Royal Railway (Cambodia)

Royal Railway operates the sole railway network in Cambodia, with the railway running in a north-south direction from Poipet on the border of Thailand to Sihanoukville by the seaside via Phnom Penh. The railway is split into two distinct lines, with both converging at Phnom Penh. A dedicated branch line also serves Airport Shuttle Trains between Phnom Penh and Phnom Penh International Airport.

Future plans include linking the railway onward to Thailand on the SRT Eastern Line after Poipet to Aranyaphrathet.

Royal Railway Route Map effective 4 July 2018

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Royal Railway Route Map effective October 2018

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The Phnom Penh – Poipet Line is currently suspended till end-December 2018 for track maintenance works.

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Phnom Penh – Poipet Line
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The Phnom Penh – Poipet Line forms a vital link connecting the capital of Cambodia to Poipet near the border of Thailand through Battambang, south of the Tonle Sap River, providing a critical connection with the rest of the Southeast Asian railway network through Thailand to Laos, Malaysia and Singapore.

Phnom Penh – Poipet Line Timetable
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Do take note of the operating days and train.

The Phnom Penh – Poipet train runs on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesday only, while the Phnom Penh – Poipet train runs on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Check the latest departure times locally.

Phnom Penh – Poipet Line Fares
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Phnom Penh – Bangkok Line

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You may use Poipet Railway Station to access Thailand. You may travel onward to Thailand on the SRT Eastern Line after Poipet by foot to Aranyaphrathet. An overnight stay is necessary at the border on the Cambodian side to wait for the connecting train.

Royal Railway Cambodia Combined Timetable
includes SRT Eastern Line for onward travel to Bangkok

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Do take note of the operating days and train.

The Phnom Penh – Poipet train runs on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesday only, while the Phnom Penh – Poipet train runs on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Check the latest departure times locally.

Phnom Penh – Bangkok Fares

Royal Railway (Cambodia): Free of charge from 4 April to 1 August 2018.

SRT Eastern Line (Thailand): 48 Baht (~US$1.50) for the full route to Bangkok. Payment is only accepted in Thai Baht. Please search here for exact fares to other stations en route.


Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Line

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The Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Line is the first fully restored line under Royal Railway, forming a vital link connecting the capital of Cambodia to the southern beaches and seaport of Sihanoukville. Passenger trains serve the line on weekends and public holidays, with the line mainly serving freight trains.

Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Line Timetable

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Do take note of the operating days and train.

The Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Line trains run on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays only, with additional runs during public holidays and other festive periods. Check the latest departure times locally.

Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Line Fares

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Phnom Penh – Phnom Penh International Airport Line
Airport Shuttle Train

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The Phnom Penh – Phnom Penh International Airport Line or Airport Shuttle Train is the first airport rail link in Cambodia, connecting Phnom Penh International Airport to Phnom Penh Railway Station in the city.

Phnom Penh – Phnom Penh International Airport Line Timetable
Airport Shuttle Train

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Phnom Penh – Phnom Penh International Airport Line Fares
Airport Shuttle Train

Royal Railway Phnom Penh Airport Line Fares Free
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Free of charge from 10 April to 31 July 2018.

1 US Dollar is used as 4000 Cambodian Riel.


Booking Methods

  • Ticket counters in Royal Railway stations
  • Phone
    • Phnom Penh: 078 888 582
    • Takeo: 099 222 533
    • Kampot: 099 222 566
    • Sihanoukville: 099 222 544
  • Online from Baolau
  • Online from Easybook

Tickets are open for sale 7 days before departure for direct bookings through Royal Railway, and around 14 to 21 days before departure for online agent bookings.

For online bookings through Baolau, print your confirmation at home and get it exchanged for the actual boarding pass at the station’s ticket counter on the day of your travel.

Boarding Process for Tickets booked through Baolau

  1. Make a booking on Baolau.
  2. Baolau receives confirmation from Royal Railway.
  3. Baolau then sends you the confirmation with numbered seat within 24 hours.
  4. Print the confirmation and exchange it for the boarding pass at the station before departure.
  5. The staff on train will check the boarding pass and take it away.

Journey Experiences

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9 thoughts on “Royal Railway (Cambodia)

  1. Warren says:

    Trains will start 4 April 2018 between Poipet and Sisophon.
    Free service until 31 July 2018

    Poipet 7a.m. – Sisophon 8.15am
    Poipet 10.30a.m. – Sisophon 11.45a.m.
    Poipet 14.15 – Sisophon 15.30

    Sisophon 8.45a.m. – Poipet 10.00a.m.
    Sisophon 12.15 – Poipet 13.30
    Sisophon 16.00 -Poipet 17.15

    Service should extend to Battambong by June.
    Most people call Sisophon Svay.

  2. Wisarut says:

    Now, I have learnt that ORD 275 has arrived at Aranyaprathet around 13.00, so it can catch Train that depart Poipet at 14.15.

    For the return trip, it is quite a trouble to catch either ORD 276 or ORD 280, so the only alternative are either Casino bus or intercity van for Aranyaprathet.

  3. Alex says:

    Nice work. You may want to add Bat Deng station (between Pursat and Phnom Penh), Damnak Chang Aeur/Kep (between Takeo and Kampot) and Veal Renh (between Kampot and Sihanoukville), all of which should be open before the end of the year.

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