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transportation Phnom Penh - Siem Riep

  • Soumya

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    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

    #1 Posted: 22/2/2012 - 18:25

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  • time2fly

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

    #2 Posted: 22/2/2012 - 21:28

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    #3 Posted: 23/2/2012 - 02:01

  • CrankyCarrot

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

    #4 Posted: 23/2/2012 - 05:36

  • Soumya

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

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

    Am I mistaken?

    #5 Posted: 23/2/2012 - 13:52

  • CrankyCarrot

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    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.

    #6 Posted: 24/2/2012 - 00:47

  • Soumya

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    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

    #7 Posted: 26/2/2012 - 09:38

  • Archmichael

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    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.

    #8 Posted: 26/2/2012 - 10:04

  • candyman

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    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.

    #9 Posted: 26/2/2012 - 17:22

  • Soumya

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    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.

    #10 Posted: 26/2/2012 - 18:22

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  • Ted_Anderson

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    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

    #11 Posted: 26/2/2012 - 22:46

  • Soumya

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

    #12 Posted: 27/2/2012 - 11:38

  • time2fly

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    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...

    #13 Posted: 28/2/2012 - 09:04

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