Minivan times – Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Train services from Phnom Penh to Bangkok have not yet commenced operation. The train track from Phnom Penh to Poipet on the border with Thailand and the track from the Thai side of the border to Bangkok is fully operational. Through trains from Phnom Penh to Bangkok, however, are unlikely to start operating until 2022. In the meantime, if you want to travel overland from Phnom Penh to Bangkok then you need to travel at least part of the way by road.

Travel Times To Bangkok

There are 2 daily direct minivan services from Phnom Penh to Bangkok which you can book online.

Phnom PenhBangkokCostServiceCompany
05:0016:30$ 26.00RegionalThero Express
06:0017:30$ 26.00RegionalThero Express
  • Regional: 12 seat minivan.

Buy Tickets to Bangkok

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An alternative option to taking a minivan the whole way from Phnom to Bangkok is to travel by road from Phnom Penh to Poipet, then cross the border and board a train in Aranyaprathet (Thailand) for the remainder of the journey to Bangkok.

Thero Express Phnom Penh

  • Thero Express services from Phnom Penh to Poipet depart from Street 51 (Pasteur Street).

Thero Express Bangkok

  • Thero Express minivan services terminate in front of the DD House hotel on Soi 19, Phetchaburi Road, which is an 850 metre walk from Phaya Thai BTS station.

Travel from Bangkok

Bangkok has two airports, one major train station serving most of the railway in Thailand, and three major bus stations. You can travel directly from Bangkok to most places in Thailand and most major cities in South East by air and by road, although Thailand only currently has a single international train service a day which travel just over the border into Malaysia.

Train at Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok
Train at Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok
  • Train Travel in Thailand: Trains on 4 out of the 5 intercity railway lines in Thailand depart from Hua Lamphong Railway Station which is located in Bangkok’s Chinatown, and this is to the station to go to for trains heading north to Chiang Mai, northeast towards the Laos border, or south towards Malaysia with stops on route at Hua Hin, Chumphon (for ferries to Koh Tao) and Surat Thani (for ferries to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan). If you want to travel west to Kanchanaburi or Nam Tok then you need to catch your train at Thonburi Railway Station in West Bangkok.
  • Bus Travel in Thailand: Bangkok has three major bus terminal and which bus terminal you need depends on where you plan to travel to:
    • Northern Bus Terminal: Bus and minivan services from this station go to Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Nong Khai, Laos, Cambodia and Ayutthaya as well most other destinations to the north and north-east of Bangkok.
    • Southern Bus Terminal: This out of town bus station has services to destinations to the south of Bangkok including Phuket, Krabi, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Malaysia and Hat Yai.
    • Eastern Bus Terminal: This city centre bus is the smallest of Bangkok’s three bus stations and is conveniently located on the Sukhumvit Road near to a BTS station. From the Eastern Bus Terminal you can catch direct bus services to destinations in the East of Thailand such as Pattaya, Chanthaburi and Trat for ferries to the islands of Koh Samet and Koh Chang.

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