Last updated: Feb 28, 2020


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How To Get From Don Det to Siem Reap?

When travelling the 235km distance from Don Det to Siem Reap, you have 2 options: you can either take a bus for over 10 hours and costs $32 or take a flight for 1 hour plus an additional 3-hour bus ride and tickets start from $90.

Asia Van Transfer offers one direct trip daily from Don Det to Siem Reap. This is a very convenient option and tickets cost only $32 for the complete journey.

In the end, flying won’t save that much time as you need to travel to Pakse first. If you still want to fly, be sure you don’t miss the latest flight leaving at 13:00 from Pakse!

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus10.5 hours$32Check bus tickets
Flight4.5 hours$72+ $18Check flights


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Don Det to Siem Reap by Bus

Duration: 10h 30min
Costs: $32

If you want to travel from Don Det to Siem Reap, go with Asia Van Travel. Their company gets great feedback because they have very friendly staff who give good instructions on how to cross the border and where they will make stopovers.

They also provide a pick-up service for no additional fee.

It’s important to plan ahead, as they offer only one direct trip from Don Det to Siem Reap per day. The trip overview is given below. A one-way van ticket costs $32, and the trip takes about 10,5 hours.

Asia Van Transfer08:00-18:3010h 30min$32

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Asia Van Transfer

  • Departs from Green Paradise Tour and Travel, Nakasong Pier in Don Det
  • Arrives at Asia Van Transfer Office along Hap Guan Street, next to the old market in the center of Siem Reap

Tip: For those who need a visa to enter Cambodia, it’s best to get one before the trip. Travelers are usually overcharged for visas at the border. 



Don Det to Siem Reap by Flight + Bus

Duration: 4h 30min
Costs: $18 + $72

Flying is a bit faster, but expect to pay at least $90 if you travel by plane, and that’s if you book your flight early. Plus you will miss the experience of crossing the border by foot!

The time you save by taking the plane compared to the bus is only around 3 hours. With the bus you will arrive at 18:30 in Siem Reap center and with the flight, you will arrive at Siem Reap Airport at 14:00. At the airport, you will still need to wait for your luggage and find a way to get to the center.

If you still want to fly, you should go first to the closest airport to Don Det, which is 3,5 hours away in Pakse. A bus from Don Det to Pakse costs $18 with Naga Travel and then you’ll need to take a taxi to the airport. For more details, read our article on going from Don Det to Pakse.

The only airline operating between Pakse and Siem Reap is Lao Airlines. Be aware that they only offer one flight a day, which departs at 13:00. This means you have to leave Don Det in the early morning. If you miss it, you’ll have to travel the next day.

Fares for this route start at $72, but it’s more common to pay around $100. The good thing is that the flight only takes one hour. For the latest schedules, click on the button below.

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Want to find the best way to get into Siem Reap from the airport? Then check out our article about Siem Reap Int’l Airport.

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