Phnom Penh Giant Ibis to Siem Reap

Phnom Penh Giant Ibis to Siem Reap

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Phnom Penh Giant Ibis to Siem Reap Schedule

Phnom Penh Giant Ibis to Siem Reap Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
PGS Cambodia Van 9pax Any time$ 148.50
Lanmei Airlines Economy #LQ76107:05 - 07:55$ 0
Cambodia Airways Economy #KR80109:00 - 09:50$ 0
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K610510:00 - 10:55$ 0
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K611713:15 - 14:00$ 0
Cambodia Airways Economy #KR80514:55 - 15:40$ 0
Virak Buntham Express Minibus 12 14:30 - 20:00$ 12.66
Cambodia Post VIP Van VIP Minibus 14:00 - 20:00$ 11.50
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K6711716:05 - 16:50$ 0
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K611718:45 - 19:40$ 0
Virak Buntham Express Hotel Bus 20:00 - 02:00$ 0
Cambodia Airways Economy #KR480122:30 - 23:30$ 0

How to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

The inspiring Angkor complex is undoubtedly the main draw of Cambodia and Siem Reap is a gateway to all the architectural wonders of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and all other temples of the Khmer Empire. You can easily spend days exploring the outlying temples of Angkor, visiting a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake, savouring flavoursome and rather mild – compared to the Thai ones! – Khmer dishes, watching apsara dancing or relaxing in street massage shops offering great Khmer massage. Even if Siem Reap has been for a long time overtaken by foreign tourists, it remains a great place with its own atmosphere, a busy and ever-friendly vibe, homely guesthouses and colourful Old Market. All in all, it is a great mistake to think that there is nothing else to see and to do in Siem Reap apart from admiring the great Khmer structures of Angkor. You will find plenty of activities and meet plenty of great people, both travellers and locals. And you are sure to enjoy the experience.

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From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by bus

It is no exaggeration to say that Siem Reap is the main tourist destination in Cambodia, and as such it enjoys great transport connections with the main cities of the country and the capital. The choice of operator serving the route is wide, with buses leaving for Siem Reap throughout the day. A 320 km journey from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap may take anywhere between 5½ hours to seven hours, so try to leave Phnom Penh before or around noon to get to Siem Reap before late. Morning buses obviously steal the precious daytime of your journey, but otherwise are quite a convenient variant to get to your destination. They normally make pit stops during the way, and you have a lot of time to enjoy local pastorals blooming with lotus flowers and peppered with water buffalos grazing amidst bright green rice paddies.

Strange enough, but the choice of night buses is limited. If you opt for one leaving around midnight, you will get to Siem Reap by 6am or 7am, have the whole day ahead and save a couple of dollars on a hotel room – a welcome compensation for having spent the night on the move.

Currently, the only bus company in Cambodia which sells tickets online is Giant Ibis Transport. They have three morning buses at 7.45am, 8.45am and 12.30pm and from one to three night buses at 10.30pm, 11pm and 11.30pm daily.

From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by morning bus

Morning buses are ordinary big buses (in Giant Ibis, they use Universe Luxury ones). Tickets cost USD15, which is a bit higher than you can find on the market. The cost includes insurance coverage of all passengers, a snack and a bottle of water. All buses have electrical outlets for charging your gadgets during the trip and (a local wonder!) free Wi-Fi.

Note that there are no toilets on board. Giant Ibis buses make two stops on the route between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap: a 10-minute bathroom stop and a longer half an hour lunch stop at a restaurant about half the way between the two cities. Lunch is not included into the ticket price. The majority of dishes on offer in the restaurant cost between USD3 and USD5.

From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by night bus

If you have never travelled in a sleeper bus in Asia, go ahead. You are not necessarily going to like, but it is an experience not to be misses. Pros are that you save some money – no need to pay extra for your hotel room, just USD15 for your bus ticket – and the daytime of your journey. Cons are that sleeping bunks are not too comfy, especially if you have long legs. There is no entertainment program during the night trip which is great, but note that lower bunks do not have reading lights; so if you would like to read be sure to book the top bunk.

There are toilets on board, and night buses make a stop half the way between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. You can take an advantage of it to grab a quick bite, too.

In Phnom Penh, all the Giant Ibis Transport buses leave from the company’s office in 106 Street, close to the night market and the riverfront. If you stay in one of the company’s partner hotels, you can order a complimentary pickup service. Check the list of the partner hotels on the Giant Ibis Transport web site or inquire in your hotel.

