How to Get from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville? Let’s have a look at the different ways to travel between these two Cambodian cities by bus or transfer
Are you travelling around in Cambodia and would like to know the different route options available to get from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville? In this post we will explore in which ways you can complete this journey. Including where and how to buy tickets from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville.
Siem Reap to Sihanoukville The Route
Siem Reap is one of the most visited cities in Southeast Asia, located in the center of Cambodia. The city is world famous due to its grand and still fairly intact temples, Angkor Wat. The temple site is so large and vast that 7-day passes are available to purchase.
Sihanoukville on the other hand is a relaxed beach town, which in recent years has been developed quite a bit. It is a great city if you want to relax and take a break from Southeast Asian capitals like Phnom Penh or Bangkok. The distance between Siem Reap and Sihanoukville by land is approximately 530 km.
Let’s analyze now the options to travel from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville.
Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by Bus
There are several bus companies and bus mini-van combos operating this route. There are sleeper buses, which are probably a good idea considering the duration of the trip. Minivans are also an option, but the level of comfort of buses is considerably higher.
Most buses in this route are night buses, but it is also possible to travel during the day. These Giant ibis buses are fully equipped with air conditioning, bathrooms and WiFi.
Here is a search bar to book your tickets from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville:
How to Buy Bus tickets from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville
The best way to buy tickets for this journey is online at Bookaway.
I would recommend booking tickets in advance as there is only 1 night bus a day and this is a very popular way of transportation and seats will go quick. You could also risk trying to buy a seat in person at the bus terminal, which is located at the same place you will catch the bus on Pub Street.
Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by Taxi
You can go to Sihanoukville from Siem Reap by taxi and you will get to ride in a spacious car. There are some companies offering the ride from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, and then in Phnom Penh you have to arrange another taxi to Sihanoukville.
If you are travelling alone or with just one other person, this is going to be your most expensive option. Even with 4 people travelling together the price will be similar to flying. The journey time will be 9-10 hours depending on traffic conditions and your driver’s speed.
How to hire a Taxi from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville
You can book transfers from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh and Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on Klook.com. If you want a taxi that will do the direct ride the best option is to arrange it on spot.
In person there are many companies around Siem Reap, pub street and all the bus terminals that y can try to negotiate a price. This can be fairly intimidating and depending on your luck and negotiating skills, could end up being not much cheaper than booking online.
Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by Plane
Probably the most efficient option to travel from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville is by plane. There are direct daily flights between these two cities and the flight time is slightly more than 1 hour.
Cambodia Angkor Airlines and Bayon Airlines are the main operators in this route.
How to buy plane tickets from Siem Reap Sihanoukville
The most convenient way to book these tickets will be online using a price comparison website like Jetradar. You could also look at Cambodia Angkor Airlines and Bayon Airlines websites to see if any promotions are available for the time you would like to travel.
Hotels in Siem Reap
Royal Crown Hotel & Spa – an amazing hotel in one of the best areas to stay in Siem Reap, at the heart of the city.
Apsara Residence Hotel – an excellent hotel just a short distance to the pub street, in one of the best places to stay in Siem Reap.
Hotels in Sihanoukville
360 Resort – an excellent option to stay in Sihanoukville offering great views.
Sunset Lounge – a great place to stay in Sihanoukville with easy access to the beach.
Other Cambodia Resources
If you are traveling around Cambodia you might want to check some of our other guides to the country. Check how to get from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville and how to travel from Bangkok to Phnom Penh. You can also check the best places to stay in Siem Reap and how to get travel insurance for Cambodia.
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