BUS FROM PHNOM PENH TO SIEM REAP

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Now that Cambodia is back in the tourism swing of things again, you may be wondering how to lớn to get from Phnom Penh và Siem Reap in 2022 (and Siem Reap lớn Phnom Penh). The options listed below are all operational as of August, 2022.

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Check out the view on a Giant Ibis bus between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap.
There are options khổng lồ fit every budget, but some are nicer and more comfortable than others. I’ve tried all of these ways khổng lồ travel between Phnom Penh và Siem Reap, some of them many times (unlike most of the other sites who just copy my content, yawn). The journey by road usually takes between 5 & 7 hours, depending on your mode of transport, traffic, and the ever-changing condition of the road.

Taxis from Phnom Penh lớn Siem Reap

Taxis between Phnom Penh và Siem Reap usually cost between $65 lớn $100, but are more expensive on Cambodian holidays.Private taxis can reserved in advance online (at surprisingly reasonable rates, usually $85). The trip takes between 4 & 6 hours depending on traffic and how often you need to lớn stop. If you reserve online, you will get a large SUV taxi, usually a very comfortable Lexus 4×4. Booking online allows you to pay in advance by credit card and you won’t have to khuyễn mãi giảm giá with arguing about last-minute price changes by the driver.→ Book a private xe taxi nowIf you book through a guesthouse or travel agent, the cars will almost always Toyota Camrys sedans which fit 4 passengers as long as they don’t have a lot of luggage. The trunks are not huge & all in Cambodia will have a large propane tank in the back, so if you’ve got more than one piece per person, it’s going to lớn be a tight squeeze. Guesthouses & travel agents will charge a commission. Make sure lớn confirm the price with the driver before you mix off, as misunderstandings are common (and frustrating). Also, with these sort of taxis, expect your taxi driver to stop multiple times lớn pick up and drop off packages along the way.If you are paying on the high end of the scale, it’s fair khổng lồ ask (in advance) that they do not make extra stops, và most drivers booked online will drive directly và not make extra stops. If you are catching a xe taxi directly from the airport, expect khổng lồ pay slightly more. Taxis between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap usually take 4 to lớn 6 hours, road-work permitting.It is also possible to get mini-vans taxis between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. They cost between $120 và $200 and can carry between 10 and 15 passengers. If you’ve got more than a couple people và want to lớn give the bus a miss, this is a good option. The vans are usually new and clean, but ask to lớn make sure the one you hire has seat belts. You can hire mini-van taxis in Phnom Penh next to the Landscape khách sạn across from the Cambodiana hotel on Sisowath Quay. Van drivers gather there và you can negotiate your own price. You can also book a minivan online for $170, which is usually less of a headache.
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Giant Ibis is the most popular full-size bus between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Buses from Phnom Penh lớn Siem Reap

The road between Phnom Penh và Siem Reap offers a glimpse of Cambodian country life, as it barrels past rice paddies, traditional wooden houses, và water buffalo & cows lazily grazing on the side of the road. The views are best appreciated from a full-size bus, as the mini-buses are more crowded và have smaller windows. If you get carsick, the bus is a better option as it’s a bit slower and significantly less bumpy.There are dozens of bus companies offering service between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Many are old, overcrowded, make dozens of stops, và break down often (but are cheap, running around $6 or $7). The more expensive ones offer a much smoother ride and extra amenities.The most popular amongst expats is Giant Ibis, offer WiFi và power outlets on board. Read our reviews of Giant Ibis buses & night buses for more detailed info. Giant Ibis also has a night bus between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap that runs in both directions. Tickets cost $15, & you can book online & select your seat in advance. The trip takes between 5 and 6 hours.

Giant Ibis bus schedule

Phnom Penh to lớn Siem Reap8:45 a.m.10 p.m.
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh8:45 a.m.10 p.m.

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Mini-buses and Vans from Phnom Penh khổng lồ Siem Reap

Expats in the know—at least the ones who are not prone to car sickness—travel by mini-bus, as the trip is significantly shorter than by bus. There are many, many mini bus companies covering this route, but we’ve personally vetted the ones below.
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Cambodia Angkor Air uses smaller ATR72s for domestic journeys.

