Photo: Riverside scenes, Kratie.

How to get to and from Kratie

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The roads to Kratie from Stung Treng in the north and Kompong Cham are both paved and in pretty good condition. Because of the quality of roads through the region, boats no longer make the journey regularly, and you'd have to arrange a private (and very expensive) trip if you plan to travel from city-to-city via the Mekong in Cambodia's northeast.

Nowadays, buses, taxis and minivans are the main form of transport, and below we've listed the bus prices from a few common destinations to Kratie. The bus stop is located in the centre of town, just above the market.

Bus tickets to and from Kratie can be booked online through BookMeBus.

From Kratie
Banlung: Minibus departs early morning, takes three to four hours and costs $8.
Kompong Cham: Same as bus to Phnom Penh, costs $5.
Phnom Penh: 07:00, 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30 and 14:30. Eight hours, and $8.
Sen Monorom: 07:00 and 08:00. Costs $7 and takes five to six hours.
Stung Treng: departs at 13:30, takes three hours and costs $6.

To Kratie
Banlung: minibus departs 06:30, costs $8 and takes three to four hours.
Kompong Cham: jump on the bus from Phnom Penh, costs $5.
Phnom Penh: departs at 07:00, and 08:00, taking six to seven hours, and costing $15.
Siem Reap: leaves at 07:30, taking eight hours and costing $10.
Stung Treng: departs at 08:00, takes three hours and costs $6.

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Getting around

Most guesthouses can arrange both bicycle ($1-$2 per day) and motorcycle ($6 - $7 per day). The road surfaces are quite good in the immediate surrounding areas and if you do hire a motorbike, it should come with a helmet.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Kratie? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Cambodia.

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