A limited passenger train service has restarted on the Poipet to Phnom Penh train line. From Phnom Penh you can catch one the more frequent train services to Sihanoukville. The problem with trying to take trains all the way from Poipet to Sihanoukville is you need to wait at several days in Phnom Penh before the first trains services from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. There are three ways to avoid the long wait in Phnom Penh:
- Take a direct minivan service from Poipet to Phnom Penh and then take a bus or minivan from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.
- Take a minivan from Sihanoukville and then if you travelling on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, a train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.
- If you are travelling on a Tuesday take a train from Poipet to Phnom Penh and then a bus or minivan from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.
Train Times To Phnom Penh
At the present time there is a single train service a week from Poipet to Phnom Pehn.
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Train Times to Sihanoukville
There are four train services a week from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville which operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The journey takes 6 hours 30 minutes and the adult fare one way is $8 USD.
Phnom Penh Train Station
Trains to Sihanoukville depart from Phnom Penh Train Station.
Sihanoukville Train Station
Train services from Phnom Penh terminate at Sihanoukville Train Station.
Bus to Sihanoukville
Travel by public transport from Poipet to Sihanoukville is a two stage journey.
Stage 1: Minivan to Phnom Penh
There are no direct bus or minivan services from Poipet to Sihanoukville so you need to change in Phnom Pehn.
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- These services terminate at the Thero Express office on #59 Pasteur Street in Phnom Penh.
Stage 2: Bus to Phnom Penh
There is a single daily bus service from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville which you can book online, although there are plenty of less comfortable minivan services available.
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- This bus service departs from the Giang Ibis Bus Station on Street 106 in Phnom Pehn
Buy Tickets to Sihanoukville
Use the Search Box below to buy tickets for travel from Poipet to Sihanoukville.
Train tickets from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville need to be purchased at the train station.
Cambodia’s most popular beach resort is Sihanoukville. Sihanoukville town is developing fast and it attracts a large number of Asian tourists, particularly Chinese tourists. Many of the restaurants and hotels focus on Chinese tourists. Other foreign visitors, particularly European and North American visitors tend to prefer staying near the beach. Otres Beach is the most ‘bohemian’ area in Sihanoukville and probably the best place to head to if you are not a Chinese tourist. Otres beach is a 4 km stretch of white sand with some very cheap bungalows for rent and backpacker style bars and restaurants.
Another option is to visit Koh Rong, which is an island 25 km by sea from Sihanoukville. You can take a variety of different boat and ferry services from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong. The fastest ferries do the journey in 40 minutes whilst the slower boat services take upton 2 hours 30 minutes. The main attraction of Koh Rong is it beaches, 43 km of them in total. There are no roads on Koh Rong so you need to either walk around or take a boat around the coast. There are though lots of places to stay and places to eat and drink. This is much better place to enjoy the beach in Cambodia than Sihanoukville itself.