Travel from Kampong Cham to Phnom Penh

By bus the journey from Kampong Cham to Phnom Penh is scheduled to take between 2 hours 30 minutes and 3 hours 15 minutes depending upon which service you take.

Bus Times from Kampong Cham to Phnom Penh

There are currently 5 direct bus services a day from Kampong Cham to Phnom Penh available to book online.

Kampong ChamPhnom PenhCostServiceCompany
08:0011:00$ 9VanVirak Buntham Express
12:0015:00$ 9MinivanVirak Buntham Express
12:3014:00$ 9MinivanVirak Buntham Express
15:3018:30$ 9VanVirak Buntham Express
19:1522:00$ 9MinivanVirak Buntham Express

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Kampong Cham Bus Stop

Bus services from Kampong Cham to Phnom Penh depart from the Virak Buntham Kampong Cham Office.

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Phnom Penh Bus Stop

Bus services from Kampong Cham to Phnom Penh terminate at the Vikram Buntham Office on the corner of street 199 and 310 in Phnom Penh.

Google Map of Vikram Buntham Office Phnom Penh

About Travel to Phnom Penh

With over 1.5 million residents, Phnom Penh is by far the largest city in Cambodia. Phnom Penh is also the most polluted city in Cambodia, with heavy traffic and little consideration given to pedestrians. Phnom Penh is also fairly unclean in places with an above average crime rate for South East Asia. For these reasons, a lot of visitors steer clear of Phnom Penh in favour of less busy and easier to navigate destinations in Cambodia such as Siem Reap, Kampot and Sihanoukville. However, for adventurous travellers, particularly younger travellers without children, time spent in Phnom Penh can be richly rewarding as it’s a vibrant city with some interesting places to visit during the day, and some great places to go to eat and drink in the evening.

The centre of Phnom Penh is relatively small and you could easily visit most of the best known attractions on foot in a day. We recommending starting a day out in Phnom Penh at Phnom Penh Central Market. Phnom Penh Central Market is located right in the centre of the commercial part of Phnom Penh, 650 metres walking distance to the south east of Phnom Penh Railway Station. The Central Market is housed within a magnificent French designed art-deco building completed in 1937.

From Phnom Penh Central Market we recommend walking north to Wat Phnom. Wat Phnom is, according to legend, the oldest building in Phnom Penh, established by Grandmother Penh in the late 14th Century. Grandmother Penh is considered to be the founder of the city, and this small temple on a hill is the most important religious site in the city. The temple has been expanded and rebuilt numerous times and there are a quite few buildings and shrines to explore making a visit worthwhile even if you have no interest in the history of the city.

Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh
Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh

From Wat Phnom we recommend heading east towards the river. Running south from near to Wat Phnom is Sisowath Quay, a 3.7 km long path that follows the river as flows southward. The views walking along Sisowath Quay are fantastic, and there lots of places to eat and drink on route. Sisowath Quay tends to get busiest early evening and at the weekends as it’s one of the only open car free spaces in this densely packed city.

A 30 to 40 minutes stroll down Sisowath Quay takes you to Phnom Penh’s Royal, which is the city’s number one tourist attraction. The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh was established in 1866, which is relatively recently. Cambodia’s royal family only returned to Phnom Penh in 1871 having resided in more remote parts of the country for several centuries to avoid the threat of invaders from neighbouring countries, particularly from Thailand. During the late 19th Century things changed when Cambodia became a French protectorate and fears about invasion from neighbouring countries receeded. The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh bears many similarities to the Grand Palace in Bangkok, although it’s on a smaller scale and the buildings feature a distinctive Khmer style of architecture.

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