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Getting to Cambodia: Ban Pakard to Pailin

Getting to the border In Chanthaburi, minivans depart from a stop across the river from the River Guest House, where you can book your spot, to Ban Pakard (180B, 1½ hours, 10am and noon). There are also sŏrng·tăa·ou from the bus station (100B, two hours) that tend to leave early.

At the border This is a far less busy and more pleasant crossing than Poipet further north. You need a passport photo and US$30 for the visa fee. Cambodian e-visas aren't officially accepted here, though some travellers have reported getting through. Demanding US$35 for the visa is standard practice here.

Moving on Hop on a motorbike taxi to Pailin in Cambodia. From there, you can catch frequent shared taxis (US$5 per person, 1½ hours) to scenic Battambang. After that, you can move on to Siem Reap by boat, or Phnom Penh by bus.

Chanthaburi Transport Connections

Bangkok's Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai)

Bus

184B, 4hr, 25 daily

Minivan

210B, frequent

Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit)

Bus

187B, 4hr, 4 daily

Minivan

215B, frequent

Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Bus

279B, 4hr, every 2 hours

Minivan

Rayong

Bus

Minivan

120B, 2hr, hourly

Sa Kaew

Bus

145B, 2hr, every 2 hours

Minivan

Trat

Bus

Minivan

52-70B, 1hr, frequent