How to get from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

What about

Wide leafy boulevards, exquisite Buddhist temples and a beautiful riverside promenade – even if Phnom Penh cannot boast a lot of large-scale tourist attractions, it possesses its own special charm. Easily one of the least developed capitals of South East Asia, Phnom Penh is changing rapidly nowadays; new Western-style shopping malls and high-rises make their way to the city, and there are even air-conditioned public buses cruising its streets. You can have a look at the darkest years of Khmer history in Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum or venture further afield to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. But you can choose just to enjoy Phnom Penh’s – alas! – rapidly vanishing French flavour, indulge in world-wide cuisine offered in its fancy restaurants at half the price you pay anywhere else or absorb the local colours visiting markets and people-watching. There is an abundance of worth-seeing places of interest around Phnom Penh, easily explored during a day trip, including Phinom Chisor, a stunning example of the Angkorian period temples, or Koh Dach, the Silk Island, where you can witness the process of silk weaving and buy some of the finest textiles in Cambodia. All in all, architectural wonders, busy nightlife venues and shopping opportunities galore in Phnom Penh. It may not become your favourite city in Asia, but Phnom Penh definitely deserves a closer look.

From Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by bus

There is hardly another city or town in Cambodia – possibly Sihanoukville being the only exception – with such a wide choice of destinations on offer as Siem Reap. Buses to Phnom Penh leave throughout the day from several locations all over the capital; and prices and level of comfort vary a lot. Note that the majority of the operators use the main bus station in Siem Reap located four km out of town. If buying your ticket in a street agency, always inquire where from your bus departs.

Giant Ibis Transport is the best operator serving the route due to many factors, including the excellent safety record, insurance coverage for all passengers, free Wi-Fi and electrical outlets on board. The company uses its own bus terminal in Siem Reap behind the Angkor National Museum. It is located closer both to the Old Market area and Wat Bo Road where the majority of accommodation is found. To get to the Giant Ibis bus terminal, take a tuk-tuk (from USD1 to USD3) or use complimentary pick-up service – inquire in your hotel in advance.

There are at least four (in certain periods up to six) daily buses of Giant Ibis from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. No matter which one you choose, tickets cost USD15. All buses take from 5½ hours to seven hours to reach the Phnom Penh.

Morning buses which leave Siem Reap at 7.45am, 8.45am and 12.30pm, make two pit stops en route: the first one is a short ‘bathroom’ stop and the second one is one-and-a-half-hour lunch stop. Note that there are no toilets on board of the morning buses, and lunch is not included into your ticket price. The buses themselves are standard big buses with air-conditioning and slightly reclining seats, so your trip in general should be quite ok.

Night buses are sleeper buses with two tiers of sleeping bunks. There are reading lights for top bunks, toilets and no entertainment program during your trip – you can have some rest, of course, if you manage to make yourself comfortable on a bunk which is frankly speaking is not an easy task at all! The advantage of taking a night bus lies in saving a few dollars on your hotel room. Besides, the night bus is the most convenient one if you are going to connect via Phnom Penh to other Giant Ibis’ buses to Kampot, Sihanoukville or Ho Chi Minh.

In Phnom Penh, Giant Ibis buses arrive to the company’s own bus terminal in 106 Street, close to the night market and the riverfront. If you have just a couple of hours to explore the capital before your next bus leaves, just go for a stroll along the magnificent riverfront promenade.

Connecting to other Giant Ibis buses

From Phnom Penh, you can connect to other Giant Ibis buses to Kampot, Sihanoukville or Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.

From Siem Reap to Kampot via Phnom Penh

If you buy a joint ticket from Siem Reap to Kampot via Phnom Penh with 12go.asia, the system will offer three options.

10.30pm and 11pm night buses from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh connect to 8am bus to Kampot with a short two-hour stopover in Phnom Penh. The trip to Kampot from Phnom Penh lasts two and a half hours only, so you will arrive early enough to have the whole day ahead of you.

