Getting there and away, Phnom Penh
From SR you have more options: bus, pick-up and boat. I actually wanted to take the old military hellicopter but this possibility doesn't exist any more. After the bad memories of the pick-up I decided to take again the boat for 20 $ starting with the bus from the hotel at 5.30h (pretty eraly in the morning)
Walk or take a motorbike, but not the ones standing in front of the GH as they chrge deffinitly to much.
Go to a travel agent and arrange the transportation at least 2 days before departure. The bus will be full if arranging it last minute. Cost: $7/pp. The trip takes 12 hours (including stops for lunch, immigration, border crossing)
A better option for tourist: If you have four passengers, arrange a private taxi at Siem Reap (only cost $30 per taxi) and it will take you to to the border. From Thai border to Bangkok: Go to the bus station (near the immigration office) and take an A/C bus (only $4/pp). This trip only take 7 hours!! (Highly recommend this option)
To arrange the taxi, go to a travel agent one block west of the market (sorry but I forgot the name of the travel agent)
No international flights from USA/Canada/Europe go into P.Penh, so you have to come from BKK/HK/SIN first in almost all cases. The flight from BKK is pretty cheap and takes about one hour. I took bangkok airways and had a different exit port(siem reap) then my entry(p.penh) and it came out to 140 USD.
Its easy to wave down anyone on a bike, they're always looking for alittle extra money taking a tourist someplace. Beware, Crossing the street at the rush time is quite a task esp. on sisowath quay, the riverfront area.
The mini-van from Poipet to Bangkok. The same vehicle also from Phnom Penh to Saigon. The first thing is, you must expect the bus' lousy air-con because they are actually driving on muddy and yellow earth road ful of dust, once the dust filled up the air-con, you better start enjoying bus-sauna. The road condition is just like watching off-road dirt bike racing on tv but hey, that's what we want, enjoy.
From/to Siem Reap by boat. 25 $, 5 hours.
From/to sihanoukville by bus 3 $, 5 hours.
From/to Vietnam by Minibus and Boat, 11 $, 6 hours.
To move around in PP you have to use moto-taxis, Driver have very bad reputation, but they will help you a lot and we haven’t had any problems with them. You would have to bargain hart, they always want 1$.
SilkAir operates two flights per day from and to Singapore. Flight Time is only 2 hours and flights cost something around SGD 450 if you book early. Look out for their hot deals as well.
I fly from KLIA (KUL) to Phnom Penh, take about 2 hours.
Ticket from RM 150.00
Budgeted airline - Airasia.
If you book accommodiation in Phnom Penh, it is wise to ask they to come and fatch you.
I pay for USD 5 for pickup from Airport.
If pickup from peir is free.
The trip cost $6 each and the bus was big and modern with air conditioning so we settled down to enjoy the ride to Cambodia.
To get to Phnom Penh from Siem Reap you can take a boat, it is the most comfotable way to travel that part, 'cause the roads are very bad.