Koh Chang to Cambodia - Borders, Visa, Travel (2023)

Because of their close proximity to Cambodia and its border crossings, Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Mak are ideally suited for travel to Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville (for Kampot, Kep and Koh Rong) and Battambang.

On this page, we cover the borders used for each Cambodian city as well as the available transport to and from the Koh Chang islands. You can jump straight to the relevant section as needed:-

  • Cambodian Services (Private Explained)
  • Had Lek (Thai side)/Cham Yeam Cambodian side) – Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh
    • From Koh Chang
      • Share Minibus
      • Share Minibus From Trat
    • To Koh Chang Islands
      • Bus and Share Minibus
      • Through Tickets
    • Visa at Had Lek
  • Aranya Prathet/Poipet – Siem Reap (Angkor Wat temples)
    • From Koh Chang (Share Minibus)
    • To Koh Chang Islands (Share)
    • Visa at Aranya Prathet
  • Ban Pakkard/Phsar Prum (Pailin) – Battambang
    • Share Services To and From Koh Chang Islands
    • Visa at Ban Pakkad
  • General – Visas and FAQs
  • Private Transfers
  • Share Minibus and Visa Runs

Our Cambodian Services

We provide private transfers from your Koh Chang hotel, Laem Ngop Pier (Koh Mak) and Laem Sok Pier (Koh Kood) to and from these borders. We also offer an international service in either direction from Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Battambang and Sihanoukville (including the pier from Koh Rong).

If you need to get somewhere else too, for example Kampot or Kep, please just ask and we will see what we can do. You can start or end your trip in Bangkok. Finally, we can also help you with your travel requirements with Cambodia itself or set you up on guided tours.

Guide prices are at the bottom of this page, here.

In high season, November to mid May, if you leave early morning either from Siem Reap, Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville, you will make the boat connections to all islands. Going the other way, you will reach your Cambodian hotel by late afternoon with private transfers.

More details here.

Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh via Had Lek (Cham Yeam) Border – Cambodia Travel

Koh Chang to Cambodia - Borders, Visa, Travel (1)

Had Lek (Cham Yeam on the Cambodian side), about 90km out of Trat, is the nearest border crossing to Koh Chang. You cross here for travel to and from Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh.

The Trat Province coastal road to Had Lek passes through the proudly signed ‘narrowest part of Thailand. It’s an area flanked by the sea on one side with views across to Koh Kood in the distance and the hills of Cambodia on the other

In comparison to Aranya Prathet, below, the border at Had Lek is a relatively sedate crossing.

Shops line both sides of the street offering cheap clothes, shoes, copy watches and phones, definitely worth a browse if you have the time. There are also a couple of simple places to eat, noodle soups, chicken over rice, that kind of thing.

From The Koh Chang Islands

Using Had Lek border, through-ticket minibuses run all the way from your resort on Koh Chang to Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh in Cambodia. It costs 1,000bt including the ferry ticket to the border only, 1,800bt all the way to the cities themselves. Depending on location, the share minibus collects you from your Koh Chang resort between 06.30 to 07.50 for the 08.45 ferry.

If staying on Koh Mak, some resorts can organise this for you also, whereby you meet the Koh Chang minibus on the mainland. It is not available from Koh Kood.

There is a change of vehicle at the border to a big bus or minibus depending on numbers, departure around 14.00. This takes you through to Sihanoukville or Phnom Penh.

(Video) Border run from Koh chang to Thai-Cambodia Border

Once in Cambodia, don’t be surprised if all passengers first go to the nearest town, Koh Kong and then are filtered into separate vehicles according to their final destinations. This may also happen an hour down the road at the main T-junction/crossroads in Cambodia, where the road branches either to Sihanoukville or to Phnom Penh.

A public minibus shuttles back and forth every 45 minutes or when full enough from Trat Bus Station for 130bt. It takes about 1.5 hours, making brief stops at Klong Yai, some 15km from the border and then Had Lek Town.

You can reach Trat Bus Station from Koh Chang by using an island songthaew taxi, ferry (80bt per person) and 2nd taxi (60bt, 300bt minimum charge). The final part of this would be similar if coming from Laem Ngop Pier off Koh Mak. From Koh Kood, use a share taxi service from Laem Sok Pier.

