Proposals to build a new train line in Cambodia linking Siem Reap (the town near to Angkor Wat) with Phnom Penh are being actively pursued by Royal Railways. The plan is to connect Poipet on the border with Thailand to Phnom Penh and onto the borders with both Laos and Vietnam as part of the Chinese vision for a Pan Asian Railway Network linking the countries of Asean to Kumming in China. However, whilst the train line is being constructed to travel by public transport from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh you need to travel by bus.
The Siem Reap to Phnom Penh route is the busiest bus route in Cambodia. There are both people visiting Angkhor Wat and people passing through Siem Reap on the way to or from the border crossing to Thailand at Poipet. As consequence there are lots of different bus services in operation. See below for a comparison of the different bus services which you can book online.
|PSD Xpress||Express||8.00, 10.30||6 hr 00 m||฿430|
|Virak Buntham||VIP||Hourly 6.00 to 17.00||5 hr 30 m||฿400|
|Virak Buntham||Sleeper 41||19.00, 20.30, 22.30||6 hr 00 m||฿364|
|Giant Ibis||Universe Luxury||8.45, 12.30||7 hr 00 m||฿496|
|Giant Ibis||Kia Grandburg||23.00, 23.30||7 hr 00 m||฿496|
|Thero Express||Regional||8.00, 9.00, 14.30, 16.00||5 hr 30 m||฿396|
|Mekong Express||Express||7.30, 8.00, 9.45, 12.30||5 hr 05 m||฿463|
Use the Search From below to buy your travel tickets from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia, and with a population of over 1.5 million it contrasts starkly with the much smaller towns and peaceful rural areas typical of the rest of Cambodia. Brace yourself. This is the big city.
Legend is that the first permanent human settlement in the area which is now Phnom Penh was in the 14th Century, with a lady called Penh discovering four Buddha statues floating in a tree on the river. This was, according to the legend, a divine message that a small hill and a shrine should be constructed to house the relics. Phnom Penh means ‘Penh’s Hill’ and this was the early beginnings of the modern city. Phnom Penh has grown dramatically since and in addition to that shrine on the hill (Wat Phnom) we recommend that you also visit:
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