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 Sep 30, 2017

31 trips (THB 291 — 496)

From Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by bus

08:00
Siem Reap
14:00
Phnom Penh PSD
6h
Instant
฿ 430
× 2 = ฿ 860
 
10:30
Siem Reap
16:30
Phnom Penh PSD
6h
Instant
฿ 430
× 2 = ฿ 860
 

From Siem Reap Virak Buntham to Phnom Penh by bus

00:05
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
06:05
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham oldmarket
6h
฿ 364
× 2 = ฿ 728
 
06:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
11:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
07:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
12:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
08:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
13:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
09:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
14:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
10:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
15:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
11:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
16:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
12:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
17:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
13:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
18:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
14:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
19:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
15:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
20:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
16:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
21:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
17:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
22:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham olympic
5h 30m
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
 
19:00
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
01:00
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham oldmarket
6h
฿ 291
× 2 = ฿ 582
 
20:30
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
02:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham oldmarket
6h
฿ 364
× 2 = ฿ 728
 
22:30
Siem Reap Virak Buntham
04:30
Phnom Penh Virak Buntham oldmarket
6h
฿ 436
× 2 = ฿ 872
 

From Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main to Phnom Penh by bus

07:45
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
14:45
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
7h
Instant
฿ 496
× 2 = ฿ 992
 
08:45
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
15:45
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
7h
Instant
฿ 496
× 2 = ฿ 992
 
12:30
Siem Reap Giant Ibis Main
19:30
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
7h
Instant
฿ 496
× 2 = ฿ 992
 

From Siem Reap Giant Ibis to Phnom Penh by bus

23:00
Siem Reap Giant Ibis
05:59
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
6h 59m
Instant
฿ 496
× 2 = ฿ 992
 
23:30
Siem Reap Giant Ibis
06:29
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
6h 59m
Instant
฿ 496
× 2 = ฿ 992
Only 6 seats left!

From Siem Reap Thero Express to Phnom Penh by bus

08:00
Siem Reap Thero Express
13:30
Phnom Penh Thero Express
5h 30m
฿ 397
× 2 = ฿ 794
 
09:00
Siem Reap Thero Express
14:30
Phnom Penh Thero Express
5h 30m
฿ 397
× 2 = ฿ 794
 
14:30
Siem Reap Thero Express
20:00
Phnom Penh Thero Express
5h 30m
฿ 397
× 2 = ฿ 794
 
16:00
Siem Reap Thero Express
21:30
Phnom Penh Thero Express
5h 30m
฿ 397
× 2 = ฿ 794
 

From Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by bus

07:30
Siem Reap
12:35
Phnom Penh Mekong Express
5h 5m
Instant
฿ 463
× 2 = ฿ 926
 
08:30
Siem Reap
13:35
Phnom Penh Mekong Express
5h 5m
Instant
฿ 463
× 2 = ฿ 926
 
09:45
Siem Reap
14:50
Phnom Penh Mekong Express
5h 5m
Instant
฿ 463
× 2 = ฿ 926
 
12:30
Siem Reap
17:35
Phnom Penh Mekong Express
5h 5m
Instant
฿ 463
× 2 = ฿ 926
 

Passenger reviews out of total 3,467 passengers traveled with us on this route

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Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★☆ 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 20, 2017 (bus Express, PSD Xpress) :
Played movies. No washroom but two rest stops were provided. Along with water and a snack. Overall great bus ride compared to most.
★★★★★ 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
★★☆☆☆ Sep 18, 2017 (bus Express, Mekong Express) :
Poor condition coach nothing like the pictures! The seats were far too narrow for a normal human (I'm only 74kg) but leg room was ok. The driver hit and killed a dog on the journey and nobody seemed to care and he didn't stop, just laughed. The bus stopped for 15 minutes in a random town and we were ordered off the bus but given no help or direction - no toilets etc. Aircon was weak but better than nothing. No wi-fi as we were told though!
★★★★☆ Sep 18, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Upon arrival at the Siem Reap depot the staff were efficient in organising the bags onto the bus. There were three stops during the trip and the wash rooms were very clean. The food at the restaurant was fresh and delicious. The guide spoke clearly so you knew all the logistics of the trip. The wi-fi service was also a valuable bonus. At the end of the trip the bags were efficiently removed from the bus. Most importantly, the bus driver took great care on the road so I felt safe throughout the trip.
★★★★☆ Sep 18, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Virak Buntham Express) :
Sleeper, literally in bed. Very nice with AC and given us water. Driver is fast arrived an hour earlier.
★★★★★ Sep 17, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Sep 11, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Smooth and comfortable trip. Arrived earlier than projected. 30 minutes lunchtime a bit short because the restaurant took some time to prepare the food.
★★★★☆ Sep 10, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
For an average built Asian lady, the single sleeper was narrow in width, just nice if one lies face up with no room to turn. Otherwise, all else is fine. The bus trip started promptly despite the rainy weather and arrived in Phnom Penh 1.5hrs ahead of time.
★★★★☆ Sep 7, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Sep 4, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
All good, just could do with less stops along the way
★★★★★ Sep 3, 2017 (bus Express, PSD Xpress) :
They have informed thru mail that the schedule bus I booked will not be departing so I have option to be on earlier or later.... what they did was to coordinate to other operator for me to get in the soonest bus or minivan for me not to miss my flight in PP. Kudos to their team. They really know how to value each customer. Keep it up guys!
★★★★★ Aug 30, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The bus was clean and well maintained. We arrived ahead of schedule and it was a pleasant ride. Keep up the good work Giant Ibis.
★★★★★ Aug 28, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Aug 27, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Good
★★★☆☆ Aug 21, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Bus was ok, left more or less on time. But we arrived one hour before schedule which was even announced when we left Siem Reap. Having known that I would have booked an earlier follow-up bus to Sihanoukville. So I had to wait over an hor longer. Conss one of the most disgusting bathrooms I have ever seen in the Giant Ibis station in Phnom Pen
★★★★☆ Aug 21, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Plesant trip. The wifi was slow but besides that, I would really recommend it.
★★★★★ Aug 20, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 19, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
It was very cold and on the website was told that we'd arrive at 6h30am but arrived at 5h30am and weren't even able to wait in the bus. Take day buses!
★★★★★ Aug 18, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
My charging outlet was a bit shaky, but otherwise an excellent trip -- smooth, on time, no problems.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Comfortable bus trip. Arrived on time, dropped one hour in advance, friendly staff and well air conditioned. A smooth and recommended journey.
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Sleeper bus arrived more than 1 hour early and we weren't allowed to stay on the bus and keep sleeping until the planned arrival time
★★★★☆ Aug 13, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Good way to travel
★★☆☆☆ Aug 12, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
My seat was broken so that it was stuck in the recline position, there were numerous insects (spiders, to roaches) crawling around the bus. I only give 2 stars because the pastries at the start of the trip were good, and the driver was safe enough.
★★★☆☆ Aug 11, 2017 (bus Express, PSD Xpress)
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Excellent service and comfortable ride
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (bus Express, Mekong Express) :
I highly recommend. The bus was not booked to capacity, a powerful air conditioning and working wifi ensured a pleasant and productive journey. The driver seemed reliable and there were only two passenger pick-ups on the way; the bus made one 20 min rest stop.
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The trip was perfect! Lunch break could be a bit later.
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Comfy bed, soft blanket, and we even arrived early!
★★★★☆ Aug 5, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Aug 5, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Aug 5, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Aug 2, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Great trip! Comfortable, courteous, wifi worked okay, electrical outlets worked well. Will ride giant Ibis again.
★★★☆☆ Aug 1, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Bus was decent, bed wasn't that comfortable, toilet was abit smelly, but still a decent ride
★★★★☆ Jul 28, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jul 24, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
If only all bus journeys were this good ❤️
★★★★★ Jul 24, 2017 (van Regional, Thero Express)
★★★★☆ Jul 23, 2017 (bus Express, Mekong Express) :
Air conditioning could be better.
★★★☆☆ Jul 23, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
There were some insects in the bed. :( the bus was not enough clean. The bustrip was fast and the beds were enough comfortamble.
★★☆☆☆ Jul 17, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The wifi only works when you get into Phnom Penh. The bus also honked the whole way if we passed any other vehicle on the road. I was disappointed with this trip, as I have taken many other trips and it has not been this bad.
★★★☆☆ Jul 16, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Pretty good bed. Worth the money
★★★★★ Jul 16, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Best bus ride! Beds were comfortable. The bus arrived an hour earlier than scheduled.
★★★★★ Jul 15, 2017 (bus Express, PSD Xpress) :
Bus driver was AWESOME! Arrived a half hour early to our destination
★★★★☆ Jul 14, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Jul 14, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Good experience on the sleeper bus. Beds were a little too short for me and not so sure how clean the sheets and pillows were but I think it was much more comfortable than the day bus.
★★★☆☆ Jul 14, 2017 (van Regional, Thero Express)
★★★☆☆ Jul 13, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Noisy people. Bumpy. Driver driving too fast. But good organisation at border