Normally you can get in time for the same 8am bus to Kampot even if arriving with the last 11pm bus from Siem Reap, but if you want to do it, you will have to buy separate tickets, as otherwise the system will offer to take the afternoon bus to Kampot at 2.45pm. This option is worth considering if you wish to spend a few hours visiting the Cambodian capital. You can leave your luggage at Giant Ibis bus terminal, have a stroll and then continue your journey to Kampot, arriving to your destination before dark.

In theory it is even possible to catch 2.45pm bus to Kampot if you leave Siem Reap with the first bus at 7.45am the same day as it normally reaches Phnom Penh at around 2pm; but 12go.asia does not recommend it as in case of even a minor delay you risk missing your next bus.

From Siem Reap to Sihanoukville via Phnom Penh

There are three buses a day by Giant Ibis from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, all of them taking about four and a half hours to reach the seaside resort city. As in case with Siem Reap to Kampot, 12go.asia offers the shortest stopover in Phnom Penh: take any of the night buses from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh and then change to one of the morning buses from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, which depart at 8am and at 9.30am. You can as well choose the bus which departs later – at 12.30pm – to have a quick look at the capital. Tickets cost USD15 and USD12 respectively.

If you arrive from Siem Reap with one of the morning buses, you will be obliged to spend the night in Phnom Penh and continue your journey to the coast the next day as there are no night buses between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville.

From Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh via Phnom Penh

Important: Visa on arrival service is not provided at land border crossings in Vientam. Before buying your bus ticket to Vietnam, make sure you have already your Vietnamese visa or do not need one. Otherwise you will be refused transportation.

If buying a joint ticket from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh via Phnom Penh, you will be offered to take 10/30pm or 11pm night bus from Siem Reap (USD15) and then change to the first bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh at 8am (USD18). The last 11.30pm bus from Siem Reap connects to the afternoon bus to Ho Chi Minh (12/30pm), though in theory you can catch the morning bus to Vietnam, as well.

Similarly to Siem Reap to Sihanoukville case, you can opt for 12.30pm bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh instead to get a couple of hours for touring the capital. Leave your luggage at the Giant Ibis bus terminal and enjoy your morning in Phnom Penh. Please find more detailed information about the six-hour Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh leg here.

Getting around

If you have traveled at least a bit anywhere in Cambodia, you may have noticed that the Khmers know no modesty as far as the width of their roads is concerned. This local love for expansions makes Phnom Penh tough for covering on foot. Tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis are ubiquitous and plentiful; they are an affordable and easy way to get around the city. Expect to pay from USD1 to USD3 for a tuk-tuk ride, even less for a motorbike taxi.

Renting a scooter is also an option in Phnom Penh. Daily rates are about USD5. Note that helmets are a must, traffic is chaotic and accidents with casualties are not unheard of. Rent only if you are an experienced rider – we mean with some experience in Asian countries.

There are public buses in Phnom Penh. Tickets cost less than USD0.5 per trip. The most useful route is Line 03 which stops at the International Airport, Central Market and Night Market. Line 01 combined with some walking brings you to the Royal Palace and National Museum.

Further afield from Phnom Penh

Located literally in the heart of the country, Phnom Penh has good transport connections with all the other cities and towns around Cambodia and in the neighbouring countries. Apart from the already mentioned Kampot, Sihanoukville and Ho Chi Minh, some of the destinations which you can reach overland from Phnom Penh, include Poi Pet, Battambang, Koh Kong, Preah Vihear and Mondulkiri in Cambodia; Bangkok in Thailand; Vientiane and Pakse in Laos.

