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Transportation

Postby Sambo » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:48 pm

- Getting around: Airport transfers, motodup fares, tuk-tuk fares around the city, shared taxis fares to the provinces, buses to the provinces, etc.
- Purchasing: cheap motos to luxury cars
- Maintaining/Modifying: What garages would you recommend?
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Re: Transportation

Postby Captain Bonez » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:04 pm

IMO the best bus company is Mekong Express, ive never had a problem with them and they rarely, if at all stop off a long the way picking up more people, ive used them around cambodia and to vietnam many times, bit of free food and water, good service, decent bus with toilet, bring your mp3 player along though, trust me.

Mekong Express

Phnom Penh Office:

#87 Sisowath Quay at the corner of Street 102 on the riverfront.

Phnom Penh Station (Departure/arrival):

Stations located at Phsar Orrusey and at the office.

Tel: +(855) (0)23-427518

Siem Reap Office:

#14A, Sivatha Blvd., Siem Reap
Tel: +(855) (0)63-963662

Sihanoukville Office:

Sihanoukville Bus Station

Tel: +(855) (0)34-934189
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If you were to make a list of all the fucked up, retarded, inept, stupid shit you shouldn't do on the roads, that would actually turn out to be the Cambodian handbook on how to drive.
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Re: Transportation

Postby MissTara » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:53 pm

Tuk Tuk in Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
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Safe reliable moto, available per hour, day or longer
Ph: 017 354 144
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Re: Transportation

Postby Tom Corsica » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:19 pm

For long stay, it can be good to rent a moto.

Lucky Lucky Motorcycles Shop
No. 413Eo, Preah Monivong (St. 93), 12258, Phnom Penh
Tel 023 220 988

Lucky Lucky can sell you a Cambodian driver license for 32$ and rent a Honda 110cm3 for 60$ a month, helmet included.

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Re: Transportation

Postby giblet » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:17 pm

Advice on how to get around Phnom Penh by tuk tuk: http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/phnompe ... y-tuk-tuk/

Traveling by bus in Phnom Penh: http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/phnompe ... -cambodia/
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Re: Transportation

Postby Uncle Monty » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:16 pm

Do not take any night bus.
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Re: Transportation

Postby Jessb52 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:40 pm

Hey,

Can you drive a motorcycle/scooter without a driving license? Secondly, would you advise it?

If it is ok, what is easier to ride a motorbike or a scooter?

Thanks,

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Re: Transportation

Postby Captain Bonez » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:59 pm

i have no license, tax, plates etc, just dont stop for the police, always wear a helmet and have a set of mirrors on your bike, if you do get pulled over the fine is about 5000 riel or so

if you want a cambodian license you can take your license from your native country and go to lucky lucky bike shop (posted above) and they will make a license for you for about $30-ish. if you get one made get a copy or made of your new cambodian driving license because if you do hand it over to a policeman they might keep hold of it because they know it'll cost you another $30 to get a new one, so they'll put whatever price they want on it when you ask for it back.

best thing i found is to drive as fast as you can towards whatever policeman is trying to stop you, or just fake them, theyre so gullible.

another thing i do is have a spare motorbike key for such times as i have to stop for the police and they manage to get my keys out of my bike, i have the spare one to flee as soon as their back is turned.
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Re: Transportation

Postby Bitteeinbit » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:38 pm

Jessb52 wrote:Hey,

Can you drive a motorcycle/scooter without a driving license? Secondly, would you advise it?

If it is ok, what is easier to ride a motorbike or a scooter?

Thanks,

Jess

Have you ever driven a motorcycle before? A scooter is obviously easier because no shifting is involved (though 99% of bikes here don't qualify to be a motorcycle in my home country, lol). A scooter also allows for way more manoeuvrability, especially in the city. If you plan on doing a lot of highway riding, then of course a motorcycle is a better option, otherwise a scooter is the only way to go. You don't need the extra 100cc in the city, not to mention lack of agility, higher maintenance and fuel costs a "big" bike will have.