In Siem Reap, buses drop off passengers at Giant Ibis Transport bus terminal. It is conveniently located in downtown, close to Angkor National Museum. From there it is about two km to the Old Market area where you can find the highest concentration of budgets digs, and even less to the leafy Wat Bo Road with stylish boutique hotels. You can walk to your accommodation or take a tuk-tuk – there are plenty of them meeting arriving buses.

Getting around

It is not a common practice to rent out motorcycles or scooters to foreigners in Siem Reap, alas! If you want to have your own transport, the only option is bicycles which are offered at around USD2 per day. Be realistic, though: it is about 7 km from Siem Reap to the ruins plus the same distance back and than add no less than 10 km if you wish to do the Small Circuit. And yes, it may become scorching hot in Angkor.

If you prefer motor transport, than opt for a motorbike taxi, a tuk-tuk or a normal taxi.
Motorbike taxis are the cheapest way to get around the city. Short hops around Siem Reap normally cost less than USD1. You can also hire a motorbike taxi for the whole day for exploring the temples of Angkor (daily rates start from USD8). It is a convenient option if you travel solo and do not want to depend on other travellers which is the case with a shared taxi or tuk-tuk.

Tuk-tuks are ubiquitous and are a convenient – and very authentic – way for moving around the city. Hiring a tuk-tuk for a whole day for exploring the ruins is a quintessential Angkor experience. They seat two people comfortably enough; three or four will feel like herrings in a bowl though. Tuk-tuks charge USD15 per day.

Taxis or rather cars with drivers are air-conditioned – no heat, no red dust, no sweat, hurray. They are definitely more comfortable and for some it may compensate the lack of that feeling of ‘authenticity’ of the ride. Yet if you wish to visit some remote temples and have fellow-travellers to share the expenses, taxis are a great way to get there. Expect to pay from USD25 to USD30 for a whole day.

Activities

Exploring, visiting, checking out and admiring all those awe-inspiring temples of Angkor from dawn till dusk – that is what you are supposed to do while in Siem Reap. Nobody of those arriving to Siem Reap escapes Angkor – well, no wonder.

But Siem Reap has even more activities on offer if you get tired of all those centuries-old carved stones. Enrol to ceramic classes and create your own pottery using the pottery wheel at The Angkor Pottery Centre or find out the variety of flavours of Khmer cuisine at cooking classes which include a visit to a local family with Beyond Unique Cooking Class. There are also opportunities for connoisseurs of alcoholic beverages with Georges Rum Free Tasting or Palm Wine tasting. In about 20 minutes drive from the centre there is The Angkor Silk Farm where the visitors are introduced to the whole process of silk-making. If you are still temple-hungry after visiting Angkor, there is a dozen of old and modern temples in the city, all of different architectural interest, including a 500-year-old Wat Preah Prom Rath, which shows the obvious Angkorian influence.

Evenings glitter with traditional costumes of the dancers performing at numerous venues round Siem Reap. And then there are all those massage shops to relieve your aching muscles after a strenuous day at the ruins. The Khmers claim that the famous Thai massage has originated from the Khmer one. Whether it is true or not, it is worth comparing anyway.

From Siem Reap to Thailand

A three-hour bus journey brings you to the border town of Poipet. Some buses still practice numerous stops during the trip at local souvenir shops and restaurants which pay them commission on every dollar you spend with them. But otherwise there are no other dangers or annoyances while getting to the border. No touts are meeting you at the Thai side offering their help with your Thai visa and the only disappointment is that the queues may be quite long. On the Thai side, walk to Rong Klua Market for buses heading to Bangkok and some other destinations throughout Thailand or catch a tuk-tuk to get to Aranyaprathet bus station which has a wider choice of destinations. Find more information on getting from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok here.

There is a direct international bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok, too. If you use this one, you will not need to change transport at the border, which is the case with two separate trips – from Siem Reap to Poipet and from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok – and with other ‘direct’ buses from Siem Reap to anywhere in Thailand.

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Transportation from Phnom Penh Giant Ibis to Siem Reap