Once over the border at Cham Yeam, you have a couple of options. You could jump in either a share taxi ($40 to $50 per person) or a private taxi ($80 to $120). Alternatively, you could join the 14.00 share minibus/bus as outlined above. Finally, you could head the 15 minutes into Koh Kong itself, 100bt-150bt (tuk-tuk) or 270bt (car). There is a bridge toll of 1200 riel on the way.

Koh Kong is not such a bad town to stay for a night, with plenty of guesthouses, run by knowledgeable expats, happy to hand on proper Cambodia tips. It is also has a vibrant trial bikes scene into the Cardamon Mountains.

If coming from Koh Chang, you need to leave the island as early as possible to make the connections in Cambodia. Relevant bus times from Koh Kong Bus station are at 14.00 (Phnom Penh) and 13.30 (Sihanoukville), prices in the $15 to $17 range.

An early start should see you safely on the lunchtime buses if you are coming from Trat. Incidentally, Trat guesthouses do sell the same through tickets as Koh Chang agencies.

To The Koh Chang Islands

Heading back the other way, if your travel under your own steam, use the Virak Buntham Co. bus which leaves for the border at 07.15 from Phnom Penh and 08.15 from Sihanoukville, with prices as above. This is scheduled for Koh Kong but talk to them on booking about from there to Cham Yeam, the actual border.

After crossing, Thai minibuses run to Trat Bus Station for 130bt, leaving in theory every 45 minutes but normally adopting the ‘full’ system.

Koh Chang to Cambodia - Borders, Visa, Travel (2)

You will find the minibus area on the right hand side about 200 metres down from border itself. You may need to change vehicle in Klong Yai.

Songthaews go from the Trat Bus Station to the ferries at Ao Thammachat for 60bt per person. They leave when full or you pay more to go immediately.

Through Tickets

The through ticket from Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh to Koh Chang costs $25 to $28 including the ferry ticket. It arrives at the border around 13.00 to 14.00. You change to a minibus for the Thailand leg. This does not leave until all other transport has arrived at the border too, especially that Phnom Penh connection. Expect long hot delays.

Once it does leave, the minibus drives to the pier at Thammachat, though it may go via a tourist agency in Laem Ngop. The agency offers you the ferry ticket at cost price, alonsgside transfer direct to your resort on the island. Their price for the transfer is a little more expensive than the share taxis on the other side. Regardless of whether you take their offer or not, all passengers are still then driven to the boat.

The last boat across to Koh Chang leaves at 18.30. Most likely, this will be the one you’re using – it’s a long, hard day’s travel.

(Video) Crossing the Cambodian border | Koh Chang to Phnom Penh - Vlog #42

Visa at Had Lek (Cham Yeam) Border

You stamp out of Thailand at the departure windows on the left hand side. It’s then just a short walk through no-mans land to the Cambodian side. Their visa window is the furthest one along in the buildings up the little slope on the left. You get the visa here and then go back a window to be stamped in.

Visas at Had Lek are 1,200bt. Dollars are, in theory, not accepted. If you do offer the $30 (the correct dollar price), you may get lucky and they issue the visa. Rest assured, it will involve endless horsetrading and payment or non payment of an additional 200bt to 300bt. There is a 100bt charge for a photo if you do not have one. E-visas, the simplest choice, are now accepted for entry and exit – see below.

If you are on a visa run and returning immediately back to Thailand, 200bt to 300bt is demanded for stamping in one window and out the adjacent one. Refusing to pay this fee will put you to the back of the queue. A longer wait may then cause problems with your schedule once back over the border, it’s your call.

For 50bt, locals are on hand to get forms and help fill them in. There is a health check, utterly pointless and a scam but it may be simpler just to pay the 50bt. Always carry your own baggage.

Koh Chang to and from Siem Reap via Aranya Prathet (Poipet) Border – Cambodia Travel

Koh Chang to Cambodia - Borders, Visa, Travel (3)

Aranya Prathet (Poipet, on the Cambodian side) is about 4 hours from the ferries and is the principal border crossing for Siem Reap. With its heat, dust, dirt, crowds and scams, it previously had a wholly warranted terrible reputation but things have improved since the reopening after Covid.

This border is also the main crossing point for transport coming out from Bangkok, casino buses as well as tours to Siem Reap, so it is phenomenally busy. Expect long delays and pushy touts rather than friendly Welcome to Cambodia greetings.

