Travel from Banteay Meanchey to Phnom Penh

Trains from Banteay Meanchey Province to Phnom Penh depart from Sisophan Railway Station, which is also known as Serei Saophoan Railway Station. The current scheduled journey time by train from Banteay Meanchey to Phnom Pehn is 10 hours 45 minutes, which is an improvement on journey times from previous years but is still very slow compared to the journey time by bus or minivan which is 7 to 8 hours.

Train Times from Banteay Meanchey to Phnom Penh

  • Please Note: At the present time railway services are not operating.
Banteay MeancheyPhnom PenhDays in Service

Bus Times from Banteay Meanchey to Phnom Penh

There are currently 17 daily bus and minivan services from Banteay Meanchey available to book online.

Banteay MeancheyPhnom PenhCostServiceCompany
06:3014:00$ 14.00VIP MinibusSaly Express
07:0014:30$ 14.00VIP MinibusSaly Express
07:0014:30$ 16.00VIP MinibusCambotra Express
07:0513:45$ 15.00VIP MinibusSaly Express
07:1514:15$ 17.00VIP MinibusCambotra Express
08:0015:30$ 14.00VIP MinibusSaly Express
08:0015:30$ 16.00VIP MinibusCambotra Express
09:0016:30$ 16.00VIP MinibusCambotra Express
09:1516:15$ 17.00VIP MinibusCambotra Express
10:1517:15$ 17.00VIP MinibusCambotra Express
12:1019:40$ 14.00VIP MinibusSaly Express
12:1519:30$ 16.00VIP MinibusCambotra Express
13:3020:30$ 17.00VIP MinibusCambotra Express
14:0021:30$ 14.00VIP MinibusSaly Express
14:0021:30$ 16.00VIP MinibusCambotra Express
20:3004:30$ 14.00Sleeper busCambotra Express
21:0005:00$ 14.00Sleeper busCambotra Express

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At the present time it’s free to travel by train from Banteay Meanchey to Phnom Penh.

Thero Express Banteay Meanchey

  • Thero Express services to Phnom Penh depart from a roadside bus stop on the main highway through Sisophon Town in Banteay Meanchey.

Phnom Penh Bus Stop

  • Thero Express services from Banteay Meanchey terminate at the Thero Express Bus Terminal on Street 51 (Pasteur Street) in Phnom Penh.

About Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh

Wat Phnom is the most important temple in Phnom Penh and the oldest. The temple was founded some time in the late 14th Century by the legendary founder of Phnom Penh who, according to local folklore, was an old lady called Penh who paid for the temple to be built to house some Buddha statues she found floating in the river nearby. The most distinctive feature of the temple is that it is located on top of a small man made hill. The area used to be very prone to flooding and the story is that Lady Penh had the hill constructed to keep the Buddha statues and temple out of the water when flooding occurred.

Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh
Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh

Wat Phnom was transformed during the 15th Century by King Ponhea Yat, who was the last King of the Khmer Empire. King Ponhea Yat briefly moved the capital of Cambodia to Phnom Penh having been forced to abandon Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat near Siem Reap because of their close proximity to the Kingdom of Siam, with whom the Cambodians were frequently at war with. King Ponhea Yat enlarged the hill, built a new temple and a large stupa for his ashes to be placed inside when he died. The stupa is still there today, although the temple has been rebuilt several times since his death, most recently in 1927. Other additions have been made to the temple since as well, including a range of colourful and ornate shrines relating to Chinese and Vietnamese deities which attract lots of Chinese and Vietnamese visitors. Wat Phnom and it gardens are definitely worth visiting and the entrance fee is a very reasonable $1 USD.

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