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Choam Sa-Ngam / Chong Chom Border Crossing

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Great news about the bus. Do you know the general departure times for it and the vans from Surin to the border? Thanks, DILLIGAD.

Sorry, cannot source info about the bus, maybe try Surin Bus Station or PM Khwaibah (he will know).
Vans to border go about every 10 minutes (taking the ixxxts to the Casino)


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19 hours ago, DILLIGAD said:


Sorry, cannot source info about the bus, maybe try Surin Bus Station or PM Khwaibah (he will know).
Vans to border go about every 10 minutes (taking the ixxxts to the Casino)


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Sounds like I don't have to worry about catching transpo. I'll just leave Surin during the peak time, in the morning (8am). Thanks again for your help.

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Excellent post with a lot of useful information! Thanks everyone who posted!!

 

I am going to be flying into Siem Reap (from Bangkok) in early February, and after a couple days checking out Angkor Wat and surroundings, I plan on making my way to Ubon Ratchathani via the Choam Sa Ngam border crossing. (Attached a map of what I am thinking, shame Google doesn't list the buses in that area...)

 

As I understand it, I will need to Taxi from SR to the border, then make my way to Highway 24 to hopefully catch a bus to Ubon? Does that sound right? Does anyone know any helpful details for this (i.e. what buses I should be looking for or where to find them, and recent prices)? I assume that the buses mentioned previously will go both ways for the same price... but just want to make sure. xD 

SRtoUR.jpg

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On 1/1/2017 at 4:28 AM, Scik said:

Excellent post with a lot of useful information! Thanks everyone who posted!!

 

I am going to be flying into Siem Reap (from Bangkok) in early February, and after a couple days checking out Angkor Wat and surroundings, I plan on making my way to Ubon Ratchathani via the Choam Sa Ngam border crossing. (Attached a map of what I am thinking, shame Google doesn't list the buses in that area...)

 

As I understand it, I will need to Taxi from SR to the border, then make my way to Highway 24 to hopefully catch a bus to Ubon? Does that sound right? Does anyone know any helpful details for this (i.e. what buses I should be looking for or where to find them, and recent prices)? I assume that the buses mentioned previously will go both ways for the same price... but just want to make sure. xD 

SRtoUR.jpg

 

There are buses that run between Siem Reap and Analong Veng. Recommend overnight at AV instead of trying to reach UR in one day. Next day, moto from AV to the border and once across, another moto to Highway 24. Once there, ask the group of moto drivers when the next bus to UR is expected to come by. You may have a while to wait or you just might get lucky. 

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I've lost the page now, but thought I saw when browsing another page/site somewhere that the immigration shack at Cho-am (Cambodia side) has been replaced by a modern white? building.

Can someone confirm? and post a photo if you have one?

or perhaps I have seen a mismatched post - picture of another border crossing building labelled as Cho-am?

 

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Did a visa run to Siem Reap this week. Out Monday back Thursday. Used the bus from O'smach. Didn't book and thought we arrived too late but the AMM guys rushed us through. Only 9 people on the bus. Only 4 on the return. 9:00 bus both ways. Journey took 2,5 hours, roads are awful. The road from 24 to Chong Chom is being upgraded to 4 lanes. SR terminal is at the City Angor Hotel. Thai bus driver incidently. Immigartion both times easy. The casinos at O'smach look impressive. SR is well worth a visit.

Not sure on the economic viability of the bus service. I understand it is busier at the weekend. It will be interesting to see what happens when the Ban Kruat crossing gets full immigration posts. Thai's are supposed to be ready just waiting on the Cambodians.

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On 2/18/2017 at 9:14 AM, tso310 said:

Did a visa run to Siem Reap this week. Out Monday back Thursday. Used the bus from O'smach. Didn't book and thought we arrived too late but the AMM guys rushed us through. Only 9 people on the bus. Only 4 on the return. 9:00 bus both ways. Journey took 2,5 hours, roads are awful. The road from 24 to Chong Chom is being upgraded to 4 lanes. SR terminal is at the City Angor Hotel. Thai bus driver incidently. Immigartion both times easy. The casinos at O'smach look impressive. SR is well worth a visit.

Not sure on the economic viability of the bus service. I understand it is busier at the weekend. It will be interesting to see what happens when the Ban Kruat crossing gets full immigration posts. Thai's are supposed to be ready just waiting on the Cambodians.

Thanks for the update mate.When i was on the bus last Sept,it was only 2 of us.The buggers dropped us off on the edge of town,which i knew was wrong,but what can you do.Even rang a moto for us.Now i know the destination,it will be easy to demand we go there.The road isn't that bad compared to 2004,dirt track and 5 hours by taxi,no bus then.

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