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    Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia by bus

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    (last date took the tourist bus - June 28, 2006)

    Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Bus fare - ThB 200.00

    Departure time - 7:00 a.m.
    Actual departure time - 8:30 a.m. (Bangkok, Thailand)
    Arrival time - 11:07 p.m. (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

    C.J. Travel (Mama 3)
    206/5 Khaosan Road
    Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200

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    Bus Stations

    by thisit811 Updated Jun 7, 2006

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    Bangkok has three main bus terminals to destinations outside Bangkok.
    Northern/Northeast Bus Terminal on Phaholyothin Road, (Moh Chit Station) Tel. 2720296 or 2796222, serves Chiang Mai and the north.
    Southern Bus Terminal on Pinklao-Nakornchaisri Road, Tel. 4351199, on Thonburi side of the river (It's called Southern Terminal) serves Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Phuket and points south.
    Eastern Bus Terminal located on Sukhumvit Road, Soi 40, Ekkamai, Tel. 391-2504 or 392-2391, Usually referred to as EKKAMAI, serves Pattaya and points Southeast to Rayong and Trad Province.

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    bus to Pattaya beach is cheaper

    by uniquecb Written Jun 7, 2006

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    we took the city bus to Pattaya it was about 280 baht for two people it is much cheaper than going with a tour group. the buses are like taking a greyhound bus and it is very clean. they run every 1/2 hour- hour

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    From Bangkok to Pattaya by bus

    by yukisanto Written Jan 4, 2006

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    Ekkaimai bus terminal
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    Buying tickets at Ekkamai bus terminal is a breeze compared to Mo Chit. It's a smaller pplace, more navigable. Counters lined the sides, and all you have to do is to find the counter window with the name of the destination you want to go and buy a ticket on the next available bus.

    Words in blue are for air-conditioned buses, red for non-air-conditioned buses. Berths are labeled in English, and even the buses are labeled in English. You can't go wrong here. A ticket to Pattaya cost around 100 baht for airconditioned buses.

    Pity the terminal only serves the eastern side of Thailand. Mo Chit is the main terminal for trips to Central, Northern and Northeastern Thailand. It's a like a regional terminal, bustling with people and activities. And that can be daunting to tourists who can't read the thai script.

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    Bus to Chiang Mai

    by Waxbag Written Dec 20, 2005

    Don't get overcharged for your bus to Chiang Mai. You can book from any tour agent alon Khao San Road or Rambutri and prices vary. We paid 200 Baht for a ticket but I have seen it range from 150 to 300 Baht for the exact same bus. Shop around!

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  • Long distance buses

    by bangkokjim Written Nov 3, 2005

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    Be aware on the long distance buses which go internationally. When arriving at the border to cross into another country, the attendant on the bus ( even the mini vans!) will tell you that they are collecting money for the customs charge at the border, they make some excuse that they are there too early and have to pay the "overtime" or some other reason. Do not pay the attendant on the bus but instead pay the charge yourself at the border to the official stamping your passport ( IF there really is an extra charge!)- Some customers paid the attendant and she went off with the money, making the customers pay the tax/ charge again at the customs officer stamping your passport. I refused paying the attendant and just paid at the customs office ( if that was a racket also I am not sure!)

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    Psycho Minibus

    by cwhit21 Written Oct 25, 2005

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    I teamed up with a Brit when I was leaving Ko Samet. He was taking a minibus back to Bangkok, from Banphe. I figured I would tag along. It seemed it would be slightly easier. The price was a few more bucks than a regular bus,so maybe less hassle.Now, it was alot more cramped, along with aircon that didnt really work. I think it was quite a bit faster though. Was a bit more frightening, he tailgated everyone and used the brakes to the limits, but when he went down the wrong turnabout aginst traffic, then down the higway along the shoulder.. just to get to some out of the way empty shack snack shop. But hey thats what travelings all about as long as you dont end up dead its all good. Another story to tell about.

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    Buses Local and Far

    by alvis Written Oct 5, 2005

    The buses are quite hard to work out so if you are visiting for a short time you will probably never use them. Victory monument on the BTS is where you can get a bus to more or less annywhere in Bangkok. For buses outside Bangkok there is the North Bus terminal which I used to go to Cambodia near Chatuchak (Mo Chit) and for the East and South you can get buses from Ekkamai beside the Ekkamai BTS station. For VIP more expensive coaches Kha Sarn Road will have these.

