Bus/Train Phnom Penh to Poipet (any update June 2024?)

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Bus/Train Phnom Penh to Poipet (any update June 2024?)

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Hi travel guru,

I plan to take this route in couple of weeks.

Several years not coming back Cambodia (from 2020), I lost all info of bus operators and trains on this route. I assume a lot of changes so I need your help. I have 3 questions:

1. Do Cambodian trains run this route atm? (Phnom Penh to Poi Pet). I cant find any updates from Cambo Railways offcial page.
2. In case I have to take bus, what bus company do you recommend for night trip? (I Google searched and they gave me several operator names, all are new to me except Virak Buntham). Virak is ok but i wonder if any chances for the others?
3. How smooth is it at Poipet & Aran's customs. My last trip, those things there were horrible.

TIA.
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Re: Bus/Train Phnom Penh to Poipet (any update June 2024?)

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mgb wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:51 pm Hi travel guru,

I plan to take this route in couple of weeks.

Several years not coming back Cambodia (from 2020), I lost all info of bus operators and trains on this route. I assume a lot of changes so I need your help. I have 3 questions:

1. Do Cambodian trains run this route atm? (Phnom Penh to Poi Pet). I cant find any updates from Cambo Railways offcial page.
2. In case I have to take bus, what bus company do you recommend for night trip? (I Google searched and they gave me several operator names, all are new to me except Virak Buntham). Virak is ok but i wonder if any chances for the others?
3. How smooth is it at Poipet & Aran's customs. My last trip, those things there were horrible.

TIA.
I recently wrote a trip report, my journey was from BKK to PP via Poipet.
I believe trains run only to Battambang from PP. Plenty of buses and minibuses and Siennas etc do the route. I just go to NR5 just beyond the Japanese bridge and see who wants to pick me up, so to speak. I don't know about night trips, would not recommend. The fare to PP should be about $20, maybe a bit less.
Customs are nearly irrelevant, it's the immigration that takes time. Shouln't be too bad. Just be sure you either have a Thai visa or be sure you have not already done 2 walk-ins this year.
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Re: Bus/Train Phnom Penh to Poipet (any update June 2024?)

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Virak doesn't have good reputation I hear..
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Re: Bus/Train Phnom Penh to Poipet (any update June 2024?)

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Chuck Borris wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:49 pm Virak doesn't have good reputation I hear..
Virak used to have a bad reputation but they have gone through a major transformation, they now operate some of the best buses in Cambodia. Their trucking/parcels operation is also very reliable.
The trains will be operating to Poipet in the not too distant future.
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