How to go → PHNOM PENH to SIHANOUKVILLE? ☀️

How to get from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
How to travel and get from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville? You can take a direct flight, train, bus, car, taxi or minivan.

1. Bus to Sihanoukville
2. Train to Sihanoukville
3. Flights to Sihanoukville
4. Taxi to Sihanoukville
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From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by bus/van, train, taxi or plane.

    • The journey from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville in Cambodia spans approximately 230 km by land. The preferred mode of transportation for this route is by bus or minivan. Traveling by bus or minivan typically takes around 4-5.5 hours, with ticket prices ranging from $8 to $16 per person. While Sihanoukville does have an international airport situated approximately 15 km from the city, flying from Phnom Penh for such a short distance is often impractical. However, JC Airlines and Cambodia Bayon Airlines offer direct flights for those who prefer air travel. Alternatively, for enthusiasts of train journeys, Royal Railway provides a comfortable and refurbished train service from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, offering an intriguing travel experience. The train operates daily, starting from May 2022. For a more convenient and comfortable transfer, private taxis or cars are available, with costs ranging from $85 to $190 per vehicle, including transportation from Phnom Penh Airport. Secure your bus, train tickets, or direct flights from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville conveniently online. Additionally, familiarize yourself with the weather conditions in Sihanoukville by reading this informative article before your arrival: Weather in Sihanoukville.

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    • Sihanoukville (Krong Preah Sihanouk) is the ultimate destination for beach relaxation in Cambodia. Situated in the southwest part of Cambodia, Sihanoukville serves as a bustling port city and a favored spot among tourists. It acts as a gateway to the stunning Cambodian beaches and exploration of islands in the Gulf of Thailand, including Koh Rong, Koh Ta Kiev, or Pineapple Island. Sihanoukville boasts excellent connectivity with Phnom Penh via a well-maintained road network, facilitating travel options such as buses, minibusses, vans, taxis, or the historic Royal Railway train. Bus fares to Sihanoukville start as low as $8-10 per person, making travel by tourist bus, minivan, or Royal Railway train the most economical and popular choices. Discover the detailed instructions on how to reach Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh below in this article. Additionally, travelers can explore alternative routes to Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh via Kampot and Krong Kep, with available bus, train, or taxi services between these cities.
Transfer Mode – Phnom Penh to Sihanouk: Travel Time Cost Range
Bus / Van 4-5 hours $8-16/pp
Train – Royal Railway 7 hours $7-9/pp
Private Car 3-5.5 hours $85-190/car
Direct Flight 1-1.5 hours $50-120/pp

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How do I get from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville?


1. BUS from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

    • the cheapest way of transport between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville
    • the modern and comfortable air-conditioned new buses
    • travel by bus from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 4-5.5 hours
    • bus tickets are cheap, one-way bus ticket costs only about $8-16/pp
    • bus companies to Sihanoukville: Giant Ibis, Mekong Express, Thero Express, Champa Mekong, CTT Transportation..
    • bus of Giant Ibis, PSD Express – come to the bus at least 30 minutes before departure (print your e-ticket)
    • bus of Mekong Express – come to the bus at least 60 minutes before departure (print your e-ticket)
    • bus of Thero Express – bring your voucher to the office address stated 30 minutes before departure time to exchange for ticket and board bus. You may either print or show the voucher on your smartphone/tablet.
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜
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Bus of Virak Buntham and Larryta Express from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville (photo: 12go.asia)


2. MINIBUS / VAN from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

    • there are also some comfortable and new minibuses and vans, minivans to Sihanoukville
    • travel by minibus/minivan from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 4-5.5 hours
    • tickets are cheap, one-way ticket to Sihanoukville costs only about $10-13/pp
    • it is also a good way transport if you travel in a group of people
    • transport companies to Sihanoukville: Virak Buntham Express, Cambodia Post, Bayon VIP…
    • Book your ticket for minivan from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜
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Minibus and van of Virak Buntham and Sovan Rithy Express from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville (photo: 12go.asia)


3. TRAIN from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

    • operated by Royal Railway (old train from 1960, but refurbrished and air-conditioned)
    • the new country-wide railway network in Cambodia will be build
    • travel by train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 7 hours
    • running from Phnom Penh via Takeo and Kampot, terminating in Sihanoukville
    • motorbikes and bicycles can be transported on all trains for a $5 fee
    • these trains are going every day, 1 train connection daily (it can change in the furure)
    • one-way train ticket from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs about $8-11/pp
    • railway station in Phnom Penh – Phnom Penh Railway Station, 93 Street
    • railway station in Sihanoukville – Sihanoukville Railway Station
    • Book and buy train tickets from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on Baolau
    • you will receive your train e-ticket to Sihanoukville by email to collect the physical ticket at the station before boarding the train in Phnom Penh, you can check Cambodia Railway Map + Transport in Cambodia