From Koh Chang – Share

From Koh Chang, through tickets to Siem Reap are 1,400bt on share minibuses. These pick-up from your resort around 6.30 to 07.50 before heading to one of the morning ferries from Thammachat. The ferry ticket is included in the price.

There will be a 30 to 45 minute LPG stop shortly after leaving the ferry. There is a change of vehicle at the border, journey time to reach there around 4 hours.

Once through the border and with your visa processed, you may need to wait a while until someone takes you to the Poipet Terminal, from where your onward bus or minibus leaves.

That vehiicle stops near to Siem Reap not in it, so requiring another tuk-tuk ride, to get you to your hotel for perhaps $10. The tuk-tuk driver will normally push alternative accommodation and guide services.

Whilst waiting at the border to be taken to the Poipet Terminal, you may be offered share taxis for $50+. There is nothing stopping you from taking up the offer, simply ditching the remaining part of your through ticket.

If you want the an even cheaper rate of $35-$40, walk past the other people waiting and head instead for the roundabout and its shops, where someone will offer you a ride.

Journey time from the border to Siem Reap is 2.5 hours. Cambodian driving, by the way, is something you will remember and recount for many years to come.

From Siem Reap – Share

Koh Chang to Cambodia - Borders, Visa, Travel (4)
(Video) THAILAND to CAMBODIA travel vlog| Hat Lek border crossing

Coming from Siem Reap to Koh Chang is straightforward, with a share taxi costing $30-$40 to the border. You then charter another private taxi on the Thai side to the ferry pier. This costs about 3,000bt. Total journey time is 7-8 hours.

If doing it by minibus, the journey time is longer, price at 1,400bt including the ferry ticket and delivery to your resort.

Visa at Aranya Prathet (Poipet) Border

The visa is $30. As with Had Lek, if you do not have a photo, a 100bt charge is levied.

Fill in the forms at the actual border Immigration and nowhere else. Ignore any coercion to do it earlier at the now infamous ‘restaurant’ a km or so back.

You can use e-visas for entry and exit. Never change money anywhere near the border or in any restaurants along the way.

Koh Chang to and from Battambang via Ban Pakkard (Phsar Prom) Border – Cambodia Travel

Koh Chang to Cambodia - Borders, Visa, Travel (5)

Ban Pakkard (Phsar Prom on the Cambodian side) is a very quiet border crossing, ideal for getting to Battambang. It is not served direct from Koh Chang unless by private transfer.

Share Services – To and From

To get there by public transport, first travel by bus from Trat Bus Station to Chantaburi Bus Station, 1 hour at 60bt. Then you need to seek out the ‘casino’ minibus company near the river by KP Grande Hotel. This service runs direct to the border for 150bt, journey time of 2 hours, 09.30 to 12.30.

From the border, there are share taxis for $20 to $25 direct to Battambang, journey time of 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a motodup to Pailin for 100bt and take the share taxis for 200bt per person or 400bt for 2 seats.

Doing the trip in reverse simply means arriving at the border in time to catch one of the casino minibuses on its return to Chantaburi. All prices are the same.

Visa at Ban Pakkad Border

Visas are $30. To avoid confusion, only fill out applications at the Immigration Office, not where you are dropped. It’s 100bt for a photo if you do not have one.

E-visas are not accepted for entry from Thailand at this border. They are accepted for exit. In other words, you can stamp out with an e-visa, not in. Make sure you have all your stamps (in and out) before you leave the border.

General Visa, Border and Scam Information for Koh Chang Islands to Cambodia Travel

You can buy e-visas via the official site at www.evisa.gov.kh. Allow 72 hours (during a working week) with cost of $30 for the visa, $6 for processing and $3 for bank charges, $39 total.

  • If buying a visa at the border, remember the passport photos.
  • Carry your own bags and ensure that you have them with you at all times.
  • The border crossings are open from 07.00 to 20.00 (Aranya Prathet 21.00).
  • Bear in mind that most public transport arrives at the borders at the same time.
  • Be prepared for long waits to get processed, especially back into Thailand. Aranya Prathet can take 2 to 3 hours on big public holidays.
  • Cheap through tickets across borders are prime scamming targets , so keep your wits about you.
  • Koh Chang banks tend not to sell dollars. If you have time exchange in Trat. If not, you’ll need to ask around on the island but the rates will be poor. Alternatively, try to bring extra THB baht before you set off.