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh @ bus Jan 29, 2018

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From Siem Reap Virak Buntham to Phnom Penh by bus

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How to get from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

What about

Wide leafy boulevards, exquisite Buddhist temples and a beautiful riverside promenade – even if Phnom Penh cannot boast a lot of large-scale tourist attractions, it possesses its own special charm. Easily one of the least developed capitals of South East Asia, Phnom Penh is changing rapidly nowadays; new Western-style shopping malls and high-rises make their way to the city, and there are even air-conditioned public buses cruising its streets. You can have a look at the darkest years of Khmer history in Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum or venture further afield to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. But you can choose just to enjoy Phnom Penh’s – alas! – rapidly vanishing French flavour, indulge in world-wide cuisine offered in its fancy restaurants at half the price you pay anywhere else or absorb the local colours visiting markets and people-watching. There is an abundance of worth-seeing places of interest around Phnom Penh, easily explored during a day trip, including Phinom Chisor, a stunning example of the Angkorian period temples, or Koh Dach, the Silk Island, where you can witness the process of silk weaving and buy some of the finest textiles in Cambodia. All in all, architectural wonders, busy nightlife venues and shopping opportunities galore in Phnom Penh. It may not become your favourite city in Asia, but Phnom Penh definitely deserves a closer look.

From Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by bus

There is hardly another city or town in Cambodia – possibly Sihanoukville being the only exception – with such a wide choice of destinations on offer as Siem Reap. Buses to Phnom Penh leave throughout the day from several locations all over the capital; and prices and level of comfort vary a lot. Note that the majority of the operators use the main bus station in Siem Reap located four km out of town. If buying your ticket in a street agency, always inquire where from your bus departs.

Giant Ibis Transport is the best operator serving the route due to many factors, including the excellent safety record, insurance coverage for all passengers, free Wi-Fi and electrical outlets on board. The company uses its own bus terminal in Siem Reap behind the Angkor National Museum. It is located closer both to the Old Market area and Wat Bo Road where the majority of accommodation is found. To get to the Giant Ibis bus terminal, take a tuk-tuk (from USD1 to USD3) or use complimentary pick-up service – inquire in your hotel in advance.

There are at least four (in certain periods up to six) daily buses of Giant Ibis from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. No matter which one you choose, tickets cost USD15. All buses take from 5½ hours to seven hours to reach the Phnom Penh.

Morning buses which leave Siem Reap at 7.45am, 8.45am and 12.30pm, make two pit stops en route: the first one is a short ‘bathroom’ stop and the second one is one-and-a-half-hour lunch stop. Note that there are no toilets on board of the morning buses, and lunch is not included into your ticket price. The buses themselves are standard big buses with air-conditioning and slightly reclining seats, so your trip in general should be quite ok.

Night buses are sleeper buses with two tiers of sleeping bunks. There are reading lights for top bunks, toilets and no entertainment program during your trip – you can have some rest, of course, if you manage to make yourself comfortable on a bunk which is frankly speaking is not an easy task at all! The advantage of taking a night bus lies in saving a few dollars on your hotel room. Besides, the night bus is the most convenient one if you are going to connect via Phnom Penh to other Giant Ibis’ buses to Kampot, Sihanoukville or Ho Chi Minh.

In Phnom Penh, Giant Ibis buses arrive to the company’s own bus terminal in 106 Street, close to the night market and the riverfront. If you have just a couple of hours to explore the capital before your next bus leaves, just go for a stroll along the magnificent riverfront promenade.

Connecting to other Giant Ibis buses

From Phnom Penh, you can connect to other Giant Ibis buses to Kampot, Sihanoukville or Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.

From Siem Reap to Kampot via Phnom Penh

If you buy a joint ticket from Siem Reap to Kampot via Phnom Penh with 12go.asia, the system will offer three options.

10.30pm and 11pm night buses from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh connect to 8am bus to Kampot with a short two-hour stopover in Phnom Penh. The trip to Kampot from Phnom Penh lasts two and a half hours only, so you will arrive early enough to have the whole day ahead of you.

Normally you can get in time for the same 8am bus to Kampot even if arriving with the last 11pm bus from Siem Reap, but if you want to do it, you will have to buy separate tickets, as otherwise the system will offer to take the afternoon bus to Kampot at 2.45pm. This option is worth considering if you wish to spend a few hours visiting the Cambodian capital. You can leave your luggage at Giant Ibis bus terminal, have a stroll and then continue your journey to Kampot, arriving to your destination before dark.

