How To Go To Cambodia

You can go to Cambodia by bus from countries that are adjacent to it; from Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.

If you go to Cambodia by plane, the direct flights originate only from other countries in Asia, such as the Philippines, China, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore.

Read the details of land trips and air flights to Cambodia in this page and in other pages of this website. 

Table of Contents in this page directs you to the particular information you need on how to go to Cambodia. Click here to go to Table of Contents.

You Can Go To Cambodia By Bus. Use search box below to check on buslines, trip schedules and bus fares. Or click here.

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Where is Cambodia?

How is it in Cambodia now? Is there still war in Cambodia?

      
      Can I go to Cambodia by bus?

Information on popular overland routes to Cambodia.

     
      Are there direct airline flights to Cambodia?

Information where direct flights originate.

      
      How to go to Cambodia from Vietnam.

This is traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

 

How to go to Cambodia from Thailand via Aranyaprathet.

Traveling by bus or in a tourist van.

 

How to go to Cambodia from Thailand via Trat.

Traveling by bus and by taxi or motorcycle near the border.

      
    Where are the tourist sites in Cambodia?

Primary sites with introductory notes.

     

 

     For more detailed information go to these pages.

 

 What Visa Is Needed To Enter Cambodia?

     Where Are Cambodian Embassies Worldwide?

How To Go To Cambodia From Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

 How To Go To Cambodia From Thailand Via Aran

How To Go To Cambodia From Thailand Via Trat

What Public Transportation Can I Ride In Cambodia?

 What Currency I Need To Have In Cambodia?

Is Cambodia Safe For Tourists?

Is Food and Water Safe In Cambodia?

 

Can I go to Cambodia by bus? Scroll down for information. 

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Can I Go To Cambodia By Bus?

Yes, you can. From Vietnam or from Thailand. Getting there by bus is the most popular way of going to Cambodia. The buses are airconditioned and are mostly in good condition with comfortable seats. Here are the three usually preferred border-crossing routes by overland travel:

 

1. From Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh City (Cambodia). Scroll down to learn more.

 

2. From Bangkok (Thailand) to Phnom Penh or to Siem Reap in Cambodia via Aranyaprathet. Scroll down to learn more.

 

3. From Bangkok (Thailand) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) via Trat. Scroll down to learn more.

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You can now book a bus ticket for Cambodia from your smartphone. Check out the bus trips and fare rates by clicking on the BookMeBus link below.

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1. The Usual Route from VIETNAM to CAMBODIA

This is traveling by bus from HO CHI MINH City (formerly called SAIGON) in Vietnam to PHNOM PENH City in Cambodia, through the Mocbai-Bavet Border-Gates .

 

Where To Board Your Bus in Vietnam Bound for Cambodia

You board a bus in Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City. Your bus will take you through the Vietnam-Cambodia border and all the way to the city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The buses are air-conditioned, have reclining seats, and most have toilet on board.

 

Which Way Will The Bus Travel from Vietnam To Cambodia?

The highway route takes you through the Mocbai-Bavet Border Checkpoints at the Vietnam-Cambodia Border Gates. Mocbai is the last town of Vietnam at the border from which you will exit the territory of Vietnam, and Bavet is the first town in Cambodia through which you will enter the country on your way to Phnom Penh. Distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh is about 240 kilometers (149 miles). The highways are well paved. No mountains here. Just all flat plains the entire way.

 

How Many Hours From Vietnam To Cambodia By Bus?

The travel usually takes about 6 to 7 hours. A bus leaves Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) for Phnom Penh (Cambodia) every hour. First trip usually leaves at 7:00am and the last trip at 3:00pm. Sometimes there are slight changes in the schedule by about half hour difference.

 

How Much Is The Bus Ticket from Vietnam to Cambodia?

Cost of bus ticket, from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh City (Cambodia) is from US$10 to US$15, depending on bus company.

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Click here to check out the bus trip schedules and fare rates from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

For more detailed information about going to Cambodia from Vietnam: Click here: How To Go To Cambodia from Vietnam.

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2. The Overland Route from THAILAND TO CAMBODIA via Aranyaprathet

This is traveling by bus, or by van, from BANGKOK, Thailand, to PHNOM PENH, Cambodia through the Aranyaprathet - Poipet Border-Gates.

 

Where To Board the Bus or Van from Thailand To Cambodia

You board a bus (specifically in Bangkok Bus Terminal Chatuchak) or a van (maybe around Kao San Road) in Bangkok. The overland trip takes 3 segments of highway travel to reach Phnom Penh or Siem Reap in Cambodia.

 

Which Way Will The Bus Travel from Thailand To Cambodia?

The bus from Bangkok will take you to the bus station in the border-town of Aranyaprathet (Thailand) where you get local transport (typically a motorcycle drawn carriage) to the Thailand-Cambodia border entry-point, specifically in the vicinity of the Thailand immigration border-exit checkpoint, which is about 6 kilometers (about 4 miles) away from the Aranyaprathet Bus Station.

 

Where Do You Get Off The Van?

If you took a van instead of a bus from Bangkok, you will be offloaded not at the Aranyaprathet Bus Station but at a restaurant (that also serves as a "van parking station") that is about 800 meters away from the Thailand-Cambodia border entry-point. You walk from this restaurant to the Thailand immigration border-exit checkpoint.

