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From Sihanoukville Giant Ibis to Phnom Penh by bus

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How to get from Sihanoukville 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 Phnom 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 Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh by bus

You can make a four-and-a-half hour bus journey from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh with a number of companies. The majority of them operate from Sihanoukville new bus station located on the Victory Hill, about five km from Serendipity and Ochheuteal beaches. Expect to pay from USD3 to USD6 for a tuk-tuk ride up to there.

There is also Giant Ibis Transport serving the same route. Their buses depart from the company’s ticket office on 2 Thnou Street, some 200 m from the Golden Lions Circle. If you stay in one of Giant Ibis’ partner hotels in Sihanoukville (inquire in your hotel or check through the company’s web site), they provide complimentary pick-up. Giant Ibis sell tickets at a higher price than some of the operators you can find in Sihanoukville, but they have the best safety record among all the other bus operators in Cambodia and have all their passengers covered with insurance. They also offer free Wi-Fi and electrical sockets on board and serve a snack or a bottle of water.

Note that there are no toilets in Giant Ibis’ buses, but they make a stop half way between Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh at a restaurant for some snacks, souvenirs and toilets.

Tip: For short haul daytime trips Giant Ibis uses smaller buses which are not very spacious – especially for a Western traveller. To make your trip as comfortable as possible, choose your seat in advance and try to avoid the front row if you can. All the ‘C’s are jump seats, but they are also ok. Opposite to many other Cambodian buses, in Giant Ibis’ ones there are never more people than seats.

Currently there are three buses a day from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh with Giant Ibis. They depart at 7.30am, 9.30am and 1.30pm. Arrive to the bus station half an hour prior to departure.

In Phnom Penh, Giant Ibis Transport buses leave from the company’s office in 106 Street, close to the night market and the riverfront. If you are heading to the airport, ask the driver to drop you off there – normally they will happily do.

Connecting to other Giant Ibis buses

If you are connecting via Phnom Penh to other Giant Ibis buses to Siem Reap or Ho Chi Minh, you can leave your luggage at the company’s office in 106 Street and have a short tour of the city, if you have time.

Technically it is possible to get from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap the same day: you have to opt for the first bus from Sihanoukville, which departs at 7.30am and arrives half an hour prior to the 12.30pm departure from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. In reality is it a bit risky as in case of even a minor delay you may loose your next bus. Taking a 9.30am or 1.30pm bus from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh enables you to catch one of the three night buses to Siem Reap leaving at 10.30pm, 11pm and 11.30pm.

There are only two buses a day from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. Similarly to the ‘Sihanoukville to Siem Reap’ case, it looks possible to cover the whole distance between Sihanoukville and Ho Chi Minh within one and the same day if to jump onto the first bus from Sihanoukville at 7.30am, which arrives to Phnom Penh around midday, and then change for a 12.30pm bus to Ho Chi Minh. 12go.asia system, though, does not offer this option – if you still wish to do it, you can choose two separate tickets at your own risk. A more secure variant is to take any of the three buses from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh and stay overnight in the capital, continuing your journey to Vietnam the following day.

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. Some of the destinations which you can reach overland from Phnom Penh, include Poi Pet, Battambang, Koh Kong, Preah Vihear, Mondulkiri, Siem Reap, Kampot. The last two are served by Giant Ibis Transport, too.

Passenger reviews out of total 4,851 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

