Taking a mini-van is a good and cheap option. Travel time from Sihanoukville to Kampot via mini-van is about 3 hours.
Expect to pay around $40 when travelling by taxi. The advantage of the taxi is that they will bring you door-to-door.
The train route provides a scenic view of the Cambodian countryside. Tickets are priced at $5 per person and travel time is less than 2 hours. Bear in mind that the railway stations are not located within the city centre.
Departs from Golden Star Inn, Madux Street, Sihanoukville
Arrives at the Old Market in Kampot
Departs from CTT Transport, Sihanoukville
Arrives at the opposite of Kampot New Bus Station in the city centre
Kampot Tours and Travel also runs transport services on this route. They are slightly cheaper ($5), but you need to email them beforehand for their schedule.
Sihanoukville to Kampot by shared Mini-vans
There are also independent shared mini-van services that cover this route for only $5 per person. However, we don’t advise taking these as drivers tend to overcrowd the van in the hopes of gaining more profit. Aside from the uncomfortable ride, drivers make multiple stops which increase the travel time.
Sihanoukville to Kampot by Taxi
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours
The average cost for a taxi on this route is about $40. With good negotiation skills, you might be able to lower this rate to $35. Taxis are the preferred mode of transport in Sihanoukville so there should be no problem hailing one from the street.
You can also arrange one with your hotel but bear in mind that they may charge an additional $5.
If you want to avoid having to negotiate with taxi drivers or paying the additional $5 to hotels, you can always book one online. They offer $55 for an SUV taxi.
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.
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