Private Transfers, Share Minibuses – Koh Chang To and From Cambodia

We organise private transfers by car or minibus that run to and from the borders or indeed all the way through to and from Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh and Battambang. There is a vehicle change once you enter the other country.

These leave from your resort on Koh Chang, ferry ticket included or from the Laem Sok Pier (Koh Kood) and Laem Ngop Pier (Koh Mak). If coming from Koh Kood, Koh Mak or Koh Wai, the ferry ticket is not included.

(Video) My First Visa Run In Thailand…Here’s How It Went | Bangkok to Cambodia 🇹🇭 🇰🇭

If going to Siem Reap, we normally only book the transfer if you have an evisa already. At the border, your driver waits by Cambodian Immigration with a name sign. When exiting Cambodia, the driver waits at a pre-arranged and easy to find meeting point about 100 metres from the Thai border.

Coming from Siem Reap, we always suggest an early morning collection from your Cambodian hotel due to the slowness of Thai Immigration – getting the stamp into the country can sometimes take upwards of an hour.

  • If travelling to Koh Kood, you must leave Siem Reap at 05.00 to ensure connecting to the last daily boats from Laem Sok Pier at 14.20 Boonsiri.
  • For Koh Mak, the last daily boats from Laem Ngop Pier are the 14.00 Leelawadee and the and 16.00 Panan speedboats, so a 05.00 to 07.00 start from Siem Reap is advised.
  • A similar start time would put you on either the 15.00 or 16.00 ferry to Koh Chang.

Please do contact us here for more information or a quotation, giving your full requirements including route, number of people, date of travel, adults and children, hotel names.

In an ideal world, we do require a week’s notice, but in some cases, we may be able to accommodate short notice requests.

We do take a deposit via PayPal. All balances are paid in Thailand, either before exiting the country or on arrival at your resort.

Please also note that cancellations may be charged at full cost due to us pre-paying the Cambodian side on your behalf.

Guide Prices for Car or Minibus Transfer (Private) – Koh Chang To and From Cambodia

To OR from
Koh Chang (your resort)
Innova or Fortuner
(3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small child)
(4 to 8 pax )
Aranya Prathet Border
(Siem Reap)
3,500bt4,200bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)
Had Lek Border (Sihanoukville & Phnom Penh)2,950bt3,700bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)
Ban Pakkad Border (Battambang)3,200bt3,700bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)
From Siem Reap to Koh Chang (your resort)
6,500bt (2 adults or 2 adults + small child)10,500bt (4 adults, extra adult + 100bt)
From Koh Chang (your resort) to Siem Reap6,900bt (2 adults)10,950bt (4 adults)
From/To Sihanoukville & Koh Chang (your resort)From Sihanoukville: 7,500bt (2 adults or 2 adults + 2 small child)
To: 7,700bt (2 adults, add $3 per extra person)
From Sihanoukville: 9,500bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)
To: 9,900bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt and $3 tax)
From/to Phnom Penh & Koh Chang (your resort)From PP: 7,800bt (2 adults or 2 adults + small child)
To PP: 8,000bt (2 adults, add $3 per extra person)
From PP: 10,200bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)
To PP: 10,600bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt and $3 tax)
From/To Battambang & Koh Chang (your resort)

Subject to availability

6,300bt (2 adults or 2 adults + small child)9,900bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)

Please see the transfer pages here for Koh Mak or here for Koh Kood for prices to and from the border to their respective piers.

The share or join minibus to Siem Reap can be booked once on the island or we can book it for you. We must stress that this journey is long and can be frustrating. It’s cheap for a reason and all tickets sold on Koh Chang for join minibuses ultimately use the same Cambodian company once over the border.

The share minibus is 1,400bt per person with the fast ferry ticket, including collection from your resort on Koh Chang.

The through ticket service from Koh Chang to Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville is 1,800bt or for an easier day, if you have the budget, we can book the private car or minibus either the whole way or just up to the border at Had Lek.

