Instant Recommended
07:30
Siem Reap Post Office
6h van ride in VIP
4.2
13:30
Phnom Penh Post Office
Instant Recommended
09:45
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
7h bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.5
16:45
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
Instant Recommended
23:00
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
7h bus ride in Kia Grandbird
4.4
06:00
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Phnom Penh Giant Ibis

From Siem Reap Transport Co to Phnom Penh by Buses

Transport Co LA
eTicket
15:00
Siem Reap Transport Co
6h 30m bus ride in Express
21:30
Phnom Penh Transport Co

From Siem Reap Post Office to Phnom Penh by Vans

Instant Recommended
07:30
Siem Reap Post Office
6h van ride in VIP
4.2
13:30
Phnom Penh Post Office
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Siem Reap Post Office
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Phnom Penh Post Office
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Phnom Penh Post Office
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6h van ride in VIP
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20:00
Phnom Penh Post Office

From Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main to Phnom Penh by Buses

Instant
08:45
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
7h bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.5
15:45
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
Instant Recommended
09:45
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
7h bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.5
16:45
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
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12:30
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
7h bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.5
19:30
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
Instant Recommended
23:00
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
7h bus ride in Kia Grandbird
4.4
06:00
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Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
Instant
23:30
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
7h bus ride in Kia Grandbird
4.4
06:30
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Phnom Penh Giant Ibis

From Siem Reap Travel Mart to Phnom Penh by Buses

Travel Mart
eTicket Instant Refundable
09:00
Siem Reap Travel Mart
6h bus ride in Intercity
15:00
Phnom Penh Travel Mart
Travel Mart
eTicket Instant Refundable
16:30
Siem Reap Travel Mart
6h bus ride in Intercity
22:30
Phnom Penh Travel Mart

From Siem Reap Bus Stop to Phnom Penh by Vans

Seila Angkor Express
Instant
06:30
Siem Reap Bus Stop
6h van ride in VIP
12:30
Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Siem Reap Bus Stop
6h van ride in VIP
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Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Siem Reap Bus Stop
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14:30
Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Siem Reap Bus Stop
6h van ride in VIP
15:00
Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Siem Reap Bus Stop
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Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Siem Reap Bus Stop
6h van ride in VIP
16:30
Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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11:30
Siem Reap Bus Stop
6h van ride in VIP
17:30
Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Siem Reap Bus Stop
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18:45
Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Siem Reap Bus Stop
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Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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20:00
Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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22:00
Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
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Siem Reap Bus Stop
6h van ride in VIP
23:00
Phnom Penh Seila Express
Seila Angkor Express
Instant
18:00
Siem Reap Bus Stop
6h van ride in VIP
00:00
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Phnom Penh Seila Express

From Siem Reap Virak Buntham to Phnom Penh by Buses

Virak Buntham Express
Instant
00:05
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
6h bus ride in Hotel Bus
3.8
06:05
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
Virak Buntham Express
Instant
06:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
5h bus ride in Minibus 12
4.1
11:00
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
Virak Buntham Express
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Siem Reap Virak Buntham
5h bus ride in Express Seater 41
3.8
12:00
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
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Siem Reap Virak Buntham
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Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
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Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
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Siem Reap Virak Buntham
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4.1
15:00
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
Virak Buntham Express
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Siem Reap Virak Buntham
5h bus ride in Minibus 12
4.1
16:00
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
Virak Buntham Express
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Siem Reap Virak Buntham
5h bus ride in Minibus 12
4.1
17:00
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
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5h bus ride in Express Seater 41
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18:00
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
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5h bus ride in Minibus 12
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Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
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Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
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Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
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Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
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01:00
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Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
Virak Buntham Express
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Siem Reap Virak Buntham
6h bus ride in Luxury
5
04:30
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Phnom Penh Virak Buntham
Virak Buntham Express
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Siem Reap Virak Buntham
6h bus ride in Hotel Bus
3.8
05:00
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Phnom Penh Virak Buntham

From Siem Reap Airport to Phnom Penh by Flights

Instant Fastest
06:05
REP Siem Reap Airport
35m flight #K67102 with Cambodia Angkor Air in Economy
06:40
PNH Phnom Penh Airport
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REP Siem Reap Airport
45m flight #K67106 with Cambodia Angkor Air in Economy
07:15
PNH Phnom Penh Airport
Solaseed Air
Instant
08:15
REP Siem Reap Airport
45m flight #LQ670 with Solaseed Air in Economy
09:00
PNH Phnom Penh Airport
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13:55
REP Siem Reap Airport
50m flight #K6116 with Cambodia Angkor Air in Economy
14:45
PNH Phnom Penh Airport
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14:20
REP Siem Reap Airport
45m flight #K6106 with Cambodia Angkor Air in Economy
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REP Siem Reap Airport
45m flight #K67112 with Cambodia Angkor Air in Economy
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45m flight #K6108 with Cambodia Angkor Air in Economy
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Solaseed Air
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REP Siem Reap Airport
45m flight #LQ316 with Solaseed Air in Economy
18:30
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Solaseed Air
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REP Siem Reap Airport
45m flight #LQ318 with Solaseed Air in Economy
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45m flight #K6118 with Cambodia Angkor Air in Economy
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REP Siem Reap Airport
45m flight #K6120 with Cambodia Angkor Air in Economy
20:40
PNH Phnom Penh Airport

