Getting around in Siem Reap is fairly easy as most of its attractions are set within walking distance from each other. While the easiest way to explore this historical town 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, while there are mini-vans, buses and motorcycle taxis available at the arrivals gate. Meanwhile, Angkor Archaeological Park is about six kilometres from downtown Siem Reap, where 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
Remok (Cambodian Tuk-Tuk)
Remok is commonly used by those travelling in groups as it can accommodate up to four people at a time. Also known as Cambodian tuk-tuk, rates are priced according to duration and distance - a short trip within downtown Siem Reap costs between US$1 and US$3 per remok while an entire day at Angkor Archaeological Park costs up to US$40. Due to their popularity amongst tourists, many hotels include reliable and English-speaking remok drivers, though rates are understandably higher.
Travelling by bicycle is a budget-friendly option in Siem Reap as daily rentals are as little as US$1 per day. Numerous hotels and guesthouses offer free usage of bicycles while bicycle rental shops are most set 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 youths.
Moto (Motorcycle Taxi)
Moto or motorcycle taxis can be found parked along 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 Angkor Archaelogical Park, Prasat Bantaey Srei, and Tonle Sap Lake require higher rates, so we highly recommend negotiating for a final price with your moto driver as many are known to overcharge tourists.
Electric cars are great for exploring Angkor Archaelogical Park, remote temples, and Siem Reap’s rural countryside 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. Inclusive of an English-speaking driver, 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. An additional US$10 is charged for trips exceeding 10 hours.