May 2, 2019
bus Universe Luxury-27, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Very comfortable bus, super friendly staff, and we even arrived faster than scheduled.
Apr 28, 2019
bus Universe Luxury-27, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Nice bus, confortable seats, good service. We were 2 hours late at destination, but that was due to a traffic jam.
Apr 27, 2019
bus Universe Luxury-27, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
No snack provided as advertised
Apr 7, 2019
bus Universe Luxury-27, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Good trip
Apr 4, 2019
bus Universe Luxury-27, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
It was an easy and pleasurable trip. The only thing was that the toilet on the bus was out of order
Mar 28, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
I took a seating bus... It's awful, the sitting place is pretty straight. And it's a long journey. The positive is that they give u snacks and a bottle of water. They stop in the middle of the journey to eat /wc/cigarettes
Mar 27, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Everything was OK except one thing the 12go.asia has book twice the seat 1A for this trip. Fortunately has place left in the bus.
Mar 24, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★☆☆☆
Showed up at departure point 45 minutes before. No sign of bus or stop. Ran around for 40 minutes trying to locate, nobody spoke English, tried to call no answer, eventually a tuk tuk driver said maybe 5 minutes away and he got us there, sweaty, upset, stressed one minute before departure. Then no power sockets on bus (were told they drained batteries), WiFi not working, stopped 7 or 8 times to pick up locals, stopped 15 minutes for ‘bathroom break’ ie a friends food stall for snacks, stopped 30 minutes for lunch (15 minutes after bathroom break). Arrived over an hour late. Not a good experience for premium pricing and ‘luxury’ bus.
Mar 22, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Good coach company, would use again. Coach arrived at pick up location pretty much on time, and driver was good. Had stops to break up the journey, and the coach itself was comfy and had good air-conditioning.
Mar 18, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Pleasant operators. Very difficult to find the depot. Air conditioning ok. Let us off near airport unscheduled which was great.
Mar 2, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Excellent drive, snacks and water provided and stop in a nice restaurant for dinner, arrived a bit late but was not a problem. Only reason not rating 5 star is that a couple had to take a separate ibis van as the bus appeared to be overbooked which was strange.
Feb 25, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
The drivers drove too fast and overtook other vehicles constantly. The comfort was good.
Feb 19, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Excellent timely service on very busy and scary road. Kind and attentive staff and as comfortable as possible . Highly recommended.
Feb 15, 2019
bus VIP Minibus, Virak Buntham Express
★★☆☆☆
Started 20 minutes late which was fine. But then our bus driver went really slowly out of town trying to get more customers to fill the empty seats. We finally got on the road and had a bathroom break. But then 15 minutes later we stopped again to eat, even though all the passengers on the bus did not want to stop. After this we finally got moving but hit rush hour traffic in Phnom Penh because we were so behind. We were due to arrive at 5:30 and did not make it until past 8 and it was completely avoidable. Also they dropped us off at a different bus station than what was indicated on the ticket (which was further from our lodging). Overall bad experience!
Feb 11, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Giant ibis it's the best option to travel in Thailand and Cambodia with no doubts.
Feb 8, 2019
bus VIP Minibus, Virak Buntham Express
★★★☆☆
Bus was good, Aircon worked well. The journey however took 2 hours longer than we were originally told.
Feb 7, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
it was Ok, on time. But toilets were broken ! we did 2 stops for restrooms and lunch.
Jan 26, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Booking and travelling were without problems, the bus was comfortable and the staff nice.
Jan 23, 2019
bus VIP Minibus, Virak Buntham Express
★★★★☆
The departure point was not clear. It's not in the main bus hub but leaves from where the company is located on google maps nearby.
Jan 22, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Everything was great except the toilet wasn't working.
Jan 21, 2019
bus VIP Minibus, Virak Buntham Express
★★★☆☆
Speeding too much
Jan 8, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Comfortable, good aircon, working WiFi
Jan 7, 2019
van Regional, Mekong Express
★★★★☆
Book from 12Go. Everything go smooth except the final stop at Phnom Penh not at the place as written on the ticket booked. Supposed to stop at Riverside but he stopped 2km from the Riverside.
Jan 2, 2019
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Very good..
Dec 26, 2018
bus Universe Luxury 38, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Bus was 40 minutes late. Wifi was there but no internet behind it. Everything else was totally fine. Nice guides, free water&snacks and good driver.
Dec 14, 2018
bus VIP Minibus, Virak Buntham Express
★★★☆☆
Air conditioning was very strong. Bring a scarf on this trip!
Dec 9, 2018
bus Sleeper, Virak Buntham Express
★★★☆☆
Staff was not clear, just took my ticket and did not say anything: where, how, what car nothing... But after 6 hours of traveling (advertised 4) I managed to get there.
Nov 28, 2018
bus Sleeper, Virak Buntham Express
★★★☆☆
We were offered to go by earlier bus and it was our only luck. The jurney took so long, we're worried about miss the flight. But we are thankfull because bus stopped near airport for us.
Nov 26, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Comfy ride from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh. The driver was very good and didn't drive la a maniac like some drivers do.
