Travellers can reserve train tickets in Cambodia and receive the electronic tickets by email, valid to collect the boarding passes at the station.
We support advance ticket booking for more than 10 stations in Cambodia, including Phnom Penh and the major cities, such as Takeo, Krong Kep, Kampot and Sihanoukville in Southern Cambodia, and Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Poipet in Northwestern Cambodia.
Types of trains in Cambodia
The railway network in Cambodia is managed by Royal Railway, the company that outsources the railway operations under a exclusive concession from the government. In the present, trains transiting the Cambodian railway network are pulled by diesel locomotives circulating at a top speed of 60 km/h.
Royal Railway operates its own set of passenger coaches on every train, which usually consists of seating passenger cars.
Passenger cars operated by Royal Railway are divided in two classes: Soft seat and Soft seat Premium.
Getting around Cambodia by train
Cambodia has 612 kilometres of metre gauge railway tracks. Phnom Penh Railway Station is the main terminus of all routes.
The railway network is distributed in two main lines:
- Western Line
- Southern Line
The Western Line is the main railway line that links the capital with the border between Cambodia and Thailand.
Trains depart from Phnom Penh Railway Station bound to Poipet Railway Station every Friday and return on Sunday.
The major cities served by the line include Pursat, Battambang and Sisophon in Banteay Meanchey.
Ticket booking for the Western Line is available 30 days in advance.
Passenger services stop at all stations.
The Southern Line is the main railway line that links the capital with the provinces in the southern coast.
Trains depart Phnom Penh Railway Station bound to Sihanoukville Railway Station every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and return on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
The major cities served by the line include include Takeo, Krong Kep and Kampot.
Ticket booking for the Southern Line is available 30 days in advance.
Passenger services stop at all stations.
The Southern Line allows passengers to travel by train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. The weekend service departs in the morning and returns the next day.
How to book train tickets in Cambodia
Booking your train tickets in Cambodia is very quick and simple. Search for train routes between any two cities for your travel dates.
Select your route
After search, we will display the results for your itinerary.
Find the train services operated by Royal Railway available for your itinerary and select the most convenient option.
Click to expand the details of the route, you will find the available fares.
- Soft seat arranged in 2+2 row configuration
- Soft seat Premium arranged in 2+2 row configuration
Fill in the passenger and contact details
Next, provide the passenger(s) information and select your seats.
Baolau currently does not support seat selection on trains in Cambodia but you can indicate your preference during the reservation process and we will consider your request depending on the availability.
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 electronic ticket 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 ticket attached in PDF format.
You can also access to Manage your booking via web and download the electronic ticket to your device.
How to pick up the tickets at the station
The electronic ticket is valid to collect the boarding passes at the station.
Passengers are requested to print a copy of the e-ticket in advance and carry the printout to present at the ticket counter.
RECEIVE YOUR E-TICKET BY EMAIL
Receive your electronic ticket by email in PDF format. Print a copy of the e-ticket in advance or carry it in your mobile phone.
PICK UP YOUR BOARDING PASS
Arrive at the station 30-60 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Present your electronic ticket at the authorized ticket office and collect your boarding pass.
BOARD THE TRAIN
Access the platform and present your boarding pass to the conductor before boarding the train.