I've nearly forgotten about this option!  I didn't fly within Cambodia at all cos there are way too many cheaper options as you can see in my list. There are international airports in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. There are also domestic airports in Cambodia. There used to be more domestic airports (or airfields) but … Continue reading Flying


I had raised my thumbs a few times along the highway in Kampong Cham at desperate times when I couldn't get a PassApp, or all PassApp drivers canceled my booking and the tuk tuk driver that I was familiar with was busy. Usually those who stopped asked me to pay so that's not really hitchhiking. … Continue reading Hitchhiking


There are only a limited number of routes for the trains. Some go from Phnom Penh to Kampot. I have never tried it because I was told it's very slow, much slower than the buses and minivans. (I have heard similar comments when I was travelling in South America where the locals also prefer not … Continue reading Trains


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


The most convenient way will be to ride a motorbike. It's fast as well.  Imagine the traffic in the city is so congested that you have to wait in the car for half an hour to just move an inch then you will realize the benefits of riding a motorbike.   I brought my helmet … Continue reading Motorbikes