Phnom Penh and Siem Reap attract the most travelers in Cambodia. Thousands of people make the daily trip between the two cities. Although daily flights are available between the two cities, road travel is the most common choice for budget travelers. Therefore bus travel is the most inexpensive option for making a trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap or vice versa.
Road Conditions and Travel Time
Roads condition have deteriorated since 2014 due to ongoing construction, so be prepared for about 2 hours of bumpy ride during the trip between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. It can take anywhere between 6-7 hours depending on the means of transport. Mini vans are generally faster than the regular buses.
Bus Operators / Services
More than 20 bus operators offer daily bus service between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. The cheaper the fare, the more likely the bus will be crowded and make several stops during the journey. Most mini van bus operators offer air-conditioned and well-maintained buses, such as Mekong, Giant IBIS, KSO and Phnom Penh Sorya Transport. Some of the luxuries offered by Giant and Mekong include:
- High safety record
- Snacks on board
- WiFi connectivity on board
The price for mini-buses is a little more expensive than the regular buses. Mini buses are generally comfortable but may have small seats or little leg space. Fare ranges between $6-$15.
Book bus tickets in Cambodia on the country’s largest online ticket booking platform
CamboTicket is the most convenient way of booking a bus ticket in Cambodia. Compare bus schedules, amenities, and prices from multiple operators on one single page so you can make a choice that best fits your preferences. There are 21 buses available between 6:30 AM and 7:00 PM from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and 18 buses available on the website from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Conveniently pay for your bookings by credit card, Wing, PiPay, or pay in cash at the CamboTicket office in Phnom Penh.