BUS FROM PHNOM PENH TO SIEM REAP

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Has anything changed on how khổng lồ to get from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (and Siem Reap to lớn Phnom Penh) in 2020? You bet! There are options to fit every budget, but some are nicer and more comfortable than others. I’ve tried all of these ways to lớn travel between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap, some of them many times. Right now the road is in great condition & it’s a smooth ride, unlượt thích in years past. The journey by road usually takes between 5 and 6 hours, depending on your mode of transport.

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Cheông chồng out the view on a Giant Ibis bus between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap.

Taxis from Phnom Penh khổng lồ Siem Reap

Taxis between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap usually cost between $65 to lớn $100, but are more expensive sầu on Cambodian holidays.
Private taxis can reserved in advance online (at surprisingly reasonable rates). The trip takes between 4 và 6 hours depending on traffic và how often you need to stop. If you reserve online, you will get a large SUV xe taxi, usually a very comfortable Lexus 4×4. Booking online allows you lớn pay in advance by credit card and you won’t have khổng lồ giảm giá with arguing about last-minute price changes by the driver.If 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 sầu a large propane tank in the baông chồng, so if you’ve got more than one piece per person, it’s going khổng lồ be a tight squeeze. Guesthouses and travel agents will charge a commission. Make sure to lớn confirm the price with the drive sầu before you phối off, as misunderstandings are common (and frustrating).Expect your taxi driver khổng lồ stop multiple times to piông chồng up và drop off packages along the way. If you are paying on the high kết thúc of the scale, it’s fair to ask (in advance) that they bởi 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 take 4 khổng lồ 6 hours.It is also possible to lớn get mini-vans taxis between Phnom Penh và Siem Reap. They cost between $120 và $200 & can carry between 10 & 15 passengers. If you’ve sầu got more than a couple people and want to give sầu the bus a miss, this is a good option. The vans are usually new và clean, but ask khổng lồ make sure the one you hire has seat belts. You can hire mini-van taxis in Phnom Penh next khổng lồ the Landscape Hotel across from the Cambodiamãng cầu Hotel on Sisoqwath Quay. Van drivers gather there và you can negotiate your own price. You can also book a minivan online, which is usually less of a headađậy.
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Mekong Express and Giant Ibis are the most popular buses between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

Buses from Phnom Penh khổng lồ Siem Reap

The road between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap offers a glimpse of Cambodian country life, as it barrels past rice paddies, traditional wooden houses, and water buffalo & cows lazily grazing on the side of the road. The views are best appreciated from a full-kích thước bus, as the mini-buses are more crowded & 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 & Phnom Penh. Many are old, overcrowded, make dozens of stops, & 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 and power outlets on board. Read our review of Giant Ibis buses và 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 và select your seat in advance. The trip takes between 5 & 6 hours.

Giant Ibis bus schedule

Phnom Penh lớn Siem Reap8:45 a.m.9:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.11 p.m.11:30 p.m. night bus
Siem Reap lớn Phnom Penh8:45 a.m.9:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.11 p.m.11:30 p.m. night bus
→ Buy a ticket on Giant Ibis now

Mini-buses and Vans from Phnom Penh lớn Siem Reap

Expats in the know—at least the ones who are not prone khổng lồ 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 sầu personally vetted the ones below.
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Mini-buses are the faskiểm tra way lớn get from Phnom Penh to lớn Siem Reap by road.
Cambodia Post VIPhường. Van is my current favorite mini-bus from Phnom Penh lớn Siem Reap. This government-owned transport company runs new (và very comfortable) Toyota HiAce vans between Phnom Penh và Siem Reap. They only carry 13 passengers at a time, so it’s less claustrophobic than other companies. The trip takes about 5.5 hours with two stops và they drive cautiously—they even have sầu a sign on the baông chồng of the van saying “How’s my driving?” with a phone number to lớn hotline. Tickets cost $9. Read our full Reviews of Cambodia Post VIP Van.

Cambodia Post VIPhường. Van Schedule

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap7 a.m.8 a.m.9:30 a.m.2 p.m.
Siem Reap to lớn Phnom Penh7:30 a.m.9 a.m.11 a.m.2 p.m.
→ Buy a ticket on Cambodia Post VIP. Van nowLarryta Express runs a fleet of 15-passenger Ford Transit Vans nine times a day between Siem Reap và Phnom Penh. The buses are new & clean. The drivers drive fast, but not terrifyingly & trip takes a little under 5.5 hours, including two stops. Because of the regular departures, you don’t need to lớn purchase tickets more than a day in advance. Tickets cost $9 for Cambodians và $11 for foreigners. Read our full Reviews of Larryta Express.

