The Train from Thailand to Cambodia
by me be dbcooper
Be aware that almost everyone is trying to scam you.
The tuk-tuks from the train station are paid to misdirect you and will drop you off short of the actual border.
The border guards take bribes.
The shuttle bus from the border lands you in a bus station, a 2 hour bus ride to Siem Reap is $12 - $15US and it lands short of the downtown area, which means another tuk-tuk to town ($3).
Get right downtown for guest houses & affordable hotels.
Across the canal is the Mekong Angkor Palace Hotel
($20 - $25, clean, with breakfast and a pool on the roof.
$20 a day for the ruins at Siem Reap + $15 for a tuk-tuk for the day (driver gives you a phone & you call him at the end of each ruin.) Decent food & trestaurants just off the canal downtown.