Arguably the most charming trip in Cambodia, Major Road 33′s partially rundown tarmac meanders through photogenic countryside, villages, rice paddies and karst limestone cliffs dotted in the background. It takes 45 minutes or more to cover the 25 kilometer drive whether this is by tuktuk, bus or taxi.
Private taxis can be arranged by your accommodation in Kep. The current price for a one-way trip from Kep to Kampot is about US$15-20, this is excluding any stops along the way. Expect to pay more during important festivals and holidays. By private taxi, the trip takes roughly 45 minutes. A private taxi ensures a door-to-door trip: you are being picked up from your accommodation and dropped of at our doorstep if requested.
My apologies – I have absolutely no clue as to where in Kep you could arrange a seat in a shared taxi. I bet your accommodation in Kep will happily help you organise this for you, or at least point you in the right direction.
Since the trip from Kep to Kampot is a relatively short one, why not take a tuktuk? These motorbike-drawn carriages have the advantage of being comfortable as well as being closer to the scenery you are driving through. Tuktuks easily carry two people and their luggage; with four it would be a bit more of a squeeze. There are tuktuks around with a longer wheelbase which are able to take four people with luggage.
Your guesthouse in Kep can help you arrange a tuktuk. Prices for the one-way trip vary between about US$8 and US$15, depending on quality of the tuktuk and the level of English (or other foreign language) spoken by the driver. Expect to pay more if you would like to visit some sights along the way.
Since most buses from Phnom Penh to Kampot travel via Kep, there is quite a number of companies to choose from. There is no fixed bus station in Kep; it is best to check with your accommodation in Kep where you should catch the bus.
In Kampot, all buses depart from and arrive at the public bus station.
Tickets can be purchased through your accommodation or from a travel agent.
Bus services with the title ‘open tour’ stop en route to pick up more passengers, who might have to take seat on little plastic chairs in the isle when the bus has filled up the regular seats.
These bus companies use comparatively good quality, air conditioned buses and the added bonus of a TV, which usually plays a selection of cartoons, Khmer comedy, Asian soaps and karaoke.
Travels daily from Kep at 11:00am, 13:00pm and 17:30pm. Expect the trip to take about 45 minutes.
Phnom Penh Sorya Transport
Travels daily Kep at 11:00am and 17:00pm. This is a 45 minute trip.
Travels daily from Kep to Kampot at 11:00am and at 16:30pm for a 45 minute trip.
phone +855 12 376 807, no website.
Moto remorques are long trailers pulled by a single motorbike. You can find these at local markets. Fares are very cheap.
(The prices on this page are used as indications only and may vary)
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