Visa Runs

Visa runs are 1,800bt per person (with ferry ticket and resort collection) for a round trip to Had Lek border. Please contact us to book this or for a quotation on the private option, there and back by car, same day.

UPDATED February 23

Return to Koh Chang Islands Homepage

Read Some More?

  • Koh Chang to Siem Reap and…
  • Koh Chang to/from…
  • Siem Reap to Koh Kood, Koh…
  • Thailand Entry, Visa and…
(Video) Travel Day Koh Chang To Laem Ngop Thailand


How do I get from Koh Chang to Cambodia? ›

There are 4 ways to get from Ko Chang to Cambodia by car ferry, car, bus, train, shuttle or plane
  1. Take the car ferry from Ko Chang to Ao Thammachat Pier.
  2. Drive from Ao Thammachat Pier to Chanthaburi.
  3. Take the Mini Van from Chanthaburi to Ban Pakkad Border Checkpoint.
  4. Drive from Ban Pakkad Border Checkpoint to Battambang.
6 days ago

Can you get a Cambodian visa at the border? ›

The visa on arrival is only available at certain ports of entry to Cambodia, including Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airports, and certain land border crossings. There are often long lines to obtain a visa on arrival application form, which must be filled out at the border and then processed by border staff.

How do I cross the border from Thailand to Cambodia? ›

Getting From Thailand To Cambodia (From Bangkok By Train)
  1. Wake Up Early.
  2. Take The Train To Aranyaprathet.
  3. Take The Tuktuk To The Border Thailand-Cambodia.
  4. Thai Border Crossing.
  5. Cambodia Border Crossing.
  6. Take The Free Shuttle To The Bus Station.
  7. Take The Bus To Siem Reap.
Feb 24, 2023

How do you cross the Cambodian border? ›

How to Cross from Thailand to Cambodia by Land
  1. Take a bus or train to Aranyaprathet.
  2. Continue to the border either on another bus or tuk-tuk.
  3. Take a direct bus to Siem Reap from Khao San bus station or Mo Chit bus station.
  4. Fill out the Thai departure card and present it to Thai immigration authorities with the passport.

How to get from Koh Chang to Siem Reap? ›

There are 5 ways to get from Ko Chang to Siem Reap by car ferry, car, bus, shuttle or plane
  1. Take the car ferry from Ko Chang to Ao Thammachat Pier.
  2. Drive from Ao Thammachat Pier to Chanthaburi.
  3. Take the Van from Chanthaburi to Aranyaprathet.
  4. Take the bus from Poipet Virak Buntham Express to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express.

How to get from Koh Chang to Phnom Penh? ›

Car ferry, minivan, Van, train
  1. Take the car ferry from Ko Chang Center Point Pier to Center Point Pier.
  2. Take the minivan from Trat to Chanthaburi.
  3. Take the Van from Chanthaburi to Aranyaprathet.
  4. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station.

Can U.S. citizens travel to Cambodia without visa? ›

You will need a valid passport and a Cambodian visa to enter Cambodia. Tourist and business visas are valid for one month from the date of entry into Cambodia. Cambodia offers on-line visa processing. You may also apply in person at the Cambodian Embassy located at 4530 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011, tel.

Can U.S. citizens get visa on arrival in Cambodia? ›

Visa on arrival - This is quick and easy, you will fill out the visa-on-arrival form on the plane from USA to Cambodia or at the Cambodian border gates. Once you arrive, prepare 1 photo + visa fee to get the visa stamped.

How much is Cambodia visa at border? ›

The cost is $30 plus a $6 processing fee, with a 3-day processing time. The visa is a 30-day visa valid for 90 days (meaning you must enter Cambodia within 90 days of the visa being issued, but can only stay for 30 days).

Do I need a visa to travel from Thailand to Cambodia? ›

Cambodia visa for Thai citizen can be applied when one wants to stop for a quick break in Cambodia, you will ask the Cambodian embassy to issue a visa for you. However, the Cambodian visa for Thai citizens is valid for 3 or 6 months only, and you can stay for a month at a time.

Are land borders open between Thailand and Cambodia? ›

All land border crossing between Cambodia and Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, and Cambodia and Vietnam are now open.

Can I do a visa run from Thailand to Cambodia? ›

Visa Run from Pattaya to Cambodia

Cambodia Visa run is the easiest and most economical way to extend your stay in Pattaya. Their holders enjoy multiple entries in Thailand. Moreover, they don't have to access consular services when entering Thailand. All they have to do is only a border crossing.

