How to get from Kep to Kampot?
You have 4 options when travelling from Kep to Kampot. A bus can complete the journey in 30 minutes, a taxi in 20 minutes, a tuk-tuk in 35-40 minutes, and a ferry in 3 hours. Prices range between $3 and $20.
Bus, Taxi, Tuk-Tuk or Ferry?
|Bus||30 min||$3||Check bus tickets|
|Taxi||20 min||$20||Reserve a taxi|
|Tuk-Tuk||35 – 45 min||$10||No online tickets|
|Ferry||3 hours||$10||Read article for more info|
The bus is the cheapest option at $3. There are several departure times of buses from Kep to Kampot. Check the schedule further on this page or book your tickets directly in the table below.
If you want to get dropped off right at your hotel or activity, taking the taxi is an easy option. Taxis on this route cost $20.
Tuk-tuks take a bit longer than the taxis but offer a great local experience. The cost for a one-way tuk-tuk trip starts at $10.Although it takes a lot longer, it will offer a stunning view of the sunset! You should see it as an experience rather than a way of transport.
Itinerary from Kep to Kampot
- 35-45 min
- 3 hours
Kep to Kampot by Bus
There are 2 bus companies that have trips from Kampot to Kep. We provide the schedules in the table below.
Champa Mekong offers many departure times but doesn’t have the best safety record in Cambodia. Luckily it’s just a short trip of 30min and the road is normally not too busy.
A safer bet is to travel with Giant Ibis Transport though. They have a good reputation when it comes to road safety and service.
|Giant Ibis Transport||08:30-09:00|
Currently, you cannot book a bus ride with Giant Ibis online. You have to contact them by email or phone or ask your hotel to arrange your trip with them.
- Departs from Champa Mekong Office, near Kep Beach
- Arrives at Champa Bus Station, close to the Durian Roundabout in the city center
Giant Ibis Transport
- Departs from the Giant Ibis Transport Office in Kep, near Kep Beach
- Arrives at Giant Ibis Transport Office in Kampot, near the Durian Roundabout in the city center
Other companies running bus trips on this route are Kampot Tours and Travel or Rith Travel. It is best to contact them directly to check if the schedule is still up-to-date. See below the most recent schedule we found:
Kampot Tours has a bus departing from Kampot at 7:30 and at 14:30. Costs $3.
Rith Travel has a bus departing from Kampot at 7:00, 11:00 and 15:00. Costs $4.
Kep to Kampot by Taxi
The advantage of the taxi is that they can drop you right off at your accommodation or place you want to visit.
Taxi fares are usually priced at $20, but you might be able to haggle for a lower rate.
You can hail a taxi from the street, find one through your hotel or book online by clicking the button below.
Kep to Kampot by Tuk-tuk
Duration: 35 – 45min
Want to travel like a local? A tuk-tuk is a great way to cover this short distance. Enjoy the experience and observe the countryside while travelling to Kep.
You will find tuk-tuks along the streets in Kep or you can ask your hotel to arrange one for you.
Tuk-tuk rides usually cost $10-$15 for a one-way journey but some will try to raise the price up to $20.
Kep to Kampot by Ferry
Duration: 3 hours
Crab Shuttle operates a ferry from Koh Tonsay ferry port. You can take this to reach Rabbit Island, but also to go to Kampot.
Their ferry only leaves once a day from Kep to Kampot. This ferry departs from Koh Tonsay Boat Terminal at 15:00 in the afternoon.
They will first pick-up passengers at Rabbit Island and then continue their way to Kampot. Expect to arrive around 18:00 at the riverside by Rikitikitavi Hotel in Kampot.
The ferry is quite slow but compensates with a great view of the sunset on the way to Kampot!
My favourite places to stay in Kampot
Located along a river outside of town, with palm trees all around, you ﬁnd Daom Djah Spirit. The excellent food and beautiful yet simple bungalows feel like a true nature retreat! It's a 15min ride to town, so rent a bike before you come here or ask the friendly staff to book a TukTuk for you.
Double Room with Shared Bathroom $13
Featuring a mini golf course, pool tables, and a pub with live entertainment, you deﬁnitely won’t get bored at The Magic Sponge. Located along Guesthouse Street, the city center and river are within walking distance. Owner William and his staff are very warm and welcoming.
Double Room from $18
Arcadia is heaven for backpackers. This hostel boasts an amazing waterpark featuring a waterslide and many other attributes that will guarantee a great day of fun. If you are not staying here, I still recommend to visit this place for an afternoon. Non-guests can access this waterpark for a small payment too. Once you got your wristband, get ready to launch your mates 10 meter high in the sky on the big blob!
Double Room from $18 and dorms from $5
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