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Phnom Penh Getting Around
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Phnom Penh is an easy city to get around. Though traffic is getting worse these days, you can still travel across the city in less than 30 minutes. See page 6 for transportation from airport.

Taxis and Cars

There are a couple of radio call taxi services (Taxi Vantha, 012-855000). The more common are unmarked, un-metered, taxis which can be booked through travel agent or your hotel, and can easily be found outside hotels along Monivong near Kampuchea Krom.

A car and driver costs about US $20-$30/day. Shorter trips can cost about US $2-$3. Four Wheel Drive Vehicles can run upwards of US $60 a day.

Short and long term rentals:

Asia Trade and Travel
Truck and Car Rental
Telephone: 016-909090

Taxi Vantha
Taxi Service
Telephone: 012-855000

Motorcycle Taxis also called "Motodup"

The ever present moto is the most general and fastest mode of public transportation but are definitely not the safest. These are more prone to robberies and accidents than cars.

Motos cost anywhere from 1,000 Riel to 3,000 Riel for a trip in town and about US $5-$8 per day. Prices do go up at night.

Cyclos

The cyclo can be a practical form of transport though not as safe as a car or fast as a moto. Cyclos are easier on the nerves than motos and offer a drier ride during the rainy season. Cyclos often cost twice as much as a moto and are known for overcharging tourists.

Buses

Ho Wah Genting bus service, Telephone: 023-210359, offers service to nearby destinations using modern buses. Get off or on at any point along the line.

Buses depart every 15 minutes to every hour, daily from 6.00 am - 6.00 pm. Prices range from 1,200 Riel to 12,000 Riel.

The bus station is at the southwest corner of the Central Market. Route#1: Koki, Kien Svay, Neak Luong. Route#2: Takhmao, Takeo Route #4: Kampong Speu, Sihanoukville. Route#5: Oudong, Kampong Chhnang. Route#6: Raw Kakong, Kampong Cham

Motorcycle Rentals

Motorcycles (100cc - 650cc) can be rented for US $5 - US $9 a day. Visitors often rent 250cc dirt bikes, though they are a bit much for the slow city traffic. For in town driving, 100cc is probably the best. A 250cc is recommended for the poor roads outside Phnom Penh.

Traffic is chaotic and makes cycling in the city challenging. Roads outside the capital vary in condition. If you do decide to drive, here are some tips: drive slowly, stay on the right, always wear a helmet and be advised that medical services are limited.

Where to Rent Motorbikes:

Angkor Sale and Rent Motor
Motorcycle rental, sales, repairs
#92Eo, Street 51
Telephone: 012-722098

Lucky! Lucky! Motorcycles
Motorcycle rental, sales, repairs
#413, Monivong (near Street 182)
Telephone: 023-212788

Vay’s Motorcycle Shop
Motorcycle sales, repairs. Dirt bikes and large road bikes
#177Eo, Street 110
Telephone: 012-869661

Bicycle Rentals

A few guest houses, such as the Capitol Guesthouse rent bicycles for about US $1 a day. Bicycle stores can be found near the intersection of Streets 182 and 107. Here they do not rent bikes, but a used bike can be bought for about US $50 and then resold for about US $30.
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