Bus is the most popular mean of transportation in Cambodia and the most convenient way to reach the major tourist destinations.
We support advance ticket booking for more than 30 bus stations and bus stops in Cambodia, connecting Phnom Penh with Siem Reap, Koh Ker, Preah Vihear, Banteay Meanchey, Poipet, Battambang, Pursat in the Northwest, Koh Kong, Sihanoukville, Kampot, Ket in the Southern Coast, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Thom in the Central Plains, and Kratie, Mondulkiri, Stung Treng and Ratanakiri in the East.
Types of buses in Cambodia
Road transportation in Cambodia is carried out by three types of vehicles: seated buses, sleeper buses and minivans. Most local transport providers operate modern fleets of vehicles equipped with air-conditioning, seats or berths, and on-board amenities. Depending on the travel distance and the level of comfort your prefer, you can choose among bus, minibus or minivan available for your route.
Seated buses generally cover long distances during daytime and connect two or more cities in different provinces.
The most common models of seating buses in Cambodia are single-deck coaches equipped with reclining seats and capacity for 30 to 40 passengers
Most seated buses have air-conditioning and the staff on-board provides water and refreshing towels.
Sleeper buses generally cover long distances overnight and connect two or more cities in different provinces. Journeys can take up to 6 hours, so buses are prepared for passengers to sleep during most part of the journey.
The most common models of sleeper buses in Cambodia are double-deck coaches equipped with shared berths and capacity for 30 to 40 passengers.
Most sleeper buses have air-conditioning and the staff on-board provides water, refreshing towels and sometimes blankets. Some modern buses are equipped with Wi-Fi internet.
Minivans generally cover short distances during daytime and connect cities in the same province or neighbor provinces.
The most common model of the minivan in Cambodia is the Toyota Hiace and the Ford Transit, having the interior refurbished with three rows of seats accommodating 10 passengers. Additionally, there is space for 1 extra passenger in the front of the van, seating next to the driver.
Most minivan vehicles are equipped with air conditioning and seatbelts to ensure a comfortable and safe trip.
Getting around Cambodia by bus
Cambodia continues upgrading the highway network according to international standards.
The internal highway network comprises three major roads: the National Highway 3 linking Phnom Penh and Kampot in the South, the National Highway 4 linking Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville in the Coast, and the National Highway 6/6A linking Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
Other three major roads connect the capital with the neighbour countries: the National Highway 1 connecting Phnom Penh with Bavet in the border with Vietnam, the National Highway 5 connecting Phnom Penh and Battambang to Poipet in the border with Thailand, and the National Highway 7 connecting Phnom Penh and Stung Treng to Dom Kralor in the border with Laos.
Northwestern Cambodia comprises the provinces of Siem Reap, Preah Vihear, Oddar Meanchey, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Pursat, Pailin and Kampong Speu.
North of Tonle Sap
Located in the North of Tonle Sap, Siem Reap and Preah Vihear contain the magnificent ruins and remnants of the Khmer civilization. Get ready to discover ancient lost temples surrounded by jungle.
West of Tonle Sap
The provinces of Pursat, Battambang and Banteay Meanchey are becoming a trendy destination for international tourists thanks to the charming and peaceful atmosphere of the surrounding countryside. These sleepy towns can be used as a base to visit to the Tonle Sap Lake or the Cardamon Mountains.
Bus routes to Pursat
Phnom Penh welcomes tourists eager to discover its charm and explore its numerous Buddhist wats and precious Royal Palaces. The capital is also the main transportation hub in Cambodia, with most buses and minivans departing from the representative offices of the companies in the Night Market area.
The Mekong Lowlands and Central Plains comprise the provinces of Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Thom, Kandal and Prey Veng, surrounding Phnom Penh. Travellers can make a stop here on the way to Siem Reap or Battambang to enjoy a laid back atmosphere and get in touch with the rural landscape out of the main tourist areas.
Bus routes to Kampong Cham
Bus routes to Kampong Chhnang
Bus routes to Kampong Thom
The Southern Coast concentrates three major tourist destinations: Kampot, a small town with impressive sights to the river area and easy access to Bokor National Park; Krong Kep, a seaside resort with a chilling atmosphere situated close to the border with Vietnam; and Sihanoukville, a fast-developing seaport typically used as a stopover on the way to the idyllic islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem.
Eastern Cambodia comprises the provinces of Kratie, Mondulkiri, Stung Treng and Ratanakiri. This region is filled with spectacular natural attractions, including the Mekong River, lakes, waterfalls and national parks, and is also home to a diversity of ethnic minority groups.
How to book your bus tickets in Cambodia
Booking your bus tickets in Cambodia is very quick and simple. Search for bus routes between any two cities for your travel dates.
Select your route
After search, we will display the results for your itinerary.
Find the services operated by different bus and minivan companies and select the most convenient option.
Click to expand the details of the route, you will find the available fares. The bus companies in Cambodia offer various types of fares, depending if the service consists of a seating bus, a sleeper bus or a minivan.
Fill in the passenger and contact details
Next, provide the passenger(s) information and select your seats.
Baolau supports seat selection on certain buses and minivans in Cambodia. In case that seat selection is available, you can choose your preferred seats during the reservation process and the seat numbers will be guaranteed when the booking is confirmed. In other cases, we will carefully select the best seats for you and your travel company.
Don't forget to provide the contact details of the person responsible for booking. We will send the ticket confirmation by email.
Complete your payment
Select your payment method. We accept international credit or debit cards.
Check your itinerary and price breakdown. Confirm that the booking information is correct. Before you proceed to payment, you must read and accept the terms and conditions of booking.
Receive your tickets by email
Once your payment is complete, your reservation will be processed.
In the following 24 hours you will receive the itinerary and booking confirmation by email with the electronic tickets in PDF format.
You can also access to Manage your booking via web and download the electronic tickets to your device.
The electronic tickets are valid boarding passes and can be used to board the bus or minivan at the departure point. Passengers must follow the instructions contained in the e-ticket and print a physical copy in advance or carry a digital copy in the mobile phone or tablet to present it before boarding.