Last updated on June 1st, 2021 at 12:59 pm
We will write how to get from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by bus, van, plane ferry and taxi. We will tell you with all the details best way from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, cheapest way for you to decide the most convenient between these popular destinations in Cambodia.
The distance from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh is 320 kilometers and it takes around 5 hours driving to the capital of Cambodia. Visiting Phnom Penh feels more metropolitan. If you love cities Phnom Penh will be a good place to discover. Read here Cambodia travel tips, how to get from Phnom Penh airport to city and Siem Reap airport to city center.
There are many things to do in Cambodia from visiting Angkor Wat Temples, relaxing in Sihanoukville and spending a few days in Phnom Penh.
How To Get To Phnom Penh
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh By Bus
You can get local buses from $9-10 USD for 5-6 hours bus journey depending on the traffic from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. By bus is the most popular way and the cheapest way from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh.
If you travel at night by bus you will be able to save accommodation. But if you prefer enjoying the landscape better during the day time.
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh By Plane
The fastest way from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh is by plane and it will take less than an hour to get there. Prices of the flights are starting from $50-100 USD one way. You can find useful tips about the local airports and airlines in Cambodia here.
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh By Van
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by wan can be a great option if you are on a budget. The prices are around $10-14 USD and it takes around 5 hours. We recommend the bus because is more comfortable but the vans are faster.
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh By Taxi
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by Taxi is a comfortable option that it will take 5 hours. Prices are around $75 USD and this option can be great if you are traveling in a group (you can travel 4 people and the price can be less than $20 USD each) or with so much luggage.
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh By Ferry
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by ferry takes around 4-6 hours and prices are $20-25 USD. It’s perfect for enjoying the views in Cambodia if you like this kind of trip. The ferries are leaving from Siem Reap at Phnom Krom Port which is 20 minutes far from city center $5 USD by tuk tuk.
In Phnom Penh the ferry is getting at Sisowath Quay close to city center. You can get a tuk tuk for $2 USD to get your accommodation if you are bringing so much luggage if not you can go walking distance 5-10 minutes.
More Ways From Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
If you like the adventure you can rent a motorbike and drive the whole way. The roads aren’t the best but can be a great option if you are packing light. You can also try hitchhiking as I did a few years ago.
BEST TIME TO VISIT PHNOM PENH
You will find 2 types of weather in Phnom Penh: wet and dry season. The wet season starts in May until October. And the dry season starts from October until early May. November to February should be the best time to visit Phnom Penh.
What do in Phnom Penh
Visit Killing Fields
Killing Fields is an opportunity to learn more about Cambodian history. More than a million people were killed and buried there during Khmer Rouge time.
Killing Fields are 10-12 kilometers far from city centre. You can go by moto taxi, bicycle or tuk tuk. Killing fields entrance fee is $5 USD.
You can have a Cambodian massage for $5-7 USD. It’s great to have them after walking around when it’s so warm in the city.
EATING LOCAL FOOD
Eating soups, rice with vegetables, local fruits and prices were starting $2-3 USD in a local restaurant with cold ice tea included in the price.
VISIT ROYAL PALACE AND SILVER PAGODA
It´s huge and a great place to walk around. It’s the best place to understand about Cambodian history. It’s cheerful in the weekends. You can also visit the silver Pagoda and Emerald Buddha which are free of charge. Royal Palace entrance fee for the palaces costs $7 USD.
SUNSET AT MEKONG RIVER
Mekong River is the 12th longest river in the world and the 7th longest in Asia, and it flows through six countries – China, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. A magical sunset in the Mekong River is a must to do.