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Siem Reap to Sihanoukville

Posted by SteveHickey on 8/6/2007 at 19:00

hi there,

just wondering if anyone has done this route, and if so is it okay, how long does it take, are the roads okay and does it just go back through Phnom Penh?

Many thanks,Steve

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Posted by Roving_Roo on 8/6/2007 at 21:20


The roads between SR and PP and PP and Sihanoukville are in good condition, if you want to do this route in one day then the Mekong Express bus sells tickets for both legs of the journey for $16 (I may be out by a few dollars but it is definately $10 from SR to PP and I'm not exactly sure from PP to Sihanoukville); you have the option of leaving SR to PP at 7.00am or 7.30am and the bus to Sihanoukville leaves PP at 2.00pm. You will arrive in Sihanoukville at about 6.00pm (dropped in the town centre from where it will be easy to get a motodop - tuk tuks are not common in Sihanoukville - to wherever you want to go).

If you didn't mind doing this over a few days then you can take any bus from SR to PP and then arrange your bus to Sihanoukville once in PP.

Leaving Sihanoukville, if you are heading North, then yes, you will travel back to PP, at least in transit.

Have fun

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Posted by steveatkins on 15/6/2007 at 13:45

Now you can also fly from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, late afternoon flight, takes under an hour and obviously means you don't have to go via Phnom Penh.

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Posted by HansenX on 1/7/2007 at 18:34

Red Dragon and Capitol Tour also have buses between PP and SR costing $5 for barang/foreigners ($3.5 for locals). The trip takes about 5-6 hours. From PP to Sihanoukville it should only cost about $3-4 for barang...

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Posted by rakhee2108 on 26/7/2007 at 18:43

Hi, just back from Cambodia. We used Phnom Penh Sorya Bus Company (located near Sorya market, where you can find absolutely everything you could possible need!). Nice buses with A/C. Same prices for locals and foreigners.

SR - PP: $4 (5-6hrs)
PP - Sihanoukville: $4 (3-4hrs)

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Posted by drlang946 on 27/7/2007 at 01:01

If you are traveling in a group of 3 or 4 you might consider using a taxi at least for the PP to Snookyville. In February the trip in a nice AC taxi cost only $30. Stop when you want play the music you want, stretch out, etc...

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Posted by drlang946 on 27/7/2007 at 01:04

Also remember there have been a few incidents with the planes including a fatal crash last month.

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Posted by tasha_ch on 27/7/2009 at 14:15

I'll be in Siem it easy to get down to s'ville from there? and is there a way to go from S-ville to bangkok..I know it sounds silly but I would like some beach time and I only ahve about 4-5 ish days...

Much appreciated :)


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Posted by BruceMoon on 29/7/2009 at 06:08


Read post #5 directly above this - it has all the details.


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Posted by somtam2000 on 29/7/2009 at 07:11 admin

Hi Tasha -- try How do I get from Ko Chang to Phu Quoc Island? -- you'll need to read it backwards ;-)

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Posted by Maharajah_Restaurant on 10/11/2009 at 20:15

now have very nice and good bus serves direct from Siem Reap to sihanoukville its call Night Bus serves now you can travel direct from Siem reap at night 19:00 its 1st Bus witch one arrival at sihanoukville mooring 6:00
and 2nd Bus at night 20 :00 and arrival at sihanoukville mooring 7:00
comfortable and safe hope you will enjoy

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Posted by pete61 on 1/12/2009 at 18:45

Day buses do go through PP and are comforatble but timely but be warned - CONSTANT KARAOKE!

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Posted by LauraCronk on 15/2/2010 at 11:45

Hi, has anyone done the reverse of this journey by Overnight/Day bus... Sihanoukville to Siem Reap? We want to know how long the journey is before we get to Cambodia as we might end up staying a little longer in Vietnam.
Any advice would be great!

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Posted by bensiemreap on 22/2/2010 at 11:03

Yes, that is true. Now we have the night bus running from Siem reap to Sihanouk ville every night.

Schedule: Depart 8.00pm Arrive 6.30am every night

For the price between USD18 - USD20/pax.

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Posted by imrun on 14/6/2010 at 10:36

Where in Siem Reap can i purchase the tickets for the Night Bus for Siem Reap to Sihanoukville?

