Begin a remarkable journey from the bustling beaches of Sihanoukville to the historic allure of Siem Reap. Recent advancements in transportation have made traversing from Cambodia’s coast to its cultural heartland both comfortable and convenient. This guide offers a detailed overview of the best travel options, including sleek buses, deluxe taxis, and quick flights. Dive into the journey and choose the right mode of travel for your adventure. Plus, benefit from our exclusive online booking discounts! Save up to 30% when you book online for this journey:


Flights: Quick and Convenient

A variety of airlines, including Cambodia Angkor Air, Cambodia Bayon Airlines, and JC International Airlines, offer direct flights from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap. These flights, lasting around 60 minutes, range from $115 to $150 for a one-way ticket.

Cambodia Angkor Air (ATR 72) between Sihanoukville and Siem Reap
Cambodia Angkor Air between Sihanoukville and Siem Reap


This route is an excellent choice for travelers seeking speed and convenience. Always check for current flight deals to make the most of your journey:

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Taxis: Comfort and Scenic Views

Opt for a private taxi when traveling from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap for a blend of comfort and scenic beauty. The drive, approximately 9.5 hours long, winds through Cambodia’s picturesque landscapes – watch this video to see some of the beautiful countryside you’ll pass during your taxi ride:


Average fares are around $130, providing an opportunity for stops along the way for sightseeing and breaks. Select premium services for vehicles like Lexus 4x4s to enhance your comfort. Booking in advance ensures you get competitive rates and a reliable service:

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Buses: Enhanced Options for Every Traveler

The bus route from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap has evolved significantly, now featuring choices from economical to VIP travel. Esteemed operators like Giant Ibis and Mekong Express, along with newer contenders such as Virak Buntham and Olongpich Transport, have elevated the standards of Cambodian bus travel.

Mekong Express bus from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap

Mekong Express bus from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap


Economy buses, seating around 50 passengers, are priced at about $15, while VIP buses, with a capacity of about 15, offer more comfort for about $22 one way. The VIP option tends to be faster, and both types provide rest and refreshment stops.

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Traveling from Sihanoukville Airport to the City Center

Getting from Sihanoukville Airport to the city center is straightforward. Shuttle buses typically available outside the airport offer an affordable and convenient option.

Tuk Tuk from Sihanoukville Airport to Sihanoukville city center
A typical Tuk Tuk from Sihanoukville Airport to Sihanoukville city center


If you miss the shuttle, Tuk Tuks and private taxis are also available, with Tuk Tuks costing around $20 and taxis approximately $30 for a more personal and comfortable transfer:

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From Siem Reap Airport to the City Center

Upon your arrival at Siem Reap Airport, getting to the city center is straightforward and stress-free. Right outside the arrivals area, a taxi stand offers set fares for rides into the city center, with the average cost being about $10. Should you be traveling with a larger group and need a bigger taxi, the fare might be slightly higher. Additionally, for those looking for more economical travel options, Tuk Tuks and motos are available at lower prices. While Tuk Tuks can be hired directly at the taxi rank, a short walk from the airport exit can lead you to even more affordable Tuk Tuks and motos, offering rides to the city center for approximately $6 and $2, respectively.

Conclusion: A Journey of Discovery

Concluding your trip from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap is more than just a change of location; it’s a journey through Cambodia’s contrasting landscapes and rich history. Whether you’re relaxing in a taxi, socializing on a bus, or flying across the sky, each travel mode offers its own unique insights into Cambodia’s charm. Embrace the adventure and prepare to explore the ancient wonders of Siem Reap after your coastal experience in Sihanoukville.



Q: How do I get from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap?

A: To get from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap, you can either take a bus, a private taxi, or a flight. If you’re looking for a bit of comfort during your trip, then a private taxi is your best option. The journey will take approximately 9.5 hours in total and will cost about $130.

Q: How long from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap by bus?

A: A bus from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap will take approximately 11 hours in total and will cost roughly $22. Although companies such as Giant Ibis and Mekong Express used to be the only services a few years ago, there are now several new options including Virak Buntham and Olongpich Transport. Of these, we would still say that Mekong Express is probably your best option.

Q: How much is a private car from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap?

A: On average a private car from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap will cost in the region of $130 (that’s usually the quote from Sihanoukville airport to Siem Reap). You’ll have the option of stopping for toilet breaks, coffees, and even sightseeing if you wish.

Q: How many km Sihanoukville to Siem Reap?

A: If you travel by car, the driving distance between Sihanoukville and Siem Reap is 525.5 km.

Q: What is the best time to go to Cambodia?

A: We would say that the best time to go to Cambodia is between the middle of November and the start of May. During these months you’ll have beautiful hot days (25°C – 40°C) with very little cloud and low humidity.

Q: How many days should I spend in Siem Reap?

A: Siem Reap can’t be covered in one day – you’ll need at least three days to cover the huge expanse of the Angkor temples and other attractions in the area. The ideal time to spend in Siem Reap is around 3-4 days, depending on how early you get there. Just make sure you have at least one and a half full days.

Q: How many days should I spend in Sihanoukville?

A: If you are heading to Koh Rong, you probably don’t need to spend more than one day in Sihanoukville.

Q: Is Cambodia safe?

A: Generally, Cambodia is a safe country – it is ranked the 59th safest country in the world, with violent crime being a rarity. The only exceptions are remote areas of large cities, so please be sensible with where you visit. Cambodian people are generally very respectful and friendly towards foreign men and women, but as with any poorer country, poverty is an issue. As such, we recommend that you do not wear expensive jewellery, leave your belongings unattended, or get heavily intoxicated. Otherwise, relax, explore, and enjoy yourself!

Q: How long should I stay in Cambodia?

A: The number of days that you should stay in Cambodia depends on what attractions you would like to see. On average, most people spend about three days per city. For example, three days in Siem Reap, three days in Phnom Penh, and three days on Koh Rong. In our opinion, this is probably an adequate number of days per city, though of course, the longer the better!

Q: What should I do in Cambodia for 10 days?

A: If you want to spend 10 days in Cambodia, then we would recommend for you to:

Day 1 – Fly into Phnom Penh.
Day 2 – Visit Phnom Penh Museums.
Day 3 – Travel to Siem Reap.
Day 4 – Visit Angkor Wat.
Day 5 – Explore Siem Reap.
Day 6 – Fly to Sihanoukville.
Day 7 – Travel to Koh Rong.
Day 8 – Relax on Koh Rong.
Day 9 – Travel to Koh Rong Samloem.
Day 10 – Explore Koh Rong Samloem.

Q: What is the best currency to use in Cambodia?

A: The best currency to use in Cambodia is the US Dollar, or the local Khmer Riel – Both currencies are accepted everywhere in the country.

Q: What should you not wear in Cambodia?

A: Cambodia is a Buddhist country, and local people, especially the older generations, adhere to strict dress codes. As such, if you plan on visiting non-tourist areas, men should not wear shorts or vests, while women should not wear mini-skirts, tight yoga pants, or other revealing clothing.

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