The highway between Kampong Cham city and the capital, Phnom Penh, is one of the best in the country, being paved and divided. It runs along the Mekong, and buses frequent this route daily, so you should have no trouble getting between the two cities.
If you have your own motorcycle or car, the trip will be so much faster and easier, just make sure to bring a map.
To get from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham, there are several options for buses. The standard rules for buses apply here. Try taking as early a bus as possible, to avoid arriving close to or after dusk, where your choice of accommodation will be limited. The telephone numbers listed here are for locations in Phnom Penh.
- Sorya, Telephone 023-210359. Approximately 5 USD, with buses leaving throughout the day at 6:45, 7:45, 9:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:15, 15:00, and 16:00. Typically a 3-4 hour trip.
- GST, Telephone 023-335199. Also 4 - 5 USD, but only leaving twice daily, at 9:00 and 15:00 with a 3-4 hour trip.
Taxis are a less popular and more expensive method, costing about $10-$15 USD one way. These do, however, offer much more comfort and speed than a bus usually does, but make sure the vehicle's air conditioning is functional before getting in!
Trucks are also an option, but with much less comfort than buses or taxis, and are not advised.... unless you don't mind a bit of risk and adventure.
There are two kind of boats which you could take to get to Kampong Cham. One is the slow boat and the other one the fast boat. Here is a travel tip about it:
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