Want to know how to get from Don Det to Siem Reap? In this post, we’ll share a summary of the two ways to get there and compare each option on duration, costs and level of comfort. For each option, we go into more detail to help you decide which transport provider to book with and where to buy your tickets.
2 ways to get from Don Det to Siem Reap
There are two ways to travel the distance of 235 km (146 miles) from Don Det to Siem Reap: by bus (10 hours 30 minutes) and flight + bus (4h30m). The journey takes between 4h 30m - 10h 30m and the quickest way is by flight + bus. The lowest priced tickets start from 131,000 KHR ($32) for the bus.
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 131,000 KHR ($32), and the trip takes about 10 hours 30 minutes.
Tip: For those who need a visa to enter Cambodia, it’s best to get one before the trip. Travellers are usually overcharged for visas at the border.
Don Det to Siem Reap by Flight + Bus
Starts from: 368,000 KHR ($90)
Cost: 368,000 KHR ($90)
Flying is a bit faster, but expect to pay at least 368,000 KHR ($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 centre 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 centre.
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 74,000 KHR ($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.
Fares for this route start at 294,000 KHR ($72), but it’s more common to pay around 409,000 KHR ($100). The good thing is that the flight only takes one hour. For the latest schedules, click on the button below.
TIP: If you decide to travel by plane, please consider including a carbon compensation fee to reduce your impact on the environment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Don Det to Siem Reap
What is the distance from Don Det to Siem Reap?
The distance from Don Det to Siem Reap is 235 km (146 miles).
What is the fastest way to get from Don Det to Siem Reap?
The fastest way to get from Don Det to Siem Reap is by flight + bus and takes 4h30m.
What is the cheapest way to get from Don Det to Siem Reap?
The cheapest way to get from Don Det to Siem Reap is by bus with ticket costs starting from 131,000 KHR ($32).
Rounding it up
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Based in Bali, Maarten’s passion for travel is undeniable. In 2016, he decided to quit his job as a stock analyst and started doing what he always dreamed of: travelling through South East Asia and helping other people plan their trips. When he is not working on Gecko Routes, you’ll find him surfing in the ocean or exploring the best gems of Indonesia.