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Train of Royal Railway from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville (photo: 12go.asia)


4. FLIGHT from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville 

    • yes, there is also this way of transportation,the most fastest way
    • you can take a direct flight from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
    • flight can take about 40 minutes or 2 hours and 15 minutes and costs about $50-120/pp (depends on the airlines)
    • it does not make a sense for this short travel distance, but if you want to see Cambodia from above…
    • airlines to Sihanoukville: Cambodia Bayon Airlines Limited, JC Airlines
    • airport in Phnom Penh – Phnom Penh Airport
    • airport in Sihanoukville – Sihanouk International Airport
    • if you do not find your flight, try to search another date of departure
    • Book and buy your direct flight from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on Baolau

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5. TAXI from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

    • you can also travel by private taxi from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
    • there are also private cars to Sihanoukville Airport
    • travel by private taxi from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 3-5.5 hours
    • private taxi from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs about $85-190 (depends on the type of vehicle)
    • taxi companies to Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh: Glassflower, PGS Cambodia
    • Book your private taxi/vehicle from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on 12go.asia

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From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville you can also travel by private taxi/car (photo: Glassflower taxi, 12go.asia)

Baolau – search, book, buy tickets + flights

– Baolau sells the train, bus, ferry tickets and flights mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets for Laos and Cambodia)
– bus tickets of various companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Futabus, TheSinhTourist, EcoSapa…)
– company offers flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets for Vietnam (eg.  ferry to Phnom Penh, ferry to Quan Lan, ferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Vung Tau…)
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands, Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur…)
– you can use online train e-ticket in mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print this ticket)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– the final price you will see before making of payment transaction
– read other information about ticket in your order, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

12go.asia – search, book, buy tickets + flights

– a specialist for train, bus, ferry tickets and flights in Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia)
– bus tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia… (Futabus, EcoSapa, Mai Linh, Hoang Long, TheSinhTourist, Mekong Express…)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, ferry to Koh Chang, Koh Rong, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Phuket
– more information about train tickets and trains in Thailand
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam and Thailand in your mobile phone
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Sapa on 12go.asia or Baolau (Orient Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– information about 12go.asia read in article about transportation in Vietnam

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Koh Rong Island and the nice and white beach.


Frequently Asked Questions – Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville:

1. How long does it take from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville?

    • Travel by plane from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 1-1.5 hour.
    • Travel by train by Royal Railway from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 7 hours.
    • Travel by bus/minivan from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 4-5 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 3-5.5 hours.

2. How to book bus/train tickets + fligths from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville?

    • You can book tickets from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • It is also possible to search and book another tickets, e.g. Sihanoukville > Phnom Penh…

3. What is the travel distance from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville?

    • Travel distance from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville is about 230 km.

4. How much does it cost to travel from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville?

    • Travel by plane from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs about $50-120/pp.
    • Travel by train by Royal Railway from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs about $8-11/pp.
    • Travel by bus/van from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs about $8-16/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs about $85-190/car.

5. What is the cheapest way of transport from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville?

    • The cheapest way of transport from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville is to travel by bus or train, tickets start at $8.

6. What is the best way of getting from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville?

    • The best way is to travel by van or minivan (bus), vans or minivans are fast and comfortable. It is not so far from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, only about 230 km, and travel by bus/van takes only about 4.5 hours.

7. What is the most fastest way of transport from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville?

    • The most fastest way of transport from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville is to travel by plane. There are direct flights (+low-cost flights) between these sites in Cambodia.

8. Is it possible to travel by train of Royal Railway back to Phnom Penh?

    • Yes, you can travel by train of Royal Railway from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh (via Kampot).

9. Where to go from Sihanoukville? What to visit?

    • From Sihanoukville you can continue to Koh Rong Island by boat/ferry and you can visit also another islands nearby. You can also take a tourist bus to the less popular island in the north from Sihanoukville – Koh Kong. You can also visit Kampot, there is a bus, private car or train of Royal Railway to this town.

10. How to travel solo in Cambodia?

    • Solo travel in Cambodia offers a unique and enriching experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of this Southeast Asian gem. Navigate Cambodia solo by securing comfortable accommodations, exploring diverse transportation options, engaging in local activities, and fostering connections with fellow travelers for an enriching and memorable journey through the Kingdom of Wonder.

