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Kampot to Thailand

Posted by Rosievie on 17/9/2019 at 15:15


We are two over 60s planning an Asian adventure next year. I have a gap in my plans from arriving in Kampot to getting somewhere in Thailand preferably without taking a flight. Any tips on border crossings (which I have read elsewhere can be a nightmare)?

Is it better via Sihanoukville/ Koh Rong or back to PP and bus to Bangkok?

Or is it going to take so long that it’s sensible to fly anyway?

I’m hoping to read your advice and experiences please.


#1 Rosievie has been a member since 16/9/2019. Posts: 1

Posted by amnicoll on 18/9/2019 at 11:02

there are a couple of mini vans that go from Kampot to Koh Kong - one direct which is a local one and may be a bit uncomfortable although you might be able to buy an extra seat and the other one takes you to the main road about 50kls from kampot and transfers you on to the bus to the border coming from sihanoukville. On the basis that you would have to get a van to Sihanoukville then I would simply get the connecting van from Kampot (I think there is just the one bus a day from Sihanoukville). If you wanted a bit more comfort you could go by taxi to the junction and get the driver to drop you in the right place for the bus (book the seats beforehand though)

Obviously it depends where you want to go in Thailand but I would not head to PP or Sihanokville for a bus to Thailand although if you were flying fair enough

Crossing the border into Thailand at Koh Kong is simple and hassel free (not so in the other direction) and there are regular vans from the border to Trat (the nearest city) for 120 baht

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