A beautiful view from within central Kampot-mobile

How to get from
Phnom Penh to Kampot

Phnom Penh to Kampot Trip Overview

Distance133 km (83.1 miles)
Price range$7-$121
Ride Duration Range2h-4h 40m
Earliest Departure23:00
Latest Departure23:00

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Travel Schedule Options from Phnom Penh to Kampot



























































































Taking a bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot

Fastest bus: 2h

Cheapest bus: $7

The fastest: 2h

The cheapest: $7

Pros

Luggage allowance

WiFi on board

Air conditioned cabin

English speaking staff

Free hotel pick up available

Cons

Non refundable

High demand: quick to overbook

No pets allowed on board

Possibly bumpy ride

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Wifi

The fastest: 4h 40m

The cheapest: $10

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The fastest: 2h 25m

The cheapest: $9

Pros

Comfortable seats

Many departure times

Affordable, low cost option

Ample luggage allowance

Return journeys available

Cons

Oftentimes non refundable

Possibly cramped cabin

No bathrooms on board

High demand: quick to overbook

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Wifi

Food

Reclining Seats

English Speaking Staff

Charger

The fastest: 3h 20m

The cheapest: $61

Pros

Knowledgeable driver

Very comfortable

Luggage allowance

Pick up anytime, anywhere

Cons

Luggage limitations

Pricey option

Driver lottery

Only partially refundable

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Reclining Seats

English Speaking Staff

Charger

Food

The fastest: 2h 55m

The cheapest: $9

The available amenities for this trip are currently unavailable. For specific questions, please contact our customer service, available 24/7.

A beautiful view from within central Kampot

About the ride from Phnom Penh to Kampot

There is much to do in Cambodia’s vibrant capital, Phnom Penh: Royal temples, busy markets, and museums are just some of the attractions the city is known for. But if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town and discover the beautiful Cambodian countryside, there is no better place to go than Kampot

The 136 km (85 miles) distance from Phnom Penh to Kampot takes three to four hours to cover. You have multiple choices regarding how to travel this distance: Bus, minivan, or private car transfer. 
With multiple departure times throughout the day, it is easy to travel to Kampot. Buses and minivans are a convenient and economical option, while private taxis offer flexibility in terms of timing. 

 

What to see when traveling from Phnom Penh to Kampot?

A city infamous for its chaotic traffic, expect to run into traffic jams when you start your journey from Phnom Penh. But the good news is that it won’t be long before you leave this behind and come across relaxing countryside scenes. As you head further away from Phnom Penh, you will witness the calming green of rice fields and swaying coconut and palm trees. While the short journey is the perfect time to take a nap, it is also an excellent opportunity to witness life outside the city. Sit back and relax to the sight of locals heading out to their farms and going about their chores. Wave out to the children who are only happy to smile and wave back. Sublime views of the Bokor Mountains will welcome you once you get closer to Kampot. If you are traveling by private minivan or taxi, do stop at one of the many local fruit stalls for a bite of watermelon or local fruit. It’s the perfect way to interact and get to know the friendly locals.
The months immediately following the monsoons (November and December) are a great time to visit Kampot as the whole region is decked in shades of green. However, do note that road conditions tend to deteriorate during and immediately after the rainy season, so your journey may take a little longer than expected. 

 

How to get from Phnom Penh to Kampot?

Taking a bus
If you are looking for a cost-effective way to get to Kampot, then taking the bus is an excellent option. With a travel time of just a little over 3 hours, comfortable seats, air conditioning, and economical pricing, buses provide great value-for-money. They even offer a light snack and bottled water. The coaches provide multiple pick up and drop off points making it very convenient to board at Phnom Penh and to get to your accommodation at Kampot. Free hotel pick up is also available. 

Taking a minivan 
With per passenger ticket prices ranging from $8 to $11, a minivan is the most economical option when you are traveling to Kampot from Phnom Penh. It is perfect for backpackers who travel light and are budget conscious. Equipped with air conditioning and comfortable seats, they are an excellent value-for-money option. If you are going as part of a larger group, you also have the option of hiring a minivan that can accommodate 6 to 10 people. 

Taking a car
If you are looking for ease of travel and privacy, you should book a private car. Perfect for groups of up to 3, a private car gives you the convenience of extra space for yourself and your luggage. You can choose between a standard vehicle and a more spacious SUV. Travel times are similar to that of a minivan (they take anywhere between 3.5 and 4 hrs), and they are certainly the most convenient, with hotel pick up and drop off options. 

Companies Operating from Phnom Penh to Kampot

Average time

4h

Average price

$70 - $117

(116)

Average time

3h 20m

Average price

$61 - $121

(48)

Average time

4h

Average price

$7

(1179)

Average time

2h 25m - 3h

Average price

$10

(33)

Average time

2h 50m - 3h

Average price

$9

(12)

Popular stations and stops in Phnom Penh and Kampot

Departure stations in Phnom Penh

Vibol Express Phnom Penh

Ekareach Express Phnom Penh Office

Champa Mekong Office

Virak Buntham, near Japan Hospital

Kim Seng Phnom Penh

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Arrival stations in Kampot

Kampot

Ekareach Express Kampot Office

Champa Mekong Kampot

Virak Buntham Kampot

Kim Seng Kampot

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