Getting around in Siem Reap is fairly easy as it is quite a small city, with most of the main attractions within easy reach. While the easiest way to explore the historical town itself is by walking, local transportation options such as remork (Cambodian tuk-tuks), motorcycle taxis and bicycles are available everywhere at affordable prices.
There are mid-range and luxury hotels that offer transfers from Siem Reap International Airport, and minivans, buses and motorcycle taxis are available at the arrivals gate. Meanwhile, Angkor Archaeological Park is about 6 km from downtown Siem Reap, and you can explore its iconic temples on foot, bicycle or even eco-friendly electric cars. Read on for our helpful guide on Siem Reap transportation.
- Private Angkor Wat & Royal Temples Excursion
- Afternoon Tour of Angkor Wat
- Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda & Independence Monument Half-Day Tour
- Phnom Penh Full-Day Guided Trip
- Private Excursion to Ancient Temples, Takéo Silk Village & Mount Chisor
- Small-Group Mekong Sunset Tour
- Sunrise Angkor Temple Photo Excursion
- Flight of the Gibbon Zipline Tour at Angkor Park
- Tonlé Sap Lake Tour with Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Angkor Temples Private Small-Group Tour
Remork (Cambodian Tuk-Tuk)
The remork is the most popular way of getting around in Siem Reap, especially for those travelling in groups as they can accommodate up to four people at a time. Also known as the Cambodian tuk-tuk, it is essentially a trailer attached to a motorbike. Rates are priced according to duration and distance. Getting to from the airport into Siem Reap by remork is the slower but cheaper option, costing just US$5. A short trip within downtown Siem Reap costs between US$1 and US$3 per remork, while an entire day at Angkor Archaeological Park costs up to US$40. Due to their popularity among tourists, many hotels have reliable and English-speaking remork drivers on-staff, though rates are generally slightly higher.
Travelling by bicycle is a budget-friendly way of getting around in Siem Reap as daily rentals cost as little as US$1 per day. Numerous hotels and guesthouses offer free usage of bicycles, while bicycle rental shops are very common along Old Market and Wat Bo Road. Inclusive of helmet and safety lock, a standard bike is priced between US$1 and US$3 per day, while mountain bikes cost up to US$10.
Alternatively, you can rent a bicycle from The White Bicycles, a non-profit organisation that supplies 50 bikes to several hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap. Priced at US$2 per day, all proceeds go back to funding clean water projects and scholarships for local kids.
Moto (Motorcycle Taxi)
Moto – also known as motorcycle taxis – can be found parked by hotels, restaurants and prominent attractions in Siem Reap. The drivers are often plain-clothed and aren’t very fluent in English, so it’s best to have a written address of your destination prior to hiring one. Trips within downtown Siem Reap cost about US$1 while popular routes, such as to the Angkor Archaelogical Park, Prasat Bantaey Srei and Tonle Sap Lake, require higher rates. We highly recommend negotiating for a final price with your moto driver, as many are known to overcharge tourists. It is also important to always agree the price of the journey before setting off as it may be difficult to do so afterwards.
Electric cars are great for getting around in Siem Reap, as well as exploring Angkor Archaelogical Park, remote temples and the rural countryside, all without leaving any carbon footprint. Unlike regular taxis or tuk-tuks, these buggy-shaped vehicles are sun-powered and designed to travel along dirt roads. Blue-Mobility is a reputable company that offers daily rentals at US$60 for Angkor Wat and US$90 for Prasat Banteay Srei, Phnom Kulen, Beng Melea and Tonle Sap Lake, with a local, English-speaking driver included in the price. An additional US$10 is charged for trips exceeding 10 hours.