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Good bus from PP to SR

Posted by Anjar on 22/7/2013 at 04:48

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

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Posted by busylizzy on 22/7/2013 at 05:31

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.

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Posted by Anjar on 22/7/2013 at 05:47

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

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Posted by tyler on 22/7/2013 at 08:26

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.

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Posted by Anjar on 22/7/2013 at 09:20

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

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Posted by Geer1 on 22/7/2013 at 09:43

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.

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Posted by Anjar on 22/7/2013 at 10:06

That sounds better, thanks :)

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Posted by Rasheeed on 23/7/2013 at 04:48

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

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Posted by sayadian on 23/7/2013 at 05:46

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

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Posted by Anjar on 23/7/2013 at 09:13

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

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