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 and arrive at Poipet Railway Station. The major cities served by the line include Pursat, Battambang and 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 and arrive at Sihanoukville Railway Station. 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 in the afternoon.
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 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 attached in PDF format.
You can also access to Manage your booking via web and download the electronic tickets to your device.
How to use the train e-ticket
The electronic tickets are 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 for the check-in. Passengers should not carry the e-ticket in their mobile phone or tablet as digital copies are not accepted.