11. What are the most interesting things or facts about Cambodia?

    • Cambodia, a country steeped in history and resilience, is best known for the magnificent Angkor Wat, an architectural masterpiece and the world’s largest religious monument. Beyond its iconic temples, Cambodia offers vibrant floating markets, where boats laden with colorful produce create a lively spectacle. Cambodia seamlessly intertwines ancient traditions with modern vitality, making it a captivating destination for those seeking a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Read this article: 15 Interesting Things about Cambodia.

12. What is the weather in Cambodia and what to expect?

    • In Cambodia, the weather is characterized by a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry season, from November to April, brings lower humidity and minimal rainfall, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities. Conversely, the wet season, from May to October, sees heavier rainfall and higher humidity. It’s important to be prepared for sudden downpours during this time, and some areas may experience flooding. Checking local forecasts is advisable for more accurate and timely information on the weather in Cambodia.

13. Is traveling and exploring Cambodia cheap or expensive?

    • Cambodia’s affordability extends to various aspects of travel, including cultural activities, scenic treks, and beach retreats. Engaging with friendly locals and enjoying the diverse culinary scene are enriching experiences that come at reasonable prices. While providing budget-friendly options, it’s advisable to have a financial buffer for unexpected expenses to ensure a seamless and stress-free journey. Read this article: Prices in Cambodia.

14. What is the currency of Cambodia and how to exchange money?

    • Cambodia’s official currency is the Cambodian Riel (KHR), but the US Dollar (USD) is widely accepted and used in various transactions. The exchange rate is approximately around 4,000 KHR for 1 USD. Travelers can exchange money at banks or currency exchange booths, with banks typically providing better rates, albeit having more limited operating hours. While credit cards are accepted in some upscale establishments and restaurants, cash remains the preferred form of payment, especially in more rural regions. Therefore, it’s recommended for visitors to carry both US Dollars and Cambodian Riel, especially when venturing into less touristy areas.

15. What is the cuisine in Cambodia and what to expect?

    • Cambodian cuisine offers a delightful journey of flavors, blending simplicity with a diverse range of fresh ingredients. From iconic dishes like „Amok“ to the unique use of herbs and spices, the culinary landscape reflects a rich cultural tapestry. With a focus on balance and an appreciation for local traditions, Cambodian cuisine provides a unique and flavorful experience for those exploring its diverse gastronomic offerings.

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🚍 Bus Schedule / Timetable – Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville + Bus Tickets:

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Bus Schedule - Phnom Penh to Sihanouk

Departs in Phnom Penh

Arrival in Sihanouk

Cambodia Post

07:30

12:30

Bayon VIP

06:30

11:30

Bayon VIP

07:30

12:30

Bayon VIP

08:45

13:45

Bayon VIP

11:30

16:30

Bayon VIP

13:30

18:30

Bayon VIP

15:30

21:30

Bayon VIP

17:30

22:30

Virak Buntham Express

00:30

05:30

Virak Buntham Express

06:30

11:00

Virak Buntham Express

07:30

12:00

Virak Buntham Express

08:30

13:00

Virak Buntham Express

09:30

14:00

Virak Buntham Express

10:30

15:00

Virak Buntham Express

13:30

18:00

Virak Buntham Express

14:30

19:00

Virak Buntham Express

15:30

20:00

Virak Buntham Express

16:30

21:00

Virak Buntham Express

17:30

22:00

Giant Ibis

08:00

13:30

Giant Ibis

12:30

18:00

Mekong Express

00:30

05:30

Mekong Express

07:30

12:30

Mekong Express

08:30

12:30

Mekong Express

09:30

13:30

Mekong Express

12:30

16:30

Mekong Express

13:30

17:30

Mekong Express

15:00

19:00

Mekong Express

17:30

21:30

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5 Ways of Transfer from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville:

1. BUS from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
Travel Time Travel by bus from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 4-5.5 hours
Bus Companies Giant Ibis, Mekong Express, Thero Express, Champa Mekong, CTT Transportation and more
Price Bus tickets are cheap, and one-way bus ticket costs only about $8-16/pp
2. MINIBUS / VAN from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
Travel Time Travel by minibus/minivan from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 4-5.5 hours
Price Tickets are cheap, and one-way ticket to Sihanoukville costs only about $11-13/pp
3. TRAIN from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
Additional Information The train service is operated by Royal Railway, takes about 7 hours
Price One-way train ticket from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs about $8/pp
4. FLIGHT from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
Additional Information Yes, there is also the option of taking a direct flight
Flight Time The flight can take about 40 minutes or 2 hours and 15 minutes
Price Direct flight from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs about $50-120/pp
Airlines Cambodia Bayon Airlines Limited, JC Airlines, and more
5. TAXI from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
Travel Time Travel by private taxi from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 3-5.5 hours
Price Private taxi from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville costs about $85-190 / vehicle
Taxi Companies Glassflower, PGS Cambodia, and more.

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