The only public transport between Kep and Phnom Penh is by bus. By bus it takes around 4 hours to travel 170 km from Kep to Phnom Penh although this journey can take up to an hour longer when the traffic in the evening time around Phnom Penh becomes congested. There are a variety of different types of bus service from Kep to Phnom Penh, from very basic non-air conditioned buses to modern bus services which tend to stop less often and are therefore quicker.
Bus Times from Kep to Phnom Penh
There are two daily direct bus services from Kep to Phnom Penh which you can book online.
|07:45||11:45||$ 10.00||Universe Luxury-27||Giant ibis Transport|
|14:00||18:00||$ 10.00||Universe Luxury-27||Giant ibis Transport|
- Universe Luxury-27: This service uses a modern bus with reclining seats and free WiFi.
Buy Tickets from Kep to Phnom Penh
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Children under the age of 2 years old do not require a separate ticket on Giant ibis Transport services.
Kep Bus Stop
- Bus services to Phnom Penh depart from the Giant Ibis Kep Terminal, located close to Kep Beach.
Phnom Penh Bus Stop
- Bus services from Kep terminate at the Giant Ibis Phnom Penh bus terminal on Street 90 in Phnom Penh.
About the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
The Royal Palace is the most visited attraction in Phnom Penh. The palace is open to visitors from 08:00 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 17:00, and the entrance fee is $10 USD. The Royal Palace is the official residence of the Cambodian royal family and only two of the four compounds within the palace complex are open to visitors, as the other two areas are used exclusively the Royal Court.
The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is a relatively recent addition to the city with construction of the palace having commenced in 1866. Prior to that time Cambodia’s capital was Oudong. The decision to move the capital back to Phnom Penh, and to construct a royal place, was made after Cambodia became a French Protectorate which gave Cambodia more security against aggressive neighbouring countries, such as Siam (Thailand), who had previously invaded Cambodia on a fairly regular basis. Since construction commenced in 1866 the palace has been renovated and new parts added. The Royal Palace features lots of different styles of buildings and artefacts telling the story of Cambodia’s Royal Family through a tumultuous period of colonial rule, independence, the bloody horrors of Khmer Rule and the confusing aftermath during the shaky transition to democratic home rule which is still ongoing.