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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SIMA Travel (សីម៉ាត្រាវែល)
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.
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