Do I need a visa to enter Cambodia from Vietnam? ›

All nationalities need to apply for a travel visa, except for nationals from the following countries: – Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos and Vietnam (30 days). – Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, Seychelles (14 days). – Philippines (21 days).

What time does the border open between Thailand and Cambodia? ›

A checkpoint on the border between Thailand and Cambodia reopened today in the northeastern province of Surin. A line of cars began crossing the border Friday morning, and the crossing is now open to Thais and foreigners every day from 6am-10pm.

Do I need negative test to enter Cambodia? ›

A COVID test is not required when arriving in Cambodia.

How do I move around Koh Chang? ›

The main mode of transport is by songthaew ( pick-up truck taxi ) they run from the ferry terminal stopping at all the beaches along the West Coast of the island, but they rarely leave unless full. You can catch a songthaew day or night to get around, but be aware that prices increase after around 22:00.

Can you drive all the way around Koh Chang? ›

There are only a few tight bends, steep hills and badly maintained roads across the island, which makes getting around Koh Chang pretty easy, whether you are an experienced driver/rider or not.

How long should I stay in Koh Chang? ›

But do you know that Koh Chang also has many natural attractions. Including hiking, waterfalls, mangrove forests, chilling, taking pictures, who would know that this is Koh Chang? Come to one place but get a full feeling Recommend to come at least 3 days or more, just right.

How do I get from southern Thailand to Cambodia? ›

The best way to get from Southern Thailand to Cambodia is to bus which takes 26h 9m and costs ฿2800 - ฿3500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿650 - ฿3500 and takes 30h 52m.

What is the best time of year to visit Koh Chang? ›

The best time to visit Koh Chang is from November to February. The weather here is similar to that of Bangkok, and hence, it's majorly hot and humid all year round. However, the winter months can give you some respite from the scorching sunshine! May to October is considered to be the low season in Koh Chang.

Can you travel from Thailand to Cambodia by bus? ›

Is there a direct bus between Thailand and Cambodia? Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bangkok Khao San Road and arriving at Phnom Penh. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16h 30m.

How long does Cambodia eVisa take? ›

The usual processing time for the Cambodia e-Visa online application is just 1 business day. You will receive an email with your approved e-Visa, which you can then use to travel to Cambodia.

Is visa E or visa T required for Cambodia? ›

The tourist visa (T class) is the only Cambodian visa which is issued online. Start the application process through the official government website. Pay the application fee through your debit or credit card.

Which countries are visa free to enter Cambodia? ›

Most countries need to get a visa before entering Cambodia as the Cambodian Government has only given free access to 8 nationalities. These countries are Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Still, you don't need to worry about anything!

How to apply for Khmer visa from USA? ›

Get your eVisa in 3 easy steps !
  1. Apply. Fill-in application form is so easy with passport reader technology.
  2. Pay. Pay securely using your Visa card, Mastercard, Unionpay, Alipay, or WeChat.
  3. Download. Download the eVisa certificate from your email or eVisa "Check&Change".

How to pay US visa fee in Cambodia? ›

In Cambodia you can pay your nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application fee in cash at any branch of Cathay United Bank or VFS Global. You must first register on the applicant site and choose the Schedule Your Appointment option to access the payment option details.

How long can I stay in Cambodia with a US passport? ›

Single entry visa and valid to use or enter Cambodia within three(3) months from the date of issue. Allowed to stay for 30 days upon entering the Country. Visa can be extended upon entry for another 30 days at Cambodia Immigration Office.

Can I get a visa on arrival in Cambodia by bus? ›

Unlike other countries, Cambodia offers the "real" visa on arrival service which means you do not need to apply for anything in advance, all you need to do is to fill in an immigration form on your flight to Siem Reap or Phnom Penh or bus ride to Cambodia border gates, then hand in the documents including 2*2'' size ...

Do green card holders need visa for Cambodia? ›

Do US Green Card Holders Need A Cambodia Visa? Yes, you do. You must apply for a visa if you're a US green card holder. Depending on your nationality, you can apply for a Cambodia e-Visa.

