City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

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City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:36 pm

Getting around Phnom Penh by public transport is a challenge, but at 1500R a ticket, the city buses are good value if you know where you are going.
[CEONews note: Reposting this here so it will be easy to find. Check the link for a map close up.]
BUS ROUTES
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Route 1: From the Kilometer 9 to the Boat Chhouk (Chbar Ampao)

Exit from Kilometer 9 to the lottery by National Road 5, Old Quarter, Old Quarter, Old Monivong Blvd, Chbar Ampov Market, National Road 1, Boeung Chhou Terminal.

Run 2: From Aeon Mall 2 to Takhmao

From the parking lot of AEON Mall on Oknha Mong Rethy Tech, Camko City Antenna Toul Kork, Street 70, Round Circles, Quarter 47, Wat Phnom, Preah Norodom Blvd, Kbal Spean Highway, National Road 2 to Takhmao, Kandal Province.

Run line 3: From Russei Keo garden to Borey Santep 2

Out of the parking lot of Russei Keo Garden, National Road 5, Round Circles, Quarter 47, Wat Phnom, Norodom Boulevard, Street 130, Central Market, Kampuchea Krom Blvd, 7 Makara Highway, Russian Blvd, Roundabout Chom Chao, National Road 3 to Borey Panha II.

Run 4A Line: From Russey Keo Garden to Borey Santep 2

Out of the parking lot of Russei Keo Garden, National Road 5, roundabout, roundabout, street 47, Wat Phnom, Norodom Boulevard, 130 Street, Phsar Thom Thmey, Degrove Stop, Neang Kong Flyover, Autumn Basin, Monivong Boulevard, Phsar Deum Fum Market, Stung Meanchey Flyover, Veng Sreng Road, Canadia Lake, Toul Pong Ne Market, to Borei Panha Borey.

Route 4B: From Russey Keo garden to Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone

Out of the parking lot of Russei Keo Garden, National Road 5, roundabout, roundabout 47, Wat Phnom, Norodom Boulevard, 130 Street, Phsar Thmey, Charles de Gaulle Road, Neang Kong Flyover, Olympic Circus, Preah Monireth Boulevard, Phsar Deum Fum Market, Stung Meanchey Flyover, Veng Sreng Boulevard, Chom Chao Circular, National Road No 4 to Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone.

Route 5: From AEON Mall to Aeon Mall 1

From AEON Mall 2, Street 1003, Turn left on Street 1966 toward Street 598, Street 337, Right on Street 566, Toul Kork Primary School, Kim Il Sung Road, 7 Makara Avenue, Mao Tse Toung Blvd, Borey Boat, Sothearos Blvd, to AEON Mall.

Route 6: Phsar Dekchor (Chreang Chan) to Central Market Plaza (Posenchey)

Exit from Borey Roung Market, National Road 6, Chroy Changvar Bridge, Whistler Circle 70, Antwerp Toul Kork Road, Camko City, Oknha Mong Rethy, Samdech Chea Sim, Turn left on Oknha Try Heng Road to Russian Federation Boulevard, Turn left to the Central Market Plaza.

Route 7A: From Kilometer 9 to Aeon Mall 1

Exit from Kilometer 9, National Road 5, Street 598, 7 Makara Bridge, Street 271, Tip Phan Market Depot, Neang Kong Hing Market, Orussey Market, Right on Monivong Boulevard, Turn left on Sihanouk Boulevard, Norodom Boulevard, Turn left on Oknha Chhor-Yuk Boulevard Sothearos to AEON Mall.

Run 7B: From Kilometer 9 to Chhbar Ampov Market

From Kilometer 9, National Road 5, Street 598, 7 Makara Sky Bridge, St 271, Stoeung Meanchey Flyover, Street 271, crosses the road between Preah Monivong Bridge and Chbar Ampov.

Route 8: From Kilometer 9 to Borei DeVraoung Market

From Kilometer 9, National Road Nº 5, Prek Phnov Bridge, Kratie City, Third Town, National Road 6 to Borey Roleung Market.

Run 9: From Borei Santepheap 2 to Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone

From the Peace Borey 2, National Road No. 3, Vattanac Industrial Park, 2 Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone, return to Borei Santepheap II.
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Re: City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

Post by (┛◉Д◉)┛ » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:44 pm

http://www.phnompenhcitybus.gov.kh/road2
there are a few buses there but trail and error to see them
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Re: City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

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(┛◉Д◉)┛ wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:44 pm
http://www.phnompenhcitybus.gov.kh/road2
there are a few buses there but trail and error to see them
Yeah it's a bit tricky if you can't read Khmer for some of the stops. Same on the Stops Near Me app as well.
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Re: City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:18 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:51 pm
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Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:44 pm
http://www.phnompenhcitybus.gov.kh/road2
there are a few buses there but trail and error to see them
Yeah it's a bit tricky if you can't read Khmer for some of the stops. Same on the Stops Near Me app as well.
Good to have feedback. :thumb:
Anything anyone wants to say about the bus service - comments, tips, problems - would be very useful for those of us who have yet to try the Phnom Penh public bus service.
Do they run to a schedule or is it a hit and miss timetable ?
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Re: City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:23 pm

I just stand on Norodom and hope for the best. Of course, the bus I want invariably goes past while I am trying to get across the road. #murphyslaw
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Re: City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

Post by John Bingham » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:12 am

I tried it when it started up just for novelty value, I thought it was fine. If you aren't in a huge hurry it's a great way to get across town for very little money.
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Re: City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

Post by King Keil » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:22 pm

I use it when I come back into town. From psar thmei to norodom then down to tonle basaak in no time.
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Re: City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

Post by armchairlawyer » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:16 pm

The buses are very good now. Comfortable seats and efficient aircon. But sometimes they are big gaps in service. Be prepared to have to give up after a while and call PassApp or Uber.
Just have the correct money ready, no other tips.
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Re: City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

Post by Duncan » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:44 pm

armchairlawyer wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:16 pm
The buses are very good now. Comfortable seats and efficient aircon. But sometimes they are big gaps in service. Be prepared to have to give up after a while and call PassApp or Uber.
Just have the correct money ready, no other tips.

I use the busses quite often and there is a good reason there is a '' gap '' in the service. Often one bus will get caught up in the traffic and the bus behind it will catch up. Then the first bus picks up all the passengers and the following bus driver has instructions that is not allowed to pass the bus in front, which means the following bus has no passengers to pick up.
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Re: City buses: Getting around Phnom Penh on the cheap

Post by armchairlawyer » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:50 pm

Duncan wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:44 pm
armchairlawyer wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:16 pm
The buses are very good now. Comfortable seats and efficient aircon. But sometimes they are big gaps in service. Be prepared to have to give up after a while and call PassApp or Uber.
Just have the correct money ready, no other tips.

I use the busses quite often and there is a good reason there is a '' gap '' in the service. Often one bus will get caught up in the traffic and the bus behind it will catch up. Then the first bus picks up all the passengers and the following bus driver has instructions that is not allowed to pass the bus in front, which means the following bus has no passengers to pick up.
Sounds probable. In western cities the following bus will be turned around before the terminus to even out the service.
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