Train & bus times – Kampot to Phnom Penh

Passenger train services currently operate from Kampot to Phnom Penh three days a week. Alternatively you can take a bus from Kampot to Phnom Penh which is $3 USD more expensive but 3 hours quicker than travelling by train.


Train Times to Phnom Penh

This is currently a Saturday, Sunday and Monday only service which takes 5 hours 50 minutes to cover the distance from Kampot to Phnom Penh.

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Train tickets from Kampot to Phnom Penh cost $6 USD adult fare one way.


Bus to Phnom Penh

There are two direct bus services a day from Kampot to Phnom Penh which you can book online.

Depart KampotArrive Phnom PenhBus Company
08:3011:00Giant Ibis
14:4517:15Giant Ibis
  • The one-way bus fare on the Giant Ibis Service from Kampot to Phnom Penh costs $9 USD per person.
  • The bus is a single deck bus with free WiFi, air-conditioning and a snack included in the price.


Buy Tickets to Phnom Penh

Use the Search Form below to buy tickets for travel from Kampot to Phnom Penh.

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Bus tickets are available for purchase through the Search Box above, but not train tickets which you can purchase on the day of travel at the train station. Except for national holiday, train tickets on this service rarely sell out and the seat allocation system is still underdevelopment which means train travellers in Cambodia tend to sit in the first available seat rather than the seat allocated to them on their ticket.


Kampot Railway Station

Train services to Phnom Penh depart from Kampot Railway Station.


Kampot Bus Station

Bus services to Phnom Penh depart from the Giant Ibis Bus Station on the Krong Kampot road in Kampot Town.


Phnom Penh Train Station

Trains from Kampot terminate at Phnom Penh train station.


Phnom Bus Station

Direct bus services from Kampot terminate at the Giant Ibis Bus Terminal on Street 106 in Phnom Penh.


Visit to Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia, and it commercial and cultural centre. With a population of over 1.5 million people (over 10% of the population of the entire country) Phnom Penh is a lot larger than other cities in Cambodia. Cambodia’s second largest settlement, Ta Khmau, has around 205,000 inhabitants, and its third largest city, Battambang, has around 196,000 residents.

Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is a rapidly developing city with a major international airport soon to be connected to the city centre by an airport railway link. The city has had a number of major investment and infrastructure project funded by foreign investors such as Camko City, notable for its shopping centres and expensive apartments, and tall commercial building such as the Vattanac Capital Tower. Alongside this more modern vision of a city aspiring to match other regional capitals such as Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, Phnom Penh is also city with poverty and local culture in equal measure. Some of the more interesting places to visit are:

  • The Royal Palace: Built in the 19th Century the highlight of this palace complex are the two pagodas, the Silver Pagoda and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Royal Palace is open between 08:00 and 11:00 & 14:00 to 17:00. The entrance fee is $10 USD.
  • Wat Phnom: The ‘Temple on the Hill’ located in the park near Sisowath Quay. Entrance fee $1 USD.
  • The National Museum of Cambodia: Contains many artefacts from the Angkor period of Cambodian history. Open 08:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee $10 USD.
  • French Colonial Buildings: The best example of French Colonial architecture in the city are the Raffles Le Royal Hotel, the Central Market and the Grand Post Office Building.

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