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How to travel to and around Siem Reap

You are planning to pay a visit to Cambodia and wanting to discover the beauty of Siem Reap, how to travel to and around town should be the first thing to know. From getting to and from the airport to the best way to travel around Siem Reap, this guide will give you everything you need to know about how to travel to and around Siem Reap. Indochina travel Cambodia

Getting to and from REP

Taxi to Siem Reap

Taxi to Siem Reap- source: internet

Safe to use and not metered, taxis seem to be the best way to get from and to the airport. You can find a set price and ticket system at the official booth outside the exit of the domestic and international airports. Note that additional businesses like a short tour to the ancient temples are also touted by some taxi drivers.

It is also possible for you to hire a remork (Cambodian tuk-tuk or moto-rickshaw). At the taxi stand next to the airport terminal, you can easily see official airport remorks organized. Note that, remork drivers, like taxi drivers, are often also touting for tours. Depending on the situation of the traffic jam, the journey to downtown Siem Reap from the airport takes you from 20 to 30 minutes.

Estimated cost for your journey to Siem Reap’s center:

  • Remork one-way: around $5 to the center of the city
  • Taxi one-way: around $7 to the center of the city

Remork- source: internet

It is not difficult to find and take advantage of free remork or airport pick-up/drop-off by taxi service in some hotels and guesthouses. However, before arriving, make sure to check whether your accommodation offers this kind of service or not. Travel to Cambodia

Getting around Siem Reap

Public transit: Sorry, since there is no public transport system in Siem Reap, you are out of luck there. If not having their own vehicle, most locals in Siem Reap will use remorks or motorbike taxis (motors) for short journeys traveling around town. However, public transports between these major cities and towns such as between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are still available.

Explore Siem Reap by bike

Explore Siem Reap by bike- source: internet

Taxi: It is possible to safely hire a taxi from any of the reputable guesthouses and hotels in Siem Reap. However, in Siem Reap, traditional taxis are not common. Instead, you can find minibuses and cars with a friver available for hire from stands near the Siem reap River and the Old Market. Note that they are not metered and marked as taxis as these drivers are generally seeking longer journeys between cities and towns in Cambodia. Subject to other surcharges for early departure, distance, etc, rates start at approximately USD 35 per day.

Remork: Remork is the most popular means of transport choice of many locals and travelers as well. Depending on the distance and traveling duration, the remork can be hired for USD 15–20 per day while the cost for a short journey around town by a remork with 4 seats is about USD $2–3. For sunrise trips and to go to outlying temples, expect to pay a little bit more. For short journeys such as from the Old Market to a central hotel, some hybrid tuxis (half taxi, half tuk-tuk), which have recently been making the rounds in Siem Reap, charge $1 per person.

How to travel to and around Siem Reap

How to travel to and around Siem Reap- source: internet

Walking: Going on foot seems to be the best way to explore Siem Reap. In spite of the odd incidents of bag snatching, it is generally pretty safe. Take the usual precautions including: walk with a group of friends, especially late at night, leave all your valuables and your passport in the safe at your hotel.

Bicycle: If you want to discover the city and temples of Angkor, riding a bike is such a great way. Recent model mountain bikes cost $8–$10 per day while local bikes cost $1–$2 per day to hire. You can find bikes available for hire from a large number of hotels and guesthouses around the town or hire your bike from the White Bicycles NGO, whose projects aim at helping the local community.

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