Poipet to Phnom Penh...
Replies: 28 - Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 5:55 PM Last Post By: dogeatinghotchips
Nov 2, 2012 11:38 AM
2) Cross Border
3) Buses leave from Poipet at 12:00, 12:30 and 19:30
Let's just say my train isn't late...
A) would I have time to catch the 12:30 bus
B) Is the Bus info correct?
C) What would be an alternative option besides taking a 7:00 bus from BK to PP. $16 or the plane which would be around $100
I have seen Angkor, so I have no need to go to Siem Reap, but I can stay 1 night and leave the next day?
Link of interest: Poipet Warning!
Nov 2, 2012 12:15 PM
Nov 2, 2012 1:17 PM
Nov 2, 2012 3:13 PM
3I wouldn't hesitate to take the fairly quick and easy plane for $100 vs. the many hours train/bus option - unless you just want to take a train and bus ride. LOL and wanted to visit Poipet.
Re bus info correct? Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't. You know how it is.
Nov 2, 2012 6:23 PM
4The train can take longer than expected. I also doubt that you'll have time to get through customs and out the other side at at that time of day. Alternatively you can catch a taxi to Battambang, share or private and get them to drop you at the bus station, from there you should be able to find a bus to PP, alternatively share taxi it all the way, still cheaper than flying.
Nov 2, 2012 7:24 PM
Nov 2, 2012 7:29 PM
Nov 2, 2012 7:44 PM
Poipet is the Mos Eisley of Indochina: you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
AirAsia doesn't do point-to-point inside Cambodia.
The only direct flight I can find is Angkor Air, $65 REP-PNH.
Have you considered just flying directly from BKK-PNH? It'll be $150-$200 but it will save you a lot of hassle.
Nov 2, 2012 9:21 PM
Nov 3, 2012 4:50 AM
10the border at Koh Kong is not that bad although you will have to fight to pay $20 for the visa and bargain hard for the ride from the border to town. You would almost certainly have to overnight in Koh Kong if you want a bus but you might find a share taxi
Nov 3, 2012 10:40 AM
11Don't be afriad of the water.
If you've travelled a bit in Asia before AND you get your Cambo visa before arriving then you can treat Poipet as a challenging observation of humankind. I have taken a bus from the Cam side bus station around 3 or 4 pm. I also believe its poss to stay on that side overnight and cathch bus to P.P in the morn. I am planning to do this (just for the hell of it) in about two weeks) but its true Poipet looks to be a total S++thole and the crossing can be a test of nerves.
Nov 4, 2012 3:24 AM
12Unless you want the 'adventure' of going via Poipet then probably the plane is the quickest, most simple and possibly even the cheapest option. You mention that you have time before making a decision so keep an eye on the website for AirAsia and you might pick up a bargain.
Another option might be to stay the night in Poipet and catch the bus to PNH in the morning. There are actually a few reasonably priced (approx $7-$10) hotels that are clean and safe (pm me if interested and I will look out the names of the places that I have stayed at) Poipet is not a nice place but it is quite interesting going to the casino area at night to eat in one of the outside restaurants - and the food is great. In the past it was almost a no go zone for Cambodians but these days there are quite large numbers of poeple who take advantage of the relatively clean attractive area as a respite from the unremitting squalor of the real world town.
Nov 4, 2012 4:11 AM
13#12 I think a number of people would be interested to hear of hotel/guesthouse recommendations in Poipet
Nov 13, 2012 3:40 AM
14The last place that I stayed in Poipet was called the Huy Kea Hotel the phone number is 012346333. It is on the northern side of the road through Poipet perhaps 200m away from the roundabout. As I said, clean cheap basic.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$144.93 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$37.04 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$190.01 per night