Giant Ibis Transport

Company Information

Despite only launching operations in June 2015, Giant Ibis is already one of the best and most modern operators across Cambodia. The operator is widely regarded to be more professional than most others in the country and has more in common with western bus companies than some of its Cambodian rivals.

Routes served by Giant Ibis

Phnom Penh–Siem Reap

The main route that Giant Ibis offers is the Phnom Penh to Siem Reap service. There are six buses per day from the capital to Siem Reap, close to the world-famous site of Angkor Wat. The buses operate throughout the day, from 08.45 to 23.30, with the trip usually taking seven hours in either direction. The overnight journey at 23.30 will arrive in Siem Reap at 06.30 the next morning.

There are also six departures heading from Siem Reap to the capital each day, starting at 07.45. Tickets for either journey are priced at USD15 per person.

Phnom Penh–Kampot

From Phnom Penh you can also reach the riverside town of Kampot in less than three hours. There are two buses each day at 08.00 and 14.45, scheduled to arrive at 10.30 and 17.15 respectively. Two buses also head in the opposite direction every day and tickets cost USD9 each way.

Phnom Penh–Sihanoukville

For those looking to head to Cambodia’s stunning beaches in the south of the country, you can visit Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh. There are three buses leaving the capital per day between 08 and 12.30. The journey lasts less than five hours so you can even be relaxing on the beach by lunchtime!

There are four daily services from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh, starting from 07.30, with all departures priced at USD11.

International service: Vietnam

Giant Ibis offers international routes as well. From Phnom Penh you can travel to Vietnam’s southern city of Ho Chi Minh, with two daily departures at 08.00 and 12.30. This trip takes around seven hours so you’ll arrive in the early evening even if you catch the lunchtime departure. Tickets cost around USD18.

International service: Thailand

If you are interested in visiting Thailand then it is possible to use Giant Ibis to travel between Siem Reap and Bangkok. There is one service per day which leaves both cities at 07.45 and is scheduled to arrive at 16.15 (a journey of eight or nine hours), with fares at around USD32.

Pros

Giant Ibis is probably the most professional and reliable private operator in Cambodia, the service and quality of vehicles is as close as it gets to the North American and European standards that you may be used to. The website is incredibly detailed and easy to navigate if you need any additional information.

There is a very wide range of departure options on almost all routes that Giant Ibis operate, so there will certainly be a service that suits your schedule.

On several of these routes, passengers have the option of choosing between overnight or day buses, an important choice if you are pushed for time and need to catch a flight.

Giant Ibis is also a very good option for those looking to cross the Cambodian border into Thailand or Vietnam. This process is usually very confusing and can become quite stressful so it is to the operator’s credit that border crossings on these services are as hassle-free as possible.

Buses on these routes have Wi-Fi as well as individual power sockets which is a rarity. As any frequent traveller will know, being able to charge your phone is incredibly useful for when you arrive at an unfamiliar destination and are trying to work out how to get to your hotel.

Cons

Flying rather than crossing international borders via bus is a far more preferable option if your budget allows. Crossing the land border from Cambodia into Thailand or Vietnam can be a pain but Giant Ibis do all they can to minimise the stress involved. Flying is the most expensive option and those on a budget may not have this choice. If not, then Giant Ibis is a perfect option.

Another issue is that there are no toilets on board these services. However, there are regular breaks allowing passengers to use the bathroom or to just stretch their legs for a short time.

Keep in mind

Giant Ibis services use either luxury or sleeper buses depending on your departure time. For example, you will be travelling on a sleeper bus on the 23.30 service from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, but likely to be on a luxury bus with a more standard layout if you make the journey during the day.

Travellers reviews

Passengers love the standard of the buses on these routes and it is repeatedly claimed to be the most professional operator in the country. As the company is still fairly recently established the vehicles are all much newer than any that you will see on the same routes with different operators.

The wide range of departures is also a bonus that has helped to make Giant Ibis a very popular choice with locals and visitors alike. Most private bus operators do not offer the option of day and overnight services but it is useful to have the choice, especially if you are on a tight schedule.

Crossing the Cambodian border by land is usually a fairly painful experience but, unfortunately, this is the cheapest way to make the trip. If flying between cities is within your budget then you should probably consider this alternative, but if the high cost of flight tickets is an issue, then Giant Ibis is one of your best options.