In theory it is even possible to catch 2.45pm bus to Kampot if you leave Siem Reap with the first bus at 7.45am the same day as it normally reaches Phnom Penh at around 2pm; but 12go.asia does not recommend it as in case of even a minor delay you risk missing your next bus.

From Siem Reap to Sihanoukville via Phnom Penh

There are three buses a day by Giant Ibis from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, all of them taking about four and a half hours to reach the seaside resort city. As in case with Siem Reap to Kampot, 12go.asia offers the shortest stopover in Phnom Penh: take any of the night buses from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh and then change to one of the morning buses from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, which depart at 8am and at 9.30am. You can as well choose the bus which departs later – at 12.30pm – to have a quick look at the capital. Tickets cost USD15 and USD12 respectively.

If you arrive from Siem Reap with one of the morning buses, you will be obliged to spend the night in Phnom Penh and continue your journey to the coast the next day as there are no night buses between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville.

From Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh via Phnom Penh

Important: Visa on arrival service is not provided at land border crossings in Vientam. Before buying your bus ticket to Vietnam, make sure you have already your Vietnamese visa or do not need one. Otherwise you will be refused transportation.

If buying a joint ticket from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh via Phnom Penh, you will be offered to take 10/30pm or 11pm night bus from Siem Reap (USD15) and then change to the first bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh at 8am (USD18). The last 11.30pm bus from Siem Reap connects to the afternoon bus to Ho Chi Minh (12/30pm), though in theory you can catch the morning bus to Vietnam, as well.

Similarly to Siem Reap to Sihanoukville case, you can opt for 12.30pm bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh instead to get a couple of hours for touring the capital. Leave your luggage at the Giant Ibis bus terminal and enjoy your morning in Phnom Penh. Please find more detailed information about the six-hour Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh leg here.

Getting around

If you have traveled at least a bit anywhere in Cambodia, you may have noticed that the Khmers know no modesty as far as the width of their roads is concerned. This local love for expansions makes Phnom Penh tough for covering on foot. Tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis are ubiquitous and plentiful; they are an affordable and easy way to get around the city. Expect to pay from USD1 to USD3 for a tuk-tuk ride, even less for a motorbike taxi.

Renting a scooter is also an option in Phnom Penh. Daily rates are about USD5. Note that helmets are a must, traffic is chaotic and accidents with casualties are not unheard of. Rent only if you are an experienced rider – we mean with some experience in Asian countries.

There are public buses in Phnom Penh. Tickets cost less than USD0.5 per trip. The most useful route is Line 03 which stops at the International Airport, Central Market and Night Market. Line 01 combined with some walking brings you to the Royal Palace and National Museum.

Further afield from Phnom Penh

Located literally in the heart of the country, Phnom Penh has good transport connections with all the other cities and towns around Cambodia and in the neighbouring countries. Apart from the already mentioned Kampot, Sihanoukville and Ho Chi Minh, some of the destinations which you can reach overland from Phnom Penh, include Poi Pet, Battambang, Koh Kong, Preah Vihear and Mondulkiri in Cambodia; Bangkok in Thailand; Vientiane and Pakse in Laos.

