Siem Reap Transport Guide
In Siem Reap, you’ll find plenty of transport options – boats, buses, taxis and tuk-tuks. It’s even possible to hire a car, but you’ll need to hire a driver too – the traffic laws in Siem REAP do not allow tourists to drive on the roads. If you’re travelling by road, you should double your travel time in monsoon season.
How to get around Siem Reap
Most hotels and guesthouses can organise your car hire for the day. But a far more romantic way to see the city is via bicycle. You can hire these at shops and some guesthouses. Tuk-tuks are also a great way to get about and are popular for travelling around Angkor Wat. Guys on motos (motorcycles) can also be hired. You can’t ride yourself though.
If you’re looking to travel out of town, there are a few options such as the express boats that travel from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh daily, leaving from the Floating Village of Chong Kneas. It’s important to remember that boats will dock in different places when the lake recedes in dry season. You can buy tickets from guesthouses. There are also buses that travel to Phnom Penh too. Another fast and cheap way to reach the capital is via a shared taxi.