There a are a lot of ways to transfer to/in Siem Reap for the first-time travellers to choose. These Siem Reap transfer service suggestions below will help you get the overall information of moving in this destination.
Siem Reap transfer by road
Aranyaprathet (Thailand) / Poipet is the nearest international roadside gate to Siem Reap, with only 165km and very good road quality. If you are coming from Vietnam, you can go to Siem Reap via Moc Bai border crossing, through Phnom Penh or Kong Pong Cham to Siem Reap. The road from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is quite good, there are many buses, taxis operated all day. In addition, it is possible to get to Siem Reap by boat from Phnom Penh; however, it only operates in the months following the rainy season (September to February).
Siem Reap transfer by plane
The majority of international visitors to Siem Reap by air, Siem Reap Airport have direct flights to and from major cities in Southeast Asia and Phnom Penh.
Siem Reap Airport is located 6km from the center of Siem Reap, quite close to the Angkor area. Airport tax is included in the fare. Outside the station entrance is a counter to register a taxi into the town center. Taxis and motorbikes can be found easily for guests outside the airport. Price of taxi is about $ 9 a turn into the commune; motorbike taxi costs about $ 1-2. Some hotels in Siem Reap offer free airport pick-up / drop-off service; however, you must announce them of specific flight dates and times from the time of booking.
If you are concerned about language barriers and safety, you can also refer to the GoAsiaDayTrip airport pickup service with a simple, convenient and private process. You will be completely assured to enjoy the full journey of exploring this mysterious land.
Siem Reap transfer by boat
Boats to Siem Reap pier at Chong Khnear, 12km south of the center. There are some available shuttle services available at the pier. Enter the town with a $ 10 taxi; motorbikes cost $ 2 to $ 3.
Siem Reap transfer from Phnom Penh
From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and vice versa, there are four flights of Cambodia Angkor Air.
There are a number of travel agencies and transport operators the travel between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap via Highway 6 with good quality. The bus departs daily for some trips, takes about 5-6 hours for a distance of 314km, which usually stops at Kom Pong Thom or Skun for rest or lunch. Tickets can easily be booked at hotels, motels and travel agents, or to Phnom Penh’s main bus station near New Market. In Siem Reap, the main bus station is located near Psar Leu Market, a few kilometers west of the town. Fares vary by carrier based on the quality of the car and service attached, usually from $ 6 to $ 10.
Alternatively, for Siem Reap transfer, you can choose a taxi with round trip or share seats with others: around $ 10 / person. Remember, if you go together with others, the driver will receive up to 6 passengers for a 4-seater, paying higher to be able to sit more comfortable. Pick up at the main bus station near New Market, Phnom Penh.
Adventure travelers can rent a motorbike to travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Roads are quite good and deserted but should be careful with buffaloes, children running across the street and also the taxi running errands. With a 125cc motorbike, you can make a day trip, but it is best to go for two days in order to relax in the town of Kom Pong Thom and visit the pre-Angkorian temples at Sambor Prei Kuk.
Take Phnom Penh via the “Japanese Bridge” along Highway 6A to the north, 75 km to the Skun Fork, famous for its unique dishes such as fried spiders, turtle eggs, spider wine selling along the way. Turn left along Highway 6 to Kom Pong Thom, take about 2-3 hours. Kom Pong Thom can be reached at the Arunras Hotel (Tel: 062-961294) or Stung Sen (Tel: 012-309495). Hotel Arunras has a good restaurant and reasonable prices. From Kom Pong Thom to Siem Reap is
about 2-3 hours drive. On the way to Siem Reap, about 60 km from Kom Pong Kdei, let’s visit the oldest stone bridge in Southeast Asia called the Naga Bridge or the Kom Pong Kdei Bridge.
The express train departs daily at 7am from both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with a 251km crossing of the Tonle Sap River in about 4-6 hours. These ships are often not up to international standards but are not too safe. The rainy season from September to February makes the waterway trip quite convenient but the dry season is more difficult than the low water level.
The Phnom Penh pier is located on Sisowath Road, about 1km north of the Royal Palace, near the 104th Street. In Siem Reap, the pier is at Chong Khnear at the foot of Phnom Krom, 12 km from the town. Ticket price is $ 25 and can be purchased in 1 day.