Bus times from Bangkok to Phnom Penh

By bus it takes from 10 to 16 hours to travel from Bangkok to Phnom Penh in Cambodia depending upon which service you take.

Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Phnom Penh


Click on the Bangkok – Phnom Penh link below for more information and to buy tickets.

Bangkok - Phnom Penh ฿ 1,116–1,850 11h 30m – 21h
  •   Coaster 07:00, 09:00
  •   Bus 40 seat 05:30, 06:00, 08:00
Bangkok - Phnom Penh ฿ 1,116 12h – 13h
  •   Van 7pax 02:00, 05:00
Bangkok - Phnom Penh ฿ 8,224–16,875 8h 55m – 13h 30m
  •   Luxury VIP Van 9pax
  •   Comfort Car 3pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Minivan 7pax

Departure from Bangkok


Virak Buntham bus services from Bangkok to Phnom Penh depart from the Khao San Travel Mart, 51 ซอย โรงไหม Chao Fa Rd, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200.

Google Map of Khao San Travel Mart

Arrival in Battambang


Virak Buntham bus services from Bangkok to Phnom Penh terminate at the Virak Buntham Express Bus Station (Japan Hospital Branch).

Google Map of Virak Buntham Express Bus Station (Japan Hospital Branch)

About Travel to Phnom Penh


Phnom Penh is a large and busy city with a population of around 1.5 million. Phnom Penh is also a uniquely Cambodian city which has a very different character to only capital cities in the region including Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City.

Is it Worth Visiting Phnom Penh?

Phnom Penh is perhaps one of the least tourist friendly cities in South East Asia, and many travellers choose to avoid it. The traffic in Phnom Penh is often very heavy in the city centre and even crossing the road can be difficult, as can simply trying to walk around the city as the pavements are typically blocked with food stalls or parked cars and motorbike. Other issues facing travellers to the city include rubbish on the street, unhygienic food and crime.

Nonetheless, Phnom Penh is an interesting city and travelling there is perfectly safe so long as you are careful. Phnom Penh is also great value for money, with a wide variety of hotels and restaurants catering specifically to foreign visitors.

Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
What is there to see in Phnom Penh?

Phnom Penh is a city with a long history. The city was founded in 1372 and has a temple, Wat Phnom, which dates back to that time. Wat Phnom is the most important religious site in Cambodia and we recommend visiting.

The other really impressive tourist attractions in Phnom Penh nearly all date back to the period of French colonial rule:

  • Royal Palace: Established in 1866, under the protection of the French military, Phnom Penh’s royal palace is the city’s number one tourist attraction.
  • Central Market: Central Market is the focal point of Phnom Penh located in the middle of a square which marks the centre of the city. Central Market is an Art Deco style building created by the French Public Works Department which first opened in 1937.
  • Sisowath Quay: Sisowath Quay is a 3.7 km long stretch of the Tonle Sap River running through the centre of the city with a wide pedestrian promenade. Created by the French colonial government, Sisowath Quay is one of the few public spaces in Phnom Penh which is closed to cars and motorbikes.
  • Phnom Penh Railway Station: First opened to passengers in 1932, Phnom Penh Railway is another fine example of French architecture incorporating elements of Khmer style architecture.

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