 

How Do You Enter The Cambodian Territory From Thailand?

From the Thailand immigration border-exit checkpoint you walk into the territory of Cambodia, specificically into the border-town of Poipet where the Cambodian immigration border-entry checkpoint is located about a hundred meters away from the border gate.

This is the welcome arch you will see in Poipet, Cambodia, as soon as you exit from the Aranyaprathet passport checkpoint in Thailand.  You enter the territory of Cambodia as you pass under the arch. The Cambodian Poipet passport and visa checkpoint is about 300 meters away from this arch. This is the northwestern gateway to Cambodia from Thailand, thru the Aranyaprathet-Poipet border.  Photo by TMT Images

Where Is The Bus Station In Poipet?

The bus station is about 500 meters away from the Cambodian immigration passport checkpoint at the border.

Inside the bus station building there are ticket booths where you can buy tickets for buses that are bound for Siem Reap or Phnom Penh.

Siem Reap is about 3 hours away and Phnom Penh is from 6 to 8 hours away.

Last trip from Poipet to Siem Reap or Phnom Penh is 3:00pm (sometimes 5:00pm).

You Can Puchase Bus Ticket Using Your Smart Phone

You can now book a bus ticket for Cambodia from your smartphone. Check out the bus trips and fare rates by clicking on the BookMeBus link below.

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For more detailed information about going to Cambodia from Thailand, click here: Bangkok to Cambodia via Aranyaprathet-Poipet

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3. The Overland Route from THAILAND TO CAMBODIA via Trat-KohKong

This is from BANGKOK, Thailand, to PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, through the Trat - Koh Kong Border-Gates

 

Where To Board Your Bus In Bangkok

You board a bus at Bangkok Bus Terminal Chatuchak  or at Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal bound for the border-town of Trat (Thailand). The overland trip takes 4 segments of highway travel to reach Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

 

First: Your Bus Will Take You To "Trat"

Trat is the name of the province in Thailand that is along the Thailand-Cambodia border. Your bus from Bangkok will take you from the Trat Bus Station to the Thailand-Cambodia border-gates.

 

Second: A Van-ride  From Trat Bus Station to the Border-Gates

You take a van from the Trat Bus Station for the 86 kilometers (about 53 miles) trip to the Hat Lek - Cham Yeam border entry point at the Thailand-Cambodia border. The trip may take up to two hours. Hat Lek is the border-town of Thailand where the Thailand immigration authority passport checkpoint is located. Cham Yeam is the border-town of the province of Koh Kong in Cambodia. The Cambodian immigration authority checkpoint for passport and visa is at Cham Yeam.

 

Third: Another Ride to Koh Kong Bus Station

After clearing the border passport checkpoints at Hat Lek and at Cham Yeam, you take a motorcycle-drawn carriage (called "tuk-tuk"), or a car that serves as a "taxi-cab" (without taxi-meter) or ride tandem on a motorcycle (called "moto") to the bus station in the town of Koh Kong, which is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) away from the border-gate.

 

Fourth: Bus From Koh Kong to Phnom Penh

Buses in Koh Kong leaves for Phnom Penh starting at 7:45 in the morning. The last trip leaves around 12:45 in the afternoon. Phnom Penh is 275 kilometers (171 miles) away. Travel time may take up to 5 hours.

 

For more detailed information about going to Cambodia from Bangkok, click here: Bangkok to Cambodia via Trat-Koh Kong.

Please scroll down for information about airline flights going to Cambodia.

Airline Flights To Cambodia

Are there direct airline flights to Cambodia?

There are direct airline flights to Cambodia, but these flights originate only from airports in Asian countries, specifically flights from cities in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Flights Originating Outside Asia

Passengers of flights originating outside Asia make a stop-over in an Asian airport before proceeding or transferring to another plane bound for Cambodia.

 

Which Airport Do You Land In Cambodia?

Depending on your chosen city of destination in Cambodia, you either land at Phnom Penh International Airport in the city of Phnom Penh or at Siem Reap International Airport in the city of Siem Reap where Angkor Wat is located.

 

See Flight Arrivals and Departures in Real Time

You may check out actual flights arriving and departing in Cambodia, from their cities of origin and destinations, in real time. Click here: Airlines to Cambodia.

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Find your hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Click here

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What's proper to wear when in Cambodia?

 

Consider weather and culture

Cambodia is a tropical country. From April To June, the temperature can go up to 95 degress (F) or above. We recommend light colored loose clothing that can absorb sweat and dries quickly.

 

What to wear when visiting temples

Please wear shirts with sleeves when you enter temples in Cambodia. Also, please do not wear shorts inside temples. Wear a skirt covering the knees or wear pants.

 

You may simply find these clothes in Amazon while you are still in the U.S. or in your country. The images of Amazon here are clickable links.

 

What about shoes? Scroll down to read what shoes are advisable to wear in Cambodia.

 

 

In Cambodia there is need to take off shoes many times

You would be definitely doing a lot of walking, especially when you visit Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. A pair of soft, comfortable and "breathing" walking sneakers is a must.

There are places where you would be required to take off your shoes at the entrance to enter. You will not want to always have to bend down to untangle shoe laces and then bind them again later.

You can find "lace-less" sneakers available at Amazon. The images below are clickable links to Amazon.

 

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