PHNOM PENH to BANGKOK — Flight, Bus, Train?

How to get from Phnom Penh to Bangkok
How to travel and get from Phnom Penh to Bangkok? You can travel by bus/train or plane.

Bus / Van to Bangkok
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Bangkok – the capital and most important transport hub of Thailand.

    • Bangkok – this is the major transportat hub of Thailand. Many travelers also travel from Cambodia to Thailand, by land and or by air. Take a vacation to Bangkok, a city where ancient history meets modernity, a city where ancient Buddhist temples coexist and state-of-the-art glass and steel shopping malls. A city with about nine million inhabitants, but the prayer houses are still completely quiet. Welcome to Bangkok, the beating heart of Southeast Asia. Bangkok is located on both banks of the Chao Praya River, just a few kilometers from its mouth into the Gulf of Siam, and can be divided into so-called new and old Bangkok. The logically right part is more touristically attractive and exposed – with the Royal Palace and hundreds of temples. It is estimated that there are about a thousand church buildings in all of Bangkok. It is almost impossible to get to know and see them all during a single trip to Bangkok. Bangkok is huge and offers endless opportunities to spend your free time. In the evening, be sure to head to Patpong Entertainment District and soak up the somewhat ticklish atmosphere of the local go go bars and other nightlife venues. There are 4 ways how you can travel to Bangkok from Phnom Penh in Cambodia – by plane, but, taxi or bus+train.
    • Book bus tickets/flights from Phnom Penh to Bangkok on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

From Phnom Penh to Bankgok you can travel by bus/minivan, plane or taxi/car.

    • Travel distance from Phnom Penh to Bangkok in Thailand is about 700 km via Poipet. The best and fastest way is to take a direct flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok. Direct flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes and it costs about $50-160/pp. There are some bus companies on this route, and you can take a tourist bus or minivan from Phnom Penh to Bangkok. Travel by tourist bus or minivan to Bangko from Phnom Penh takes about 13 hours. These buses are new and comfortable, some of them are minivans, minivans are faster, but buses are sleeper and comfortable. Bus tickets from Phnom Penh to Bangkok cost about $23-30/pp. Buses cross the Poi Pet border crossing. You can also travel to Bangkok by buses or by plane from Siem Reap, so you can first travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and then continue traveling further, there are direct flights and buses from Siem Reap to Bangkok. It is also possible to book a private taxi/transfer from Phnom Penh to Bangkok, this option is the most expensive. Private car or taxi/minivan costs about $292-356 (vehicle) and travel time is about 14 hours. This is one of the most important travel route between Cambodia and Thailand. You can easily book and buy bus/train tickets or flights from Phnom Penh to Bangkok in Thailand online.

How do I get from Phnom Penh to Bangkok?


1. BUS / MINIVAN from Phnom Penh to Bangkok

    • yes, there are also some tourist buses/minivans from Phnom Penh to Bangkok
    • all the buses and minivans go through the Poi Pet border crossing
    • the most cheapest way how to get to Bangkok from Phnom Penh, travel distance is about 700 km
    • travel by bus/minivan from Phnom Penh to Bangkok takes about 12-14 hours
    • bus ticket from Phnom Penh to Bangkok costs about $23-30/pp
    • bus companies to Bangkok – Virak Buntham Express – sleeper buses, Thero Express – minivans
    • comfortable, modern, air-conditioned minivans and buses, minivans are faster then buses
    • Book and buy bus tickets from Phnom Penh to Bangkok on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • read carefully all the information before you buy your tickets to Bangkok online
    • if you do not find your bus tickets to Bangkok, try to change your date of departure
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Virak Buntham Express bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok (photo: 12go.asia)
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Virak Buntham Minivan from Phnom Penh to Bangkok (photo: Baolau).


2. FLIGHTS from Phnom Penh to Bangkok

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Direct flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok is the most fastest transport to Thailand.


3. PRIVATE TAXI or CAR from Phnom Penh to Bangkok

    • from Phnom Penh in Cambodia to Bangkok you can also travel by private taxi or car (minivan)
    • travel by private taxi/car/minivan from Phnom Penh to Bangkok takes about 14 hours
    • travel by private taxi/car/minivan from Phnom Penh to Bangkok costs about $292-356/car
    • private transport company to Bangkok: Glassflower
    • modern comfortable cars or minivans for a group of people
    • Book your private car/minivan from Phnom Penh to Bangkok on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Private minivan/taxi from Phnom Penh to Bankgok – Glassflower (photo: 12go.asia).


4. BUS + TRAIN from Phnom Penh to Bangkok


You can also travel from Phnom Penh to Bangkok by combination of bus and train. You can take a bus or train from Phnom Penh to Poipet border crossing (9-10 hours). About 5 km from Poipet border crossing – there is Aranyaprathet town and from Aranyaprathet you can travel by train of Thai Railways to Bangkok. From Poipet to Aranyaprathet you can take a taxi. It is about 470 km from Phnom Penh to Poipet and about 250 km by train from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok.

A) BUS from Phnom Penh to Poipet

    • there are various tourist buses from Phnom Penh to Poipet border crossing
    • travel by bus from Phnom Penh to Poipet takes about 10 hours
    • travel by bus from Phnom Penh to Poipet costs about $11-18/pp
    • some of these buses continue to Bangkok
    • there is also a train of Royal Railway (train schedule is limited)
    • Book your bus tickets from Phnom Penh to Poipet on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

B) TRAIN from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok

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From Aranyaprathet you can travel by train to Bangkok.