Larryta Express bus schedule

Phnom Penh khổng lồ Siem Reap6:30 a.m.7 a.m.7:30 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.9:30 a.m.10 a.m.10:30 a.m.11 a.m.
11:30 a.m.12 p.m.12:30 p.m.1 p.m.1:30 p.m.
2 p.m.2:30 p.m.3 p.m.3:30 p.m.4 p.m.
4:30 p.m.5 p.m.5:30 p.m.6 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Siem Reap khổng lồ Phnom Penh6:30 a.m.7:30 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m.9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.10 a.m.10:30 a.m.11 a.m.11:30 a.m.

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12 p.m.12:30 p.m.1 p.m.1:30 p.m.2 p.m.
2:30 p.m.3 p.m.3:30 p.m.4 p.m.4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.5:30 p.m.6 p.m.6:30 p.m.
→ Buy a ticket on Larryta Express nowSeila Angkor is popular mini-bus company that does the Phnom Penh to lớn Siem Reap route with 18 departures every day. The drivers occasionally take some hair-raising liberties, & drive sầu faster than I’m comfortable with, but most of the time the trip takes 5.5 hours và the drivers go at a reasonable pace. Seila Angkor run 16-seat Ford Transit vans, and you can reserve seats by number. Tickets cost between $11 và $13 for non-Cambodians. Read our full review of Seila Angkor mini bus.

Seila Angkor bus schedule

Phnom Penh khổng lồ Siem Reap6:30 a.m.7 a.m.7:30 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.9:30 a.m.10 a.m.10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
12:45 p.m.1:30 p.m.2 p.m.3 p.m.4 p.m.
5 p.m.6 p.m.
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh6:30 a.m.7 a.m.7:30 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.9:30 a.m.10 a.m.10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
12:45 p.m.1:30 p.m.2 p.m.3 p.m.4 p.m.
5 p.m.6 p.m.
→ Buy a ticket on Seila Angkor Express nowYou can book tickets for Cambodia VIP Van, Seila Angkor & many other mini-bus companies on online and reserve sầu a seat in advance.
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Cambodia Angkor Air uses smaller ATR72s for domestic journeys.

Flights from Phnom Penh to lớn Siem Reap

There are daily flights between Siem Reap & Phnom Penh, although the schedule is much reduced due to lớn COVID-19. This is the fastest (& most expensive) way to lớn travel; if you’re short on time, flying is a good option because it only takes between 45 & 60 minutes (plus of course the hour at the airport). However, và there’s always a caveat, all of the Cambodia domestic flights are unreliable & you may over up getting delayed by several hours.Cambodia Angkor Air is the national carrier & the most expensive option. Flights can be booked online or through any travel agent. The cost varies, but is usually between $60 and $100 for a one way ticket. Occasionally travel agents can get better giao dịch, so it’s worth asking. Read our full Đánh Giá of Cambodia Angkor Air with booking tips.There are also several new airlines flying from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (và vice-versa) once daily with prices as low as $50 return. I have sầu a entire blog post comparing all of the Phnom Penh to lớn Siem Reap flights if you’re thinking of flying.

Shared taxis between Phnom Penh và Siem Reap

Another option is a shared taxi. You can get shared taxis from the southwest corner of Central Market (Psar Thmei) in Phnom Penh. The cost is approximately $6-12 per person, & the drivers wait until they have enough customers khổng lồ fill up the xe taxi lượt thích a sardine can. Although the cars are 5-seater Camrys, most will wait for at least seven passengers (plus the driver) before departing. Offer khổng lồ pay extra lớn take the front seat, otherwise you’ll be squeezed in with three or four others in the backseat. The journey takes 5-6 hours & is very crowded.

Ferries between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

Ferries are not currently running due to COVID-19. Between July and March ferries run between Phnom Penh và Siem Reap (they usually vì not run during the dry season when the water levels are low). Most passengers opt for sitting on the top of the boat (so bring sunblock) & 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 trang chủ, & 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 to get from Phnom Penh khổng lồ Siem Reap…or you can splurge on a taxi!

Frequently asked questions

How vị you travel from Phnom Penh to lớn Siem Reap?

You can take a taxi, bus, or plane khổng lồ get from Phnom Penh khổng lồ Siem Reap (or vice versa). Each type of transportation has pluses and minuses. I usually recommkết thúc 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 taxi from Phnom Penh lớn Siem Reap?

Taxis between Phnom Penh & Siem Reap usually cost between $65 to $100, but are more expensive on Cambodian holidays. Book a xe taxi online in advance, or read our xe 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 sầu hours for a taxi or mini-bus, six for a bus, và up khổng lồ 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 to lớn Phnom Penh?

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

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

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

How to get from Phnom Penh Airport lớn Siem Reap?

You can book a taxi online in advance that will meet you directly at the airport and take you to lớn Siem Reap. This is definitely the most convenient way to lớn get from Phnom Penh Airport to 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.

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How many days should I spkết thúc in Siem Reap?

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