Cambodia is becoming more popular all the time. Millions of people are visiting to see Angkor Wat. While there in the country a lot of people want to see the beaches too. Sihanoukville has the most well known beaches in the country. Anyone going to Cambodia is probably going to want to know how to get to Sihanoukville.
Guys who read our tips on meeting girls in Sihanoukville will be even more excited about making the trip. In this guide we will tell you how to get to Sihanoukville no matter where you are starting out. There are now more options than ever thanks to all the Chinese-sponsored development going on down by the beach.
Fly to Sihanoukville
It is possible to fly directly into Sihanoukville. The airport is not very big, but it has been expanded. After the Chinese influx into Sihanoukville some international routes were even added. Of course they all start or end in China, with the exception of a single daily flight to Vietnam.
You can fly from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville if you are in a rush. The trip takes just forty minutes. We don’t recommend this method though. As we will explain below, there are much cheaper options that don’t take that much longer. If you have a few hours to spare you can save a hundred dollars.
The regular flights from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville are the most useful for travelers. The trip from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville over land takes too long. You don’t want to spend an entire day on a bumpy bus ride. You can break the trip up with a stop over in Phnom Penh. That isn’t a bad option. Otherwise, take the short flight from Siem Reap Airport directly to Sihanoukville. It’s not cheap though. A one-way flight ticket is over 100 bucks.
Get from Phnom Penh to Sikhanoukville
Most people enter Cambodia through Phnom Penh. It’s the biggest city in the country and the main gateway into Cambodia. We recommend spending some time in Phnom Penh, especially if you want to meet women. You can go straight from the airport to Sihanoukville if you want. Just walk outside and hail a taxi. The price will be about $40 one way. You can also take a short flight from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville as stated above.
Spending some time in Phnom Penh gives you a chance to book an alternate mode of transportation. You can save money too. If are coming to Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh, you have a few options:
- Rent a car
It’s really easy to rent a car in Phnom Penh. There are rental places everywhere. There are even civilians who rent out their cars. In most cases you don’t even need to show a license or insurance to rent a car. But driving in Cambodia is dangerous. The traffic is really crazy. If you’re not an expert driver, we don’t recommend going this route.
Best way from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
If you have time to spare, the bus isn’t a bad option. There are many bus companies in Cambodia, but there’s only one you want to use. Giant Ibis is the best bus company in Cambodia. It runs most major routes and uses modern vehicles. The drivers are tested and taught not to speed too. There is no better option for travel by bus in Cambodia. A ticket from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs $13 if you buy it in person. If you buy it on the website add an extra dollar for processing.
Taxis are probably the best way to travel from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. You can stop whenever want to see a site or go to the bathroom. You can tell your driver to slow down if you feel unsafe. Or you can tell them to speed up if you don’t value your life. There is more freedom. It’s even easy to hire a taxi driver as your personal chauffeur to take you around for your entire trip. All you have to do is find a taxi driver and ask. It’s not as cheap as the bus, but it’s not so expensive either.