According to PhnomPenhtours.com:
Getting Around Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is a fairly easy city to get around. Though traffic is getting more congested these days, you can still travel the length of the city in less than 30 minutes.
- Cars and Taxis
- Motorcycle Taxi (Motodup)
The humble cyclo can be a romantic and 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 during a rain they offer a drier ride. Cyclos often charge twice as much as a moto and are notorious for overcharging tourists.
There is no in-city bus system. Phnom Penh Public Transport Co. offers bus service to several destinations along the National Routes as well as Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City . See Phnom Penh Public Transport Co ad. [Note: the link to the ad no longer functioned, so I disabled it entirely. –GHGB]
- Motorcycle Rental
Motorcycles (100cc – 650cc) can be rented for $5 – $9/day. Tourists often rent 250cc bikes dirt bikes, though they are a bit too much bike for the slow city traffic. For in-city driving, 100cc is recommended. A 250cc is perfect for the poor roads outside Phnom Penh . Chaotic traffic makes cycling in the city challenging in the extreme. Roads outside the city vary in condition. If you do decide to ride, drive slowly, stay right, wear a helmet and remember that medical services are limited.
For a 2006 article on the city’s problematic transportation situation, see Four-Wheeled Transportation Still Elusive in City.
From Vietnam Budget Tour:
Coach services: As the roads leading out of Phnom Penh are good, there is an extensive bus service to places such as Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kampong Cham, Battambang and Ho Chi Minh City. These are operated by the main bus company, the Phnom Penh Public Transport Co Ltd (tel: (023) 210 359) and buses depart from the south west corner of the Central Market, corner at Street 217 and Street 67.
Shopping in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Asiatravel.com
Phnom Penh (Khmer: ភ្នំពេញ, official Romanization: Phnum Pénh; pronounced [pʰnum pɯɲ] in Khmer and /pəˈnɒm ˈpɛn/ or /ˈnɒm ˈpɛn/ in English; literally: “Hill of Penh” or more loosely “Pehn’s Hill”) is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. The main capital toward the Phnom Penh municipality since French colonyed Cambodia,It potrayed to Cambodia as the center for direct the country’s economic and grwon to be the source of renowed domains after 1979 such as industrial, commercial, cultural, tourist and historical center.
Once known as the “Pearl of Asia” to consideration for the loviest of french buit city in Indochina in the 1920s, Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap, is a significant global and domestic tourist destination for Cambodia in addition to its traditional but modern revision surrounding the entire city has demonstrated the valuable resort to attract the majority to tourism experience. Established in 1434, The city sitll noted for a place of great historical beauty and cultural attraction .The number of surviving French colonial architeture united The Grand Royal palace certainly promote with concresence to mentions priceless historical site, acutally revise the soul of classic as well as the modernizatio social lifestyle for praised developed economy system beside the relaxing ambience of its wide boulevards and picture square riverside
Situated at confluence of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong and Bassac River,Phnom Penh is now home to one million people. Around 60% are Cambodia, nearly a third to be Chinese Cambodian and Vietnamese Cambodian and other nationalities make up the rest. With about 15% of inhabitas live below the proverty line, Phnom Penh is the richest city of Cambodia.
Phnom Penh International Airport is the second-largest and second-busiest airport in Cambodia after Angkor International Airport in Siem Reap. It is located 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) west of central Phnom Penh. Taxis, pick-ups, and minibuses leave the city for destinations all over the country, but are fast losing ground to cheaper and more comfortable buses. Phnom Penh also has a rail service.
Cambodia’s national flag carrier, Cambodia Angkor Air, launched in 2009, is headquartered in Phnom Penh and has its main hub there, with an additional hub at the Angkor International Airport.
There are two bus companies, Phnom Penh Public Transport and GST Express, running services to Sihanoukville, Kampong Chhnang, Udong and Takéo.
Phnom Penh Sorya Transport Co. offers bus travel to several provincial destinations along the National Routes and to Ho Chi Minh City. Motorcycles are a popular form of quick travel in the city streets.
Although the city is 290 kilometres (180 mi) from the sea, it is a major port on the Mekong River valley, and it is linked to the South China Sea via a channel of the Mekong delta in Vietnam.
Local means of public transportation within the city most often include the cycle rickshaw, known in Khmer as “cyclo”, and motorcycle taxis. Private forms of transportation include bicycles and automobiles.
Info Taken from Wikipedia.com
Credits to Wikipedia.com
- Impossible to Forget: Phnom Penh, Cambodia (travel.nytimes.com)