Poipet Train Station

Poipet Train Station is located 850 metres from the border with Thailand at the top end of the railway line from Phnom Penh. 

Front entrance to Poipet Station

Front entrance to Poipet Station

Poipet Railway Station has recently reopened with limited train services. The connecting railway line to Thailand is fully functional although passenger train services from Poipet to Thailand have not yet started operating.


Poipet Train Station


Until February 2018, Poipet Railway had been derelict for over 10 years. The station has recently been renovated and work is ongoing to make the station ready to handle cross border services to and from Thailand.

Main platform at Poipet Train Station

Main platform at Poipet Train Station

Poipet Train Station is set to become a popular alternative to crossing the notorious Cambodia-Thailand border at Poipet on foot or in a car. This border area is full of scam artists, some of whom work there in an official capacity, and when it is possible to cross the border by train Poipet Train Station is likely to become the arrival point of choice for foreign visitors travelling overland to Cambodia from Bangkok.


Train Times to Phnom Penh


At the present time there is a single weekly train service from Poipet to Phnom Penh. The journey currently takes 15 hours, however, the railway track is being upgraded at the moment (which is why trains only run once a week in each direction) and the train operator, Royal Railways, has ambitious plans to dramatically cut travel times when the service fully reopens in 2019.

Day Poipet Battambang Pursat Phnom Penh
Tuesday 06:30 10:35 14:40 21:30

Facilities at Poipet Station


Poipet Railway Station currently has no facilities for the travelling public, not even a toilet.

Immigration office at Poipet Train Station

Immigration office at Poipet Train Station

Work, however, is being done to the station including the construction of air-conditioned immigration offices within the main station building for both the Thai and Cambodian authorities.


Buying Tickets at the Station


There is a ticket counter inside the main station building on the left.

Ticket counter at Poipet Railway Station

Ticket counter at Poipet Railway Station

The ticket counter is currently only staffed on Tuesdays prior to the departure of the single weekly train service to Phnom Penh. 


Location of Poipet Train Station


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