Phnom Penh Cambodia : Getting To & From

Information about getting to & from Phnom Penh Cambodia.



Pochentong airport is situated 6km west of the city. Taxi cars cost $7 to get from the airport to Phnom Penh city centre. Moto’s cost $1 to $2. It costs $4 to $7 to get from downtown Phnom Penh to the city airport.

For more general information on traveling by air, see Transportation Around Cambodia & Visa & Travel Information, To & From Cambodia


There are many buses each day to and from Phnom Penh to places like Sihanoukville ($4 for the single four hour journey on a very good road), Battambang (six hour $6 journey on reasonable road) and Siem Reap ($4 six hour journey on good roads). There are also daily buses to and from Phnom Penh to the Thai border crossing of Poipet, and the Vietnam borders of Moc Bai and Chao Doc. Buses leave Phnom Penh from the Capital Guesthouse on Street 182 or from the Ho Wah Genting Bus Terminal at the S.W. side of the Central Market.

See Transportation Around Cambodia for more general information on buses.


Trains used to leave Phnom Penh Station (just off Monivong & the corner of 108) on alternate days to either Poipet (stopping off at Pusat, Battambang and Sisophon along the way) or to Sihanoukville (where you can get off at Takeo and Kampot before reaching Sihanoukville). They now run as and when they feel like. Enquire at the station before hand!

See Transportation Around Cambodia for more general information on trains.


You can leave Phnom Penh via boat on the Tonlé Sap towards Siem Reap (trips generally taking four to five hours). Boats leave from just south of the Japanese Bridge (Route 5) near the Wat Phnom daily at 7AM ($25). Tickets are sold at the dock.

Once the boat docks in Siem Reap, your still 12km out of town. Guesthouse touts will immediately hound you. It costs $2-$5 for taxis, pick-ups & minibuses and $1 for moto’s to get into town. Remember, if your driver tells you your hotel or guesthouse is full, it’s almost definitely not true. These people live on previously arranged commission deals with hotels and guesthouses.

Look at Getting To & From Siem Reap by boat for info on getting to Phnom Penh from Siem Reap.

See Transportation Around Cambodia for more general information on boats.

Pick-ups, Taxis & Minibuses

Taxis and pickups often leave from the N.W. corner of Central Market. Prices in riel unless stated.

1, Battambang (pick-up truck - 7000, 15000 – cab), six hours on improved road
2, Kampong Cham (van – 5000, taxi – 8000) two hours on OK road
3, Kampong Thom (van – 8000, taxi - 12000) two hours on decent road
4, Kampot/Kep (taxi – 10000), three hours
5, Koh Kong (pick-up - $15), 10 hours, very bad road
6, Kratie (taxi – 25000) 4 hours on OK road
7, Mondulkiri (4WD – 40000), 10 hours
8, Poipet (taxi – 40000, pick-up – 20000), 8 hours on improved road
9, Rattanakiri (taxi – 30000) 9 hours on bad road for the second half
10, Siem Reap (taxi – 20000) 5 hours on good road
11, Sihanoukville (taxi – 10000) 3 hours on very good road
12 Stung Treng (taxi – 20000) 6 hours on poor road towards the end

See Transportation Around Cambodia for more general information on pick-ups, taxis & minibuses.

Car & Motorcycle Hire

Motorcycles are a good means of transport to visit places outside of Phnom Penh on a day trip. Try New! New! on Monivong opposite Street 184. Small moto’s are $3-$4 per day while larger dirk bikes are $6-$8 per day.

See Transportation Around Cambodia for more general information on car & motorcycle hire.

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