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11. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


PP to SR is ard 4 dollars by bus, PP to Sihanoukville is around the same. I second Claireh on Popular GH, clean and cheap. I spent 3 dollars a night on a small clean room, with shared bathrooms. Plus its near Psar Chaa and Bar Street, so it scores for location as well, esp when u are crawling back at 4 am from Bar St....

12. Posted by daphnemaia (Full Member 155 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

mekong express is the best and most comfortable. not expensive either, for USD 9.

13. Posted by ToniL (Budding Member 52 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Just back from Cambodia. By far your best option is the Mekong Express Limo. Bus - costs $10 not $9 now if you book at their office. I travelled on it a few weeks ago and it took about 5 hours. The buses themselves have good seats, toilets, a short break at a reasonable cafe en route and they provide a bottle of water and a nice snack all included in the $10. Drivers are well trained and the hostess gives a commentary on points of interest en route - mind you its hard to understand what she is saying!!. I think that the previous post indicating a 2pm last bus from PP is correct. Other bus companies ply the route but, while their prices may be a dollar or so cheaper they are far less comfortable, slower, and probably not as safe.

The Mekong Express office is about 100 metres past the lake end of Sissowath Quay - all the tuk tuk drivers will know it. Try and book a day or so in advance as it is a popular service.

I considered flying - cost about $50 or so- but by the time you get to the airport, check in a couple of hours before your flight, an hour or so flight, wait for your bags, then travel into town you are there by a comfortable bus in the same time. Have a good journey.

14. Posted by tsubaki (Budding Member 36 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Not really relevant, but...I travelled atop the slow boat from PP to SR - and treated my fellow passengers to a spectacular display of gastro-pyrotechnics (knew I shouldn't have eaten that kebab..)
If you were the strapping German guy in leather waistcoat and medallion who was the main recipient of my efforts, and so gallantly offered me a swig of your brandy to calm my stomach, thank you!

15. Posted by May61980 (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Well... I will arrived in PP at 4pm by flt than I will travel to Seam Reap the next day. If I could travel in the afternoon or evening than I could have a half day tour in PP before heading to SR! Than I could stay in SR for 3 days. My return flt is in the noon from SR. Any suggestion? If not than I have to re-plan my trip. Than I'll have to stay 3days in PP n 2day in SR.

16. Posted by noka (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Sorry for butting in on this. I will be traveling from PP to SR on the 4th of april and if i take a bus, is there any place interesting along the way where i can stop and spend a night and then continue my way to SR the next day? I'll be traveling in the afternoon, most probably taking the 2 pm bus from PP.

Thanks for any advice!

17. Posted by rjn87 (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'd go by boat. I went from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. The board journey was great. Just lie back and relax, with the water splashing you to keep you cool.

Make sure to wear loads of suncream, and be prepared for being hassled big time at both ports.

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