coach from Ho Chi Minh city. There are also composite route from MUI ne, but in fact these are the same buses from Ho Chi Minh city, just you will be transferred from the ne to the place of departure of the bus in Ho Chi Minh city. Buses depart from the tourist district of Ho Chi Minh city.
There are routes through the Phnom Penh and Siem Reap direct to the. The trip cost about 22 dollars (depending on the company). Visa on arrival in Cambodia is on the border.
From Thailand to Siem reap
Until recently, the flights on the route Bangkok-Siem reap was carried out by a single carrier "Bangkok Airways" at high monopoly prices. But now the flights from the old airport of Bangkok, Don Mueang to Phnom Penh and Siem reap at very reasonable prices performs budget Air Asia.
Border crossing during ground transfer (bus or car) from Thailand to Siem reap, convenient to carry via border crossing Aranyaprathet (Aranyaprathet) - Poipet (Poipet) (border crossing Aranyaprathet/Poipet on the map of Cambodia), which has long had a bad reputation among the travelers because of cases of extortion by officials at the border (for visa and customs control), "the mafia taxi drivers", fraud with visas, as well as many different kinds of swindlers, pickpockets and other riff-raff, "on duty" on both sides of the border. In recent years, the situation there is much better, but still have a chance to encounter "unforeseen expenses". To avoid extortion by border guards, it is best to issue E-Visa to Cambodia in advance. The border crossing operates from 7:00 to 20:00
Moving tourist bus
Travel agencies on the street can be found in the sale of composite tourist transfer service from Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Chang, etc. (see schedule and directions on the photo) to Siem Reap and back. The cost of these trips tempting low, for example, from $ 14 to Bangkok (in August 2012). And you will not have to change the transport path, everything seems to be going for you organized. And do you reach the point, at least in most cases. But instead of the promised 8 hours on the road are almost guaranteed you will go much longer and this is the best of the troubles that can happen to you. You can easily lose somewhere in the road, you may lose your Luggage, you will have to go in the corner of the bus crushed by the bags loaded, you can bring your not there, you have to wait to transfer from bus to bus somewhere under the scorching sun, well you will have to change, at least 4 bus. And all this can happen in one trip. Therefore, it is highly recommended not to use such crossing, and independently with transfers to get to places. One of the companies that engaged in such transportation, is Hang Tep Travel Co. We recommend you avoid travelling by this company like the plague.
Independent transfer to regular buses
Much better and reliable way to get to Siem reap from Bangkok, Pattaya and other cities of Thailand, in our opinion, is moving on a bus. The route is, in General, will look like this: drive to Aranyaprathet --> border crossing in Poipet --> a crossing from Poipet to Siem reap. This route has long been proven and tested by many travellers, and there is nothing complicated.
Drive to Aranyaprathet To Aranyaprathet from Bangkok and Pattaya by bus can be reached in about 4 hours and on average for 200 baht. From Bangkok to Aranyaprathet can be reached from North station Bangkok Mochit, and the Eastern bus terminal, Ekkamai. The most frequently (almost every hour) buses leave from the Northern station. To purchase tickets in advance is not necessary. The bus is from 160 to 200 baht depending on the class (in August of 2012. from the North bus station of the 1st class was worth 223 baht), and a journey time of 4-5 hours.
There is also a bus route from the airport to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi directly to Aranyaprathet. This is the bus No. 390 which departs from the airport bus terminal (Public Transportation Center) and travels to station Rongklua Market almost at the border with Cambodia (border crossing Aranyaprathet-Poipet). Worth the trip by bus No. 174 of 390 baht (currency of Thailand, the exchange rate) and departs at 09:00 and 11:00, but the schedule may change (as of March 2013 bus leaves at 07:40 on weekdays and at 07:40 and 9:30 on weekends). In any case, sending this route is carried out in the first half of the day to be able to take tourists to the border until the moment when the border crossing closes.
In Aravaipaite buses arrive either at the city bus station (bus station on the map) or at the bus station Rongkluea Market (station Rongkluea Market on a map). Preferred is the second option, as Rongkluea Market located at the border, while from the bus station, Aranyaprathet will have to travel about 5 kilometers by tuk-tuk for 60 baht. From Rongkluea Market to the border crossing can be reached on foot (800 metres) or by tuk-tuk for 20 baht per person. Hiking the route and position Rongkluea Market can be seen on the map.
The border crossing at Poipet. So whichever station you arrive, your task will be to get to the border crossing in one piece. Tuk-tuks are likely to take you to the office, where you will try to spin on the "left" visa. How to avoid it written here.
After passing all the border and customs formalities, after leaving the border crossing you will be on the main street in Poipet, and no bus station.
A crossing from Poipet to Siem reap. Some do not fit in any logic quirk tourist bus terminal in Poipet (do not confuse this place with avtobusnoe station Poipet) was built in already at 12 kilometers from the border crossing in the middle of desert fields (tourist bus terminal in Poipet on the map). The station is huge and empty - it's another fad. In order to reach it, you need to use the free Shuttle bus that runs continuously between the checkpoint and the terminal. Terminal occupancy minivans depart to Siem reap for $ 10 per person (negotiable) with delivery to the hotel in Siem reap, but delivery to the hotel should specify when landing, otherwise the driver about it is deliberately forgotten and will drop you on the outskirts of the city. Delivery to hotels in the city can be done with a transfer on tuk-tuks. From the bus station, you can also go by taxi for $ 48 per car for four or $ 12 per person via cash.
Since the terminal bus station (see the timetable on the photo), including in Siem reap for $ 9, but the special sense in such poscce no, because the cost is less than the van to the hotel just for 1 dollar.
But try not to hurry once you leave the border crossing immediately go to the tourist bus terminal in Poipet. More optimal would be to find a taxi for $ 40 and even cheaper (need to bargain) right at the entrance to the border crossing, while you can find fellow travelers to share the cost (this can make even the driver will only need to wait a bit). Here, however, is the place to be wiring, when the alleged driver under various pretexts sends you to the free Shuttle bus to the bus station (allegedly the car there), and there you just put in a mini-van for $ 10 per person.
By train from Bangkok
From Bangkok station Hualamphong to Arrayprint twice a day the train (our train), the fare which costs only 48 baht. The first train leaves at 05:55 and arrives in Aranyaprathet at 11:35; the second train leaves at 13:05 and arrives at 17:35. The first is the preferred train, because on the second you can not manage to get to the border crossing, especially if you are travelling for the first time and have to spend the night in Aranyaprathet. From the railway station at Aranyaprathet to the border crossing easily reached by tuk-tuk or taxi.
To check the train schedule on the website http://www.railway.co.th/
When you get to Aranyaprathet and go through the border crossing at Poipet, then you need to follow as well as when moving on the bus.
From Phnom Penh (airport) you can reach Siem Reap by taxi for 4 hours and 80-100 dollars, but will have to bargain well.
To border crossing from Bangkok airport Suvarnabhumi from Bangkok and can be reached for 1800 baht from Pattaya 2,200 baht.