Koh Kong is not yet connected to Cambodia’s passenger railway network so if you plan to travel from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong you need to take either a minivan or a bus. The journey by road takes between 6 and 7 hours to travel 292 km from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong.
Bus Times from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong
There are currently 4 services a day from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong available to book online.
|Phnom Penh||Koh Kong||Service||Cost||Company|
|06:30||13:30||VIP||$ 14||Sovan Rithy Express|
|07:45||14:30||VIP||$ 12||Virak Buntham Express|
|09:30||16:30||VIP||$ 14||Sovan Rithy Express|
|14:30||20:30||VIP||$ 12||Virak Buntham Express|
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Travel in Cambodia tends to be a bit unreliable so be careful about making arrangements for travel connections. Allow at least 2 hours for delays to scheduled arrival times.
Virak Buntham Phnom Penh
- Virak Buntham services to Koh Kong depart from the corner of Street 199 and Street 310 in Phnom Penh near to the Olympic Market.
Virak Buntham Koh Kong
- Virak Buntham services from Phnom Penh terminate at the Virakbuntham Koh Kong Bus Station, Village 3, Sangkat Smach Meanchey, Khemarak Phoumen Koh Kong Province, ស្ពានកោះកុង, Krong Khemara Phoumin, Cambodia.
About Koh Kong
Koh Kong town itself (Krong Koh Kong) is probably not somewhere most people would want to visit unless they were on their way to the border with Thailand. From Koh Kong town its 10.5 km to Cham Yeam Border Check Point and from there its 90.5 km to the Thai town of Trat from where you can take a bus to Bangkok, Pattaya or joint bus and ferry service to the popular Thai island of Koh Chang. Koh Kong proximity to the border with Thailand means that foreigners staying long term in Thailand use the border crossing as somewhere to pass through to meet the requirements of their visa, and stay a night or two in Koh Kong town on the way drinking and engaging in some less than family friendly activities.
Do not let Koh Kong town put you off. There are great places to visit in Koh Kong province and a visit to Koh Kong town a stop on the way to somewhere better or somewhere to stay in a hotel whilst you take day trips. There are three really good day trips to take in Koh Krong. The most impressive feature of the region is its massive mangrove forest. You can take a boat tour and see a lot of wildlife in this near undisturbed nature reserve. The second great place to visit in the area is Koh Kong island. There is a single expensive resort on the island so most people go for a day trip on a boat to spend time on some spectacular beaches. The third trip we recommend is a guided tour into the Cardomom Mountains behind Koh Kong town. Its not far to get there and if you have the right guide you can spot some fantastic wild animals in the mountainous jungle area. The Cardomom Mountains are underdeveloped as a tourist destination and the wildlife in the area has not been systematically studied yet and there is an element of chance as to what you might see when you visit – bears, gibbons, leopards and possibly even tigers are all possibilities.