The Cambodian Railway Network might be small compared to neighbors such as Vietnam, but it does exist and it offers a great alternative to traveling by bus in the country.
How many lines are on the Cambodian Railway?
It is very simple, there are only two lines, namelythe Western Line and the Southern Line.
How many trains stations are there in Cambodia?
There 12 trains stations in Cambodia.
The western line starts in Phnom Penh and ends in Poipet. Pointe being one of the major border crossings with Thailand. It is possible to link up with Thai Railways to go onto Bangkok from here.
Battambang is the second major city of interest here, being the third most important in Cambodia and offering many dark tourism sites related to the Khmer Rouge.
All of the other stops are small and dare we say don’t have as much to offer, unless you really like rural Cambodia.
Cambodian Railway: Southern Line
Damnak Chang Aeur (Kep)
This is the most popular of the two lines as it offers stunning natural beauty and a long run along the beaches of Cambodia.
Highlights of this journey include the peaceful stoner capital of Kampot, Takeo, which was the former home of Ta Mok and of course Sihanoukville.
To read about the best burger in Kampot click here.
The journey to Sihanoukville takes about 6 hours (depending on traffic – really) and offers to the opportunity to transfer directly to a ferry to either Koh Rong, or Koh Rong Sanloem. Both of which have monkeys.
To read about the monkeys of Koh Rong click here.
To read a guide to Koh Rong click here.
Nad that is our geeky guide to riding the raisin Cambodia! Happy trails!