How do I get a visa on arrival? ›

Necessary Documents for Border Visas
  1. Passport (at least 1 year)
  2. Passport photocopy.
  3. Completed visa application form.
  4. Visa fee (required in foreign currency)
  5. Hotel reservation.
  6. Round-trip airfare.
  7. At least 3 biometric photographs.
  8. Travel health insurance.

Who can enter Thailand without visa? ›

U.S. citizens carrying a tourist passport and in possession of an onward or return airline ticket do not require a visa to enter Thailand. The passport must have at least six months validity remaining to be allowed entry.

Can you travel from Thailand to Cambodia by train? ›

To travel from Thailand to Cambodia, you have to take a bus. There is no passenger train connection between these two countries. There are daily direct bus connections from Bangkok (Thailand) to Siem Reap (Cambodia) with a journey time of about 9 hours.

Can I travel from Thailand to Vietnam without visa? ›

Do Thai citizens need a visa for Vietnam? Holders of Thai passports are not required to obtain a visa for stays in Vietnam of up to 30 days as long as you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity beyond the departure date in Vietnam, and at least 2 blank pages for visa stamps.

Can we go Thailand from Cambodia? ›

Bus or fly from Cambodia to Thailand? The best way to get from Cambodia to Thailand is to fly which takes 1h 31m and costs $65 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, which costs $25 - $27 and takes 13h 40m.

Can I cross the border from Thailand to Laos? ›

Laos -Thailand Checkpoints. Thailand has a number of land border crossings points with Laos, travelers can select the one which is most convenient depending on their location. Regardless of the checkpoint selected, foreigners will be asked to present a visa for Laos to make a land entry from Thailand.

Can you travel by land from Thailand to Vietnam? ›

To get Vietnam from Thailand by road, you have two main routes: Thailand – Cambodia –Vietnam: get into the south Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh city) Thailand – Laos – Vietnam get to the north Vietnam (Hanoi)

Can you still do a border run in Thailand? ›

That means using infinite border runs to live in Thailand is no longer possible. If you want to stay long term, you are better off getting an Education Visa (you can study any language, not just Thai), an Elite Visa, a retirement visa, or a LTR visa.

How much is visa on arrival Thailand? ›

How Much Is the Thailand Visa on Arrival Fee? Normally, the fee for a Thai Visa On Arrival is 2,000 Thai Baht (about USD 60), to be paid in cash in the Baht currency.

Can U.S. citizens travel to Vietnam without visa? ›

Entry Requirements: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page (not including the endorsement page).

How do I cross the border from Vietnam to Cambodia? ›

First, you need to take a ferry from Phu Quoc to Ha Tien, then a bus from Ha Tien to Chau Doc. Then you can take the boat up the Mekong from Chau Doc right into the riverfront at Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Vietnam Cambodia border crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia is undertaken on the river trip and is very simple.

What documents do I need to travel to Cambodia? ›

  • Visa Type (C, E, T and K)
  • Vaccination card/Certificate.
  • No COVID-19 testing on arrival.

How long does it take to get a Thai visa in Cambodia? ›

The visa takes three business days and costs $40 (remember that the embassy is closed for both Cambodian and Thai national holidays, and there are a lot of them).

How long do you need to travel Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam? ›

In three weeks you can dip your toe into each of the four Indochina countries (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam), travelling from Bangkok to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, on to Angkor Wat and the Mekong River, before exploring Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An and Hanoi.

How many days Cambodian can stay in Thailand? ›

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter Thailand for tourism purposes. Upon arrival, travelers with a TR visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for 60 days maximum.

How much money do you need per day in Cambodia? ›

You should plan to spend around ៛253,338 ($62) per day on your vacation in Cambodia, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ៛64,649 ($16) on meals for one day and ៛30,369 ($7.41) on local transportation.

Is Cambodia safe for US citizens? ›

Be aware of your surroundings at all times and to be extra vigilant when displaying items like jewelry, bags and cell phones in public. Violent crime, such as sexual assault and homicide, is common, sometimes against foreigners. Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Use caution when walking or driving at night.

Do I need travel insurance for Cambodia? ›

Do I Need Travel Insurance for Cambodia? As of 2022, you no longer need travel health insurance to enter Cambodia. Previously, due to Covid, the government made travel insurance mandatory for all visitors. However, now the entry requirements are more relaxed, and you are no longer required to purchase travel insurance.

