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travelling from Siem Reap to sothern beaches

Old Oct 2nd, 2011, 12:18 PM
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travelling from Siem Reap to sothern beaches

Hi
We want to travel from Siem Reap to the islands or beaches around SihanoukVille. I understand you can't fly there
a few Q's
Can you fly from Siem reap to Phnom penh and then by road to Sihanoukville?
How long would it take by road from SR to Shville?
what is the safest, best/quickest option?
many thanks in advance for all your help suggestions
We have limited time for the beaches so, don't want to spend hours and hours travelling there
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Old Oct 2nd, 2011, 02:35 PM
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At this point in time, hours and hours is the only way. Even if you fly to PNH there is still a long trip ahead of you. There are overnight buses, but I personally would avoid traveling at night on the roads - sleepy drivers, cows and unlit vehicles in the road, who knows what else, makes night travel more risky than day travel. It's far and will take a long time to get there.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2011, 07:34 PM
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If it was me I would take the boat to PP then stay overnight then bus to SV.
You can fly to PP but probably wouldnt safe all that much time if you include transfers , and certainly not as scenic as the boat.
The boat takes about half a day from memory . The boat is a little more economical than air and the bus is significantly cheaper.
As to safety the air or boat option to PP would be the safest.
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I recently took several long distance buses in Cambodia - one trip was from Battambang to Kampot via Phnom Penh. Sure it took the good part of a day, but it really wasn't bad. Often, the price includes getting picked up at your hotel, the buses stop for food breaks and the ride wasn't uncomfortable. Very economical. And included in the price was entertainment - I still have those cheesy, melodramatic Cambodian music videos stuck in my head
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Old Oct 4th, 2011, 01:59 AM
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Many thanks for all your help. I will have to look into going by taxi or bus!
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Old Oct 4th, 2011, 05:18 PM
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Siem Reap to Phnom Penh is around $10 to $12. Takes 6 hours by bus, including a lunch break. Don't even think about overnight buses.

Have heard stories from a good source about accidents, deaths etc on overnight buses . Poorly lit vehicles, animals straying onto the road etc.
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Thank God planes will be flying commencing Dec. 14th as its a long journey by bus.

We will be making our way up from Sihanoukville to Siam Reap in mid Janruary.

As aformentioned the busy journey could be risky.
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I've done this trip a few times. Fly direct if your dates are after December, if not fly SR to PP, then only 4 hours by bus. OR bus to PP, spend the night and do the rest the next day. Stay off that road at night IMO.
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