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Good bus from PP to SR

  • Anjar

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    Hi, I need some advice.
    I'm female traveling solo and plan to take a bus from PP to SR. I read about bus scams and now a bit worried. Is it better to buy the ticket from the hotel? Is Paramount good enough? Or better take Mekong Express? Will departing at around 2 pm from PP be too late/dark arriving in SR? Should I take earlier schedule?
    Thanks :)
    Anjar

    #1 Posted: 22/7/2013 - 04:48

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  • busylizzy

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    Any of the travel agents in PP should be able to help. Sorya is a good one to keep an eye out for.

    With respect to arriving late at night in SR, do you already have accom organised? If so, you'll be OK. I wouldn't want to be wandering around at that time of night looking for somewhere to stay.

    #2 Posted: 22/7/2013 - 05:31

  • Anjar

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    Thanks! I'll see about Sorya.
    Yes, I've booked an accommodation, and might as well ask for a tuk tuk pick up :D

    #3 Posted: 22/7/2013 - 05:47

  • tyler

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    I've always taken Sorya. It isn't high end. However, I've never had any problems regarding thefts or nasty passengers or drivers. It has taken longer than the advertised 6 hours a few times.
    One stop for about 30 minutes midway at a hotel that serves lunch and has decent toilets. Outside the hotel are a number of small shops and street stalls if your not interested in dining in.
    Should cost around 6$. If your hotel arranges the ticket it might be around $12. There has always been a small army of tuktuk drivers waiting at the bus station but you could avoid the hassle and arrange a pick up.

    #4 Posted: 22/7/2013 - 08:26

  • Anjar

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    Hi, thanks for the info. I think it rather takes 7-8 hour long then, just in case? I'll keep that in mind :)

    #5 Posted: 22/7/2013 - 09:20

  • Geer1

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    I had good experiences with Phnom Penh Sorya and Capitol Tour. Just walk down to one of their offices and book the ticket, will only be around $6.

    #6 Posted: 22/7/2013 - 09:43

  • Anjar

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    That sounds better, thanks :)

    #7 Posted: 22/7/2013 - 10:06

  • Rasheeed

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    I go Giant Ibis. Nicer buses. Western movies with volume adjustment at your seat. AC works. More expensive.

    #8 Posted: 23/7/2013 - 04:48

  • sayadian

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    Just about to reccommend Giant Ibis. Little more expensive but very comfortable and no noisy karaoke just a western film to watch. I did Phnom Penh to Sihonoukville but they run to Seam Reap.Twice a day I think from Street 102 next to site of night market on Riverside

    #9 Posted: 23/7/2013 - 05:46

  • Anjar

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    Hi guys, thanks for all the suggestion. Ibis is another consideration then :) Will be in Cambodia in August, hope the weather is ok.

    #10 Posted: 23/7/2013 - 09:13

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