Travel from Sihanoukville to Koh Kong

You can travel direct by bus from Sihanoukville to the town of Koh Kong in 4 to 5 hours. Koh Kong is located near the border with Thailand and the province itself is fast developing as a major eco-tourism destination.

Bus Times from Sihanoukville to Koh Kong

There are 2 services a day from Sihanoukville to Koh Kong available to book online.

SihanoukvilleKoh KongCostServiceCompany
08:1512:45$ 18BusVirak Buntham
13:3017:30$ 18BusVirak Buntham

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Virak Buntham Sihanoukville

  • Virak Buntham services to Koh Kong depart from the Sihanoukville Virak Buntham office, on the corner of Street 100 (Ekareach Street) and Street 111.

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 Travel Koh Kong

Up until the last few years the only reason most foreign visitors went to Koh Kong was because it is near the border with Thailand, and the most convenient border crossing for long stay foreigners residing in Pattaya to leave and then re-enter Thailand to comply with its visa restrictions. This is still a major reason why people go to Koh Kong, which is only 14 km from the border crossing to Hat Lek in Thailand.

Roads are better in Thailand than they are in Cambodia and it’s a quicker overland journey from Sihanoukville to Bangkok via Koh Kong than it is to travel from Sihanoukville to Bangkok via Phnom Penh. The town of Koh Kong has developed, as a consequence, into a place catering for European and North American men on short trips away from their more permanent homes.

Royal turtle in Koh Kong
Royal turtle in Koh Kong

Things have changed a bit now in Koh Kong. The town itself is still not that nice, but tourism is opening up in the surrounding area which features fantastic beaches, mangrove forests and mountainous jungles. A major upside of the relative underdevelopment of the Province of Koh Kong, much of which is difficult to access, is that it has abundant wildlife, including the rare Royal turtle which has been found to be flourishing in larger than expected numbers encouraged by the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture and foreign NGOs.

Much of the Cardamom Mountain range in the Province lies within designated national parks and offers adventurous travellers opportunities for jungle hikes to secluded waterfalls. For a more sedate option you can take boat trips to Koh Kong Island, which is Cambodia’s largest island. Part of Koh Kong Island is used by the Cambodia Military and as consequence there is no commercial development of the island whatsoever, but there are large mangrove forests, beautiful beaches and an abundance of wildlife both in the water and on the land.

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