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A popular crossover point for those wishing to reactivate their visa or just get a new entry stamp is Aranyaprathet. Aranyaprathet is a small but busy border town in Sa Kaew Province that provides a convenient gateway into Cambodia, or entrance point into Thailand depending on which way you’re travelling. The actual border point is Poiphet in Cambodia some 15km from Aranyaprethet.¬†

Aranyaprathet Border 

There are twice daily first-class buses from Suvarnabhumi to Aranyaprethet, and in the opposite direction. Times from Suvarnabhumi are 0800hrs and 1430hrs with cost just under 200 baht. Buses also leave Bangkok’s Mor-Chit bus terminal regularly throughout the day for a similar price of around 200 baht for the 4-5 hour journey. These first class buses usually include some food and a toilet. Cheaper lower class buses are also available but don’t expect a toilet.

There are also daily trains from Bangkok’s Hualamphong station out east to Aranyaprethet. For price you’d be hard pushed to beat the train. With only a third class service on offer a ticket will cost you around 48 baht, though not quite as much comfort as the first class buses.

Various option are available on Khaosan Road though reports usual point to a higher charge and a lesser service than the regular buses out of Mor-Chit or Suvarnabhumi. Mooch about and you might just find a bargain.

Getting from Aranyaprethetto the border will cost you about 60 baht, pretty steep when you consider it’s only 48 baht from Bangkok to Aranyaprethet by train. The border is open from 0700hrs to 2000hrs. Expect queues in the morning as Poiphet is casino heaven for Thais on a gambling day trip. Midday onwards the buses from Khao San Road pull in and things get busier. Morning is better.


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