Transport Phnom Penh
To travel on city buses, taxi, tuk-tuk or on foot. Public buses in Phnom Penh launched only in 2014, and so far include only three routes through the city centre. The fare is 1,500 Riel, or about 0.35 US dollar.
If you have enough time and energy, Phnom Penh city to explore on foot. In principle, sites in the center not so much, but Hiking can be very interesting to explore and discover the local way of life and atmosphere of the capital. Be careful when Hiking around the city: the traffic here, though not very rich, but at pedestrian crossings, few passes, and at night the road is not illuminated.
Buses to Phnom Penh
In 2014, in Phnom Penh for the first time in the history of the earned system of public transport – city buses. Prior to that, the capital of Cambodia it was possible to move only on foot, by taxi or tuk-tuk, the drivers are invariably "stripped" of tourists. Now, the most interesting places and important tourist places of the city you can see using public transport.
- Fare: 1,500 riels, or about 0.35 US dollar (see exchange rate of Cambodia)
- Hours: buses run with 10-15 minute interval from 05:30 to 20:30
- Routes: there are 3 routes that pass through the city centre and main attractions. For orientation it is very convenient to use the mobile app Stops Near Me - Phnom Penh Bus for Android and IOS, which is available free for installation.
Taxi and tuk-tuk
Taxi in Phnom Penh is not very common, and to find cars at every step. Most taxis do not have meters and you must negotiate the price in advance.
The more common form of moving tuk-tuks. Phnom Penh tuk-tuk is a motorcycle converted into a taxi by adding to it the sidecar for passengers. They are cheaper than ordinary taxis, and are more common. Price stipulate in advance. Convenient and profitable to hire a tuk-tuk for the whole day, after making the map the itinerary, such as sightseeing. The first price they usually call several times higher than the real, and it is necessary to bargain. For example, in October 2010 a half-day drive to the "killing Fields", as well as on several city attractions cost the authors $ 8, although initially asked for $ 18.
There is a recommendation with regards to a taxi and toktakunov: if the driver in conversation nods and says "Yes, no problem. OK!", this does not mean that he understands you. Many taxi drivers and tuktukan never will understand what you tell them, but will do anything to get you as a client. Some of them even do not know the city, and you will have to figure out how to get along with the driver on the map.
To hire less competent tuktukan in travel agencies on the street or at the hotel reception. What is good there you will be offered a route to the sights, which you can adjust according to your desire.
Vehicle rental in Phnom Penh
Traffic in Cambodia, as in Russia, is on the right. Drivers, as usual in Asia, do not comply with the rules of the road, and go each to his own. However, traffic flow is slow and calm, the density at the usual time (not rush hour) is not very strong.
Rent a bike for 1 dollar a day. This is a great way to explore the city, but be careful on the road when driving and to take care of the bicycles when you leave for sightseeing.
Renting a bike will cost from 5 to 9 dollars per day. You must wear a helmet.
For self-transport rent you must have international driving permit (IDP). Is such a law, made in the form of booklets in several languages that are issued in addition to the regular national rights. To get an IDP is not required to write any exams, you only need to pay a fee. To make it easier for website public services.of the Russian Federation. The cost of any discount through the website services will be 1120 rubles.
The cost of renting a car in Cambodia is quite high, at least more than 2 times higher than in neighboring Thailand and Vietnam, from $ 25 per day. It is best to search and book a car rental through the Internet using the search form and compare prices from different distributors: