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How to get from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville
The cheapest way to travel the 530 km journey from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville is by bus. This bus journey takes 11 hours and costs $27. Alternative options include taking the plane ($33) and a taxi ($120).
3 ways to get from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville
|Bus||11h||$27||Check bus tickets|
|Flight||1 hour||$33||Check flights|
|Taxi||10 hours||$120||Reserve a taxi|
Be prepared for a long ride if you take the bus from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville. If you take a night bus, this can help make the trip more bearable. But Bear in mind that this is not the safest option.
Taking the plane is definitely the fastest, but is less eco-friendly and can get quite expensive when you book last minute. Fares start at $33 for the 1-hour flight.
Taxis can take you directly from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville. The journey takes around 10 hours, depending on how many stops the taxis make along the way and on the road conditions. 28
Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by Bus
The journey from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville takes at least 11 hours so be prepared for a long trip. If you don’t want to waste a full day travelling you can decide to book a night bus.
Giant Ibis offers a no-stop night bus that can take you in as fast as 11 hours. This company is also among the more trusted bus operators in Cambodia. However, travelling at night is generally less safe as roads are not well-lit and can be narrow at some parts.
See the schedules of the 3 bus companies below:
Bus schedules from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville
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|Phnom Penh Sorya||06:30-18:00|
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Giant Ibis Transport
Giant Ibis is the company we recommend booking with. They are known for having a good safety record.
- Departure at Borey Seang Nam Rd, Sangkat Chreav, Siem Reap
- Drop-off at Giant Ibis Transport, Ochheuteal Street 500 in Sihanoukville
Virak Buntham has 2 night buses, which will save you a lot of time. However, keep in mind that this is not the safest option.
- Departure from the bus terminal at the south of the city next to the roundabout near the cinema and night market
- Drop-off at Virak Buntham Express Travel & Tours office, next to the Sihanoukville bus terminal which is a 10-15 min tuk-tuk or taxi ride to the centre
Phnom Penh Sorya
Phnom Penh Sorya doesn’t have the best reputation but they provide an option for going from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville. You can book with them via CamboTicket.
- Departure from Phnom Penh Sorya Office near the Night Market Street
- Drop-off at the Phnom Penh bus terminal along Independent Street
Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by Minivan
There is also an option to take a minivan for this journey. However, you can only take the minivan until Phnom Penh. Here, you will transfer to a bigger bus that will take you to Sihanoukville.
The advantage is that you will have about a 30-min break to stretch your legs in the capital city.
Virak Buntham has minivan departures at 06:00 and 09:00 daily. Travel time is around 12 hours, including the stopover in Phnom Penh. You can book your tickets below.
Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by Flight
There are several flights that go from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville. Tickets start at $33, but go up to over $100 during peak season. It’s definitely the fastest option, but also Bear in mind that the bus is a more eco-friendly alternative.
From Sihanoukville airport, it takes about 30 minutes to the city centre at a cost of $20. See our page about Sihanoukville International Airport for more details.
Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by Taxi
We recommend booking a taxi online as these SUV type taxis provide more space than the normal sedan taxi you will find on the streets. You can book a 4-seater taxi online for $135 by clicking the button below.
If you are travelling with a lot of people, you can also consider booking a 12-seater for $210.
Another option is to arrange one at your hotel or order one on the street. Hailing a taxi costs around $120-$150, but always make sure to agree on the price and drop-off point before you get in.
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