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22/12/2022

How to travel from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong by Bus? [Your Ultimate Guide]

The southwest province of Koh Kong is home to some of Cambodia's most spectacular natural landscapes, and habitats, and the dense jungle of the Cardamom Mountains is regarded as the second-largest virgin rainforest in mainland Southeast Asia. And travelling from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong on land takes nearly 300km and the most popular, cheapest, and fastest way to reach Koh Kong is travelling by bus. Here is everything you need to know about booking a bus from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong, from price, bus company, and more!

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Koh Kong province has the largest mangrove forest in S.E.Asia, and travelling by bus to get there is a convenient and budget-friendly option
Koh Kong province has the largest mangrove forest in S.E.Asia, and travelling by bus to get there is a convenient and budget-friendly option

Where to Book Bus Ticket?

There are many Bus companies like Giant Ibis, Mekong Express, PSD Xpress, Sorya Bus, Neak Krohorm, Thero Express (15-seat), Larryta, KSO, Virak Buntham, Kampot Express, Cambodia Post VIP Van offering bus/van services to Koh Kong town using modern air-conditioned buses/vans. Buses/vans depart every 15 minutes to one hour, daily from 6 am - 12 pm midnight. The prices are reasonable.

You can book the ticket and check for detailed agenda via the ticket websites: Camboticket, Bookaway, Bookmebus.

Go to the bus ticket booking website we have recommended to see the detailed route that fits you
Go to the bus ticket booking website we have recommended to see the detailed route that fits you

All You Need To Know About Bus Booking From Phnom Penh to Koh Kong

Is there a direct bus between Phnom Penh and Koh Kong?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express and arriving at Koh Kong Virak Buntham Express. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

How far is it from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong?

The distance between Phnom Penh and Koh Kong is 211 km. The road distance is 289.3 km.

How much does a bus ticket from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong cost?

Among other factors, this depends on the day and time of travel. The cheapest bus ticket for this route starts from $10.00 and takes 6h 0m to get to Koh Kong. Save money by comparing bus tickets!

How much can I save after comparing tickets for the Phnom Penh to Koh Kong bus route?

This route is connected by 7 bus companies with ticket prices ranging from $10.00 to $12.50. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as early as you can to ensure you get the cheapest bus deal to Koh Kong.

How many daily bus routes are available from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong on average?

Each day, the bus route from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong is offered by about 7 connections. 

How long does the Phnom Penh Koh Kong bus route take?

Olongpich Transport offers the quickest bus from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong, which can take 5h 0m. Tickets for this connection cost $10.00. However, keep in mind that the bus route can take longer when there is traffic.

 

Bus might not be the fastest way to get to Koh Kong, but it is currently the cheapest and most suitable for the local experience
Bus might not be the fastest way to get to Koh Kong, but it is currently the cheapest and most suitable for the local experience

When does the first trip depart for the Phnom Penh Koh Kong bus route?

The earliest bus to Koh Kong departs from Phnom Penh at 7:15 AM. However, bus schedules may vary on weekends and holidays.

When does the last trip depart for the Phnom Penh Koh Kong bus route?

The latest bus trip from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong departs at 2:15 PM. Please keep in mind that departure times may vary on weekends and holidays. 

What can I bring with me on the bus from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong?

Different bus companies have varying restrictions about what is and isn't allowed on board. Typically, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you for the Phnom Penh Koh Kong bus route for free. 

What equipment is available on the bus from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong?

What equipment is on board differs from company to company. Generally, many intercity buses provide WiFi to let you keep your friends up to date about your location during the trip. Air conditioning systems provide ventilation to maximize comfort while travelling.

 

Remember to contact and book the ticket with the agency as soon as possible if you wanna save your seat and get good price
Remember to contact and book the ticket with the agency as soon as possible if you wanna save your seat and get good price

Things to do in Koh Kong

Years ago, Koh Kong was not even on the list of places to visit in Cambodia. However, in recent years, its consistent effort to transform the province and make it a lucrative tourist destination has paid off handsomely. They now offer a variety of tours, the majority of which are centred on eco-tourism.

Kbal Chhay Prek Koh Waterfall is a popular tourist destination due to its impressive cascades, surrounding forest, and breathtaking views. You can also hike nearby Cardamom Mountain and see the two-tiered Taitai Waterfall.

If you're looking for a relaxing day at the beach, stop by Lam Da Beach, where you can swim or simply enjoy a day in the sun. Aside from these places, you can also visit Koh Kong's vast mangrove forest, where you can see the province's delicate and diverse ecosystem.

 

A few days at a base near Krong Koh Kong provide an insight into Cambodia's natural beauty
A few days at a base near Krong Koh Kong provide an insight into Cambodia's natural beauty

Koh Kong Province, a sleepy town 10 kilometres from the Cham Yeam border crossing into Thailand, has slowly grown over the years, becoming a thriving eco-tourism destination in Cambodia. And above is all you need to know about booking a bus ticket from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong. Have a fantastic day travelling there! Check out our travel guide compiled by Kmer locals for more activities to do in Koh Kong after a long day of travelling!

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