Baolau – Book + buy tickets + Flights online

–  train, bus, ferry tickets + flights mainly for Vietnam (+Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar, Air Asia, Nok Air as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Phu Quoc + Nam Du, ferry to Quan Lan, ferry to Phnom Penh…)
– various bus/train travel routes in Vietnam (eg. Hoi An to Nha Trang, Hanoi to Ha Long, Da Lat to Hoi An…)
– the price of tickets depends on the official price of transport company
– acceptable online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– you can select a seat or berth in the train in Vietnam, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

12go.asia – Book + buy tickets + Flights online

– train, bus, ferry tickets + flights mainly for Thailand (also tickets for VietnamLaos, Cambodia, India, Myanmar…)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Koh Rong, Koh Chang, Koh Tao, Koh Lanta, Koh Samui
– train/bus tickets for the most frequented routes in Thailand – Bangkok > Kanchanaburi, Bangkok > Phuket, Bangkok > Hua Hin..
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Xian, Shanghai to Suzhou, Shenzhen to Guangzhou..)
– you can use an online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (not in Thailand)
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai (Sapa) on 12go.asia or Baolau (King Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– if you buy train tickets in Thailand over 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– you can not use an online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– more information about train travel in Thailand

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Temple at the Golden Pagoda in Bangkok.
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A modern part of Bangkok.
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Temple in Bangkok.
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The buddhist temple in Bangkok.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route Phnom Penh to Bangkokicon-angle-double-down

How to book and buy tickets or flights from Phnom Penh to Bangkok?

    • Book and buy bus tickets+flights from Phnom Penh to Bangkok on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can search and book another route, e.g. Phnom Penh > Poipet, Poipet > Bangkok…

How long does it take to get from Phnom Penh to Bangkok?

    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Phnom Penh to Bangkok takes about 1 hour 15 minutes.
    • Travel by bus/minivan from Phnom Penh to Bangkok (via Poipet) takes about 12-14 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi/car or minivan from Phnom Penh to Bangkok takes about 14 hours.
    • Travel by bus+train from Phnom Penh to Bangkok (via Aranyaprathet) takes about 18-20 hours.

What is the travel distance from Phnom Penh to Bangkok?

    • Travel distance from Phnom Penh to Bangkok is about 700 km by land via Poipet border crossing.

How much does it cost to travel from Phnom Penh to Bangkok?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Phnom Penh to Bangkok costs about $23-30/pp (depends on the bus company).
    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Phnom Penh to Bangkok costs about $50+.
    • Travel by private taxi/car or minivan from Phnom Penh to Bangkok costs about $292-356 (vehicle).
    • Travel by bus+train from Phnom Penh to Bangkok (via Aranyaprathet) costs about $13-23/pp.

What is the best way of transport from Phnom Penh to Bangkok?

    • The best way of transport from Phnom Penh to Bangkok is definitely to use a direct flight. There are a lot of direct flights of various airlines from Asia every day and there are also low-cost flights from Phnom Penh to Bangkok.

What is the cheapest way of transport from Phnom Penh to Bangkok?

    • The cheapest way of transport from Phnom Penh to Bangkok in Thailand is to travel by tourist bus or van, minivan. Bus tickets to Bangkok start at $23/pp.

Is there a private taxi from Phnom Penh to Bangkok?

    • Yes, there is a private taxi of Glassflower from Phnom Penh to Bangkok, you can book this taxi online. Travel by taxi to Bangkok is the most expensive way of transport, you can book minivan/van or modern vehicle.

Is there a train from Phnom Penh to Bangkok?

    • There is no direct train from Phnom Penh to Bangkok. But you can travel by train of Royal Railway of Cambodia from Phnom Penh to Poi Pet (border crossing with Thailand). Cross the border and from Aranyaprathet in Thailand (about 5 km from Poi Pet) you can travel by train of State Raiwlay of Thailand to Bangkok.

How to get from Phnom Penh to Poipet?

    • From Phnom Penh to Poipet border crossing you can travel by van or bus. Travel by bus, van to Poipet takes about 9 hours from Phnom Penh. You can search and buy bus tickets online on 12go.asia or Baolau.

How do I get from Bangkok to Phnom Penh?

    • From Bangkok to Phnom Penh you can travel by tourist bus, train+bus or you can take a flight. It is the same way how you arrived to Bankgok. You can search and book bus tickets or flights online.

Where to travel from Bangkok, what to visit?

    • From Bangkok you can travel to various places in Thailand, e.g. to Chiang Mai (the most visited place in the north of Thailand), Ayutthaya or you can continue to the south of Thailand – to Surat Thani or Phuket.

Bus Schedule / Timetable – Phnom Penh to Bangkok + Bus Tickets:

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Bus Schedule - Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Departs in Phnom Penh

Arrival in Bangkok

Bus Ticket

Thero Express

05:00

16:30

From $26.00

Mekong Express

07:00

19:00

From $29.00

Virak Buntham Express

01:00

17:00

From $25.00

Virak Buntham Express

20:00

12:00

From $25.00

Virak Buntham Express

20:30

13:30

From $25.00

Virak Buntham Express

21:15

14:15

From $25.00

Virak Buntham Express

21:30

14:30

From $25.00

Virak Buntham Express

21:45

14:45

From $29.00

Virak Buntham Express

22:00

15:00

From $29.00

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icon-arrow-circle-right Book your bus tickets or flights from Phnom Penh to Bangkokicon-angle-double-down

(You can change your departure, arrival, eg. Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Siem Reap to Bangkok…)


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