Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Getting In


By Boat & Train

By Boat
Ferries connect Phnom Penh with Siem Reap and the trip usually takes 6 hours - tickets for foreigners cost around USD30. Many, but not all, of these ferries offer the option of sitting on the roof, which makes for a much more scenic, albeit less comfortable ride than the bus. Remember to bring along sunblock, a hat and enough water to last you for several hours just in case the boat gets stuck.
Save on your hotel -
Fast boats leave every morning around 8:00 a.m. from Chau Doc in Vietnam's Mekong Delta and take 5 hours to reach Phnom Penh. The boats make the return journey the same day and leave Phnom Penh around 1:00 p.m. arriving in Chau Doc in the early evening.
There are 3 choices of boat from Chau Doc:
  • Hang Chau Speed Boat - Takes around 4 hours, price USD22.
  • Dalta Adventure - Takes around 5 hours, price USD21.
  • Mekong Tour Slow Boat - Takes 7-8 hours, price USD12.

Boat from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by Flip666

By Train
After years of damage and neglect, the Cambodian railway system was suspended in 2009. The country's railway system is currently undergoing upgrading and limited services are now available. The Northern Line now connects Phnom Penh with Battambang and Poipet (near the Cambodian-Thai border). The Southern Line connects Phnom Penh with 
Kep, Kampot and Sihanoukville.

Phnom Penh Railway Station by Anilakeo

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