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Trip overview from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville

To make trip planning super easy and fast, we created a step-by-step guide to find the best way to travel from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville.

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How to get from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville

The bus is the cheapest option to get from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, but be prepared for a long ride. One of the two bus companies on this route also offers a night bus, but take in mind that this is not the safest option.

Taking the plane is by far the fastest option, but are less eco-friendly and can get quite expensive when you book last minute.

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 the road conditions.



Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus11 hours$15Check bus tickets
Flight1 hourFrom $33Check flights
Taxi10 hours$120Reserve a taxi

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If you haven’t found your best transport option yet, no problem. This was just the intro. Below we share our step-by-step guide of how to get from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville.


Siem Reap - Sihanoukville

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Bus from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville

Duration: 11 hours
Costs: $15

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 on traveling you can decide to book a night bus.

However, traveling at night is less safe as roads are not well lighted and can be narrow at some parts. Also, the company that offers these night buses does not have the best reputation.

See the schedules of the two bus companies below:

Mekong Express07:30-19:00
11h 30m
Virak Buntham00:05-12:05
Phnom Penh Sorya06:30-17:30

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Mekong Express

Mekong Express is the company we recommend to book with. They are known for having a good safety record.

  • Departure next to KFC, close to the hospital in the center
  • Drop-off near the Phsar Leu Market, which is still a 10-minute tuk-tuk ride to the center of Sihanoukville

Virak Buntham

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 center

Phnom Penh Sorya

Phnom Penh Sorya doesn’t have the best reputation but they provide an option for going from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville.

  • Departure from Phnom Penh Sorya Office near the Night Market Street
  • Drop-off at the Phnom Penh bus terminal along Independent Street



Flight from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville

Duration: 1 hour
Costs: $33

There are several flights that go from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville. Tickets start at $33, but rise to over $100 during peak season.  It’s definitely the fastest option, but also take in mind that the bus is a more eco-friendly alternative.

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From Sihanoukville airport, it takes about 30 minutes to the city center at a cost of $20. See our page about Sihanoukville International Airport for more details.



Taxi from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville

Duration: 10 hours
Costs: $120 

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 taxi online for $130 by clicking the button below.

Reserve a Taxi

If you are traveling with a lot of people, you can also consider booking a 12 seater for $270.

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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