★★★★★ Jul 9, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Perfect experience. Slept the 6-hour trip, non-stop. Comfortable bus, good beds, spacious enough. I got the single bed option; I guess sharing the two beds with a stranger would burn much less pleasant.
★★★★★ Jul 8, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jul 6, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Jul 5, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★☆☆ Jul 4, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Bus ran on time. Comfortable sleep. Toilet overflowed and ran down the aisle. Never good.
★★★★☆ Jun 28, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jun 28, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jun 27, 2017 (bus Express, PSD Xpress)
★★★★★ Jun 26, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Excellent service! One thing to note is the bus doesn't depart from Giant Ibis office. Its terminal is behind the national museum instead :)
★★★★★ Jun 26, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
There were problems with the 11 pm bus I was booked on so we were told we would be on a bus at 11.30 pm - I think they just combined us with those booked onto the 11.30 pm bus. We finally departed around 12 and despite leaving an hour later than planned we arrived in Phnom Penh at 5.20 am - 40 mins earlier than planned. The beds were comfortable and you were given a free bottle of water and the wifi was great. Each bed also had a plug socket. Air con was super cool and I felt very safe. Would highly recommend.
★★★★☆ Jun 25, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very smooth journey and surprisingly comfortable considering you can't lie all the way back on those beds. Slept the whole way through without any difficulties - the only thing is that I'm pretty sure the blankets were not washed as I felt something crusted onto mine..
★★★★☆ Jun 23, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jun 23, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jun 21, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Great service, lovely staff, safe driving. The places the bus stops aren't great for food but everything else is perfect.
★★☆☆☆ Jun 20, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
My 11pm bus was cancelled due to apparent problems but it looks like they under booked it so crammed everyone into the 11:30pm sleeper bus instead. This was not good and I had no choice in seat so was put in a double bed with a stranger. Air con was weak, nobody told us the wifi pass either. Pillow was small but bed was ok. I have a couple small rashes on my leg after sleeping on the bus so maybe bed bugs are a problem. Definitely wouldn't recommend getting a sleeper bus ever!! You do get a small bottle of water for free.
★★★★★ Jun 19, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
I highly highly highly recommend this company and I'm a very difficult person to please. If you're lucky, you'll be on a bus with Chan Raksmey!
★★★★☆ Jun 19, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Nice bus and decent drivers , was unimpressed that we paid for wifi and the bus didn't have it
★★★★☆ Jun 18, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Grand trip, bed comfortable and aircon was ok. Arrived an hour and a half early at 5am - if we couldn't have checked in I don't know what we would've done in Phnom Penh at the hour of the morning!
★★★★★ Jun 18, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Jun 15, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Great! Comfortable, fast. Plenty of breaks, wifi was an unexpected and excellent perk.
★★★☆☆ Jun 10, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ Jun 7, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Good trip, with stops for a break and then lunch along the way.
★★★★★ May 29, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★☆☆ May 29, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ May 29, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ May 21, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ May 18, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Best sleeper bus service I have had in Asia, felt much safer and more comfortable. My only complaint would be that it arrived an hour earlier than planned (5am instead of 6am) and we had to get off. It would have been nice to be able to sleep until 6am as most companies do!
★★★★★ May 15, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ May 14, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The sleeping bus is very comfortable. I slept like at home on the whole trip
★★★★☆ May 13, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ May 5, 2017 (van Regional, Thero Express)
★★★☆☆ May 4, 2017 (van Regional, Thero Express)
★★★★☆ May 4, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★☆ May 2, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Arrived too early: 5am instead of 6am. Could have slept 1h more!
★★★☆☆ May 1, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
the wifi only started to work just outside of phnom penh. this trip & my trip to siem reap both had cockroaches on the bus, the bus is in need of a spray.
★★★★★ Apr 30, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Very good service. Great value. Departed and arrived on time. 2 short and 1 longer stops meant the lack of an on board toilet wasn't a problem. Very smooth ride and helpful staff. The only small issue I had was the seats were quite hard for such a long journey but the stops helped to allow stretching my legs - I would recommend this route. The 12goasia booking process was painless and I love the light hearted wording of the Terms and Conditions :-)
★★★★☆ Apr 28, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★☆☆ Apr 27, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Bed length is just short of 6', not meant for tall people who don't want to bend legs while sleeping. Keep in mind that bus company is not responsible for snoring or smelly passengers.
★★★★★ Apr 27, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Apr 26, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Bus was very comfortable and clean. Great aircon. Service departed on time and arrived early. Staff friendly, drivers drove safely and confidently. Online booking process was easy. Highly recommend, was a fantastic way to get from Siem Reap to Phnomh Penh.
★★★★★ Apr 25, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
Night bus from Sien Reap to Phnom Penh - slept most of the way!
★★★★★ Apr 23, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport)
★★★★★ Apr 20, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
This was my first experience for night bus, it's so good. I can sleep since i lie on and i got deep sleep too. I waked when i arrived Phnompenh by not charging any my phone lol.
★★★★☆ Apr 15, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport) :
The staff were very nice but the Wi-Fi wasn't good
★★★★☆ Apr 14, 2017 (bus Kia Grandbird, Giant Ibis Transport) :
I slept splendidly on this bus. But the toilet was bad. No water whatsoever.
★★★★★ Apr 12, 2017 (bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport)

News

Thailand Cambodia Vietnam bus service on the cards

The transport ministers of Thailand and Cambodia have proposed the inauguration of a bus route linking the two nations to Vietnam. If the plan comes to fruition, buses will ply a route linking Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City.

22 September 2017

Cambodia Transport Ministry asks bus companies not to increase fares

The Transport Ministry of Cambodia has asked bus companies not to jack up fares during national festival periods. The request from transport-minister Sun Chanthol came ahead of the start of the Pchum Ben Ancestors’ Festival yesterday.

20 September 2017

Thailand and Cambodia agree to speed up international rail connection

The prime-minister of Thailand and his Cambodian counterpart have agreed to speed up the reconnection of a rail link between the two nations. The leaders set a target of 2019 to relaunch the Phnom Penh to Bangkok link at a meeting in Phnom Penh yesterday.

08 September 2017