A bus ride costs only $3 for a one-way trip. Below, we provided an updated schedule of the bus companies that you can book online.
The journey from Kampot to Kep by taxi takes around 30 minutes and expect to pay $20.
Taking the tuk-tuk lets you travel like a local. It also offers good views of the landscapes as it is open-air.
Instead of a 4-seater sedan taxi or tuk-tuk, you can also travel by motorbike taxi from Kampot to Kep. And if you prefer to drive yourself, you can rent your own motorbike for $4 per day. You don’t need a license for most motorbikes in Cambodia.
Taking the ferry to Kep takes 2 hours, but offers a great experience with views over the coast. A one-way ticket costs $10.
Going to Kep by tuk-tuk is a good option as well. It’s an open-air ride so it’s good for sight-seeing. Expect the journey to take a bit longer than a bus or taxi, since tuk-tuks don’t go as fast.
Negotiations for a tuk-tuk ride start at $15 for a one-way trip. However, some drivers are kind enough to lower the price down to $10-$12 for two people.
If you’re going to Kep for a day tour, you can ask the tuk-tuk driver to wait on you.
Always agree on the price beforehand to avoid having to pay more. You can find tuk-tuks along the streets of Kampot and at the bus station. Hotels will be happy to arrange a tuk-tuk ride for you as well.
Kampot to Kep by Motorbike
Option 1: Motorbike Taxi
Duration: 35 – 45min Cost: $5
Instead of sedan taxis, you can also find motorbike taxis along the streets of Kampot. Expect to pay around $5 for a one-way journey.
Planning only for a day tour to Kep? You can inform the driver, agree on the terms and pay a little more ($8-$10) for a return trip.
There is little traffic on the roads between Kampot and Kep but always be cautious when riding a motorbike.
Option 2: Renting a motorbike
Duration: 35 – 45min Cost: $4
Another great option if you want to make a day trip is to rent a motorbike. Most motorbikes are below 125cc and don’t require a driver’s license.
You can rent a motorbike for only $4 a day and most of them are in good condition. Many travellers recommend renting one with Hong Kimeng Moto Rental as this is a reliable company.
Bear in mind that you may have to leave your passport at the rental shop as a form of collateral. Motor rental shops often have small drawers or lockers to keep your passport.
Kampot to Kep by Ferry
Duration: 2.5 hours Cost: $10
Crab Shuttle offers one daily ferry trip to Kep. If you’re not in a hurry and want to enjoy a good view of the coast, taking the ferry is a good experience.
Don’t expect high-end ferry units as Crab Shuttle operates local, wooden-type boats. The boat provides basic safety measures like life jackets and a first aid kit. Keep in mind that they only offer trips when the weather is okay. Food and drinks are available onboard.
The boat leaves from the riverside in front of Rikitikitavi Hotel at 9:00 in the morning. You will arrive at the Koh Tonsay Boat Terminal in Kep around 11:20.
A one-way ticket costs $10 and a round trip costs only $13.50. If you purchase the round trip ticket, be informed that the boat leaves Koh Tonsay Boat Terminal at 15:00 in the afternoon. This means you will only have 3,5 hours to spend in Kep.
If you wish to visit Rabbit Island as well, you can arrange a ride with Crab Shuttle. After reaching Kep, it is just another 30min boat trip to Rabbit Island.