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★★★★★ Jan 23, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jan 21, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jan 20, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
We set off on time, the journey was smooth with quick stop offs were great for stretching your legs. I only used the internet occasionally to check email, it seem to work fine - think it is fairly minimal tho so no streaming Netflix.
★★★★☆ Jan 19, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (van Regional, Thero Express) :
Smooth ride and very kind driver! We had a couple of unnecessary stops. Stopped at a place for about an hour, where no passengers actually ate. So we just waited there until the driver was ready to go. Could have gotten to Phnom Penh a lot earlier. Overall, still a great transfer.
★★★☆☆ Jan 17, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The wifi did not work except for the last 10 min, the lunch break was unnecessary (for us) and the driver was driving so fast I was scared half the trip. The little snack we got tasted nice and the staff was nice though.
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Nice trip. Comfy bus. Good internet.
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Good service
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2018 (van Regional, Thero Express) :
Very fast, too many stops. Wifi cut out early.
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
De bus was helemaal oke voor die paar uur alleen de dame die ons begeleidde en aansprak deze dag was de hele tijd aan het hoesten (zonder haar hand voor haar mond) als een zeehond, tot irritatie van meerdere reizigers toe. Niet heel fris en echt heel vies zelfs.
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
It was a confortable trip, overall. The snack was small, but you can't ask much for the price, it was ok. We arrived about an hour before the scheduled time, even if we did 3 restroom stops (one of them more of a lunch stop).
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Great service and very comfortable.
★★★★☆ Jan 10, 2018 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
We couldn't get a flight to Phnom Penh so chose this at the last minute to enable us to get to our pre-booked hotel. We were on the 11:30 pm bus and it was hassle free. Make sure you check your ticket to get the correct address but once there check in was easy and the bus was there in plenty of time. You get bottled water on the bus, pillows and a blanket, and although the dividers between the pairs of bunks were not as high as my partner would have liked, it didn't prevent her falling asleep before we set off. Even though we arrived exactly on schedule, and we only paid $30 between us, I can't give 5 stars as the toilet was a bit primitive and very narrow! You have to take your shoes off to get on the bus, so it's not great standing on a wet toilet floor in the middle of the night if you need to use the facilities. Other than that, we were more than happy and would use again next time we are in this neck of the woods.
★★★★★ Jan 10, 2018 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very nice busguide with a clean introduction in English!
★★★★★ Jan 10, 2018 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (van Regional, Thero Express)
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Trip met my expectations. A challenging highway to travel on given it is lined with shops and is well travel by others. Expect frequent breaking and honking to alert others but unavoidable given all the people using the roadways.
★★★★☆ Jan 7, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Good everything, but we had 3 long (maybe too long) stops. 2nd was at the good cafe, but nobody told us about it and we bought junk in minimarts.
★★★☆☆ Jan 6, 2018 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2018 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Siem Reap to PP. Couldn't have gone smoother! Bonus having the sleeper bunk next to me empty. After a full day mountain biking and walking around Angkor Wat, I slept so well and so easily, totally fresh for the 5am bus arrival.
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Group of 4. We were all happy with your service.
★★★☆☆ Jan 2, 2018 (van Regional, Thero Express) :
No information on seat allocation so told to sit in least preferred seats. Seats did not have enough leg-room and not high enough backs for taller passengers. Too many rest stops slowed journey.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 1, 2018 (bus Express, Mekong Express) :
On the 12Go ticket they give you the wrong departure location! The real place is Sivatha Blvd/Central Market Street, Lonely Planet and Google maps have the right info. Falscher Abfahrtsort ist im 12Go Asia Ticket aufgeführt! Der richtige Ort ist s.o.
12Go response:

Either location is usable as a departure point. All of the buses departing from Siem Reap start at the location given but many do not pass through the downtown area, hence why Mekong Express has instructed us to use this location as the departure point.

