Cambodia Country Guide

Getting In


By Road

Thailand to Cambodia
All six international land border crossings between Cambodia and Thailand open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. They include crossings (Thailand-Cambodia) at Aranyprathet-Poipet, Hat Lek-Koh Kong, Ban Pakard-Phra Prom, Ban Leam-Daun Lem, Chong Jom-O'Smach and Chong Sa Ngam-Choam. All the land crossings are served by paved roads in both countries and offer Cambodian visas on arrival. Note that Thai buses run to but not across each of the crossings.
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The Aranyaprathet-Poipet crossing is the busiest of the crossings between Thailand and Cambodia, since it is located on the road between Bangkok and Siem Reap. From Poipet, the roads are paved all the way to Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh. The road from the Hat Lek-Koh Kong crossing goes all the way to the resort town of Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh. From Trat in Thailand, there a minibuses to Hat Lek-Koh Kong and from the border minibuses and taxis are available to Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh.

Aranyaprathet-Poipet crossing by Siren

Vietnam to Cambodia
The main land crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia is the Moc Bai-Bavet crossing on the Ho Chi Minh City-Phnom Penh road. Buses between the two cities cost USD8-12 and take around 6 hours. Passengers have to vacate the vehicle at both countries' checkpoints. Only one passport photo is required for a Cambodian visa on arrival. 

Close to the coast is the Xa Xia-Prek Chak crossing and Cambodian visas on arrival are available here. The crossing is serviced by buses from Ha Tien in Vietnam to Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. The coastal area is also served by the Tinh Bien-Phnom Den crossing near Chau Doc in Vietnam. In Northeastern Cambodia is the Le Tanh-O Yadaw crossing near Pleiku, Vietnam.

Bavet checkpoint by Liftold

Laos to Cambodia
Pakse and the Four Thousand Islands region of Laos are connected to 
Stung Treng in Cambodia by the Voeung Kam-Dom Kralor crossing. Cambodian visas are available but onward transportation is not regularly available. Travel agencies on both sides of the border offer border crossing packages.
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