Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

It takes about six hours to travel to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh by bus or taxi.

Phnom Penh Sorya Transport, Capitol Tours, and GST Express operate bus service to/from Siem Reap. Direct buses go to Phnom Penh (average $10). Buses generally leave between 7:00AM and 3:00PM. It is best to leave early in the morning because the trip is at least 6 hours long. Hotels, guesthouses and tour companies can all book seats in advance.

Phnom Penh Sorya Transport -

Boat travel

A more expensive and more time consuming option from Phnom Penh ($35, 8 hours) or Battambang ($20-$25, 5 hours) is to take a Soviet style Hydrofoil across the Tonle Sap lake. These can be fantastic trips giving you the opportunity to view life on the lake, floating houses, working fishermen, and to get a sun-tan if you choose to sit on the roof of the boat. However, the trip can be ruined due to bad weather. Remember to use sunscreen and take a waterproof jacket. You will not be able to access your luggage during the journey. If you have the time, it is better to visit the floating villages as day trips from Siem Reap than to see them from the boat.

Air travel

Air travel is of course the fastest way to travel, but you will spend more time going to and from the airports than in the air, since the distance is so short. Taxi or tuk-tuk from the airport will take about 15 minutes to the center of town and cost from $5 to $10, unless your hotel is providing the service for free.

Cambodia Angkor Air -

Cambodia Angkor Air (K6) - PNH
No.206A, Preah Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel: 855 23 6666 786-9, 855 23 212 564
Fax: 855 23 224 164

Where to Stay - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Battambang - Bangkok