Royal Railway Station (Phnom Penh)

Royal Railway Station (Phnom Penh)

Royal Railway Station (Phnom Penh)
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Sidneeman
Sydney, Australia351 contributions
Mar 2022
Visited in March 2022 and just recording the present position although sadly, not much detail. For background pls read Sherpa 591575’s review which I welcomed as informative supported with some nice photos. Thanks Sherpa.
Agree this is a nice place to visit for both casual tourist and perhaps train buffs but is small and seems not very hospitable.
Was informed by young lady in “staff” uniform that Passenger Service is NOT operating at present. Staff had very limited English language skills and was somewhat unwelcoming in attitude so not able to add more about the train service.
She sorted indicated for me to try again next month but I would caution against any reliance on her comment.
I was hoping to travel to Kampot by train but now May enquire at the local Post Office about using the mail van’s morning service instead.
Written March 24, 2022
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northernlion
Penang Island, Malaysia25 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
Trains now run between Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh (stopping in Kampot) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and make a great alternative to buses or taxis. My trip took under four hours from Kampot to PP, the carriage had comfortable bench seats, a clean WC and was only one-third full. I bought my ticket at the Kampot Station a day in advance (5USD). Many hotels and Travel agencies seem unaware of the train - perhaps they would rather sell bus tickets or taxis on commission so some independent investigation is required! It was a great way to see the Cambodian countryside and it would be fantastic to see it run every day of the week.
Written June 22, 2016
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ReidBurgher
Butler, PA170 contributions
Sep 2019
If you're a train buff - you'll enjoy a quick look at the Royal Railway Station in Phnom Penh. Completely renovated - the antique Tissot clock is prominently displayed. It's a simple, yet interesting design. I am not yet ready to recommend travel by rail in Cambodia - the trains are excruciatingly slow - and never on time. Sadly, the digital clock in the station is also not correct - just not the way it should be in a train station!
Written September 5, 2019
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tossawan
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
The officeres at the platform seems unwelcome. Before I entered the platform, I asked another officer whether or not I can take some photograph of the platform and train. He told me it's okay. But when I enter the plantforn. Another officer shouted and banished me. I do not unsderstand why they did that. I'm dissapointed. I did not do anything wrong. I just take a photograph of the train !!!!! It's rude and nonsense.
Written January 26, 2020
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Davo55_11
Melbourne, Australia104 contributions
Jan 2020
I used the airport train twice - very slow trip, but you pass through some amazing parts of Phnom Penh and it's just good to support the initiative. It's only US$2.50 each way, departing twice an hour. There were only a couple of passengers on both occasions, and it seems that local hotel staff aren't even aware such a service exists.
Written January 11, 2020
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Evelyn S
8 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We took the train on a sunday morning from Kampot to Phnom Penh. We went the day before to the station to buy tickets, but there was no one there. So we decided to just go there and see on the day itself. The guy from the ticketshop just showed up a few minutes before the train arrived, so don't stress out when nobody is there when you arrive at the station. The guy gives us the more expensive tickets. There only a dollar more and give more legspace, so it wasn't a real problem, but if you want the basic ones you should specifically ask.
The train itself was nice, good aircon, clean toilet and even powerplugs, way more comfortable then the bus. But the highlight was the views from the train, it gives you a nice look at Cambodian country side. We expected that it would be a long journey, but we arived in PP 1 hour and 15 minutes earlier then we should! So we traveld in 3.5 hours from Kampot to PP, which is shorter then by bus and way more comfortable. So I would highly recommend to take the train!
Written October 22, 2017
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Sarah B
Footscray, Australia338 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We took the train from Phnom Penh airport into the city. It’s costs $2.5 USD per adult and you can just buy a ticket at the train ticket office. Come out of arrivals and follow signs to the airport shuttle train and it’s about 3 min walk.
Train is just one carriage and apart from us there was just one other tourist. The train was there when we arrived and then left almost immediately - I am not sure how often it runs but I am guessing there is just one train. It took approx 30 mins to get to PP and the journey was pleasant - nice air conditioned coach and the seats were comfortable.

Interesting views of parts of the city I would never have visited.

Highly recommended.
Written December 22, 2018
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sapphirecat88
Brisbane, Australia174 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
what a great ride. Old retro train fitted out and refurbished, with air con. If you go on a Friday there are not many people. The views along the way are amazing. I can not think of a country left where they are so 'new' to having a train running (again), and the looks on the kids faces, adults faces , cattle etc are amazing. Most people just look bored as the train goes past, but not here and now. A comfortable ride
You have to buy your train tickets at the train station. The hotels can not do that for you in advance
Written May 28, 2017
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markpilks
London, UK178 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Took the train from PNH to Kampot this
Morning. The timetable is different from what we saw elsewhere online - the Friday train leaves downtown PNH at 0700. Worth buying tickets in advance - the single carriage train was full. Stopped at Takéo after a couple of hours where you can get out for ten minutes to take photos and buy snacks. Also train now runs to Poipet some days. See photos for timetables and pricing effective 1 Nov 2019
Written November 1, 2019
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Peter B
Melbourne, Australia667 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
The royal railway now run services over the weekends from Friday afternoon returning Sunday between Phnom Penh and Sihanouk Ville Experience Cambodia via the railway
One set of carriages air conditioned and the second to be air conditioned by end of June 2016
You can take a weekend trip to takeo, Kampot or Sihanouk Ville
A great time
A must if in Phnom Penh
Written June 20, 2016
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