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Bangkok - Siem Reap
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07:45, 08:45
Ho Chi Minh - Phnom Penh
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Bus Universe County 15
12:30
Bus Universe Luxury
08:00, 09:45
Kampot - Phnom Penh
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08:30, 14:45
Kep - Phnom Penh
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07:45, 14:00
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08:00, 09:45
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08:00, 09:45
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08:00, 14:45
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08:00, 14:45
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22:30, 23:00, 23:30
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08:45, 09:45, 12:30
Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville
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07:30, 08:00, 09:25, 12:30, 15:30
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07:45, 08:45
Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
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22:30, 23:00, 23:30
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08:45, 09:45, 12:30
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20:30
Sihanoukville - Phnom Penh
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07:30, 09:30, 13:30
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Giant Ibis Transport Company Reviews

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99.7% of 90,647 travelers were presumably happy with Giant Ibis Transport as they left good or no review
DN
4
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 17, 2019
2nd time I’ve used Giant Ibis and have found them to do exactly what they say . Comfortable clean and reasonably on time. Certainly will use them again.
MA
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Bus Universe Luxury-27, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 16, 2019
This bus doesn't exist. We were up early to catch the boat from Koh Rong Sanleom to catch the 11:30 bus to be told there was no 11:30 bus...and there hasnt been for a year!!! Due to high demand for that day there were no spaces on any of the other Giant Ibis buses and we were given seats on a bus with cheaper company. Worst part of our trip so far!
DB
5
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 15, 2019
We had a very relaxed trip and were looked after from start to finish always feeling n safe hands. Can recommend this mode of transport for an easy, intercity transfer.
CH
2
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 15, 2019
Advertised bus was out of service and replaced with an old and cramped bus with lacking A/C and no seatbelts. Kind of defeats the purpose of taking Giant Ibis.
AP
5
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 15, 2019
All good. HCMC to Phnom Penh 10 Nov 2019.
AP
5
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 15, 2019
All good. Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on Monday 11th November 2019.
CC
5
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 15, 2019
En todo momento han estado pendiente de nosotros, nos han dado comida y un snacks, en la frontera nos han acompañado en todo momento y la verdad es ha merecido la pena, se han ocupado la visa. Nosotros llegamos media hora antes, pero me imagino que depende de lo q d se tarde en la frontera y del trafico
CR
5
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 15, 2019
Exactly what I expected. Staff were very friendly and made the crossing a simplistic easy task.
DH
4
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 14, 2019
Very pleasurable and comfortable ride on Giant Ibis. Seats roomy recline and has leg rest. Was given a breakfast roll and Nescaf canned coffee and lunch packet of fried rice, water was also provided. Was quite a delay at border because 2 passengers had to be left due to Visa issues but not the fault of bus company. Overall good trip would definitely recommend.
NS
5
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 13, 2019
The attendant spoke really good English, felt safe the whole drive.. the driver drove very well. Made good stops for breaks.
TV
4
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 13, 2019
Good bus company for Cambodia. We received 2 cakes and small bottle of water also.
CE
5
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 13, 2019
Great bus and service. The only issue was that the journey took longer than we thought (not 16:15 arrival but 17.45). Please factor this in if you're making connections.
CH
5
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 12, 2019
As comfortable as a bus journey gets...spacious seating, power outlets, wifi, free pastries and water. Safe and efficient driving. Stops at a surprisingly tasty and modern restaurant halfway. Would recommend!
BG
4
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 12, 2019
It was smoot border crossing experience with giant ibis. But they dropped us far from the city centre in siem reap. So had to take tuk tuk to hotel.
TM
4
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 12, 2019
Temp ok, stops ok, food and drink on board. They charge extra $5 for Cambodian visa arrangement, but you can arrange yourself for free.
BS
4
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 11, 2019
We went from Phnom Penh to ho chi Minh city. Good transport with free bottle of water and croissant. There is a long 1hr break after you cross the Cambodian border. With the evisa we had to pay $2 but it's was very straight forward crossing the border. The full journey took about 8 hours. Leaving at 9.50 and arriving after 17.30.
UF
4
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 11, 2019
The bus should leave at 7.45am. But we were waiting six people more. Two of them came 15 minute to late. After 25 minutes waiting, the bus left without the remaining four people. It should be clear that everyone who is not at the boarding time on the spot will miss the bus. We arrived in Bangkok at the end with a delay of 1.5 hours.
KL
5
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 11, 2019
The ride was smooth, comfortable, with a well-timed break halfway. The staff onboard the bus were kind and let us know about the trip prior to leaving. I would say this was the best company I used throughout my entire trip around Cambodia, and will happily book with them in the future.
LG
5
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 11, 2019
Great service! Left slightly late from Siem Reap, but only because some passengers were running late, so they decided to wait for them. Good to know that they look after their customers in that way. Really supportive staff all the way through the trip. Because of some political issues bus was not allowed near the boarder, but they quickly organised us a smaller vehicle and took us to the immigration point.
AP
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Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport, Nov 10, 2019
Two hours late arrival and the bus stop was another one. Fortunately, the bus was very comfortable

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