I've driven without a license, but eventually got mine (then drove without one again when I lost my wallet). It's just not worth the hassle anymore. You could ride with no helmet or license, but starting around 2008-2009, they got pretty tight on the rules. If you get pulled over with no license they ask for way more money. In the end paying the 30$ dollars or so as Bonez says (I've forgotten the cost) is worth it just because of the extra $ they ask when being pulled over with no license. I speak fluent khmer and can talk myself out of a lot of stuff but when I didn't have a license, the cops had that extra bargaining chip and just wouldn't let go. I've ran from the cops quite a few times, but wouldn't recommend it because if they happen to catch you one day (I used to run from the same dude near Lucky on Sihanouk several days in a row till I changed my route as I'm sure he was probably fuming and plotting some kind of revenge) you'll be in deep poo.

So in a nutshell:
1-Get a scooter, older looking is better to avoid it being stolen. Get one with taxes paid and a license plate.
2-Get the license. It's worth it if you live in PP and it'll pay for itself.
3- Wear a helmet during the day until you know which areas of town or streets it's ok to wear no helmet. Actually, I should be telling you to wear it all the time because it's safer.
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Re: Transportation

Postby Captain Bonez » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:06 pm

Bitteeinbit wrote:3- Wear a helmet during the day until you know which areas of town or streets it's ok to wear no helmet. Actually, I should be telling you to wear it all the time because it's safer.


helmets save lives and super expensive helicopter rides to Bangkok to get your head put back together :thumbsup:
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Re: Transportation

Postby Lucky Lucan » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:43 pm

Captain Bonez wrote:helmets save lives and super expensive helicopter rides to Bangkok to get your head put back together :thumbsup:


You could just wait around till your head turns black and falls off, just to save a few bob.
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Re: Transportation

Postby cowbbq » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:41 am

wudin mind hiren a landcruiser for a week in pp tto drive snooky n kep :eyes:
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Re: Transportation

Postby raendi » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:01 am

cowbbq wrote:wudin mind hiren a landcruiser for a week in pp tto drive snooky n kep :eyes:
Lyna's got cars with driver or without: http://www.lyna-carrental.net/
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Re: Transportation

Postby itsagame » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:47 pm

Captain Bonez wrote:i have no license, tax, plates etc, just dont stop for the police, always wear a helmet and have a set of mirrors on your bike, if you do get pulled over the fine is about 5000 riel or so

if you want a cambodian license you can take your license from your native country and go to lucky lucky bike shop (posted above) and they will make a license for you for about $30-ish. if you get one made get a copy or made of your new cambodian driving license because if you do hand it over to a policeman they might keep hold of it because they know it'll cost you another $30 to get a new one, so they'll put whatever price they want on it when you ask for it back.

best thing i found is to drive as fast as you can towards whatever policeman is trying to stop you, or just fake them, theyre so gullible.

another thing i do is have a spare motorbike key for such times as i have to stop for the police and they manage to get my keys out of my bike, i have the spare one to flee as soon as their back is turned.


"Drive as fast as you can towards the" LOL that is solid gold. Has anyone used a scooter for highway driving. In thailand i was reaching 100km with my scooter no problems
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Get a driver's license in Phnom Penh ?

Postby raphlaz » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:53 am

Hello,

My name is Raphael and I come from Paris, France.

I am planning on moving to Phnom Penh quite soon and I still have lots of questions.
Here are some about transportation:
- I don't have a driver's license here in Paris, how hard is it to get one in Phnom Penh ?
- Where would you recommend to get it ? How much does it cost ?
- What if I have a accident with a scooter/motorcycle that I rent ? Does insurance cover it ?
- If I run away from a cop trying to stop me does stuff get real afterwards ? Is it serious or they don't really give a damn ?

Thank you very much for your answers !!

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