Travel Tips Phnom Penh

Getting Around within Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is a large city but getting around is relatively easy.

Although, with a current population of around 2 Million ppl, there is no official public transport. But typical of the region the following modes of transport are most common:

Tuk Tuk | These 3 wheeled, motor driven vehicles are a fun way to get around the city. Best to negotiate price before accepting the ride. Payment is made at the end. While travelling make sure you keep all your valuables and belongings well withing the vehicle to avoid tempting opportunistic bag snatchers (this is a common occurrence targeting tourists and locals alike so use common sense).

 

Moto | If going a short distance, one option is hitching a ride on a motorbike. Typically cheaper than a Tuk Tuk, but safety wise more risky as a helmet is often not provided for the passenger. Again, agree on price before accepting the ride.

 

Bicycle | Most locals pedal around the city. Phnom Penh can be a chaotic city in terms  of traffic. However if you intend to reach the outskirts this may be a pleasant mode of transport. When renting the bicycle you’ll be given a helmet and bike chain. Make sure you secure the helmet and bicycle when parked to avoid theft.