Our itinerary today takes us from the 4000 islands to Siem Reap to end our tour with 3 days in Cambodia. Here is some information that allowed us to choose between bus or private van for this long trip that crosses the Laos-Cambodia border.
How to get from the 4000 islands to Siem Reap?
We chose AVT as the fastest and safest option for this one-day trip. They offered us 2 options: by bus (public minivan) or private van.
Go from the 4000 islands to Siem Reap by bus (minivan)
It is certainly the most economical solution but also the longest (allow 10 hours of driving).
From the 4000 islands to Siem Reap by bus – Route description
If you want to go from Don Det or Don Khone to Cambodia, you can go directly to the border by yourself. AVT explains by email step by step how to get from the 4000 islands to the Cambodian border. This is relatively easy because only at a distance of 20 km.
After the border, a minibus or van awaits us and takes us directly to Siem Reap. An AVT representative is waiting for us at the border and guides us to get in the van from the border at 11:30 am, then at 2 pm: 10-minute stop in Stung Treng and arrival in Siem Reap around 7 pm.
From the 4000 islands to Siem Reap by bus – Prices
Payment of the ticket is made at the border in Khmer Riel cash, Kip laos or USD. The price is $20 per passenger.
Go from the 4,000 islands to Siem Reap in a private van
This is the solution we chose since we were 2 couples and we divided the price by 4!
From the 4000 islands to Siem Reap in a private van – Route description
- Departure from our Guesthouse at 8am.
- Then the journey from Nakasang village to the border is 30 minutes, then it takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to cross both borders.
- Then 1h30 drive from the border to the 1st “toilet stop”;
- Then from Stung Treng to Siem Reap, it takes 5 hours by car. That is a total of 8 hours of travel.
From the 4,000 islands to Siem Reap in private Van – Prices
We paid 320 USD all inclusive for 4 or 80 € per person. It’s a little expensive but so comfortable and carefree!
Go from Laos to Cambodia – AVT Agency
Address: 579 Hup Quan Street, Mondul 1 Village, Sangkat Svay Dongkum Siem Reap, Cambodia Telephones: (+855) 063963853 | 012505673 | 0718443566