Train & bus times – Poipet to Sihanoukville

A limited passenger train service has restarted on the Poipet to Phnom Penh train line, where you can catch one the more frequent train services from Phnom Penh. The problem with trying to take trains all the way from Poipet to Sihanoukville is you need to wait at least 3 days in Phnom Penh before the first trains services from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. There are three ways to avoid the long wait in Phnom Penh:

  • Take a direct minivan service from Poipet to Phnom Penh and then take a bus or minivan from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.
  • Take a minivan from Sihanoukville and then if you travelling on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, a train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.
  • If you are travelling on a Tuesday take a train from Poipet to Phnom Penh and then a bus or minivan from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.

Train Times To Phnom Penh

At the present time there is a single train service a week from Poipet to Phnom Pehn.

Poipet Phnom Penh Days in Service
05:30 21:30 Tuesdays


Train Times to Sihnoukville

There are four train services a week from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville which operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Day Phnom Pehn Sihanoukville
Friday 15:00 22:30
Saturday 07:00 14:30
Sunday 07:00 14:30
Sunday 16:00 23:00

The journey takes 7 hours 30 minutes and the adult fare one way is $7 USD.


Phnom Penh Train Station

Trains to Sihanoukville depart from Phnom Penh Train Station.


Sihanoukville Train Station

Train services from Phnom Penh terminate at Sihanoukville Train Station.


Bus to Sihanoukville 

Travel by public transport from Poipet to Sihanoukville is a two stage journey.

Stage 1: Minivan to Phnom Penh

There are no direct bus or minivan services from Poipet to Sihanoukville so you need to change in Phnom Pehn.

Poipet Phnom Penh Cost Service Company
09:00 16:00 $ 17.00 Regional Thero Express
16:00 23:00 $ 17.00 Regional Thero Express
  • These services terminate at the Thero Express office on #59 Pasteur Street in Phnom Penh.

Stage 2: Bus to Phnom Penh

There is a single daily bus service from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville which you can book online, although there are plenty of less comfortable minivan services available.

Phnom Penh Sihanoukville Cost Company
08.00 12.30 $ 11.00 Giant Ibis
  • This bus service departs from the Giang Ibis Bus Station on Street 106 in Phnom Pehn


Buy Tickets to Sihanoukville

Use the Search Form below to buy tickets for travel from Poipet to Sihanoukville.

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Train tickets from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville need to be purchased at the train station.


About Sihanoukville

Cambodia’s most popular beach resort is Sihanoukville. Sihanoukville town is developing fast and it attracts a large number of Asian tourists, particularly Chinese tourists. Many of the restaurants and hotel focus on Chinese tourists. Other foreign visitors, particularly European and North American visitors tend to prefer staying near the beach. Otres Beach is the most ‘bohemian’ area in Sihanoukville and probably the best place to head to if you are not a Chinese tourist. Otres beach is a 4 km stretch of white sand with some very cheap bungalows for rent and backpacker style bars and restaurants. 

Ochheuteal Beach in Sihanoukville

Ochheuteal Beach in Sihanoukville

Another option is to visit Koh Rong, which is an island 25 km by sea from Sihanoukville. You can take a variety of different boat and ferry services from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong. The fastest ferries do the journey in 40 minutes whilst the slower boat services take upton 2 hours 30 minutes. The main attraction of Koh Rong is it beaches, 43 km of them in total. There are no roads on Koh Rong so you need to either walk around or take a boat around the coast. There are though lots of places to stay and places to eat and drink. This is much better place to enjoy the beach in Cambodia than Sihanoukville itself.

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