Takeo Train Station is the first stop after departing Phnom Penh on the recently reopened passenger train line from Phnom Penh to the resort town of Sihanoukville.
Takeo Train Station is a convenient starting point for travel to some important Khmer era temples such as Ta Phrom, Phnom Da and Phnom Chisor. It is becoming increasingly popular for visitors to Takeo to take a motorbike ($5 USD) or bicycle ($2 USD) with them on the train from Phnom Penh to Takeo to use for local travel to the archaeological sites most of which are located 20 to 30 minutes by road from Takeo Railway Station.
Takeo Train Station
Takeo Railway Station is a small train station near a small town in rural Cambodia which has recently been reopened after more than 10 years with train passenger services. Passenger train services are slowly starting to bring more tourism to Takeo and little by little tourist facilities at the train station are improving. Tuk tuk drivers have started operating out of the station offering tours to nearby attractions and food vendors eagerly await the eight times a week when a train full of several hundred people stops for around 10 minutes to allow the passengers to walk around, buy food, take photographs and smoke cigarettes. The station is very quiet and not staffed on the days of the week when the trains are not running.
The station has a single train platform, which works well enough at the moment as no two trains are ever scheduled to be in the train station at the same time. Takeo Railway Station will, however, need to be expanded if the frequency of rail services dramatically increases.
Train Times to Phnom Penh
Train services from Takeo to Phnom Penh are currently operating on Saturdays. Sunday and Monday throughout the year.
Train Times to Sihanoukville
Train services from Takeo to Sihanoukville currently operate on Fridays, Saturdays and twice on Sundays.
Facilities at Takeo Station
Takeo Train Station is a lively station with independent food vendors allow to set up their stalls track side on the main train platform, and for enterprising tuk tuk drivers to place home made adverts for their services on the wall along the side of the platform. You can buy food, drinks and some other useful items at this station as well as arrange for someone to drive you to a guesthouse or a temple.
There is a toilet on the train platform. Its to the right hand side after you pass through the ticket hall. A fee of 5,000 Riel is charged to use the toilet.
Buying Tickets at the Station
The ticket counter at Takeo Railway Station is open around 45 minutes before one of the 8 trains per week is due to depart, and is closed at all other times.
There is no point going to Takeo Train Station to buy a ticket in advance unless you time your visit with the departure of a train because the ticket office will not be staffed and there will be no one there to sell you a ticket. Book online if you want to guarantee your seat on a train from Takeo to Phnom Penh, Kampot or Sihanoukville.