Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Phnom Penh to Bangkok

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok Schedule

Phnom Penh to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Van 9pax Any time$ 361.02
Virak Buntham Express VIP 06:00 - 19:00$ 52.50
Cambodia Airways Economy #KR70109:00 - 10:10$ 103.08
Bangkok Air Economy #PG93210:30 - 11:45$ 227.30
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ72112:25 - 13:40$ 68.56
Bangkok Air Economy #PG93415:45 - 17:00$ 121.87
Thai Airways Economy #TG258119:20 - 20:30$ 232.97
Virak Buntham Express Hotel Bus 21:00 - 11:30$ 36.75

Transportation from Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Phnom Penh to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Bus didn't have any toilets like advertised, and the beds were different to the pictures. Drivers didn't speak any English and came across as rude. Changed to a cramped minivan at the border which wasn't on the booking. Driver then dropped me off at somewhere random.
Bus Hotel Bus, Virak Buntham Express, Dec 1, 2019
The staff are not able to provide information about trip details to foreigners and talk loudly (either with another staff or passengers) for the whole duration of the trip. The bus and its facilities (bed, etc.) are not well maintained.
Bus Hotel Bus, Virak Buntham Express, Nov 23, 2019
They (Bus driver and his friends) are earning 5 USD$ extra for visa on arrival They don’t talk politely also they just talking with us in there own language. Otherwise all service was good.
Bus Hotel Bus, Virak Buntham Express, Aug 11, 2019
The bus ride is supposed to take 17 hours. This basically means we were in the hotel bus from 20pm to 4am and we were dropped at the border, to wait there for two hours and then wait one more hour to cross the border, where people screamed at us. Which was followed by a bus drive in a mini van to bangkok. So not really good for getting some sleep, only for getting frustrated
Bus Hotel Bus, Virak Buntham Express, Aug 2, 2019
Cambodian part of the trip was OK but Thai part was a piece of shit. To the border, we arrived in time. Our passports were stamped and our luggage was taken over the border on carts. An officer caught a mototaxi to take me closer to the border. I walk with cruches. After my passport was stamped in Thailand I had to walk for about 30 min under rain asking at every corner where is Thero Express untill I reached some point where I was offered to wait. When I asiked about my luggage nobody paid attention to me. Then I was told to walk to a big bus which was some hundred meters away. When I reached the bus I asked about my two bags again. A superviser sent a guy to look for them and in five minutes he got back with one of my bags. Then another guy was sent to look for another bag and successfuly brought it back. But he wanted me to pay him five bucks for the service. Superviser showed no reaction. I said that I paid for all in Cambodia and got in the bus. At last we started and ariived to our destination at about half past ten PM.
Van Regional 14pax, Thero Express, May 13, 2019
the whole trip took more than 18hrs to reach bangkok city and the sleeper bus was cramp and the whole journey was very bumpy
Bus Hotel Bus, Virak Buntham Express, Apr 10, 2019
In 3 trips 3 buses have broken down
Bus Hotel Bus, Virak Buntham Express, Mar 11, 2019
Unproblematic ride with the night bus until the border. There you get the ticket for the bus in Thailand. After the crossing the border by yourself, you’ll find the busses the will bring you to Bangkok. Nice staff.
Bus Hotel Bus, Virak Buntham Express, Mar 11, 2019
2 hrs.( + ) Is plenty early for this trip , customs , immigration a breeze , very little wait times and the flight was all Smiles!
flight Economy, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Feb 17, 2019
SLEEPER BUS IT IS NOT!! If you find it hard to sleep DO NOT book this method of travel. We boarded the bus and set off almost on time which was a bonus but then it all went wrong. We were on the 2nd row of lower beds so next to the entrance & exit, the driver and his companion laughed and talked and played LOUD music the whole journey ( it was impossible to sleep listening to that blasting down the bus ???? ) We stopped several times but the lack of communication was impossible to determine if we could get off or if it was a stop for everyone. Then around 4am the sounds of a screaming woman who had missed her stop to Siem Reap amongst her family of 5 was just ridiculous she begged and demanded the bus to stop for around 30mins before it finally came to a place and let them off We were then all ushered off the bus abruptly around 6.30am at the side of a busy roundabout area ( we had NO idea where we was ) I asked the driver BANGKOK? He just grunted but i didn’t recognize anything ???? After figuring out i needed to enter a small office a gentleman asked for our tickets and told me to wait outside with a tag around our necks, we were the only ones left to discover we had to go across the street to departures fill in our departure card inside our passports and walk over the border to Thailand alone. We waited in a line of people for around 60/70 minutes before being stamped and sent through passport control, the wait was horrendous no signs to follow, no one to tell you the way i just looked out for anyone with the same tag around their neck and hoped for the best. Around 8.30am 2 hours after being dropped off we were packed into a minibus for a further 5hour journey Thankfully nicer driver, stops for food and restrooms but the longest journey EVER!! 17 1/2 hours in total We were dropped by the side of the road near the BTS which is not the drop off on our ticket costing us more to reach our destination Budget travel, budget service i will never do it again ( but our things were safe for anyone stressing about that )
Bus Hotel Bus, Virak Buntham Express, Feb 16, 2019
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How to get from Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Travelling between Phnom Penh and Bangkok is possible by Flight, bus and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 363.65 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 36.75.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 hours to travel between Phnom Penh and Bangkok depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Phnom Penh and Bangkok. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 14h 30m to reach Bangkok.

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

Travelling between Phnom Penh and Bangkok can be as cheap as USD 36.75 if you opt for a Virak Buntham Express bus and as expensive as USD 363.65 if you buy a Thai Airways flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Phnom Penh and Bangkok ?

  • 12 from Phnom Penh to Bangkok starting from 08:05 Phnom Penh Airport until 19:25 Phnom Penh Airport
  • 1 from Phnom Penh to Bangkok starting from 21:00 Phnom Penh Virak Buntham until 21:00 Phnom Penh Virak Buntham

2 from Phnom Penh to Bangkok starting from 00:00 Phnom Penh until 00:00 Phnom Penh

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Phnom Penh to Bangkok.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Phnom Penh to Bangkok, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 68.00.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Phnom Penh and Bangkok

Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Sky Angkor Airlines, Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Travelling from Phnom Penh to Bangkok overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Phnom Penh and Bangkok

Virak Buntham Express


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Phnom Penh and Bangkok


What is the most popular transport to get from Phnom Penh to Bangkok?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 83% opted for a bus
  • 16% decided to fly
  • 1% Other