The trip between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville is not really difficult. By paying from $5 to $100, you can enjoy an interesting journey lasting between 2.5 and 6 hours. Travel Indochina Cambodia
Capitol and Sorya are currently two largest bus companies that have buses running between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. Both of them are typical bus companies in Cambodia. It means that for shorter trips they are perfect choice but they are not really impressive. Sorya buses particularly have a large group that is crumbling and often break along the road. Along the way, travelers have to stop several times to get snacks or for toilet breaks together with multiple times they stop to drop off passengers and get more on. Due to this reason, your trip can sometimes at risk taking as long as six hours. During your trip, they will treat you with Cambodian karaoke videos, and if you are lucky, you will have a great opportunity to watch some Cambodian comedy shows performed by comedians who are drawn on moustaches.
Once inside the bus, remember to keep all of your valuables with you as there are not regular but occasional reports of bags in the hold being rifled through. Earplugs are also thought to come in handy on buses in Cambodia. Travel Cambodia
Buying tickets in advance online at BookMeBus with a credit card is also possible and then print out your ticket and when you get on this bus, just show it on your phone. By paying about $7-8, travelers also get tickets at any guest house or travel agent in town on either of these companies to take part in an about 5 hour journey. It is advisable to book a day in advance although the buses are usually not full.
You can hire private taxis to go between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville anywhere on paying from $45 to $60. However, the price may increase even higher during high season. Taxis can be enough for four people, but it may be a tight intrude and they do not often have enough space for too much luggage. Most of the taxis running between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville are rather new Camry in incredibly good condition and the drivers are not afraid to hit the gas. Even though it is important to keep your eyes closed, you can expect to get there in between 2.5 and 3.5 hours.
If you want a bit more space and enough seats for five people, paying an extra amount of $30, usually $90 going rate to book a Lexus or Highlander SUV. A 15-person van at $100 for hiring fee is the best choice for those who want even more space, for the groups having a lot of luggage or people or both. Get a direct recommendation to a taxi driver and you can profit a cheaper price.