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Cambodia - Transportation

Buses

busCars, Vans and mini-buses are easily available for touring the temples at Angkor, or for day trips in and around Phnom Penh. The average cost of a car plus driver is approximately US$20 per day while a van or minibus may cost a bit more.

 

 

Moto Taxi

motoMotor-bike taxis are a good choice for quick public transportation. You can find them outside popular tourist spots. Near the market or simply flag down drivers (usually wearing baseball caps). For short trips in town you should pay about 2000 riel but expect to pay extra it you want to hire your town.

If you want to hire your own motor scooter, expect to pay from 10 to 15 dollars a day but be aware that driving in the capital is difficult (you will need to leave your passport as deposit). It is no longer possible for non-residents to rent motor bikes in Siem Reap.

Bicycle

bicycleBicycles can be hired from some hotels, pubs, restaurants or guest houses for about one to two dollars per day. if you plan to stay a little longer you can buy second hand bicycles around Ohreusey Market, for about 50 to 60 dollars and resell them for about 25 to 30 dollars.

 

 

Cyclo

cycloCyclos are a comfortable and fun way to get around town and offer a dry ride in the wet weather. If you have time, use a cyclo as the drivers are among the poorest and you can give them business. Expect the price of a cyclo to be about the same as a motor but it never hurts to be generous!

 

 

Tuk Tuk

tuk2Tuk Tuk is famous in Thailand and the name has been co-opted for the canopied trailed pulled by motorbikes in Cambodia. These vehicles provide a very comfortable and relaxing ride under the shade of the canopy.

You can find them anywhere especially around hotels, pubs and restaurants. Tuk Tuk can accommodate up to five passengers. Trips in town cost from 2 to 5 dollars.

 

Railways

railCambodia has two rail lines, both originating in Phnom Penh, totaling to about 612 kilometers of single, one-meter-gauge track. The French built the first line, which runs from Phnom Penh to Poipet on the Thai border, between 1930 and 1940 (Phnom Penh Station opened in 1932) the final connection with Thailand has been done by Royal State Railways in 1942.

However, the service from Bangkok to Battambang was suspended on December 17, 1946 -> the day French Indochinese Government resumed sovereignty over Battambang and the Si Sophon area. (Thailand was seen as a supporter of Khmer Issarak, the anti-French, Khmer nationalist political movement.)

Railway links with adjacent countries:

Thailand - yes - suspended - same gauge 1000mm
Laos - no - same gauge 1000mm
Vietnam - no - same gauge 1000mm

 

 

 

 

 

   
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