Transportation to Phnom Pehn from Siem Reap

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Transportation to Phnom Pehn from Siem Reap Reviews

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easy means to travel to Phnom Penh from Siem Reap... Jul 28, 2012
Wondering how to travel to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia from Siem Reap? Well, that is easy-peasy! Yes, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are cities not very far away from each other, about 4-hour journey via land transportation; fairly manageable for DIY trip.

Most hotels or guesthouses (if not all) in Siem Reap can help their guests find a semi-private transportation to Phnom Penh.

We stayed at Mandalay Inn, so we sought their assistance for this need.

For only US$10.00 per person, semi-private coach; (aka shared taxi) this is the most ideal and fastest way. By bus, it is cheaper, but we all know the drawback is, it is usually slower. Another option is by boat, but only when the water in Mekong River is high enough; otherwise, no boat will sail.

On the day of our trip to Phnom Penh, a driver of VIP Coach (company name of the transportation service) was supposed to collect us from the hotel at 6:00 a.m. On the contrary, they asked that we walk to their office instead.

Our trip was behind by two hours for what reason? They did not tell why. My guess was they had to wait for more passengers until all seats are taken. Now, this is one disadvantage in choosing this means. To compensate for the late start; all passengers were given bottled water for free.

First passengers to book and confirm occupies the front passenger’s seat. My husband and I had the spot. Sweet! We had the good view of the road and byways all throughout the journey. But, sitting in front meant having to witness Cambodian drivers' insane style of driving! Trust me they will change lanes like crazy even on a single two-way highway! If not used to this, it can be very nerve-wracking!

Towards the middle of the journey, a restroom break for the driver and passengers is a compulsory so; off to a filthy toilet, and there's no toilet paper nor seat linings provided.

A total of four hours on the road and the journey ended at nearby Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh by 1:00ish.

In a nutshell transport in Cambodia is all part of the adventure!
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WalterC says:
I often heard it takes around 7 hours by bus between the 2 cities, on roads that are very bumpy, making it hard to sleep on the bus.
Posted on: Feb 25, 2015
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