Kep to Phnom Penh

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How to get from Kep to Phnom Penh

When travelling from Kep to Phnom Penh, you have 2 options: you can either take a bus or a taxi. Both take between 3-4 hours, depending on traffic.

2 ways to get from Kep to Phnom Penh

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus4 hours$8Check Bus Tickets
Taxi3-4 hours$40Check Private Transfers

We recommend taking the bus since this is a comfortable and cheap option. The bus journey takes about 3-4 hours, depending on the company you book with.

If you are travelling in a group or prefer to arrive at the doorstep of your hotel, you can also book a taxi. Taxi fares start from $40.

We do not recommend travelling by train, because this option takes much longer than needed. The journey to the nearest railway station takes 30 minutes and another 5-6 hours to travel from this railway station in Kampot to Phnom Penh.

Itinerary from Kep to Phnom Penh

Kep to Phnom Penh route on map

Kep to Phnom Penh by Bus

Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $8
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $8

Booking a bus is a lot cheaper than hiring a taxi and offers enough comfort for the 4-hour journey.

There are two bus companies on this route, but we only recommend booking with Cambodia Post VIP Van. This company has a good reputation when it comes to service and safety. You can book a van ride with them through BookMeBus.

See the schedule for both options below:

Bus schedule from Kep to Phnom Penh

Bus companyScheduleCosts
Cambodia Post VIP Van13:45-17:45$9
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Champa Mekong07:30-12:30
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The Cambodia Post VIP Van departs and arrives at the Post office in Kep and Phnom Penh, respectively.

You can also book your bus tickets online by clicking the button below.

Kep to Phnom Penh by Taxi

Duration: 3-4 hours
Cost: $40
Duration: 3-4 hours
Cost: $40

A taxi ride offers the advantage that they will bring you from door to door. Fares start from $40, depending on availability and your negotiating skills. Make sure to agree on the rate beforehand to avoid discussions about the price on arrival.

You can also arrange a taxi at your hotel or book one online through the button below. For taxis booked online, the fare starts at $60.

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Our favourite places to stay in Phnom Penh

Sla Boutique Hostel

Sla Boutique hostel is located just around the corner from the Royal Palace and there are many street food stalls nearby. The staff are very helpful and willing to arrange joint rides for guests to S21 or the Killing Fields. In the dorms, curtains and lockers are provided for extra privacy.

Double Bed from $11

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Onederz Hostel

Located along the lively riverside area, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars, and street food options around Onederz Hostel. The clean and comfortable rooms are perfect to get a rest, while the rooftop bar invites you to enjoy a cold beer and socialize with other guests!

Standard Double Room from $26

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TAO Riverside Residence

As the name reveals, TAO Riverside Residence is located along the river and sits just 500m away from the Royal Palace. The Residence offers modern, riverfront accommodations. These spacious apartments include kitchenettes, super comfortable beds and excellent Wifi connection. (Hint: Perfect time to upload all the pictures from your trip!)

Deluxe Double Studio $60

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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.