Phnom Penh Giant Ibis to Siem Reap destination reviews

KB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 24, 2020
I'd use them again but for sure a little better communication on expectations. Like the drivers will stop at various point and the boarder crossing to Thailand can take a while. Other than that very satisfying trips for the price
ML
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 19, 2020
Bus host had multiple friends jumping in and off bus and was very anti social
MJ
Bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 9, 2020
Sleeper bus is great experience to us. There's pillow and blanket provided. The transport is smooth and safe even it was late at night. They act promptly when some passengers have issues or concerns. We arrived early from ETA. Thanks Giant Ibis!
AG
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 8, 2020
To help the environment, 12goasia should accept e-tickets or m-tickets and reduce the use of paper and pdf prints. Thank you!
SJ
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 8, 2020
Phnom Penh to Siem Reap - Plenty of room on the bus, comfortable, air-conditioned, got to Siem Reap in good time, smooth ride with a good driver and water and snacks provided. Two stops en route at good rest stops with good facilities and clean toilets. Wifi worked well. No complaints. Steve Australia
JE
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 4, 2020
The journey was comfortable and there were no big surprises. On this occasion the staff member's English was a bit difficult to understand. Unfortunately the bus station in Siem Reap is way out of town, so even if you prefer to walk, you'll probably need a Tuk Tuk.
DP
Bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 2, 2020
Great service, on time and comfortable
MJ
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 29, 2020
We travelled from Saigon to Phnom Penh to Siem Reap to Bangkok. Saigon to Phnom Penh was good. The personnel were helpful and the bus and WiFi run well. Only the bathroom in Saigon was bad and the office workers were not friendly. The trip to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh was a nightmare. The bus broke down and we had to wait for another bus. The air conditioning was not working well. It was hot inside bus. The WiFi was not working at all and the conductress had a bad attitude. She was acting like a child having tantrums. We could not understand her English either. Your drivers were good and polite. Our trip to Bangkok from Siem Reap seems to be going smoothly so far.
AK
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 28, 2020
Bus was comfortable with lots of leg room. Bottled water, refreshing wipe and nice pastry snack were provided. Two toilet stops including one for lunch and an English speaking bus attendant. The only real problems were lack of WiFi on the bus and that the first bus we were on broke down. The company did, however, get a new bus to us in 30 minutes. The buses they used were much older than one I’d travelled on with the same company previously.
MJ
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 28, 2020
A good trip through the countryside with enough stops
BM
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 26, 2020
We travelled from Phnom penh to Siem Reap and everything was perfect! - we arrived on time - there were two stops, one long enough to have lunch - we received water and snack - the staff insisted that everyone had seatbelts on - the luggage was marked and taken care of very nicely
SN
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 25, 2020
Good trip, safe driver and good clean restroom and restaurant stops. A/C was weak, thats the only reason I didn't give it a 5. Would definitely use again! :)
AM
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 21, 2020
Comfy seats. Good leg room. The stopover is long enough to get some lunch or coffee and breaks up the trip nicely. It’s a good value way to make the journey.
DT
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 20, 2020
Great transport! Definitely use!
MA
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 18, 2020
It was a.very comfortable trip. The right amount of stoos.
IW
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 17, 2020
Great trip. Staff were friendly and helpful towards everyone on board. We’d defiantly use them again.
NM
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 16, 2020
For being the most expensive bus company in Cambodia I was disappointed. I’m m sure when the company started it was everything they promise it is. I took Giant Ibis from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh then Phnom Penh to Kampot then Kampot back to Phnom Penh lastly Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. One of them completely broke down on the side of the road another had engine problems and had to pull over 4-5 times in our trip. It seems that they don’t put ANY money into the maintenance of these buses. Some power plugs don’t work, seatbelt don’t work and bathrooms with broke signs written right on them. They do side job delivering other good to your destination which is no big deal but when they start making stops it kind of disappointing. Lastly when I got to Siem Reap they changed the bus station and placed it rather far from the original site. Which was just another hassle to deal with. I was just expecting more. ????????‍♂️
JM
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 16, 2020
Lovely staff, air conditioned bus and comfortable seats! One of the best bus companies I have travelled with so far! :)
DM
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 15, 2020
Excellent crew, kept well informed throughout our journey. First class break & lunch stops. Highly recommended.
LK
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 14, 2020
Journey was good. Although it was delayed by 20min we arrived into Siem Reap almost on time. They even insisted we wear our seatbelts. The rest stops were lovely (there were 2 for the journey). Staff were nice - both in the office and the bus.
KC
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 12, 2020
Staff did not use anti insect spray for bus before trip. Entire bus was cover by mosquito . Whole way was just about killing them , spray ended in back back of employee.
MM
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 9, 2020
Old bus with poor air conditioning. Staff members are outstanding.
MG
