Yes believe it or not it is actually possible to take the train in Cambodia, destinations are limited but the line is up and running here is the Your Cambodia heads up on trains in the Kingdom.
Phnom Penh’s Royal Railway station has been running sporadic goods largely between the Phnom Penh dry port and Sihanoukville container port since 2004.
Currently there are passenger lines to and from Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville in place which usually take around 8 hours travelling time (At the time of writing).
Located on the intersection between Monivong & Russian Boulevard the railway station was reopened in 2010. Passenger services are limited and it is advised to check when the official passenger trains are running.
The station itself was originally constructed in 1932 and serviced a direct line from Phnom Penh to Battambang however this line has yet to resume despite talks and rumors of its possible resurrection.
The Your Cambodia team has yet to experience the train journey believe it or not but rest assured we have future plans to document a trip and live it, love it and share it on our social media channels.
For information on train times and destinations please go to the Royal Railway website listed in our contact box on this page.