go to content go to search box go to global site navigation

Getting Around


Travelling by cyclo (pedicab) is a more relaxing way to see the sights in the centre of town, although they don't work well for long distances. For a day of sightseeing, expect to pay around US$10 – find one on your own or negotiate a tour through the Cyclo Centre. For short, one-way jaunts costs are similar to moto fares. You won't see many cyclos on the road late at night.


Better known as tuk tuks, remorks are motorbikes with carriages and are the main way of getting around Phnom Penh for tourists. Average fares are about double those of moto: US$2 for short rides around the centre, US$3 and up for longer trips. Remork drivers will try to charge more for multiple passengers but don't let them – pay per ride not per person (although groups of four or should pay an extra US$1 or so).


In areas frequented by foreigners, moto drivers generally speak English and sometimes a little French. Elsewhere around town it can be difficult to find anyone who understands where you want to go. Most short trips are about 2000r, although if you want to get from one end of the city to the other, you have to pay US$1 or more.

Cambodians never negotiate when taking rides (they just pay what they think is fair), but foreigners should always work out the price in advance, especially with motodups who hang out in touristy areas like the riverside or outside luxury hotels. Likewise, night owls taking a moto home from popular drinking holes should definitely negotiate to avoid an expensive surprise.

Many of the moto drivers who wait outside the popular guesthouses and hotels have good English and are able to act as guides for a daily rate of about US$10 and up, depending on the destinations.