Last updated: Sep 19, 2019


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Trip overview from Siem Reap to Kampot

To make trip planning super easy and fast, we created a step-by-step guide to find the best options by bus, taxi and plane from Siem Reap to Kampot.

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


How to get from Siem Reap to Kampot

There are 3 options when traveling from Siem Reap to Kampot. Taking a bus is the cheapest but slowest at $15 and 11 hours. A taxi is 2 hours faster and is perfect when traveling with a group as it costs $130. Flying is the quickest at 3 hours and starts at $70.

Despite being slow, we think taking a night bus is the easiest way to get from Siem Reap to Kampot. Even though it takes 11 hours, you won’t lose so much time as you travel by night, but take in mind that night buses are not the safest way to travel in Cambodia!

Taking a taxi offers the advantage that you can ask to make some stops along the way and it brings you from door to door. Expect to pay around $130 for a 4-seater taxi.

Kampot doesn’t have an airport, but you can fly to Sihanoukville first and take a taxi from there to Kampot. A one-way air ticket from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville costs between $30-$160. From the airport, you can arrange a taxi which will bring you in 2 hours to Kampot.


Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus11 hours$15Check bus tickets
Taxi9 hours$130Reserve a taxi
Flight3 hours$70Check flights

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 Siem Reap to Kampot.

Siem Reap to Kampot route on map


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Bus from Siem Reap to Kampot

Duration: 11 hours
Costs: $15

The journey from Siem Reap to Kampot by bus takes quite some time. Count at least 11 hours for this trip when you take the bus.

Given the long journey, it is worth to consider taking a night bus. See their schedules in the table below. This option saves you a lot of time and a night on accommodation. However, keep in mind that the streets in Cambodia are not well-lit and accidents happen more often during the night.

There are also options for traveling during the day if this is what you prefer.

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Virak Buntham
Olongpich Transport19:45-06:45
12h 35min
Phnom Penh Sorya

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Unfortunately, none of the 3 bus companies rate well on safety and customer service, so taking the bus can be risky!

If you want to travel via more reputable bus companies, you can also consider to book a bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh first and then continue with another bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot.

Virak Buntham

  • Departs from Virak Buntham Express Travel Office, next to Nakpeoun Old Market roundabout
  • Arrives at Virak Buntham Express Kampot stop, near the Durian Roundabout in the city center

Olongpich Transport

  • Departs from Taphul Road, Siem Reap (near Angkor Pearl)
  • Arrives near the Durian Roundabout in the city center

Phnom Penh Sorya

  • Departs from the Phnom Penh Sorya Office along BBU Road, next to the Royal American International School
  • Arrives at Phnom Penh Sorya Office near National Road 33

Phnom Penh Sorya operates buses with normal seats instead of beds.



Taxi from Siem Reap to Kampot

Duration: 9 hours
Costs: $130

The travel from Siem Reap to Kampot by taxi takes about 9 hours, depending on how many stops you make. The cost of this journey is around $150 but some negotiating skills might help you talk down the price to $130.

You can order a taxi from your hotel, a local taxi service company or book one directly online for $130. Booking online offers the advantage that fares are fixed.

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Flight via Sihanoukville

Duration: 3 hours
Costs: $70

If you don’t want to take the night bus or sit in a bus or taxi all day, you can also travel the most part by plane. You can choose to fly to Sihanoukville or Phnom Penh but we recommend the first city since it is quite easy to get a taxi from the airport straight to Kampot.

From Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, a one-way air ticket will range from $30 to $160. Flight time is just around 1 hour. We recommend checking Skyscanner to find the best rates and available flights.

Once you arrive at Sihanoukville Airport, you can take a taxi to Kampot.  You either arrange a taxi from the taxi counter near the arrival exit or let your hotel arrange a pick-up service in advance. Expect to pay around $40 for the 2-hour ride to Kampot.


My favourite places to stay in Kampot

Daom Djah Spirit

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 €12

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The Magic Sponge

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 €16

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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 €16 and dorms from €4,50

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