Transport in Cambodia


Cambodia is a country located in Southeast Asia and bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. Cambodia has many famous tourist attractions such as Angkor Wat. There are many delicious foods like Amok. People in Cambodia are more enthusiastic and friendly. Cambodia is a safer place to visit than other countries like Myanmar. Going to Cambodia, are you excited? How to get to Cambodia? What is public transport in Cambodia? Here you can get the answer.


International transport in Cambodia

1、International flights

International flights can enter Cambodia from Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap Angkor International Airport. If you transfer from other countries in Southeast Asia, there are direct flights from Cambodia to Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Vientiane. Specifically, you can consult the airline's official website, local ticket agent or travel agency.


2、International bus

Cambodia borders Thailand, Laos and Vietnam and has 6 border crossings with Thailand, 1 border crossing with Laos and 8 border crossings with Vietnam. You can take the international bus to a Cambodia, and many private car companies operate this international route. If you want to travel long distances across the Indochina, you can easily choose these companies that operate international buses to complete your journey. Here are a few of the Cambodian border crossings that are commonly used by tourists to make reference for multinational travelers.

How to get to Cambodia from Thailand? (Cambodia- Thailand)

Poipet, Cambodia – The Aranya Prathet port in Thailand, is the most commonly used port for tourists. Cars between Bangkok, Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia generally pass through this port, and the port is open from 7:00 to 20:00. After entering Cambodia, take a ride to the coach station. At the long-distance bus station, you can take a long-distance bus or taxi to the city of Siem Reap. The journey takes about 3 hours, the car fare is about 8 dollars, and the charter of a taxi is about 45 dollars. If there are many people, it is recommended to charter a taxi.

How to get to Cambodia from Vietnam? (Cambodia- Vietnam)

Bavet, Cambodia - Moc Bai, Vietnamese port, is a commonly used port for tourists. The Cambodian border in Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam can be used for landing visas, while the Vietnam border cannot handle Vietnamese visas. Visitors to Vietnam need to prepare it in advance. Capitol Transport, GST, Mai Linh, Mekong Express, Neak Krohorm and Phnom Penh Sorya Transport are several well-known car companies that operate this route.

How to get to Cambodia from Laos? (Cambodia- Laos)

Dom Kralor, Cambodia –Voen Kham, Laos port, is the most commonly used port for tourists. Traffic between Cambodia's Phnom Penh and Siem Reap generally passes through this port, and the port is open from 7:00-17:00.


3、International cruise

In Cambodia, two luxury cruise companies operate the route between Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam and Siem Reap, Phnom Penh of Cambodia. These routes pass through the Kaam Samnor-Vinh Xuong port. International cruise company Pandaw Cruises is the company of choice for many high-end tour groups. The Cambodian company Toum Teav Cruises has a smaller cruise ship, and many freelance tourists will choose this one.


Public transport in Cambodia


In Phnom Penh, several companies operate taxi business and provide 24-hour car service. These taxis are all charged by metering and the price is very cheap. There are also some taxis that do not charge according to the way of metering. Travel agencies and hotels can book this kind of car for you in advance, and the price needs to be negotiated in advance.



Sightseeing in the city of Phnom Penh by Cyclo (rickshaw) can be said to be a very romantic and emotional thing, especially for those who don't care about time. Soothing and leisurely, riding a Cambodian rickshaw is safer than a motorcycle, and it gives you plenty of time to enjoy the scenery on both sides of the road. Now there are fewer and fewer rickshaws in Phnom Penh, which are slowly being replaced by motorcycles, but some tourist gathering areas can still find rickshaw drivers.



Tuktuk is very popular in Phnom Penh. Unlike the Tuktuk in Bangkok, the noise of the Phnom Penh is very small and the ride is comfortable. Tuktuk drivers can be seen in tourist attractions such as the river bank and outside the hotel.  


4、Motorcycle Taxi

Motorcycle Taxi is the fastest and most economical means of transportation in Phnom Penh, but it is not safe and comfortable. There are drivers everywhere in the city of Phnom Penh. The special city gathers a lot of motorcycles outside the tourist area, even more than the Tuktuk.



5、Bicycle & Motocycle

There are many hotels and travel agencies in the city that offer car rental services.


Tips for public transport in Cambodia

  • 1、No matter what kind of transport you want to take, be sure to tell the driver clearly the destination and talk about the price before boarding. Some drivers are not very good at English, but they will also habitually nod and say Yes. In fact, they simply can't understand what you are talking about. When necessary, you can use the map to refer to the driver.
  • 2、Generally, when you book a cabaret, a buffet, or a long-distance bus ticket at a travel agency or hotel reception, the quotation includes a round-trip Tuktuk, so you don't need to book your own car. However, it is better to ask the details.


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