Getting to Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri - The Complete Travel Guide

Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri is 371 km away from Phnom Penh. Traveling is now easy as the road is now completely upgraded and paved.

Nature Lodge is located 2 km from the center of Sen Monorom. We offer a free pick up shuttle service for reserved guests, at 1PM and 17:30PM, the service leaves from the Kim Seng van stand on Sen Monorom's main street. If you miss our pick up service you can easily get to Nature Lodge by moto taxi ( 4000 R) If you need assistance with getting the lodge call us at 073 6900442

From Phnom Penh to Mondulkiri :

Express Ford Vans :
Traveling to Mondulkiri is now easy, convenient and affordable with several VIP Express van companies running to / from Sen Monorom ( via highway 8, Prey Veng, vans do not pass Kampong Cham ) Journey takes 5 - 5.5  hours, Tickets range between $ 10 -15 ( according to season and company )

Kim Seng Ford Express schedule :
So far, the largest and most reliable service. 3 daily vans at :   7 AM,  7:30 AM,   1 PM
Phnom Penh station address : Kampouchea Krom 506
Tel 012 786000 097 5786000

Tourist Bus
Some of the tourist bus companies are running a regular service from Phnom Penh - Mondulkiri ( via Kampong Cham ).
Buses are much slower then other transport options, the buses quite often break down as they struggle up the hills of Mondulkiri. Usually takes at least 7 – 8.5 hours, depending on traffic and bus condition.

Soriya transport:
1 daily bus at 7 30 AM
Corner Streets 217 and 67, Phnom Penh
tel (023) 210 359, (023) 210 859
Online booking: http://www.ppsoryatransport.com/

Private taxi / Charter van:

Toyota Camry cars can be charted for $80, including a free pick up from your hotel. For airport pickup add $5. A 12 seat Ford can be chartered at $ 140 For taxi booking call 012 230 272 / 011 49 44 49 or let us know while making your room reservation. Please note prices may change since the last received quotes.

Driving your own car from Phnom Penh to Mondulkiri ( road guide ):

The road from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri
Exit Phnom Penh north, across the Japnese friendship bridge, begin driving north on highway 7. From there you have two options, the new shortest route: Turn right across the new bridge, about 30 km from Phnom Penh, take Highway 8 across Prey Veng province. the road exits back to highway 7 just before Meamot district.
Stay on highway 7 until you reach Snoul. From there, turn right to Mondulkiri Highway 76 in

 

Travel inconveniences you may encounter arriving to Sen Monorom ( Mondulkiri ):

1. Tourist touts at the station
When getting of the bus in Mondulkiri or elsewhere Cambodia, tourist touts will lurke at the bus stop, sometimes even get on the bus, offering accommodation, yours and other services.
These touts do not have your best interest in mind, they usually work for a guest house that pays them per head commission.. Pay extra attention to your belongings while they are around. We recommended skipping anyone who is trying to offer \ sell you something as soon as you step off the bus - especially if they're offering free rides etc', It's better to take a regular moto to your destination.

2. Overly friendly guides
This applies mostly to female travelers - There have been cases of minor sexual harassment by freelancing trekking guides.
To avoid this - Book your tours at your guest house or a tour agency / office. Be careful when approached on the street. If possible, find a fellow traveler or group to join while trekking.
If your guide get too close, says or does anything that makes you uncomfortable - Tell him immediately you are not happy with it. In case it is an agency guide, report the incident when you return from tour.

From Siam Riep to Mondulkiri

From Siam Reap, there are two travel options :

1) Travel by bus in one day with a transit in Kampong Cham. The bus to Mondulkiri will pass Kampong Cham between 9:30 and 10 AM. You can inquire at your guest house in Siam Reap for organizing your tickets. Bus journey will take about 10 hours. Please arrange your tickets from Siam Reap.

2)  break up the journey and travel Siam Reap - Kampong Cham and on the following day from KampongCham to Mondulkiri. Bus journeys should be about 4 hours each day.

From Mondulkiri to Siam Riep

It is possible to travel from Sen Monorom to Siam Riep in one day. Duration: about 8-9 hours. You need to change buses at the Skun junction and then catch another bus going to Siam Riep. Both bus companies sell direct tickets to Siam Reap, they will arrange the transit at Skun for you. We can arrange ticket booking from Nature Lodge

Kratie To Mondulkiri
There are several shared vans buses leaving daily from Kratie to Sen Monorom at 8 AM, Some days there is a noon bus at 12. Usually take 3.5 - 4 hours, seats are R 30.000. Onward tickets to Kratie are available at Nature Lodge

Ratanakiri  ( Banlung ) To Mondulkiri

You can take the morning bus from Ratanakiri to Phnom Penh, get off at a town called Snoul and catch the Mondulkiri bus there or travel to Kratie, then take a van to Modndulkiri. Onward tickets to Banlung are available at Nature Lodge

The road from Sen Monorom to Ban Lung, via Lumpat and Koh Niek district is under construction. This route is very popular with motocross bikers and we expect a direct transport service to Banlung to become available soon.
It is  possible to hire local moto drivers to do this route, it's takes a whole day and the drivers usually charge around US 50-60.


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