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phnom phen -siem riep forth and back

Posted by chimik72 on 10/1/2007 at 21:39

hi to travelfish,
please advice where i could taxi for the drie phnom -phen to siem riep,and how much it could cost, and what is a schedulle of fast boats from siem riep to phnom-phen in march 2007.
thanks and best wishes.

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Posted by exkhmer on 11/1/2007 at 02:08

Taxi: Local shared taxi: 25,000 riel per person. Departs from southwest corner of Central Market in Phnom Penh. 5-8 hours

Private taxi: US$40-$50 for the whole car. 5-6 hours. Due to rising fuel costs, prices are in flux..

The local ferry service between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap has been suspended as of July 2006, which is probably a good thing as these ferries were unreliable, overpriced and did not meet international safety standards.

Compagnie Fluevial Du Mekong is still offering high quality, very leisurely paced boat trips between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap on a traditionally crafted wooden riverboat with deluxe facilities. 3-day excursions. Tel: 012-240859. Hope this help.

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Posted by chimik72 on 11/1/2007 at 03:26

hi to all ,please advice the reliability of Air Asia ,are they keep strictly to the shcedulle.

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Posted by exkhmer on 11/1/2007 at 03:52

Air Asia is very reliable airline carrier serving several countries in Asia, ie Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, etc. You should not have problem with its schedules, but you might have when you arrive at its destination. Each airport has its own checking systems and custom services.

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Posted by julianblake on 11/1/2007 at 16:09

There is a newish bus service from Phnom Penn to Siem Reap - it takes about 6 hours and is airconditioned. I took this bus last month while I was there - I met a few people in Siem Reap who had taken the boat, which took about the same time, but was somewhat less comfortable - i'd recommend the bus. I cannot recall the exact price, but it worked out roughly the same as the boat as i recall. Hope that helps!

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Posted by travellingsarah on 26/3/2010 at 09:36 TF writer

Posted from within Vietnam.

We took the bus and it wasn't the most comfortable journey, as the road was bumpy and the bus quite old, but the seats were OK and it was cool enough. I think it was supposed to take 5 hours but took a bit longer, mainly due to the excess number of stops (pretty usual for Asia!) but only cost $9 - I thought the boat was quite a lot more than this. Anyway, the other benefit of the bus is that the scenery is fantastic!

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Posted by ms1892 on 16/4/2010 at 13:36

As this thread has been brought back to life i thought i would add my two cents worth...

A group of friends and I made this trip last week in the direction PP to SR. The bus was air conditioned and there was plenty of leg room (which is really important to me as i am rather tall). I was very impressed. The tickets worked out at just $5 one way. Im not sure if we got a better deal as a Cambodian friend bought the tickets.

The scenery was indeed fantastic, and emphasizes just how flat Cambodia is! The bus stopped twice for comfort breaks and food was available at both rest stops. No one hassles you if you dont want to buy anything.

The journey took 6 hours.

The only downside was the ever present and hideously irritating pop videos which were belting out. Take your ipod or some ear plugs.

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Posted by ms1892 on 16/4/2010 at 13:37

Sorry, i forgot to add that I was quoted $25 for the boat.

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