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There are plenty of private operations offering services by small bus – your guesthouse can arrange this for you, and they each have their preferred provider. Costs vary, but are typically a dollar or two more than in a shared taxi or public bus, and have the advantage that you’ll be picked up from your guesthouse or hotel rather than having to traipse out to the nearest transport stop. Such buses are convenient, although not without their own problems – like having to trawl around town to other hotels and guesthouses to collect the rest of the passengers, but once you’re on the way it’s generally not too bad.

Travelling to Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and the Laos border can be arranged through guesthouses, but considerable delays have been reported by travellers, particularly on the Bangkok route. It might be worth comparing their offer with the service provided by Phnom Penh Sorya Transport (whttp://www.ppsoryatransport.com) before you book. Capitol Hotel in Phnom Penh, which also has its own bus company, and Sinh Café, its associate organization in Ho Chi Minh City, also run a tourist boat service from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc for around $10 with connecting minibus through to Ho Chi Minh City.

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