Anyone travelled this route recently?
There's a post here written in 2009, mentioning poor road conditions and the journey taking a very long time. Has the journey improved?
Thanks in anticipation for any info and suggestions.
The road from Chau Doc to Ha Tien is generally in reasonable condition,it's quite narrow in places,but there's not a lot of traffic on it.It takes about 2+1/2-3+1/2 hours for this journey if traveling by bus or minibus,depending on how many times the bus stops.From ha Tien to the border is only about 15 minutes,the road is currently being re-surfaced,but it's now wide and in good condition.From the border,once in Cambodia,the road to Kompong Trach is new,and in good condition,however once you get onto the main road to Kep and Kampot ,it's a different story.This road is undergoing major reconstruction,with many bridge and culvert works.Consequently it's either extremely dusty or extremely muddy-depending on whether it's raining or not.It is not recommended to travel this part by motorbike at this time.Once the road is finished,it should be a good wide road (maybe in 6 months time).If you are in a bus/minibus it should be fine.Border to Kep-perhaps 40 minutes,from Kep to Kampot 30 minutes