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There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Phnom Penh (PNH) KUL - PNH

$62 - $1,121

Cheapest option

Train via Hat Yai  •  39h 54m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Ban Klong Luk Border
  5. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station

$30 - $158

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Train, bus via Hat Yai  •  36h 38m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express

$47 - $136

Bus  •  39h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Hat Yai Chee Road
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh

$69 - $83

Train, bus  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh

$3,539 - $3,540

Train  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Ban Klong Luk Border
  3. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station

$3,509 - $3,549

Drive  •  28h 13m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh 2119 km

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh is to bus which costs RM 290 - RM 360 and takes 39h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh is to train and fly which costs RM 260 - RM 4800 and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh. However, there are services departing from Hentian Duta and arriving at Phnom Penh via Hat Yai Clock Tower, Hat Yai Bus Terminal and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh station. However, there are services departing from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Phnom Penh Station via Padang Besar, Hat Yai, Hua Lamphong and Poipet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 54m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Phnom Penh is 1002 km. The road distance is 2119 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh without a car is to train and bus via Hat Yai which takes 36h 38m and costs RM 190 - RM 600.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, depart from Hentian Duta station.

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Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, depart from Kuala Lumpur station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh is to bus which takes 39h 21m and costs RM 290 - RM 360. Alternatively, you can train via Hat Yai, which costs RM 120 - RM 700 and takes 39h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh.
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  • Distance: 1001.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

You can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh via Hat Yai Chee Road, Hat Yai Clock Tower, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 39h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh via Padang Besar, Hat Yai, Hua Lamphong, and Poipet in around 39h 54m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Lanmei Airlines
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $30
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$17 - $24
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$7 - $11
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$23 - $30
Train from Hat Yai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $60
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$24 - $35
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$15 - $22
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$40 - $60
Train from Hua Lamphong to Ban Klong Luk Border
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $40
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$19 - $26
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$9 - $14
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$28 - $40
Royal Railway Cambodia
Phone
023 992 379
Email
Chhon.Sotheara@trrcambodia.com
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
Eastern and Oriental Express
Bus operators
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
12go.asia
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Nattakan Transport
Phone
+855 70 877 727
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Travel Mart
Phone
02 629 1300
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
12go.asia

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Phnom Penh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh bus services, operated by Nattakan Transport, arrive at Phnom Penh station.

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Phnom Penh is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 10:11 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 9:11 PM in Phnom Penh.

Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh train services, operated by Royal Railway Cambodia, arrive at Phnom Penh Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh is 2119 km. It takes approximately 28h 13m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh.

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Lanmei Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Phnom Penh Airport.

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There are 417+ hotels available in Phnom Penh. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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