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Getting the supply boat from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville

Getting the supply boat from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville is often the only way to get off of Koh Rong, as I was to find out first hand.

Koh Rong is a damned beautiful place, many people decide to get stranded here, I can see their reasoning, BUT if you have work, or other commitments, then it is not always an option.

Getting the ferry from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville

The very easy option, and the fastest and most expensive option. It is $12 each way, but takes 45 minutes, or so. Alas due to the recent Covid thang the boats got cancelled. Allegedly this will last for two weeks. Not ideal. I was thus presented with a bit of pickle.

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Getting the supply boat from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville

Come what may the supply boat runs from the mainland to the islands. Essentially without it the island would be screwed. To make a few extra quid they also let paying passengers go on it. This is often used by Koh Rong locals that need to do a bank run.

Supply boat from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville

Fast ferry vs supply boat?

The fast ferry is very fast. How long does the supply boat take to go from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville? It takes about 4 hours. It is not quick.

You do though stop at pretty much every beach on Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem, so it is at least pleasant.

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Getting the supply boat from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville – how much is it?

The supply boat costs $5/2.50 depending on if you are staff, or not. That’s a bit of a funny one. Trade secrets an all. To be fair I have done work on the island. This is opposed to $12.

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What is the cheapest way to get to Koh Rong? The supply boat.

How do you get the supply boat from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville?

Head to pier 2 at 7 am and simply get on it. It goes every day. Cheap and a rather pleasant journey, if you have the time and like boats.

Written by Gareth

Gareth Johnson is the founder of Young Pioneer Tours, a published writer, and all round entrepreneur. He enjoys street food, and encourage others to get paid to travel the world.

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