There are a number of ways and transportation options when crossing the Aranyaphratet-Poipet border. Much has also been said about visa scams on that side of Southeast Asia but that shouldn't be a deterrent for you to experience land travel between the two very promising countries. Traveling with a friend and our shopping loot would be no easy task that is why I decided on just taking the direct bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap.

The direct bus is handled by Transport Co. Ltd. over at the Thailand side and Nattakan on the Cambodian side. Tickets can be bought straight from Mo Chit Bus Terminal or through Thai Ticket Major online.

If you plan to go during peak season and want to have a sure seat, then booking online is the way to go. Just follow these steps:

1. Head on over to Thai Ticket Major's website.

2. Enter the following details over at the right side of the homepage (choose your travel date) then click SEARCH:

3. After loading, you will be prompted to choose the time of your departure. Depending on the date, there are usually 2 time slots available: 8 AM and 9 AM. During our trip though, only the 9 AM option was available when we booked online.

4. After choosing your ETD, click Seating Plan. You will now be prompted to register for an account at the website. Just fill out the necessary details and click FREE REGISTER.

5. Now fill-out the necessary information to complete the registration process.

6. Click SUBMIT then click the link to continue. Log in your email address and password. Now, select your bus seats.

7. Be sure to input the correct information at the PASSENGER INFORMATION page. Then click SAVE.

8. Proceed to payment and choose your mode of payment from the following:

9. After completing your payment process, you will be getting a confirmation email that looks like this (with the TTM conditions at the bottom part):

10. Print the confirmation email and pick-up your ticket at least one hour prior to depart time at the terminal. Be sure to ready your ID/passport and credit card just in case. Although when we claimed ours, the lady at the counter just asked for the printed copy of the confirmation email. Counter at Mo Chit opens at 7:30 AM.

For Mo Chit:  1st Fl. or 3rd Fl. of Morchit Transportation Station (Right hand side of second entry)

Safe travels! :)