Map - Sihanoukville (Main
Sihanoukville sits on the southwestern
coast of Cambodia. The Sihanoukville town area is spread thinly
across a 5km wide peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Thailand, the
peninsula rimmed with beaches. Unlike most Cambodian cities,
Sihanoukville is a bit hilly. The downtown area is near the center
of the peninsula, a couple of kilometers from the beaches. The
bus/taxi station is located 3km drive north of downtown and a
kilometer from Victory Hill. The airport sits 18km north of town.
Moto-remorques (tuk-tuks) and motodups are the usual form of
transportation around the peninsula and very easy to find.
The Sihanoukville town area is spread
thinly across a 5 kilometer wide peninsula, surrounded on three
sides by beaches, with the downtown area near the center of the
peninsula a couple of kilometers from the beaches.
Sihanoukville’s central bus station is located near the Independence
Square, 1-5 kilometers from the downtown and beach areas. The
airport sits 18km north of town. There are always tuk-tuks, motodups
and taxis available for arriving passengers at the airport and bus
station. Prices from the bus station to town are posted at the bus
station and listed below.
Touts will try to direct you to commission paying hotels. Do not
believe stories that your hotel is “dangerous, damaged, dirty,
closed.” Insist on being taken directly to your requested hotel.
Hotels, guesthouses and restaurants can be found across the entire
peninsula, but many are concentrated into four general areas. The
following are prices for transportation from the bus station to
1) The Downtown area, 5 minutes from the beaches: Motodup: $1.50;
2) Ochheuteal/Serendipity Beaches Sihanouk-ville’s most popular
beach area: Motodup: $2; Tuk-tuk: $6.
3) Victory Hill above Victory Beach, 1km from the bus station:
Motodup: $1; Tuk-tuk: $3.
4) Otres Beach south of Ochheuteal, the most distant beach: Motodup:
$3; Tuk-tuk: $8.