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

Transportation from Phnom Penh to Battambang

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

Travelling between Phnom Penh and Battambang is possible by Bus, train and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 155.00 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 9.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 4 and 10 hours to travel between Phnom Penh and Battambang depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Phnom Penh and Battambang. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 4h. Train does a much slower job and take about 9h 20m to reach Battambang.

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

Travelling between Phnom Penh and Battambang can be as cheap as USD 9.00 if you opt for a Cambodia Royal Railway train and as expensive as USD 155.00 if you buy a SIMA Travel (សីម៉ាត្រាវែល) taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 1 from Phnom Penh to Battambang starting from 08:30 Phnom Penh until 08:30 Phnom Penh

2 from Phnom Penh to Battambang starting from 00:00 Phnom Penh until 00:00 Phnom Penh

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Phnom Penh to Battambang.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Bus

Travelling from Phnom Penh to Battambang overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Phnom Penh and Battambang

Saly Express

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Phnom Penh and Battambang

SIMA Travel (សីម៉ាត្រាវែល)

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Phnom Penh to Battambang?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus
  • 1% Other