Getting there and away
The trip from Phnom Penh takes about two hours by taxi and three hours by bus, making Kompong Cham a relaxing weekend respite from the capital.
More than a dozen public buses leave Phnom Penh every day, between 06:45 and 16:00 for Kompong Cham. The bus stops twice, takes three to four hours and costs 17,000 riel (just over $4). The two bus stations in Kompong Cham, Phnom Penh Sorya Transport Company and Neak Krorhorm Transportation, are located near each other on Monivong Boulevard, just north of the Tela gas station.
Buses leave Kompong Cham daily for points east to Kratie, Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri, and west to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
A space on a shared minibus is $3 from the stand near Central Market; pay extra if you want a whole seat to yourself.
Taxis between Kompong Cham and Phnom Penh cost $20 for the whole car or $5 a seat. The trip takes about 2 to 2.5 hours, and is a recommended alternative to the buses.
The new road via Prey Veng is less scenic but quicker and less bumpy than travelling the whole way on Highway 6.
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