If you’re looking to get to Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh, you might be interested in the brand new development here in Cambodia – The railway has finally opened for public use!

Currently operating only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the journey will take you approximately 6.5 hours and costs $7 one-way.

Although this is longer than a bus or a private taxi (roughly 4-5 hours), there is some absolutely fantastic scenery along the way, and all in all it makes for a very enjoyable experience.

 

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Cambodia Railway – Train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville | Visit Koh Rong

 

The carriages are quite comfortable and come with AC, plug sockets, and TVs (mainly playing Charlie Chaplin re-runs). The atmosphere is very cheerful and joyous. And because the train stops off several times along the way (including once in Kampot), the journey is broken up nicely.

 

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Cambodia Railway – Train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville | Visit Koh Rong

 

The train is scheduled to depart Phnom Penh at around 7am, but don’t be too surprised if it’s delayed by 30mins – 1 hour. If you’re thinking of giving the train a go, we recommend you buy your ticket in advance – Each ticket comes with its own seat number and acts as a reservation.

 

 

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