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transportation Phnom Penh - Siem Riep

Posted by Soumya on 22/2/2012 at 18:25

Hi people,
Just a quick one. If I arrive at Phnom Penh airport at 16.35, can I still get a bus to Siem Riep? I know the travel lasts 5-6hours, but I'd like to save time for my visit to Angkor.
Thanks

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Posted by time2fly on 22/2/2012 at 21:28

Weird, I posted that same question a few days ago and did not get a resonse... I get in at 1730 myself

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Posted by busylizzy on 23/2/2012 at 02:01

Actually, you did get a response. Did you check?!

http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/cambodia/17621_phnom-penh-to-siem-rep--how-to-

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Posted by CrankyCarrot on 23/2/2012 at 05:36

Yeah, gawdammit - I'm not writing this stuff for my health!

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Posted by Soumya on 23/2/2012 at 13:52

That's what I heard, 1pm, so what are these buses?

http://www.canbypublications.com/cambodia/buses.htm#PP-SR

Am I mistaken?

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Posted by CrankyCarrot on 24/2/2012 at 00:47

I don't know how old the info on that site is, but it certainly looks thorough. I was going off the signs I saw outside 2 or 3 different travel agencies and my own personal experience.

I've used GST, Capitol and Sorya and they all seemed to send their last buses at 1pm or so, from memory.

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Posted by Soumya on 26/2/2012 at 09:38

I sent Capitol bus a mail, they told me the last bus leaves everyday at 17.30 from the towncentre.
Knowing that my plane lands at 16.45 in Phnom Penh, do you think if I take a motocycle taxi, I'll make it?
Otherwise Time2fly do you wanna share a taxi to Siem Reap? Save time and hotel in PP. I'll be around $25 each or we can get someone else to join and divide again?
Thanks guys

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Posted by Archmichael on 26/2/2012 at 10:04

Soumya: extremely unlikely that you will arrive at 16h45, clear immigration, get your checked items, and arrive in the city center in time for a 17h30 bus 3/4 of an hour later. Unless the bus leaves quite late, which is always possible.

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Posted by candyman on 26/2/2012 at 17:22

Soumya, I also think that $50 for the trip to Siem Reap seems a little on the low end. It's been a few years but I think that if you could convince a driver to do the trip for $75 or so you would be doing well--any one else have more recent info on the cost of a cab? Another note--in my experience, drivers aren't a fan of driving at night in Cambodia, so the later it gets, the harder it might be to find a driver willing to take you to Siem Reap.

Another possible option would be to fly to Siem Reap. I did a quick search on Cambodia Angkor Air and it looks like they do have flights from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap for as low as $60, some leaving late in the afternoon or early in the morning which would still give you a full day in Siem Reap. Not sure where you are flying in from, but a lot of places that fly into Phnom Penh also fly into Siem Reap so maybe you could change that leg of the trip.

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Posted by Soumya on 26/2/2012 at 18:22

Well my flight for PP is already booked so it seems I'll have to lose 1/2 day and stay over at PP; not that I dont like the town but when you're on extremely tight schedule, few hours are precious and SR has my full attention.
Thanks for your info and advice, well appreciated.

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Posted by Ted_Anderson on 26/2/2012 at 22:46

Hi Soumya, I would recomment Night Bus for you as we ever travel in this style too while we are in cambodia. The bus leave from Phnom Penh at 6:30 PM and reach Siem Reap at 11:30 PM and no worry at the bus station in that will have the tuk tuk or moto taxi to serv you and take you to the hotel. Last time I have book at the bus ticket with La Route Angkor Travel you can contact with them : www.laroute-angkor.com or rya@laroute-angkor.com

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Posted by Soumya on 27/2/2012 at 11:38

ooh great Ted, I've just sent an email for my booking and hope to hear from them.
I might be lucky this time ;-)

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Posted by time2fly on 28/2/2012 at 09:04

Thanks busylizzy & CrankyCarrot.. seems we had the same question. Soumya, did you get an answer back yet? I am going to send them an email also. Shesh, maybe we are going the same day..April?
Anyway, I am curious and also going to send an email. Seems they wrote on here but not too much info.
I saw a flight as cheap as 50.00 but add fees I am sure it would triple...

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