motorcycle taxi drivers in SihanoukVille.



SihanoukVille's not really a walking town.  If you're downtown and want to go to the beach, you can head off in most any direction walking for a half hour or more and you'll end up at the beach...... And if you're at the beach, you're going to want to go downtown or to a different beach as some point as well.  2 exception to this are around Victory Hill / Victory Beach area, and Ocheteaul / Serendipity Beach areas.   And now around Otres Village.   These areas are very walkable.

The main forms of transport in SihanoukVille are: walking, bicycling, motorcycle taxi, tuk tuk taxi, renting your own motorcycle, and car or van (with driver).

You can rent 100cc motorcycles here, manual or automatic for about $5 a day.  You will be required to leave your passport as insurance that you will return the motorcycle.  You also need to wear a motorcycle helmet while driving.

packed van heading to Phnom Penh from SihanoukVille
Headed to Phnom Penh

Walking is easy.  You do, however, want to have a hat or some sun protection in the day. Bottled water is sold everywhere you could possibly go, for about 12 cents for a half liter.
Motorcycle taxis and Tuk Tuks (carts pulled by motorcycle) are on every street in town. Prices range from 50 cents for a quick ride on the back of a motorcycle, to $10 for 4 people in a Tuk Tuk to go from on side of town to the other.   Prices go up for more than one person in(on) a vehicle, and the later at night it is.

tuk tuk outside orchidee guesthouse in sihanoukville
Tuk Tuks in front of Orchidee guesthouse

Cars with driver can be rented for a short trip around town for about $6, and $50 for the day, if not going too far out of town.

uptopia sign on a tuk tuk in sihanoukville

Boats are used to get to and from the Islands, and out to sea for fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.  Many establishments have a $15 trip to the islands, including pickup and return from your guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and snorkeling.  A rather good deal.  You can also hire a boat by the hour or day. Prices generally vary on distance traveled.  Gasoline runs about 90 cents a litre.  Also, sometimes you can take a booze cruise to nowhere and back for the day.  New speedboats to the islands take 40 minutes and cost $20 round trip.

boat to koh ru island
Boat trip to the islands