To travel from Preah Vihear to Phnom Penh you need to do a two stage journey changing bus in Siem Reap. Joint tickets all the way from Preah Vihear to Phnom Penh are available using two separate companies with a stop over for a few hours in Siem Reap between connecting services.
Travel Times to Phnom Penh
There is a single daily service from Preah Vihear to Phnom Penh which you can book online.
Van and Bus
AVT & Virak Buntham
The first stage of journey (2 hours 45 minutes) is by minivan and the second stage of the journey (6 hours 00 minutes) is by air-conditioned bus.
Buy Tickets to Phnom Penh
Use the Search Box below to buy your bus tickets from Preah Vihear to Phnom Penh.
After payment you will be sent a booking voucher by e-mail which you need to print out to present to the transport operator before boarding the bus.
Preah Vihear Bus Stop
AVT services to Phnom Penh via Siem Reap depart from Street A 10 in Krong Preah Vihear near Kompong Pranak Market.
Siem Reap ATV Bus Stop
The first stage of the service from Preah Vihear to Phnom Penh via Siem Reap terminates at Hup Quang Street Central Market 579 in Krong Siem Reap.
Siem Reap Virak Buntham Bus Stop
The second stage of the service from Preah Vihear to Phnom Penh via Siem Reap departs from near Nakpeoun Old Market roundabout, St. Sevot Thavay District Dongkum in Krong Siem Reap.
Phnom Penh Bus Stop
Virak Buntham services from Preah Vihear via Siem Reap to Phnom Penh terminate at the corner of Street 199 and Street 310 in Phnom Penh, which is not far from the Olympic Market.
A Day Out in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is fairly compact city and you can see most of the major places of interest in day on foot. We suggest that you start your day out in Phnom Penh at the Royal Palace, which is the major tourist attraction in the city. The Royal Palace opens at 08:00 and closes for lunch at 11:00. Depending on how interested you are in historical sites you should allow between 1 and 3 hours to walk around this large royal complex, so starting early in the morning is advisable. From the Royal Palace it is a short walk to Sisowath Quay. Sisowath Quay is a 3.7 km long promenade that follows the Tonle Sap River and one of the few places in Phnom Penh that you walk without constantly needing to dodge motorbikes and negotiate the obstacles that obstruct pedestrians on all the city’s other supposed pedestrian walkways. The views along the river are superb and there lots of restaurants and cafes on route.
Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh
If you follow Sisowath Quay northward then turn west after about 800 metres you come to Central Market. Central Market is housed within a fantastic art-deco style building with a high domed roof that was built in the 1930s during the time when Cambodia was part of French administered Ind0-China. Central Market is now very much a tourist market but nonetheless well worth going inside to marvel at the clever architecture and interior decor. From Central Market the last major site to visit in Phnom Penh is Wat Phnom. From Central Market it is a 1 km walk all the way up to the main shrine at Wat Phnom. Wat Phnom was established in the 14th Century, according to legend, by the city’s founder, Grandmother Penh. The temple features a man made hill which was built to keep the main temple shrine shrine safe from the constant flooding which the area experienced at the time. Wat Phnom is an interesting and eclectic temple complex which has been added to and renovated over the course of the centuries since it was established which you need about an hour to explore properly.