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 8, 2020
The staff was very professional and friendly. The bus was very comfortable, with plenty of leg room, reclining seats, AC and wifi. We had 2 breaks, the first 1 hour after leaving (15min) and the second one for lunch (30min). The staff gave us lovely pastries, water and hand wipes. The stops were done on lovely resting areas with toilets, restaurant, shop, etc. We were picked up at our hotel by a minibus for free (but were picked up quite late - in fact we were picked up 5 minutes before the scheduled bus departure so were worried we might have missed it). The bus left 30 minutes late from Phnom Penh due to a driver change. I'm still giving 5 stars for the great service. Keep in mind that the Cambodian driving is a bit scary...so if you choose the front seats you might have a few frights.
BG
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 6, 2020
Very good service and bus was more comfortable than the last. Still arrived an hour later than scheduled, although this seems the norm.
PD
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 6, 2020
Quite a comfortable ride. Bus left on time and only arrived a few minutes late at Siem Reap. Staff were careful with luggage and carried it to a clean space when they removed it from the trunk at the end of the journey.
NS
van VIP, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Feb 6, 2020
Punctual, safe, fast. I was suprised. Recommend!
CS
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 5, 2020
Best bus ever. Good WiFi most of the way. Power. Good leg room.
RS
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 5, 2020
It was great. I especially liked the back rubs and toe massages. You really can't beat that for a $10 ticket.
ST
Bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 4, 2020
Very comfortable
KK
van VIP, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Feb 2, 2020
It's not the most comfortable ride (not much leg space and I'm only 170cm) but ut us fast and good value for money.
KD
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 1, 2020
Best bus service in Cambodia!
LW
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 31, 2020
Can not fault the service. Easy to book online. Polite helpful staff at the bus station in Phnom Penh and on the bus. Comfortable bus and nice refreshments given for the trip.
SS
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 31, 2020
The trip was ok, departured on time. It had 2 stops for refreshing and toiletes. It's an easy way to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. I highly recommend it.
CH
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 30, 2020
Everything Is Good Wifi And Charging Spot Available In The Bus. Have 2 Stops For Lunch And Toilet Break. Will Choose Giant Ibis Again For My Next Trip. Thanks
FP
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 30, 2020
Airconditioning could be better. Nice trip overall!
JS
Bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 29, 2020
The whole bus trip was good.
KM
van VIP, Seila Angkor Express, Jan 27, 2020
It was a pretty comfortable ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, and it was neat to see the country which otherwise wouldn't have if taken a flight. The description of the minivan was a bit fuzzy but pleasant ride and quick.
AE
van VIP, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Jan 24, 2020
Mini van was very warm and I was in the middle seat between driver and another passenger which was not very comfortable as not a proper seat. Seatbelt did not work. On the plus side the van arrived at destination 15 minutes earlier than scheduled.
CD
van VIP, Seila Angkor Express, Jan 24, 2020
We did get in early but we had the back row seats. They had put bags and boxes under the seats and on the floor in our row.. We had no place to put our feet. We are also not tall. Luckily we did not have anyone beside us so we got 4 seats for 2 people. Everytime we got out, we had to climb over bags to get out. It seems the bus was more of a delivery bus that passager
SB
van VIP, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Jan 20, 2020
Would highly recommend t his company. Made adequate stops and driver was very good. Van was comfortable.
ID
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 20, 2020
It was all okey
AM
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 18, 2020
Very nice trip ! Lovely Giant Ibis team.
MS
Bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 16, 2020
Very well organized company and very comfortable bus. I can only recomend this connection to you. If I will be travel again in this area, I will choose this company again.
LB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 15, 2020
Very easy booking with 12goAsia. The coach left Phnom Penh on time and arrived Siem Reap a little early. Water and a bun were provided for the journey and the coach stopped for a comfort break and a lunch break. The coach was comfortable and air conditioned. Just a small point, the coach station is several kms outside Siem Reap so need a taxi/tuk tuk to get into town. But would definitely recommend booking with 12goAsia and travelling with Giant Ibis.
VC
van VIP, Seila Angkor Express, Jan 15, 2020
We were squished in the last row. There isn’t room for 4 people with moderate shoulders... but if you book any other seat it should be fine. The A/C was on but could’ve been stronger as we were a bit sweaty still
CV
Bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 14, 2020
Fast. Arrived 30 mins ahead of schedule. Trip was uneventful, however the sleeper bus will be a bit small for taller westerners; I am a 5'7" Filipino and it was barely enough for me to fully stretch out my legs when lying down.
ML
Bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 14, 2020
Nice clean bus. Comfy enough, I slept most of the way:)
MV
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 12, 2020
Driver drove good. We left 20 minutes later then scheduld. But worst part was the drop off outside of town. While expected drop off at ibis office
NC
van VIP, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Jan 10, 2020
Was a great ride,. Felt safe the whole way, had a nice break in the middle. Driver was friendly. Van was clean and spacious. Couldn't have asked for more
BO
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 10, 2020
... everything perfekt!
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