Cambodia by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Cambodia.

Here you will find information for Cambodia about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets and more.

Useful Information

Population: 16.89 million

Currency: Cambodian riel, USD

Language: Khmer

Capital: Phnom Penh

Country Code: +855

Time Zone: Indochina Time (ICT) 

Train Companies

The rail network in Cambodia is operated by Royal Railway – Chemin de fer du Cambodge (CFC).

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Train Tickets

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Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Cambodia.

TrAIN tYPES

There are two different kinds of trains in Cambodia and depending on the route there could be a train with airline style seating, rows of 4 seats (2+2) and then the other trains have leather benches. Some services may have air conditioning and WiFi.

Phnom Penh / Poipet* to Bangkok via Ban Klong Luk, Thailand border town:

  • 3rd Class available
  • No restaurant car; however, vendors sell drinks and snacks
  • No reservations are necessary, nor possible.
  • *When arriving in Poipet, after passing through the Cambodian checkpoint, the Thai border town of Ban Klong Luk is just after the Thai border checkpoint. From Ban Klong Luk, there is a direct train daily to Thailand’s capital of Bangkok.

There are no connecting trains from Cambodia to Vietnam or Laos; however, these journeys can be done with a bus.

There are no sleeper trains in Cambodia.

Bamboo Train Battambang

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Cambodia

National

From > To
Duration (h) Stops Transport
Phnom Penh to Battambang 7:25 Direct Train
Phnom Penh to Poipet 10:35 Direct Train
Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville 7:00 Direct Train
Phnom Penh to Kampot 4:40 Direct Train
Phnom Penh to Siem Reap 5:30-7 Direct Bus or River Speed Boat

 

International

From > To
Duration (h) Stops Transport
Siem Reap to Bangkok, Thailand 4:27 Direct Bus & Train
Phnom Penh to Bangkok, Thailand 16:50 Direct Bus & Train
Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam 29:00 Direct Bus

 

 

Cambodia travel routes

Southeast Asia: Ho Chi Minh To Bangkok

Southeast Asia: Ho Chi Minh To Bangkok

Main Train Stations

  • Phnom Penh
  • Poipet
  • Kampot
  • Sihanoukville
  • Battambang

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Cambodia

We recommend travelling anytime between November to April since there is less rain, minimal humidity, and beautiful blue skies.

From June to September the country experiences heavy rainfall; however, most of this season has daily rain only for 1-2 hours per day and then blue skies for the rest of the day.

Depending on which season you decide to visit may determine how much rain gear you pack! Any time of year you are able visit the world-renowned Angkor Wat, delve deeper in to the history of the Khmer Rouge, and lay on beaches of Sinanoukville!

  • High Season: November – February
  • Low Season: June – September
  • Wet Season: May – October
  • Dry Season: November – April

 

Accommodation In Cambodia

Booking

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Cambodia

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Travel Insurance

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