Nov 23, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
We arrived on time. Safe trip, careful driver. Best option for journeys in Cambodia
Nov 19, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
Really nice host, appreciate drinks and snack, okay comfortable. Chairs are not really comfortabel and driver scared us regularly with driving situations.
Nov 11, 2018
bus Sleeper, Virak Buntham Express
★★★★☆
really comfortable trip, almost on time.
Nov 11, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
very good I recommend. You need to count a bit with delay but the service also the bus is very good.
Nov 10, 2018
bus Sleeper, Virak Buntham Express
★★☆☆☆
Booked a sleeping bus. Never seen a sleeping bus. Mini van with 10 people with very little space. Thank god that the seat could go a little flat. We should arrive at 19H. But arrived at 21h30.
Oct 22, 2018
bus Sleeper, Virak Buntham Express
★★★☆☆
Was 6 hours not the advertised 4. Seats were uncomfortable.
Oct 21, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Good trip
Sep 25, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Clean and well organised. Good faculties aboard bus. The big man was a great help
Sep 14, 2018
bus Sleeper, Virak Buntham Express
★★★☆☆
Not too bad or too great. Had to share a bed with someone in a very small place. Also no wifi or toilet, but the crew was so friendly to stop quickly after I asked for a toilet stop. Arrival was earlier than expecter
Sep 13, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Smooth ride, with convenient stop for food
Aug 25, 2018
bus Sleeper, Virak Buntham Express
★★★★☆
We arrived a bit late but apart from that all was fine
Aug 22, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Again, great performance by giant ibis. Perfectly organised trip, no complaints. Thanks for transporting us through cambodia!
Aug 20, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
We were surprised to need to change the bus at half way with an unexpected break over half an hour. The first bus wasn't comfortable at all, the wifi wasn't working and the air con as well. Bus the second bus was very nice. Both bus driver were good drivers. Unfortunately our arrival was nearly an hour delayed.
Aug 20, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
Our trip was 7 and a half hours long! No fault of the bus company, heavy traffic dues to surface flooding on the road. A little more info would have been nice, left guessing about what was going on. WiFi was not strong. And my wife suffered from many insect bites.
Aug 17, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Wifi wasn't consistently working but perfectly comfortable aside from that.
Aug 13, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
Seats recline really far so there is very little leg room. Lights go out at 6.30pm so you can’t really do much. Place you stop for a break is really nice.
Aug 11, 2018
bus Minivan, Virak Buntham Express
★★☆☆☆
The Seats were sit like shit....
Aug 8, 2018
bus VIP Minibus, Virak Buntham Express
★★★★★
King-ping
Aug 7, 2018
bus Minivan, Virak Buntham Express
★★☆☆☆
We had the seats in the back of the van and they are not suited for adults.
Jul 27, 2018
van Regional, Mekong Express
★★★★☆
Good service and car
Jul 22, 2018
bus VIP Minibus, Virak Buntham Express
★★★☆☆
The trip was OK. But they don't follow the seats assigned... And the seats are very veey narrow mostly in the last row...
Jul 19, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
It was raining and we had to use an alternative route but arrived not too late.
Jul 19, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Quite happy with journey, although took an extra 1.5 hours. Not quite sure why as we left on time and there was no traffic. I can only put this down to the fact we collected several people after setting off. Would do journey again, just be prepared for extremely bad roads!
Jul 17, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
The drivers and the all crew were kind polite and helpful
Jul 17, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Booking through 12go was easy and hassle free. The bus was clean and they provided a snack and water. There was wifi and PowerPoints. Seats were comfortable and we stopped about half way for a food and drink stop. Overall, we always felt safe and we’re happy with the service we received.
Jul 14, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Nice service. Always put safety in the first priority. Comfortable seat
Jul 11, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
Bus arival was ok but 2 h late. Made 2 stops with less then 1h difference + we had to change to another bus of the same size when entering in Phnom Penh. Then involved in an accident (no fault from our driver) and change to a 3rd bus. But we know that all this is the Cambodian way...
Jul 8, 2018
bus VIP Minibus, Virak Buntham Express
★★★☆☆
Rude service and scary driving (although hard to avoid on Cambodia’s roads)
Jun 20, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Arrived only one hour behind schedule this time and the wifi worked intermittently. I still think that the advertised arrival times should reflect a much more realistic estimate, accounting for scheduled toilet and food stops. However, the problem with the USB charging points still remains.
Jun 11, 2018
van Regional, Thero Express
★★★★★
We arrived late but still managed to get on the bus, they then dropped us to the airport for free. WiFi was great and the team were very friendly. Would reccomend but would be on time next time!
Jun 4, 2018
bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Good bus,good drivers,better roads than the UK. Good service.
May 31, 2018
bus VIP Minibus, Virak Buntham Express
★★☆☆☆
We arrived at bus station and there is only 1 seat remaining. We booked for 2 seats at 1030 in advance weeks ago. Now we have been put on 1230 bus which means our arrival time is much later due to peak traffic. This change would have been ok if we had been notified before we paid for tuk tuk into town to catch the 1030 bus. We then had to find somewhere to wait for 2 hours when we could have been relaxing at our hotel.It has ruined our days plans

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