Currently there is one train per day departing from Phnom Penh to Kampot on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday only. On Saturdays and Sundays the train departs at 07.00 from Phnom Penh and is scheduled to arrive in Kampot at 12.10, a scheduled journey of slightly over 5 hours and 10 minutes. On Fridays the train departs at 15.00. The effort it takes to travel to Kampot is richly rewarded. The town is famous for its riverside area and colonial market, as well the salt and pepper farms which produce much of the area’s wealth.
Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned seats cost the same and are available on a first come first served basis. At the time of writing Cambodia does not have an effective seat allocation system for train ticket bookings.
Train Times from Phnom Penh to Kampot:
|Day||Depart Phnom Pehn||Arrive Kampot|
For journeys from Phnom Penh to Kampot at other times you travel by bus. The journey by bus takes 2 hours 30 minutes (half the time of the journey by train) and costs $9 per person one way. The Giant Ibis Transport company has two departures per day:
Bus Times from Phnom Penh to Kampot:
|Bus Station||Depart Phnom Pehn||Arrive Kampot|