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Schedule

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Virak Buntham Express Hotel Bus 00:05 - 06:05$ 12.12
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K6710606:30 - 07:15$ 55.87
Virak Buntham Express Minibus 12 08:00 - 13:00$ 13.76
Seila Angkor Express VIP 08:00 - 14:00$ 12.66
Giant Ibis Transport Universe Luxury 08:45 - 15:45$ 15
Cambodia Post VIP Van VIP 09:00 - 15:00$ 10.36
Virak Buntham Express Minibus 12 10:00 - 15:00$ 13.76
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K611613:55 - 14:45$ 57.06
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K610614:20 - 15:05$ 55.87
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K610816:05 - 16:50$ 55.87
Solaseed Air Economy #LQ31818:25 - 19:10$ 48.41
Virak Buntham Express Luxury 22:30 - 04:30$ 15.40

How to get from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

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.

You can checkout what our friends at MoveToCambodia.com have to say here

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.

For more detailed information and advice, take a look at MoveToCambodia.com

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh destination reviews

4.1
1063 customer reviews
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48%
4
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91% of 1063 travelers were happy with this destination
ME
3
bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Oct 13, 2019
The bus is nice, we were able to sleep well. Our only complain is the sudden change in bus terminal without notice. We almost did not make it. Please improve on your customer service
MV
4
bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Oct 12, 2019
I bought two way tickets from Phnom Penh to Siam Reap. Bravo for the punctuality. The journey took less than 6 hours and I arrived at Siam Reap at 5 am for my 11 pm Bus. The bus is clean and above my expectation. The wifi wasn’t working, but I’m ok with that since I was particularly falling asleep. I took the seat number 2-H (above) and unfortunately the aircon airflow was very strong. I couldn’t switch it off/cover it with something. So I have to sleep with airflow bursting to my face directly and closely. But, overall everything is great. Thank you for making my trip enjoyable.
AF
4
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Oct 12, 2019
The journey was quicker than expected and the WiFi was good. Seats could have been more comfortable.
SA
5
bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Oct 12, 2019
Good
TS
5
van VIP, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Oct 9, 2019
Really clear, left a few minutes earlier and after 2 stops, for lunch and toilets, we arrived at 14:30 instead of 15:00
AF
4
bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Oct 7, 2019
In my previous trip (Phnom Penh to Siem Reap) i talked about the air con being a bit cold. To be fair, maybe it was the right temperature for a full bus. That first trip less than half of the seats were covered so it was kind of cold, in this one, the bus was full and the air felt right. The only minor problem was the lid for the air con being broken so you couldn’t close or redirect the air and one of the curtains was missing. The rest was perfect as the first trip.
JL
3
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Oct 5, 2019
Wifi was not good The bus kept on stopping to pick up passengers along the way
LH
5
van VIP, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Oct 4, 2019
Perfect timing. Stopped at clean toilets along the way and great value
NL
4
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Sep 30, 2019
The bus journey itself was very comfortable with a bottle of water and croissant included in the price. After booking I was informed that the bus stop location has changed, but got confirmation that a free pickup was available at the same date and time from the ticketing office. However when I got to the ticketing office the pickup was not available and I needed to arrange alternative way to get to the new location, which is the reason I'm not giving it 5 stars.
JW
4
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Sep 26, 2019
Very good but bus didn’t have a toilet as advertised or I read about.
EZ
5
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Sep 16, 2019
Smooth trip! Was on time and staff were friendly. Would recommend.
MS
5
bus Minibus 12, Virak Buntham Express, Sep 13, 2019
Very good service. Friendly staff, super comfortable seats and we arrived early.
BR
2
bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Sep 13, 2019
Comfortable bus, co-driver wouldn’t stop snoring loudly
RR
5
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Sep 11, 2019
The bus was clean and comfortable. The staff was good. We had a 30 minute lunch stop and a 15 minute bathroom stop. We got to our destination on time. I would ride with them again.
NA
5
van VIP, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Sep 2, 2019
Very smooth process. Booked online, got my tickets, and arrived on time. Although the journey could have been better with perhaps, better pitstops for lunch and cleaner toilets
MO
4
bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport, Sep 1, 2019
Clean, staff are welcomed and friendly. I'm so satisfied for the services. Keep it!
GH
2
van VIP, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Aug 31, 2019
Driver drove like a mad man, almost had an accident so many times, dropped us at a post office which I’m pretty sure wasn’t the one we were meant to be dropped at. Door got opened by a tuk tuk driver who was so persistent that we refused to get one in the end. Decided to walk down the road to get a grab instead. Pretty sure someone saw us walking off with the map on one of our phones as at the next junction two guys on a moped snatched the phone from my hands. Just be careful if you walk around near the post office.
AT
5
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Aug 27, 2019
Could not fault the service. On time, luxury coach, snack and water, good 2 rest stops. Very good driving, and nice hostess..
OJ
2
bus Minibus 12, Virak Buntham Express, Aug 26, 2019
The bus departed on time, made 2 stops, the second one totally unnecessary. The driver was more like a racer, a maniac behind the steering wheel. Totally irresponsible. We bought 2 tickets, one of the seats didn’t have seatbelt. I am glad to be alive. I will never take bus in Cambodia again - actually I shall never return to Cambodia
RH
5
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Aug 26, 2019
Comfortable seats. Good driver (did not drive like a mad man) One long and one short stop. Good! A very pleasent ride.

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