What is the best way to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap? I have checked flight prices and they are ridiculous ($300-$400). I also looked into information for a bus but I am confused by what is being said. If I am correct, a bus from Bangkok to the border of Thailand/Cambodia is 3.5 hours and $6. And then a bus from the border to Siem Reap is 4-6 hours for only $10.
In total, the trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap would be 7-9 hours and cost $16. Could someone please confirm this? What are your experiences?
Also, I have heard that the road has been paved from Bangkok to Siem Reap but I have not been able to find a reliable source on this. The road being paved means that it's faster to travel to and from these places.
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