Phnom Penh to Battambang

Phnom Penh to Battambang

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Phnom Penh to Battambang Schedule

Phnom Penh to Battambang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
SIMA Travel Minivan 7pax Any time$ 155
Cambodia Royal Railway Economy Seat 06:40 - 16:00$ 9.20
Virak Buntham Express Van 08:30 - 15:30$ 14.18
Virak Buntham Express VIP 10:30 - 17:30$ 14.18
Saly Express VIP 12:10 - 17:35$ 10.70
Virak Buntham Express VIP 14:30 - 21:30$ 14.18
Virak Buntham Express VIP 17:30 - 23:30$ 14.18
Virak Buntham Express Hotel Bus 21:00 - 05:30$ 11.56

Phnom Penh to Battambang Destination Reviews

AG
Friendly staff, excellent driver amazing to see the country.
Bus VIP Minibus, Cambotra Express, Dec 28, 2021
JS
It was ok. We were delayed a few hours but that’s to be expected really. A small van and a bit of reckless driving but all things we’re used to travelling around the world :) the driver was a nice and friendly guy.
Bus Minibus 12, Virak Buntham Express, Jan 17, 2020
JS
Mini bus broke down. Mini bus not maintained & unroadworthy. Mini bus driver was reckless and drove too fast, took chances with passengers lives.
Bus Minibus 12, Virak Buntham Express, Dec 13, 2019
DF
Journey was comfortable and efficient.
Bus Minibus 12, Virak Buntham Express, Nov 6, 2019
BV
The driver drives like a lunatic
Bus Minibus 12, Virak Buntham Express, Oct 14, 2019
SD
Everyone at the bus company were very nice. The bus was fine, good air conditioning, and clean. My only complaint would be that the driver was somewhat reckless. He talked very loudly with a friend he picked up along the way for the entire trip. He also talked and texted on his phone while driving. And he kept speeding up and slowing down making the already bumpy ride (due to the bad road conditions) even bumpier. It was too much for a six hour drive.
Bus Minibus 12, Virak Buntham Express, Jun 27, 2019
NR
Driver was rude and drove aggressively.
Van Regional 14pax, Thero Express, May 26, 2019
BM
The driver was driving dangerous, we almost had an accident.
Van Regional 14pax, Mekong Express (Mekong Express), Mar 27, 2019
JC
Road was insanley rough Can't wait for the new highway
Van Regional 14pax, Mekong Express (Mekong Express), Mar 11, 2019
CH
Very quick, nice driver.
Van Regional 14pax, Thero Express, Feb 18, 2019
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How to get from Phnom Penh to Battambang

When you want to get from Phnom Penh to Battambang, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 155.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 9.00.

How far is Phnom Penh from Battambang?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Phnom Penh to Battambang. Your trip will be a total of 205 miles (329 km). The flying distance is 158 miles (253 km).

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

The travel time from Phnom Penh to Battambang can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 10 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Phnom Penh to Battambang varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Cambodia Royal Railway: travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 9.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 155.00.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Phnom Penh to Battambang:

  • Train tickets - USD 9.00 to USD 9.00;
  • Bus tickets - USD 11.00 to USD 11.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 95.00 to USD 155.00.

How many trips per day are there between Phnom Penh and Battambang?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 08:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 08:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Phnom Penh to Battambang any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Phnom Penh to Battambang is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Phnom Penh to Battambang. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 95.00.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Phnom Penh to Battambang

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Phnom Penh to Battambang? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 62% decided to go for a bus.
  • 33% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 5% users enjoyed a train ride.