At the time of writing this, there is no metered taxi in Cambodia. 'Taxis' are private cars but they are not Uber or Grab.  This is how the locals do it: 1) book a taxi The locals are amazingly resourceful. When I was working in the college, the staff would travel back to Phnom Penh … Continue reading Taxis


There are two different kinds of minivans as far as I know - one for tourists and one for local people. The one for tourists are around USD1 or USD2 more expensive than the ones that serve the local people for some routes. For tourists I have tried this one and I'd say I don't … Continue reading Minivans


Intercity This is the most common form of transportation among travelers. There are numerous bus companies operating in Cambodia. They go to different towns / cities within Cambodia and to Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. I took Sorya bus company but some expats suggest Giant Ibis. I asked a traveler from Chile who had tried Giant … Continue reading Buses

Mobile Apps

PassApp In recent years, a local Cambodian start-up company created PassApp. The way it functions is similar to Grab or Uber but instead of getting a private car, you get a tuk tuk-like vehicle. Once you download that App (it's better for you to get a Cambodian phone number cos the PassApp drivers may call … Continue reading Mobile Apps

Tuk tuk

An easy option. It's everywhere in Cambodia. Tourists love them. But you need to negotiate with the drivers the price before you hop on and they usually charge quite a high price. As a tourist, you need to be prepared to be ripped off.  You probably don’t mind because for you, it could just be … Continue reading Tuk tuk


Unlike motorbikes, if you want to drive a car in Cambodia, you must have a driver's licence. International driver's licence is accepted but you need to go through the local authority to get it recognized first. The local authority may then issue a local driver's licence. Note: you can't drive around with your international driver's … Continue reading Cars

10 Ways Of Getting Around In Cambodia

Getting around in Cambodia is both easy and difficult. Easy because I can think of 10 different ways of getting around in Cambodia. Difficult because there are many new roads. Also, many of the roads that are in use are being 'expanded' so you can see road constructions around the country. Even on a well … Continue reading 10 Ways Of Getting Around In Cambodia