How to Get from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by Bus

Taking a bus from ancient town Siem Reap to the beach town Sihanoukville by bus? Yes, you can with a stop over in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. If taking a flight to Sihanoukville from Siem Reap (1h 5m duration) is not what you want, you can take a bus trip instead. Most of the time, travelers would go and ask a tourist agency about getting how to get a bus ticket for this bus route. Not anymore. There are actually buses that run from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, the beach town not to miss when you’re in Cambodia.

From Siem Reap to Sihanoukville: 532.3 km. From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville: 221.8 km. Photo: Tharum Bun

How To Take a Bus to Sihanoukville from Siem Reap?

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Mekong Express bus from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville (with a short stop between 1 and 2 hours for the transfer in Phnom Penh). You can easily book your bus ticket (Siem Reap – Sihanoukville) via BookMeBus, one of the most reliable online ticket services for bus transportation.

  • How long does it take? About 11 hours
  • Boarding Point 07:30 AM
  • Drop-off Point 06:30 PM
  • Mekong Express bus ticket price: USD 25

The distance between the two touristy towns is approximately 532.3 km via National Road 6 and 4 (about 8 h 37 min by car). It’s a long distance trip by bus. However, if you add beautiful towns like Kep and Kampot to your list of combined trip, it’s worth to take it.

Luxury bus operator like Giant Ibis run the round trip bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh only. Many other buses also stop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s largest capital city, for a layover.

As traveller Richelle wrote about her experience here, ‘My Epically Horrible Cambodian Night Bus Adventure,’ these are a few things to avoid, a tourist agency and Virak Buntham bus operator.

Some more tips

  • Keep all important belongings in your carry-on.
  • Keep your money, passport, and smartphone with you all the time.

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