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Posted by maharajah on 16/9/2010 at 12:01

In Sime Reap and Sihanoukvilee every travel agent and any guest house or hotel they have faculty about night bus ticket and many inter net shop they also sale night bus ticket and many other restaurant . So please ask them about ticket and every night have 2 bus from Siem Reap to sihanoukville and from sihanoukvilee also same Wish you enjoy your trip !!!!!

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Posted by ingigi on 21/10/2010 at 16:16

Hi everybody.

Thanks for all the detailed information.
I am planning to have a trip in Cambodia I am just wondering if there a bus line that starts form Sihanoukville and arrive in Siem Reap (no vice versa)! If the answer is yes (as I hope) could you please inform about the time and the place where I can get the bus?

Thanks in advance and congratulations for this terrific website!


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Posted by eastwest on 25/10/2010 at 19:27

There are several (Mekong express, Sorya, GST, Virak Buntham are the bigger companies) they leave (early) morning and most do a stopover/busswitch in Phnom Penh. I believe Virak Buntham does the overnight bus as well which, obviously, leaves in the evening.
Just ask any hotel or travel agent in Sihanoukville and they will sort you out the day before you leave.

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Posted by tarawithkids on 7/10/2011 at 14:20

Has anyone hired a taxi to go from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville? We are a family of four, with two young kids. I'd rather get a private taxi to take us. Flying is probably the best option. But you guys have me freaked out about the flights. So, again, taxi from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville?

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Posted by eastwest on 7/10/2011 at 14:42

I haven't done it myself but pretty sure that most taxis would do the trip. Price is probably somewhere between $120 - $200. Price depends on type of car and whether the taxi fancies his chances of "loading" his taxi for the journey back.

Best to seek out a taxi yourself while you're in SR. If you fly into SR there is a taxi desk and use one of those to get to your hotel. Chat with the driver and they are all looking for extra business, whether it's Angkor temples or trip to Sihanoukville. Most guesthouses and hotels will charge a commission of the taxi if you book through them and that would drive the price up.
Better to first experience the driver yourself beforehand anyway. Especially for such a long trip.

Alternatively you could take a taxi from SR to PP and then switch to bus to Sihanoukville. That last stretch is a lot shorter.

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Posted by KevandJho on 13/10/2011 at 09:53

Are there really flights from Sihanoukville to Siam Reap happening now?

I've heard that it is proposed for the future,however its not supposed to happen until December or Janruary 2012.

Here's the link....…

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Posted by eastwest on 13/10/2011 at 10:08

That story keeps returning every now and then but keep in mind that they have been saying that for 3 years now. It could be that it's happening this time but personally, living in Cambodia, I don't attach too much value to such articles until I actually see a plane. It will happen one day though.

At the moment it's only "charters" doing that route and I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.

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Posted by KevandJho on 13/10/2011 at 10:47

Thanks eastwest....

Checked out things a little further online and see that PMT airlines was doing some flights until they had a fatal crash.

As far a I can find, they have suspended service and are no longer doing the route.

If things get rolling in the New Year....great! Other than that....yes....I won't be holding my breath.

Other than that.....

We once road a night bus from Kuala Lumper to a little town in Northern Malaysia across from Lankawi island.....super comfortable bus, good was an OK experience.

A night bus from Sihanoukville to Siam Reap might be a different ball game?

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Posted by eastwest on 13/10/2011 at 11:57

I've never taken the bus on that route at night but know that there are some excellent comfortable buses in Cambodia. Most of the time it's hit and miss. In general the buses are fine but for such a long trip you want a super-comfortable bus. I had one a few weeks ago when I went from SR to PP (Sorya company with private business-class type seats) during the day but couldn't tell you how to make sure you get one of those.

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Posted by misplcednotlost on 19/11/2011 at 23:21

Just curious.... does the night bus still go through Phnom Penh or if it goes a different route?

I'm assuming its the same route just without a bus transfer?

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Posted by Ted_Anderson on 25/2/2012 at 10:24

Hi misplcednot-lost, we have experience with the night bus from Siem Rep to Phnom Penh that is great and it run in the same route ( National No 6 - I have ask the driver :) ) You can find one travel agency that I have book at that time for your assistance. The travel agency name is : La Route Angkor Travel ( ) and their email :
Their services and price is goood ;)

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