Flights from Phnom Penh to lớn Siem Reap

Cambodia Angkor Air is Cambodia’s national airline, và are back lớn running twice daily flights from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, and Siem Reap to lớn Phnom Penh. Flights currently cost between $80 và $200 one-way, và are scheduled lớn take about 50 minutes. You cannot currently make a booking on the Cambodia Angkor Air site, but can book through 12go: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap & Siem Reap to Phnom Penh.→ Buy a ticket on Cambodia Angkor Air now

Ferries between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

Ferries are not currently running due to COVID-19. Between July and March ferries run between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap (they usually do not run during the dry season when the water levels are low). Most passengers opt for sitting on the đứng top of the boat (so bring sunblock) and watch the countryside go by. Travel is best during the wet season when water levels are high. The boats are, for the most part, not as safe as what you would find at home, and the company who had life jackets has temporarily ceased operations. For that reason, we’re currently not recommending this option.
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Taking the bus is the cheapest way khổng lồ get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap…or you can splurge on a taxi!

Frequently asked questions

What should I know about traveling from Phnom Penh to lớn Siem Reap during Covid-19?

Cambodia has just announced that travelers will not need to lớn quarantine on arrival, & can travel throughout the country freely. However, be aware that Cambodia’s medical system is not great, and although Cambodians are highly vaccinated (88% at last count) they are mostly vaccinated with less-effective SinoVac and SinoPharm (but boosters are being administered). What does this mean for you? You may be required to lớn wear a mask on buses, taxis, and planes.

How vì chưng you travel from Phnom Penh to lớn Siem Reap?

You can take a taxi, bus, or plane lớn get from Phnom Penh lớn Siem Reap (or vice versa). Each type of transportation has pluses và minuses. I usually recommend taking a bus or private taxi, unless there’s an airfare sale on. Scroll up to lớn read more about each mode of transportation.

How much is a xe taxi from Phnom Penh to lớn Siem Reap?

Taxis between Phnom Penh và Siem Reap usually cost between $65 to lớn $100, but are more expensive on Cambodian holidays. Book a taxi online in advance, or read our taxi section to learn more.

How many hours from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh?

About an hour for a flight (plus waiting around at the airport), five hours for a xe taxi or mini-bus, six for a bus, and up to 12 for the ferry. Lưu ý that this can change due khổng lồ traffic, construction, và accidents, but these are the usual times. Scroll up to lớn learn more.

How far is it from Siem Reap lớn Phnom Penh?

It’s 146 miles (235 kilometers) from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh if you travel by plane, but by road it’s between 198 và 250 miles (319 và 403 kilometers) depending on which National Road you take.This can take 40-60 minutes by plane or between 5 and 8 hours by oto or bus.

How many kilometers is it from Phnom Penh lớn Siem Reap?

It’s 235 kilometers from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap if you fly, but between 319 và 403 kms if you drive. Sometimes bus and taxi drivers choose to take the longer route lớn avoid construction or traffic on the shorter route.

How to get from Phnom Penh Airport khổng lồ Siem Reap?

You can book a taxi online in advance that will meet you directly at the airport & take you to Siem Reap. This is definitely the most convenient way to get from Phnom Penh Airport lớn Siem Reap, although not the cheapest. Alternatively, many bus companies will meet you across the road from the airport if you arrange it in advance.

How many days should I spend in Siem Reap?

At least five days. I’m working on a blog post khổng lồ explain why. :)Some links in this post generate tiếp thị liên kết sales for us. This does not affect our review for specific bus companies or routes! For more about how we giảm giá khuyến mãi with advertising, affiliate sales, và stuff lượt thích that, you can read more here.

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Hello. I wanted to lớn book Mekong, for which you show a photo in the article … as I like the big bus and they had some timing more suitable for me … but I could not complete my booking on their website. I did some research, it seems they don’t offer the service anymore or even no longer exist, not sure 100% but it appears so


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