Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by Train

Train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

Cambodian girl selling mangoes and melons on the beach in Sihanoukville

Following a successful trial in April 2016, which coincided with the Khmer New year, a regular passenger train service between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville commenced in May 2016. There is only one train a day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, travel each direction on the route Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. It takes around 7 hours 3o minutes by train to travel the 264 km journey from Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, to Cambodia’s major beach resort town, Sihanoukville. 


Trains Times To Sihanoukville

At the moment train services from Phnom Penh only run 3 days a week. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Day Phnom Pehn Sihanoukville
Friday 15.00 22.30
Saturday 07.00 14.30
Sunday 07.00 14.30
Journey Time:
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
Ticket Price:
  • $7 USD one way adult fare
Seat Booking:
  • The system of seat allocation on Cambodian trains is still in development and the seat numbers printed on the tickets do not always relate to the actual seat you will end up sitting in.
  • Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned seats cost the same.
  • In practice passengers on Cambodian trains sit in whichever seat is vacant when they board the train.


Location of Phnom Penh Train Station


Bus Times To Sihanoukville

The Giant Ibis Transport has three departures a day by bus from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. The journey by bus takes 4 hours 30 minutes, which is approximately 3 hours quicker than the same journey by train.

Bus Times from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville:

Bus Station Depart Phnom Penh Arrive Sihanoukville
Giant Ibis 08.00 12.30
Giant Ibis 09.30 14.00
Giant Ibis 12.30 17.00


Bus Tickets from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

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  • Cost: A one way ticket costs $11.
  • Bus Station: Bus Services to Sihanoukville depart from the Giant Ibis bus station in Phnom Penh, which is located  on Street 106 near to the Night Market and the Tonle Sap river.


Location of Sihanoukville Train Station

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