Bus journey from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham


The day after arriving in Phnom Penh, we travelled northeast to Kampong Cham.

About Kampong Cham

Kampong Cham is the capital of Kampong Cham Province in eastern Cambodia. It is a sleepy Mekong River town 124 km from Phnom Penh, with a population of approximately 60,000 in 2021.

Buses from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham

Virak Buntham Express

Buses from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham are operated by Virak Buntham Express.

We were staying in an area of budget guesthouses near the Mekong River waterfront, from where the office is a 20-minute walk away.

Bus tickets from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham

Virak Buntham Express ticket office

We bought our bus tickets at the Virak Buntham Express company counter. It was around 11am when we arrived at the office and we were able to buy a ticket for the 12pm bus.

Ticket to Kompong Cham

The fare to Kompong Cham was USD 8.8 per person. Seat numbers are printed on the ticket.

Boarding the bus to Kampong Cham

Bus to Kampong Cham

There was some time before the departure time, so we had lunch at a nearby restaurant. When we returned to the bus stop, the bus was already parked and we could get on the 12-seater minivan.

The bus left at 12.00 noon as scheduled. We stopped for a toilet break on the way.

Arrival at Kampong Cham

Arrival in Kampong Cham

We arrived in Kompong Cham at around 2.30pm at the company’s Kampong Cham office.