Cambodia is one of the famous tourist destinations in the world. There are various tourist attractions, including the famous Angkor Wat archeological area that stretches about 400 square kilometers. Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia. This city connects Cambodia to its other regions, including the Siem reap town. Travelling from Phnom Penh to Siem reap, you may opt to use one of the many options, including the use of road, air or the boat service.
Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by bus
Travelling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by bus is the most popular means of travelling. This is because it is the cheapest means of overland transport. A bus travel will leave you with memorable experience. Travelling by bus during the day is safe; however, you need to take a little caution when travelling during the night. Remember that travelling by road in any part of the world carries high risks, including theft and accidents. It is advisable that you travel during the day to catch the amazing scenery of Cambodia.
It is advisable that you arrange for your bus ticket in advance with your guest house. There are many guest houses and hotels in Siem Reap as well as in Phnom Penh city that may book a bus ticket for you. It is advisable that you employ services of one of these hotels to ensure that you are not conned. Remember that there are a number of scams in Cambodia. Therefore, you need to source services of well recognized guest house and hotels if you are a visitor in Cambodia.
Phnom Penh city does not have a central bus terminus. Buses from different companies depart from their different stations. Even if you do not have too much luggage, it is advisable that you buy a ticket from the reputable hotel or guesthouse in which you are staying. Note that the process of buying a ticket is simple. Among the best bus companies that operate between Phnom Penh and Siem reap include Mekong express, Siem Reap Angkor Express and Giant Ibis. These bus services charge from $11 to about $13 on average. However, this depends from one Bus Company to another. There are many less reputable buses with cheaper ticket prices.
Boat services from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
There is a daily boat service that operates between these two towns in both directions. However, this depends on the water levels of the Tonle Sap Lake. Note that during the dry seasons boat services are normally out of operation. Note that ferry ticket ranges from $34 to $38. You can purchase a ferry ticket through a travel agent or a hotel of your choice. If you also consider this type of travel option, it is good that you choose it during the wet season. This is because the water level Tonle Sap Lake will be up and this is the main determinant of this travel service.
Air flights from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
There is only one airline known as Cambodia Angkor that operates between these two towns. There are about four flights that spread throughout the day. Therefore, you will not miss a flight to or from these two towns.
“Angkor Tours by a Local” is part of Siemreaprooms Tours & Guesthouse. A British/Khmer managed tour operator based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. All of our tours are led by a local Angkor Tour Guide. Copyright 2013