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Trip overview from Kep to Phnom Penh

To make trip planning super easy and fast, we created a step-by-step guide to find the best way to travel from Kep to Phnom Penh.

To start with, use the slider to compare the different options:


How to get from Kep to Phnom Penh

We recommend taking the bus from 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 traveling with a group or prefer to arrive at the doorstep of your hotel, you can also book a taxi. Fares start from $40.

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


Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus4 hours$8Check bus tickets
Taxi3 - 4 hours$40Reserve a taxi

Are you a fast decision maker? Simply use the links above to book your tickets!

If you haven’t found your best transport option yet, no problem. This was just the intro. Below we share our step-by-step guide of how to get from Kep to Phnom Penh.


Kep to Phnom Penh route on map


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Bus from Kep to Phnom Penh

Duration: 4 hours
Costs: $8 

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

There are currently 2 bus companies operating through this route. We only recommend to book with Cambodia Post VIP Van as they have 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 companyScheduleDurationCosts
Cambodia Post VIP Van
Champa Mekong07:30-12:30

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.

Check Available Bus Tickets



Taxi from Kep to Phnom Penh

Duration: 3 – 4 hours
Costs: $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, fare starts at $55.

Reserve a Taxi


My favourite places to stay in Phnom Penh

Sla Boutique Hostel

Sla Boutique hostel is just around the corner of Royal Palace and many street food stalls. The helpful staff arranges joint rides to S21 and killing fields, so you avoid overpriced tours. Also, curtains and lockers provide you with some extra privacy in the dorm rooms.

Double Bed from €10

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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 €29

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TAO Riverside Residence

As the name already reveals, TAO Riverside Residence is located at the river and only 500m away from the Royal Palace. The Residence offers modernly designed, riverfront accommodations, with spacious apartments, a kitchenette and super comfortable beds. Another plus: The excellent Wifi connection. (Hint: Time to upload all your pictures from your trip!)

Deluxe Double Studio €49

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