★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Good ride. Included delicious croissant and waters. Seats were comfortable. Arrived about an hour early. Only downside was wifi hotspot was unusable because it was so slow. If wifi wasn't advertised when we bought the tix I'd rate this 5 stars.
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very good, indeed.
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
very comfortable bus, safe driver, nice clean toilet stops, and decent lunch stop
★★★★☆ Dec 29, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very nice trip.
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Good bus, good staff, but to much stops.
★★★☆☆ Dec 27, 2017 (bus Express, Mekong Express) :
It had no charger
★★★★☆ Dec 26, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Excellent trip by the driver. Slow and steady. Reach within 6 hours .
★★★☆☆ Dec 25, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Unclean bath Driver a little crazy
★★☆☆☆ Dec 25, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The bus departed on time. However, we are uneasy with the driver's behavior on the road. Going very fast and heavy breaking frequently which makes a little bit uncomfortable.
★★★☆☆ Dec 25, 2017 (bus Express, Mekong Express) :
Driver will never win a Grand Prix. Driving at a reasonable speed we could easily have cut at least one hour off the journey. Apart from that bus was comfortable and nice and clean.
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Everything allright! Pleasant Trip!
★★★☆☆ Dec 22, 2017 (van Regional, Thero Express) :
Slow and squashed
★★★★★ Dec 22, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
nice ride, there is wifi, electric plug, and they give you a bottle water. and the most important, there is bed for sleep, there are even pillow and blanket. The staffs are also helpful, keep make sure our schedule, even after arriving they warn us our item. I really can sleep comfortably without realizing it's morning and we already arrive at Phnom Penh. Really recommendes bus.
★★★★★ Dec 20, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
On time, new and clean bus; good stops, and arrived 10 mins early. Great trip
★★★★★ Dec 20, 2017 (bus Express, Mekong Express) :
Comfortable and punctual
★★★★★ Dec 17, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 14, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
While the staff was very helpful and friendly the bus wasn’t suited for me, as a 1.90 western guy. Beds are 1.75 at the most, although you got a blanket, you needed it not to stick on the very thin fake leather mattress, because the AC is not on all the time.. didn’t sleep for more then 15 minutes...
★★★★★ Dec 14, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Comfortable Well organised Helpful Arrived an hour early! I hope they were not speeding.
★★★★☆ Dec 13, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Dec 12, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Dec 11, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Clean and comfortable bus. I slept all the way from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The was bus was punctual.
★★★★★ Dec 10, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 7, 2017 (van VIP, Virak Buntham Express) :
Bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh: The drive itself was smooth, safe and very comfortable (arrived ~1h earlier), but there is a big but: the van was supposed to go to the olympic market (in the city) - they just stopped somewhat north of Wat Phnom and told us 'last station'. We ended up taking a tuk-tuk to the Hotel. Not okay. Also, the staff at Siem Reap are not particularly helpful since their english is not that good (we specifically tried to ask them the day before about the drop-off point but they did not understand anything).
12Go response:

Dear Simone Reichert

We have reviewed your inquiry regarding your booking 15377 for Virak Buntham Express on 06-Dec-17 17:00:00.

Thank you for alerting us to this issue, we will speak with the operator about it.