What is the nearest Thai island to Cambodia? ›

Koh Chang (east side of the Gulf of Thailand, near Cambodia, 300 kilometers and6 hours by bus from Bangkok) is a quiet island with clear water, nice, sandy, coconut-lined beach, some bars, resorts and restaurant and not much else.

How many days do you need in Koh Chang? ›

At least 3 days is ideal for Koh Chang. With 3 days, you have enough time to explore and discover this mountainous island. You have time to visit some natural attractions and waterfalls, do some hiking, enjoy the nightlife or just chill.

How long does the Koh Chang ferry take? ›

Koh Chang is serviced by two main ferry piers, Ao Thammachat and Trat Ferry pier; both are located in the district of Laem Ngop and can be reached within only 30 minutes from Trat. Ferries depart every hour from 06:00 am to 07:30 pm, crossing time is 45 minutes.

Can Cambodian go to Thailand without visa? ›

Cambodian citizens get a 14-day visa-free exemption if they are traveling by air or plane. You can only do two visa-exempt land border crossings to Thailand per year.

How long can Thai stay in Cambodia? ›

Thai citizens can spend a maximum of 14 days in Cambodia visa-free. For stays longer than two weeks, they must apply for an eVisa or a traditional visa if they do not meet the eVisa requirements and conditions.

Are the Thailand land borders open? ›

The Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge No. 1, which links Myawaddy in Kayin state and Mae Sot in Thailand's Tak Province, opens Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. Myanmar and Thailand have reopened a major border crossing after a three-year hiatus.

Which month is best for Koh Chang? ›

The best time to visit Koh Chang is from November to February. The weather here is similar to that of Bangkok, and hence, it's majorly hot and humid all year round. However, the winter months can give you some respite from the scorching sunshine! May to October is considered to be the low season in Koh Chang.

How much is a taxi from Bangkok to Koh Chang? ›

Bangkok to Koh Chang Charter Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Mama Travel and Tour Van + Ferry + Taxi08:30 - 15:00$28
Bangkok Air Economy #PG30511:40 - 12:40$54
Bangkok Air Economy #PG30512:35 - 13:35$147
Bangkok Air Economy #PG30715:00 - 16:00$147
4 more rows

Can I bring a car to Koh Chang? ›

If you wish to take your own car over to Koh Chang it is best to use the Ao Thammachat car ferry. Both ferries will arrive on the eastern part of Chang island so you will need to catch a Songthaew to the popular west coast of the island from there. Here below are the Koh Chang ferry timetables and further Information.

Can you swim at Koh Chang? ›

Khong Koi Beach Koh Chang

Almost as busy as the White Sand Beach Koh Chang, the stunning waters here are calm and perfect for swimming.

Do you need a car on Koh Chang? ›

Koh Chang is a large island and to be fully explored you will need to hire a car or rent a scooter. Some of the more scenic parts of the island, especially those on the east coast, are more easily accessible if you have your own transport.


1. Visa Run to Thai Cambodia Border Today
(Billy Blue)
2. Koh Chang to Siem Reap, Cambodia PART 1
(Pi Joel)
3. Koh Chang to Siem Reap Transfer Part 7 - Cambodian Visa Application
4. From the Cambodian Border to Ko Chang - Thailand 4K Travel Channel
5. The UGLY Truth At Thailand To Cambodia Border (BE CAREFUL WHO YOU TRUST) 🇰🇭
(On Tour With Dridgers #OTWD)
6. How to live in Thailand without VISA? Thai embassy, Thailand boarder run and Thai visa. MUST WATCH
(Natalija Kica)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Geoffrey Lueilwitz

Last Updated: 30/04/2023

Views: 5941

Rating: 5 / 5 (80 voted)

Reviews: 95% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Geoffrey Lueilwitz

Birthday: 1997-03-23

Address: 74183 Thomas Course, Port Micheal, OK 55446-1529

Phone: +13408645881558

Job: Global Representative

Hobby: Sailing, Vehicle restoration, Rowing, Ghost hunting, Scrapbooking, Rugby, Board sports

Introduction: My name is Geoffrey Lueilwitz, I am a zealous, encouraging, sparkling, enchanting, graceful, faithful, nice person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.