11 Monday Feb 2013

Giant Ibis new route 2013 (Phnom Penh to Kep) (Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville)

To all our fellow Giant Ibis fans, this month there will be the launch of new bus routes going from Phnom Penh to Kep province and Sihanoukville province.

The Kep route will start on February 08, 2013.    One-way price is USD 8.00 per person.  Round-trip price is USD 16.00 per person.

Phnom Penh to Kep Departure Time:   8:00 AM  and 14:45 PM
Note: This route is same route as Phnom Penh to Kampot.  However the bus will make a drop-off at Kampot stop station before continuing to Kep province.

Kep to Phnom Penh Departure Time: 8:00 AM and 14:45 PM
Note: Customers must travel to Kampot from Kep in order to get on the Kampot to Phnom Penh route.  Currently there is no pick-up from Kep to Kampot.

Note:
+ Duration is three hours and fifteen minutes (3.15).
+ The trip is non-stop.
+ wi-fi
+ a bottle of water
+ a cold towel

The Sihanoukville route will start on February 18, 2013.  One-way price is USD 10.00 per person. Round-trip price is USD 20.00 per person.

Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville (Kompong Som) Departure Time:  8:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Sihanoukville (Kompong Som) to Phnom Penh Departure Time: 7:30 AM and 01:00 PM

Note:
+ Duration is four hours (4.0).
+ The trip is non-stop.
+ wi-fi
+ a bottle of water
+ a cold towel

 

To learn more about the Phnom Penh to Kampot route, please click here.

To read about our Giant Ibis excursion, please click here.   If you have any question about this service, please email us at [email protected]

Giant Ibis

Giant Ibis

05 Wednesday Dec 2012

Giant Ibis luxury bus operator will open a new route (Phnom Penh to Kampot)

Giant Ibis

To all our fellow Giant Ibis fans, the most exciting news for this month is the opening of a new bus route going from Phnom Penh to Kampot province.  This route is also a great way to get to Bokor Mountain or even to Kep province.

The operation will start on December 12, 2012 (12/12/12).    One-way price is USD 8.00 per person.  Round-trip price is USD 16.00 per person.

Phnom Penh to Kampot Departure Time
8:00 AM
14:45 PM

Kampot to Phnom Penh Departure Time
8:00 AM
14:45 PM

Note:
+ Duration is three (3.0) hours.
+ The trip is non-stop.
+ wi-fi
+ a bottle of water
+ a cold towel
To read about our Giant Ibis excursion, please click here.   If you have any question about this service, please email us at [email protected]

Giant Ibis bus

Inside of Giant Ibis bus

18 Wednesday Jul 2012

Giant Ibis bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Last weekend, we decided to take a getaway weekend trip to Siem Reap.   Thinking about logistics, we started to look for ways to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and discovered that Giant Ibis was our best option.

Unlike other bus services like Mekong Express or Soriya Express running from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, the Giant Ibis had what it takes to defy the misunderstanding of many travelers who have taken poor quality bus transfers in Cambodia.   Upon arrival to the Giant Ibis Phnom Penh station, located next to the Phnom Penh Night Market, we were greeted by our bus crew assistant, Maley.    Maley welcomed us with a big smile and helped us with our luggages immediately.  While we waited for other travelers to arrive, Maley had already turned on the AC and entertained us with a movie.   What surprised us most was the array of movie selections to choose from.   Each reclined seat came with its own cup holder, a speech control on/off switch that was perfect for your own personal selection, and plenty of leg room, almost as spacious as the cabin seat from the United Airline flight leaving Frankfurt to NYC.

One and half hours into the trip, we stopped in Skun town for a 10 min restroom break.   Our 30 minute lunch was in Kompong Thom province at a local restaurant.  Shortly after, the bus driver was switched.  This showed that Giant Ibis really took safety very highly and did not allow the same driver in the driver seat for the entire six hour ride.  Two movies later we arrived at Siem Reap bus station.

Entertainment and comfortable seats made the trip so enjoyable and relaxing that our six hour trip felt unexpectedly shorter.

I would recommend other travelers to select Giant Ibis bus service as a preferred choice for the transfer from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and vice versa.  Do try to book your seat as early as possible from your departure date as the seat availability is limited.   And when you have a chance to take the Giant Ibis, we would love to hear your story.  Please feel free to share your experience by writing to us at [email protected]