Actually, you did get a response. Did you check?!
That's what I heard, 1pm, so what are these buses?
Am I mistaken?
#5 Soumya has been a member since 27/9/2011. Posts: 12
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.
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?
#7 Soumya has been a member since 27/9/2011. Posts: 12
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.
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 candyman has been a member since 20/10/2009. Posts: 20
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 Soumya has been a member since 27/9/2011. Posts: 12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
#11 Ted_Anderson has been a member since 16/2/2012. Posts: 10
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 Soumya has been a member since 27/9/2011. Posts: 12
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...