Trains from Battambang to Phnom Penh

Trains from Battambang to Phnom Penh

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Battambang to Phnom Penh Train Schedule

Battambang to Phnom Penh Train Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
SIMA Car Premium Van 5pax Any time$ 290
Saly Express VIP Minibus 07:30 - 12:50$ 12.11
Saly Express VIP 08:15 - 13:55$ 12.11
Virak Buntham Express VIP 11:30 - 17:30$ 16.75
Cambolink 21 Express VIP Minibus 13:45 - 19:15$ 11
Virak Buntham Express Coaster 15:00 - 21:00$ 16.75
Saly Express Minibus 16:30 - 22:00$ 11.75
Virak Buntham Express Hotel Bus 22:30 - 07:30$ 15.18

Transportation from Battambang to Phnom Penh

Facts about the train from Battambang to Phnom Penh

Cheapest Train$10
Fastest Train9h 20m
Earliest Train3:00 PM
Latest Train3:00 PM
Daily Train Routes1
Distance255 kilometers
TrainCambodia Royal Railway

How to get from Battambang to Phnom Penh by Train

Taking a train to get from Battambang to Phnom Penh is a safe, fast, and scenic option to travel the country. On certain routes, there are multiple train departures per day every 10 to 15 minutes. This is typical for intercity travel, while for long distance train routes there are fewer scheduled departures – plan ahead to choose the one that fits your itinerary best.

For long distance train journeys, we recommend reserving your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Buying train tickets via our online booking system will allow you to choose and reserve the best Battambang to Phnom Penh tickets.

Buying your tickets online will help you secure the trip on the selected date and avoid queuing at the station.. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to a much higher demand. During high season, train tickets sell out quickly – do book as early as you can.

How far is it from Battambang to Phnom Penh?

Travelling by train, the distance from Battambang to Phnom Penh is 159 miles. Before setting on for a train journey, have a look at the map to find out what tourist spots or landmarks you will pass by – maybe they are worth a quick stop?

How long does it take to get from Battambang to Phnom Penh by Train?

Travel time from Battambang to Phnom Penh is estimated to be about 9h 20m. Trains ensure the fastest time to travel by land. As normally there is no congestion, the speed of travel is more or less constant and stops at train stations are rather short, train is almost always one of the quickest and safest ways to get from Battambang and Phnom Penh.

The most important thing that may affect train travel time is the type of train. Ordinary trains travel at a speed of about 40 mph or 65 km/h to 65 mph or 105 km/h. Some intercity trains with shorter distances between stations run slower than 40 mph. Even with these low speeds, it can still be faster than commuting by car, bus or taxi.

The speed of express trains can reach up to 100 mph or 160 km/h. Modern high-speed trains can run at speeds exceeding 250 mph or 400 km/h.

These speeds of travel together with relatively short stops between stations can greatly shorten the duration of your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Battambang to Phnom Penh by Train?

The train ticket price from Battambang to Phnom Penh varies depending on the types of trains or carriages available.

Some trains feature different types of carriages, seats and berths offering various amenities and level of comfort.

Basic passenger trains which are often non-air-conditioned and have wooden, hard or old seats are normally cheap. Premium or luxury trains and coaches have a higher ticket price but are equipped with air-conditioning, toilets, and large soft seats with sufficient legroom to make train rides comfortable.

Considering the distance travelled, train is the most affordable means of transport. Also, ticket prices include 2 or 3 bags – sometimes even more – per passenger.

Battambang to Phnom Penh timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Battambang to Phnom Penh timetable above with train departure times and arrival times to find the best train for your route.

Best-Rated Companies for this Route

Unlike buses or taxis which have numerous companies offering their services, train service is usually offered by just one major company in each country. As railway service requires a large amount of infrastructure, most railway companies are government-owned and are a part of the national transport system.

One of the best advantages of travelling by train is that railway stations are often conveniently located within or very near major cities and urban areas. Immediately on arrival to their destination, travellers find themselves in close proximity to important facilities like hotels, supermarkets, and hospitals.

If you travel with a lot of bags and luggage, trains are your best option. Luggage weight limits on trains are rather flexible and allow you to carry multiple bags with you.

Special or luxury trains feature sufficient legroom which allows you to stretch your legs and relax. In comfort and space these train seats can be compared to business class airplane seats.

Similar to buses, trains can provide a variety of amenities to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Modern trains have WIFI service, a snack counter and a drinking bar. Onboard toilets can be a life saver for travellers with queasy stomachs.

Lastly, unlike buses and other overland means of transport, trains are very rarely involved in accidents.