Over the past year or so there have been some major changes in how to get from Sihanoukville to Kampot (and from Kampot to Sihanoukville). From fantastic new bus companies, to the very best taxi services, to the first cross-country train, it has never been easier to get from one city to the other. Here’s all the latest information on buses, taxis, and trains between Sihanoukville and Kampot.

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Taxis From Sihanoukville to Kampot

If you’re looking for a bit of comfort during your trip, then a private taxi is your best option. The journey will take approximately 1.5 hours in total and there is some absolutely stunning scenery along the way. Watch this video to see some of the beautiful Cambodian country side you’ll pass during your taxi drive:

 

On average a private taxi from Sihanoukville to Kampot will cost in the region of $45 (that’s usually the quote from Sihanoukville airport to Kampot). You’ll have the option of stopping for toilet breaks, coffees, and even sightseeing if you wish.

The better services offer nice comfortable cars (e.g. a Lexus 4 x 4) and the drivers will pick you up from your hotel, the airport, or any other location convenient for you.

One thing that we recommend however is to book your taxi in advance. Not only is it cheaper, but Cambodian traffic is very hectic, so the taxi rides can be daunting and frightening if you don’t know your driver – please contact us to book a safe, reliable taxi driver from anywhere in Cambodia, or click below and book online now.

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Buses from Sihanoukville to Kampot

There are several bus companies offering economy and VIP buses between Kampot and Sihanoukville. Unfortunately, well-known companies like Giant Ibis and Mekong Express no longer service this route, but CTT Transportation and Champa Mekong are of an OK standard.

CTT Bus From Sihanoukville to Kampot
CTT Transportation bus from Sihanoukville to Kampot

 

In general, an economy bus ranges from $4-$6 on average and sits roughly 50 people. VIP buses are smaller and more comfortable, sitting around 15 people. They are a bit more expensive at $6-$8 one way.

VIP buses tend to be quicker (2 hours) than economy buses (2.5 hours), and the journeys more convenient (e.g. you can ask the driver to stop if you desperately need to go to the toilet). Both types will stop along the way for short toilet and snack breaks. Although you will see Wi-Fi advertised, if you do actually have a connection it will be very slow and unreliable.

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To give you an idea of bus times, here are the timetables for CTT Transportation and Champa Mekong:

CTT Transportation Timetable

Sihanoukville to Kampot: 10am and 1.30pm.
Kampot to Sihanoukville: 12pm and 6pm.

Champa Mekong Timetable

Sihanoukville to Kampot: 8am, 11am, 1.30pm, and 3.30pm.
Kampot to Sihanoukville: 8.15am, 10.30am, 11am, 3.30pm, 1.30pm, 4.30pm, and 6pm.

 

Train From Sihanoukville to Kampot

There is now the option of taking the Royal Railway train directly from Sihanoukville to Kampot. Although the total journey can be in the region of 2.5 hours, don’t immediately disregard the idea – There is some absolutely fantastic scenery along the way, and all in all it makes for a very enjoyable experience.

 

The train currently operates only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays and costs about $7 one-way. The carriages are quite comfortable and come with AC, plug sockets, and TVs (mainly playing Charlie Chaplin re-runs). The atmosphere is very cheerful and joyous, and because the train stops off several times along the way, the journey is broken up nicely.

Royal Railway Timetable

Sihanoukville – Kampot: Friday 3pm, Saturday 7am, Sunday 7am, and Sunday 4pm.
Kampot – Sihanoukville: Saturday 7am, Sunday 7am, Sunday 4pm, Monday 7am.

Don’t be too surprised if it’s delayed by 30 minutes – 1 hour however. If you’re thinking of giving the train a go, we recommend you buy your ticket in advance – Each ticket comes with its own seat number and acts as a reservation.

FAQs

A: It is very easy to get from Kampot to Kep by tuk tuk ($20 return) or moto-tuk ($10 return), with the trip taking approximately 45 minutes. There are daily buses ($3 one-way), but they tend to run in the mornings only. A private taxi is more expensive and can cost in the region of $30 return, taking roughly 30 minutes each way.

A: There are many places to go to in Kampot. Here are some of our favourite things to see and do:

1) Spend a day at the beach in Kep (best during peak season).
2) Visit the Kep Crab Market for fresh fish and a wide variety of crabs.
3) Take a night time river cruise to see the fireflies.
4) Hike to see the waterfall (best around rainy season).
5) Hop over to Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay).
6) See the local pepper farms.
7) Relax with a cocktail and watch the sunsets.

A: There are a couple of places to go to in Kep. Here are some of our favourite things to see and do:

1) Relax on the soft sandy beach.
2) Swim in the warm ocean waters.
3) Hire a private hammock area by the beach.
4) Visit the Kep Crab Market for fresh fish and a wide variety of crabs.
5) Take a trip to Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay).
6) See the local pepper farms.

A: We recommend that you spend at least 3 days in Kampot. An itinerary could go something like this:

Day 1 – Travel to Kampot.
Day 1 – Look around Kampot during the day.
Day 1 – Go on a river cruise to see the fireflies.
Day 2 – Travel to Kep.
Day 2 – Stop at Kep Crab Market.
Day 2 – Go to Kep beach and hire a private hammock area.
Day 2 – Relax on Kep beach and swim in the ocean.
Day 2 – Travel back to Kampot.
Day 2 – Go out in Kampot at night.
Day 3 – See the waterfall, visit Rabbit island, or do whatever else you might fancy.

A: To get from Phnom Penh to Kampot, you can either take a bus, a private taxi, or the train. If you’re looking for a bit of comfort during your trip, then a private taxi is your best option. The journey will take approximately 3 hours in total and will cost about $50.

A: The calculated flying distance from Phnom Penh to Kampot is about 83 miles (133 km). If you want to go by car, the driving distance between Phnom Penh and Kampot is 148 km.

A: To get to Sihanoukville from Kampot, you can either take a bus, a private taxi, or the train. If you’re looking for a bit of comfort during your trip, then a private taxi is your best option. The journey will take approximately 1.5 hours in total and will cost about $45.

A: To get from Sihanoukville to Kampot, you can either take a bus, a private taxi, or the train. If you’re looking for a bit of comfort during your trip, then a private taxi is your best option. The journey will take approximately 1.5 hours in total and will cost about $45.

A: To get from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, you can either take a bus, a private taxi, the train, or a flight. If you’re looking for a bit of comfort during your trip, then a private taxi is your best option. The journey will take approximately 4 hours in total and will cost about $60. For all the latest information, please read: Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.

A: To get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, you can either take a bus, a private taxi, a flight, or a ferry. If you’re looking for a bit of comfort during your trip and an affordable price, then a private taxi is your best option. The journey will take approximately 5 hours in total and will cost about $75. For all the latest information, please read: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.

A: You can now fly directly into Sihanoukville from Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Ming City, and Macau – The first international flights to the airport. From the 1st of July 2019, you will be able to fly directly from Bangkok to Sihanoukville airport. The new weekly flights, provided by AirAsia, will operate 4 times per week and will make the journey from Bangkok to Koh Rong even easier.

A: To get to Sihanoukville Cambodia, you can either take a flight directly into Sihanoukville airport, or if you are already in Cambodia, you can take a private taxi, a bus, or a train.

 

 

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