All Aboard the Phnom Penh Airport Train

Written by on Wed 11th April 2018

A new train service connecting the main railway station in Phnom Penh (Street 108 / Monivong Blvd) to the airport started to operate to the public yesterday.

The service is free to use until the end of July 2018 with a journey time of around 30 minutes. At present the service will operate approximately every 30 minutes, 24/7

The final stage of the project, due to happen in June will see new train cars of a modern standard delivered from Mexico

It is hoped that this new service will help alleviate the heavy congestion often experienced on the roads around the airport

Airport-bound passengers will enjoy self-service check-in kiosks for their flights at central railway station. The service is currently available for passengers using one of the following eight airlines: AirAsia, Thai AirAsia, Nippon Airways, Emirates, Cathay Dragon, Qatar Airways, Silk Air and Thai Airlines

Earlier this month a train service connecting Serey Sophorn and Poipet, both in Banteay Meanchey province, launched, while the much-anticipated water taxi system came online in the capital. Like the new airport train, both of these services will be free until the end of July. The price that will be charged has not been confirmed yet but Mr Chanthol, the Minister of Public Works and Transportation said riding the new train will be cheaper than other modes of transport available

To help the transport of goods between Phnom Penh, Takeo, Kampot and Sihanoukville, a short section will be added

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