How to get from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville?
Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville are separated by about 320km, the options to move between these two cities are numerous and you can choose the most suitable for you, in terms of cost and comfort, to cover this not excessive distance.
Flight From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
The plane is definitely the fastest way to get from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, it is in fact a flight of only about 35 minutes. However, as easy to imagine it is certainly not the cheapest, so we recommend it to those who urgently need to reach Sihanoukville in the shortest possible time. Cambodia Bayon Airlines has 4 direct flights a week between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, book in advance to get tickets at the best price. If you are in a hurry and you absolutely have to reach the largest coastal city in Cambodia, then the plane is for you!
Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by Bus
One of the most popular ways to get to Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh is definitely to take a bus. Talking to other people you may hear bad things about Cambodian roads, keep in mind that in recent years Cambodia’s infrastructure has made considerable progress and even the companies that offer bus services today have a higher quality.
Remember, however, that the services are not all the same and that it is not worth risking bad experiences to save a few dollars, so choose carefully the bus company to contact and book your ticket online for maximum comfort.
Minibus Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
Another criticism that is sometimes made of the buses that connect Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville is that they are not very comfortable, so many travelers prefer to spend a little more and opt for a minibus. This way you can make a more comfortable trip, ideal if you are with a group of friends. Keep in mind, however, that the type of minibus used can vary greatly from one company to another, as well as the time it takes to reach Sihanoukville: from a minimum of four hours to a maximum of ten. For this reason, pay close attention to the minibus ticket you are buying and the services offered.
Taxi From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
The last option to travel between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville by road is to take a taxi, a choice that is becoming increasingly popular among travelers despite the cost not being comparable to that of buses and minibuses. The reasons for this success lie in comfort, it is in fact a comfortable and fast means of transport, but also in flexibility since using the taxi you will not have problems with a pre-established time (you can decide what time to leave) and you can be taken directly to your hotel, without wasting time with other transfers or in the search for the structure in which you have booked.
Train From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
The Cambodian authorities have restored the rail link between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. It is an extremely cheap way of travelling and will allow you to admire the incredible landscapes of the Cambodian environment, however there are currently only a few trips a week and moreover scheduled early in the morning, which makes the train a not very flexible option to travel between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. The journey time of the train journey is at the moment about six and a half hours.