Phnom Penh to Kampot Bus

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It will take 3 hrs 0 mins to reach from Phnom Penh to Kampot. The earliest departure from Phnom Penh is at 05:00. And the last bus is at 20:15. The price for one bus ticket starts from USD 8.00.


Phnom Penh to Kampot Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration Lowest Fare No of Services    
Virak Buntham 23:00 23:00 9 hrs 0 mins USD 10.00 1
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Phnom Penh to Kampot Bus Service

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USD 8.00

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Still new to some visitors who have had their fair share of travel to the Far East of the world, Cambodia is a place that you should have on your tourist itinerary, if not for its scenic splendour, then for its opulent history. By far, the easiest and most convenient way to travel within the country is by bus, offering you a range of bus operators and routes that are awe-inspiring and relaxing.

Why take a bus? Say, if you are opting to go by bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot, you get flexible bus timings to select from, various bus operators and types of buses to suit your requirements, and seats of your choice. The journey by bus lets you take in splendid views and sites while you enjoy soft seating and luxury. Furthermore, most tourists are on a budget, and buses offer you the most affordable options while travelling to diverse locations across Cambodia. With your origin in Phnom Penh, the erstwhile capital of the country, you get a host of available bus operators and pick-up locations at your disposal. Bus departures are available throughout the day, and you can pick any time that suits your needs. Reserve your bus tickets online from redBus for a secure and efficient booking process. 

How Long Does It Take by Bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot?

The journey by bus to Kampot from Phnom Penh covers the distance of 141 km, and it takes around 2 hours and 51 minutes.

It is advisable to check the leading bus operators, the routes travelled, and the types of buses operating. Most buses are seated AC buses, while some may be of a higher standard than others in terms of seating comfort.

About Kampot

Located in the lush southern part of Cambodia, the city of Kampot is perched on the banks of the Preaek Tuek Chhu River. Renowned for its legendary pepper plantations and its abundant salt fields, the city is a colonial masterpiece with many structures from an ancient era. The weather is pleasant for most of the year, due to the city’s location near the sea, but to the west of the city, you can find a cooler climate with forests, wildlife, and waterfalls. The best time to visit the city is in the winter, from October to February. Natural tourist attractions are open and quite popular at this time of the year. Warmer months tend to be May, June, and July.

Popular Bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot - Bus Companies

Here are some of the top bus operators that run routes from Phnom Penh to Kampot:

  • Vibol Express
  • Pacific Express
  • Ekareach Express

Bus facilities and amenities vary from operator to operator and include AC buses, comfortable reclinable seating, snacks, and drinking water.

Bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot - Ticket Prices

Bus fares vary according to bus operators and the kinds of buses opted for, and prices start from the cheapest at $8. In terms of Euros, fares typically range from €5 to €9.

Things to Do in Kampot

You may take the best bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot, but you should not miss out on the following key sites at your laid-back destination city:

  • The Bokor National Park: On top of the Bokor Mountain, this is a national park offering stunning views of the countryside. Here, you will find dense forests, wildlife, and waterfalls, as well as remnants of a bygone French colonial holiday spot.
  • The Kampot Pepper Plantations: Famous for its lush pepper plantations and produce of a distinctive kind of pepper, visitors get to visit and learn about the process of growing pepper.
  • Kampong Trach Cave Temples: Around 30 kilometres from the city of Kampot, this is home to various limestone caves laced with stalactites and stalagmites. Inside, you will find serene Buddhist shrines and sculptures.
  • The Kampot River: A tranquil place to go boating and kayaking, the riverfront is dotted with quaint restaurants, cafes, and small guesthouses.
  • The Salt Fields: Kampot is known for its abundant salt fields, which are located outside the city. You get to view a stunning landscape with the majestic mountains in the background.
  • The Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple: An ancient cave temple, you can discover this in the formation of a limestone karst near Kampot.
  • The Kep Beach: This may not be in Kampot, but it's quite close to Kep, Kampot’s neighbour. Visitors can sample delicious local seafood while basking in the sunsets that surround the Gulf of Thailand.

Travel Tips for Kampot

Taking a bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot may seem easy, but plan so that you can make the most of it. Here are some travel tips:

  • Travelling by bus is an adventure and proves to be convenient since there are not many stops and you can enjoy scenic views. Nonetheless, to make your ride comfortable, however short it may be, check on the bus operator, the comfort and quality of buses, and other aspects of travel like routes taken, modes of payment, pick up and drop off points, etc.
  • If you are going by bus to Kampot from Phnom Penh, check out the tourist attractions you may want to visit ahead of your journey. This helps if you are interested in exploring historical sites in particular or are interested in specific aspects of the place you are visiting.
  • Since Kampot is under 3 hours away from Phnom Penh, you may think of a return journey on the same day. You need to check whether this is feasible and matches your travel plans.


How long is the journey by bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot?

The journey covers 141 Km and is 2 hours and 51 minutes in duration.

How many days do you need in Kampot?

Depending on the attractions you would like to visit in Kampot, you may make a day trip there from Phnom Penh or choose to stay overnight or for any duration suited to your needs.

Is it safe to travel by bus in Cambodia?

It is generally safe to travel by bus in Cambodia, provided you travel with a reputed and registered bus operator.

How many kilometres from Phnom Penh to Kampot?

The distance between Phnom Penh to Kampot is 141 Km.

Phnom Penh
  • Ekareach Express Phnom Penh Office
  • Kimseng Express Phnom Penh Office
  • Pacific Express-Phnom Penh Office
  • Phnom Penh
  • Virak Buntham Express (Japan Hospital Branch)
  • Ekareach Express Kampot Office
  • Kampot
  • Kampot VET
  • Kampot VIP
  • Kimseng Express Kampot Office
  • Pacific Express-Kampot Office

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