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    Southern Bus Terminal

    by jrs1234 Written Aug 3, 2005

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    The Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal has a number of problems - it's on a small, crowded site off a busy road, and worst of all it's out of the way, in a north-western(!) suburb. Nevertheless if you are heading on a bus going south you may have to head here - it's across Pinklao Bridge, past the Central Pinklao shopping mall, and it's on the left as you head out of town - look for the big blue sign above all the buses. Taking a taxi is probably the only straightforward way to get to this place.

    There are long-term plans to move this bus station to somewhere more sensible - hopefully this will happen sooner rather than later.

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    Eastern Bus Terminal

    by prozgen Written Jun 17, 2005
    Eastern bus terminal

    If u d like to go to east thailand, u can take the BTS skytrain to Ekamai station.

    The Eastern bus terminal is located just beside the train station and there r buses going to various parts of east thailand.

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    Bangkok to Aranyaphrathet

    by yuet29 Updated Nov 11, 2004

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    Going to Cambodia from Bangkok, you need to go to Aranyaphrathet first, then take a moto ride to Poipet (Thailand-cambodia border)

    The buses to Aranyaphrathet are from Morchit terminal. The booth selling ticket is inside the building, so, dont waste your effort searching outside the building, you will only see lots of buses.. and lost your direction.

    The tix cost 164B with a bottle of water and a small pack of biscuits.. as I said, long distance buses in Bangkok are always nice.. =)

    The bus I took departed at 7:30am and reached Aranyaphrathet at 12noon. From there, you can take a moto to Poipet.. I paid 40B... i think i got rip-off.. many told me they only pay 5B.. haha..

    what to do?..

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    From Hatyai to Thailand

    by yuet29 Written Nov 11, 2004

    Bus fare in Bangkok proliferated in a few years time. I took 5:30pm bus from Hatyai to Bangkok. There are buses to Bangkok every hour but the fare before 5:30 and after 5:30pm are different. After 5:30pm bus will be in VIP type and more expensive.

    The type I took has toilet on the bus and cost 624B. The good thing for thailand bus is the ticket include a meal on the way. Given the receipt, you are entitled for a dinner or 2 bottles of water at the stop-over.

    I took the dinner with a group of Thai, normal dinner, rice with a few dish and tea. Nothing special but local experience.

    The bus will stop at both southern terminal and Morchit(Nothern terminal). The lady on the bus who serves will ask you beforehand which stop you would like to stop.

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    Beware of being conned!

    by icyjo24 Updated Oct 4, 2004

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    There's once where my friends and I wanted to take an express bus to Pattaya from Bangkok at the bus terminal. The usual price is around 100 baht and the journey takes 2 hours. While we were at the terminal, a bus driver approach us to take his express bus to Pattaya at a cost of 70 baht. We took that. However it took us 4 hours to get there as the bus made a lot of stops along the way and he didnt drive along the highway. It was almost evening when we reach and we couldn't find any budget accommodation and have to settle for a middle range one.

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    To the seaside resort of PATTAYA

    by volarevolare Written Jun 18, 2004

    You can get a bus ride from the Eastern Bus Station (Ekkamai -- "ek-ka-mai") which you can reach taking the BTS Skytrain down the Sukhumvit line towards the last stop E9 On Nut. Stop at E7 Ekkamai stop.

    The bus leaves every half an hour from 5am to 11pm.

    One way fare is only 90 Baht and the express air-conditioned bus takes about 2 -- 2.5 hours to reach Pattaya.

    You can contact Rung Reang Tour at the number below if you want to speak with the operators. They speak good English so it's easy to communicate.

    A taxi ride will cost about 2000 Baht.

    Alternatively, you could check if your hotel could arrange a ride for you in their own hotel limousine -- which could be anything from a Toyota Corolla or Volvo or Mercedes.

    From Chaophya Park hotel, the ride costs 2500 Baht.
    From the Jomtein Spa and Club Resort, it costs 1600 Baht back to Bangkok.

    So prices will vary, please check with your hotel.

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    Southern Bus Terminal-Buses from KL and Singapore

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 24, 2004

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    All package tour buses from the south (KL and Singapore) arrive at the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok. This is FAR from the center of Bangkok and Khao San areas. Most buses, because of the length of the trip, arrive at some ungodly hour of the night. It is best to find a taxi quickly and just go. The entire area is filled with people you won't be inviting home any time soon.

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