Want to know how to get from Kep to Kampot? In this post, we’ll share a summary of the three ways to get there and compare each option on duration, costs and level of comfort. For each option, we go into more detail to help you decide which transport provider to book with and where to buy your tickets.
3 ways to get from Kep to Kampot
There are three ways to travel the distance of 22 km (14 miles) from Kep to Kampot: by bus (30m-35m), taxi (30 minutes) and ferry (3 hours). The journey takes between 30m - 3h and the quickest way is by bus. The lowest priced tickets start from 12,000 KHR ($3) for the bus.
Giant Ibis is not available for online booking. 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 centre
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 centre
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 Ferry
Duration: 3 hours
Starts from: 41,000 KHR ($10)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 41,000 KHR ($10)
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.
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!
Kep to Kampot by Taxi
Duration: 30 minutes
Starts from: 82,000 KHR ($20)
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 82,000 KHR ($20)
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.
If you want to stay in the city centre, The Magic Sponge is perfect. Plus there are tons to keep you entertained here, including a mini golf course, pool tables, and a pub with live entertainment. It’s almost impossible to get bored here.
The owner, William, really knows how to create a welcoming ambience and ensure that everyone has a memorable stay. The onsite restaurant also serves some delicious food. There’s nothing bad to say about this place!
If you love unique accommodations, then you’ll want to stay at Kampot Riverfront Boutique. Every room comes has its own balcony, with some of them directly on the waterfront. Can you think of a better place to sit and relax?
Completely surrounded by nature here, you’re in no way compromising on comfort. The rooms are spacious and luxurious with air conditioning for those hot Cambodian days.
With its outdoor swimming pool and beautifully designed rooms, Kampot Sweet Boutique feels like an intimate luxury resort. They even have a villa for up to 8 people with its own private pool! This place is special.
The beds are incredibly comfortable and the complimentary breakfast is delicious. The hotel is located slightly north of Kampot, but don’t worry they have a free shuttle to take you into town. Without a doubt, this is one of the best places to stay in Kampot.
Outdoor swimming pool
Private villa available
Free shuttle to town
Delicious free breakfast
Double rooms with a pool view start from $75 per night.
Based in Bali, Maarten’s passion for travel is undeniable. In 2016, he decided to quit his job as a stock analyst and started doing what he always dreamed of: travelling through South East Asia and helping other people plan their trips. When he is not working on Gecko Routes, you’ll find him surfing in the ocean or exploring the best gems of Indonesia.