Sihanoukville to Kampot by train – Iv’e decided to make my way from Sihanoukville to Kampot for a look around. After the recent trip from Pattaya to Sihanoukville i am not ready for the 2 hour mini-van or bus ride from Sihanoukville to Kampot so i have opted to test out the newly re-opened train service that runs from Sihanoukville, Cambodia all the way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia via Kampot and Takeo.
The passenger train from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh ( via Kampot and Takeo ) has only been re-opened since mid April 2016.
The pricing as of 5th July 2016 is as follows:
Train from Sihanoukville to Kampot – $4 USD
Train from Sihanoukville to Takeo – $6 USD
Train from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh – $7 USD
Train from Kampot to Takeo – $5 USD
Train from Kampot to Phnom Penh – $6 USD
Train from Takeo to Phnom Penh – $4 USD
Train from Phnom Penh to Takeo – $4 USD
Train from Phnom Penh to Kampot – $6 USD
Train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville – $7 USD
Train from Takeo to Kampot – $5 USD
Train from Takeo to Sihanoukville – $6
Train from Kampot to Sihanoukville – $4
The total time from Sihanoukville to Kampot by train is 3 hours.
The total time from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh by train is 8 hours.
The train currently only operates on Friday afternoon, Saturday & Sunday. This will change as the train service becomes more popular.
The train is also air-conditioned and equiped with many fans. See train timetable for Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, Kampot and Takeo train below.
FRIDAY 1500 – Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
SATURDAY 0700 Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
SATURDAY0700 Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh
SUNDAY 0700 Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
SUNDAY 0700 Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh
SUNDAY 1600 Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh
The best thing for me about this trip was feeling safe. The views outside both sides of the train were excellent, and the sunset and views of Bokor Mountain as we were coming into Kampot were worth the price of the ticket alone. I highly reccomend anyone travelling between these towns/citys to avoid using mini-vans, taxi or bus and try the new train service.
My ticket number was 3978. It will be interesting to see this this number climb in the coming years.
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