★★★★★ Dec 6, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
New experience, everything was comfort and smooth. Bus leave on time. Good job to Giant Ibis. Thank you.
★★★★☆ Dec 5, 2017 (van Regional, Thero Express) :
It was a very pleasant trip - very safe driver and we got to Phnom Penh on time. Only little issue there was no WiFi as promised.
★★★★★ Dec 4, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Nice staff, comfortable bus, much more quiet trip than I expected. Despite many stops on the road we arrived almost an hour earlier, which is a big relief when you plan to get to the airport soon after arrival. The beds are not for tall people, though. Nothing to really complain about as most of the people will fit, but if you are 180 cm and more, expect some fitting issues :D Nevertheless the experience was great and I would probably pick this bus again. If it was big enough for tall guy like me, I wouldn't hesitate a minute to pick Ibis again!
★★★★★ Dec 4, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very confortable and punctual
★★★★☆ Dec 4, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Ride was smooth, bus seemed clean. Good service. WiFi even worked. Only wish there was more leg room, but I would do it again.
★★★☆☆ Dec 3, 2017 (bus Express, Mekong Express)
★★★★★ Dec 3, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
An excellent service for people who wish to see more of Cambodia. Safe and comfortable from start to finish. Runs like clock work.
★★★★★ Dec 1, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Nov 30, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Super fast, Clean & Comfortable! Thank you!
★★★☆☆ Nov 30, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Nov 25, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Good service and the personnel kept us up to date how long we stop at each place, how the WIFI works etc. Will use your service in the future also.
★★★★★ Nov 23, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Great bus, very clean, very cheap, great staff, would recommend to anyone and ride again
★★★★★ Nov 23, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Love the power outlet! :)
★★★★☆ Nov 22, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The bathroom wasn’t clean
★★★★☆ Nov 19, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Nov 19, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very pleasant trip thank you all. Good stops and arrived in Phnom Penh earlier than expected.
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Took the Giant Ibis night bus from SiemR to PP. I booked my single ticket online right here, chose a single bed, paid online for final destination Sianoukville, via PP. Ibis bus left at 11pm, please note that starting Nov15th night bus doesn't depart from usual roundabout next to Cineplex, it now leaves about 5 minute walk down the road, opposite of Canadia Bank glass booth of 3 red ATMs. Ride was easy and very comfortable, no noise, no lights. Power outlets were loose, but wiggling my power adaptor I got it to work. Arrived in PP on time, where I connected to Giant Ibis mini van to Sianoukville.
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Slepper bus ! Confortable Siem Rep to Phnom Phen
★★★★☆ Nov 13, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The bus left on time. My husband and I were travelling, as a six foot tall man he found the bed a bit short but comfortable when he lay on his side a bit curled up, I fell asleep before we left and hardly woke up until the lights went on as we approached the end of the trip. A very quick and easy way to travel from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh without wasting a day of our trip with a day time journey.
★★★★☆ Nov 13, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Nov 12, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Nov 4, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Nov 4, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Nov 2, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Pros: Good driving unlike other drivers that speed up despite bumps. Clean sheets and blanket. They switch lights off so that you get a good sleep. Wifi on board. Cons: Leather mattress which is a bit hard. Pillows are too thin. Length of beds are enough for Asian height but might be a struggle for taller folks.
★★★☆☆ Oct 31, 2017 (bus Express, Mekong Express)
★★★☆☆ Oct 29, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Oct 28, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Oct 24, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Oct 24, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Oct 23, 2017 (bus Express, Mekong Express)
★★★★☆ Oct 19, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Pros - Decent amount of room, compared with other sleeper buses. Good AC and a power outlet for every bed. Cons - Bed's are firm, leather apolstered flat matts laid side by side . These matts aren't overly comfortable and any bare skin will stick to the leather because there are no material sheets to cover them. Beds 5 & 6 are close to the WC, so try to refrain from booking these.
★★★★★ Oct 18, 2017 (bus Express, Mekong Express) :
Perfect stewart ! I recommend ????
★★★★★ Oct 17, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Good trip from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. I have no complaints. The bus was comfortable and arrived ahead of schedule. The stops were well-timed and the locations were clean. Highly recommended.
★★★☆☆ Oct 11, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
3 stops is too many. Both short stops were very close to the 30 minute stop which seemed pointless. Bus driver made us get off for 30 minutes when we didn't want to.
★★★★☆ Oct 8, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
It was a very comfortable trip, the AC was cold, and the driver was courteous. Don't choose seats 5-6 if you have a sensitive nose (lavatory). We arrived an hour early!
★★★☆☆ Oct 7, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
We were more than an hour too early. So we ended up in Phnom Penh before 5 am instead of 6am. Less time to sleep on the bus and still dark, nothing open.
★★★★☆ Oct 3, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Bus was comfortable from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, toilet was a bit of sight though.
★★★★☆ Oct 1, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Overall a good experience. we had a good night's sleep. However, Giant Ibis can improve on the cleanliness of the restroom.
★★★☆☆ Sep 29, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
this bus wasn't as comfortable as the one from PP to SR. I prefer the seats/beds that are flat. They have more length to them and are more comfortable for sleeping.
★★★★☆ Sep 24, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
It was a pleasant trip! We didn’t have to worry about the trip itself and the immigration. It was worth the money.
★★★★☆ Sep 23, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Sep 23, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Sep 21, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very punctual, polite, easy going. Internet and air conditioning worked. Very good communication in English.
★★★☆☆ Sep 21, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Bus was ok, but we arrived 1:30h before expected.. even before the bus that left 30’ in advanced.. we had to wait in the street after they dropped us..
★★★★★ Sep 19, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very smooth trip. Slept all way to Phnom Penh. The aircon is just right to keep you asleep. The bus conductor is very gracious

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