How to get from PHNOM PENH to BATTAMBANG?

How to get from Phnom Penh to Battambang
How to get from Phnom Penh to Battambang in Cambodia? By bus, minivan, taxi, car or train of Royal Railway.

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Battambang is on the route if you are traveling to Thailand.

    • Battambang (Krong Battambang) is about 120 km south from Poi Pet border crossing to Thailand. It is currently the largest rice-producing province in the country. A remarkable aspect that we can see in it is certainly the best preserved French colonial culture in the country. There are also numerous temples (especially Buddhist). This place is recommended for a short stopover if you are traveling from Phnom Penh to Thailand or you can continue also to the most famous place in Cambodia – Siem Reap. Travel distance from Phnom Penh to Battambang is about 300 km by land. There are 3 ways how you can get to Battambang from Phnom Penh – bus/minivan, taxi/car or train of Royal Railway. From Battambang you can travel also by tourist bus or private minivan to Siem Reap.
    • Book bus/train e-tickets from Phnom Penh to Battambang on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

From Phnom Penh to Battambang you can travel by bus, minivan, train or taxi/car.

    • Some local bus companies operate on this route and you can use a bus or minivan from Phnom Penh to Battambang. Minivans are a bit faster, because they are small and have a place only for about 10-12 people. Travel by bus or van takes about 5-6 hours and bus tickets cost about $8-14/pp. There are various bus companies from Phnom Penh to Battambang. You can also travel by train of Royal Railway to Battambang from Phnom Penh, but this way takes about 7.5 hours, train tickets cost about $5-7/pp. There is no flight between Battarmbang and Phnom Penh, so air transport is not possible. There is also a possibility to travel by private taxi to Battambang from Phnom Penh (+from Phnom Penh Airport). Private taxi or car is the most fastest option of transport, you can book private minivan or SUV car. If you want to avoid scammers in Cambodia book and buy your bus/van or train tickets to Battambang online, it is very easy and the bus tickets are very cheap. From Battambang you can also travel to Poipet.

How do I get from Phnom Penh to Battambang?


1. BUS / VAN from Phnom Penh to Battambang

    • travel by bus/minivan from Phnom Penh to Battambang can take up to 5-6 hours
    • travel distance from Phnom Penh to Battambang is about 300 km
    • bus/van ticket from Phnom Penh to Battambang costs about $8-14/pp
    • bus companies – TheroExpress TH, Mekong Express, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Meanchey Travel Express…
    • the all buses and minivans are air-conditioned and comfortable (minivans are faster)
    • read the all necessary information before you book and buy bus tickets
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Phnom Penh to Battambang on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

> Mekong Express: please come at the station at least 1 hour before departure and bring your voucher to exchange for tickets and board, please note that arrival time can be slightly different with schedule due to traffic

> TheroExpress TH: please bring your voucher to the office address stated 30 minutes before departure time to exchange for ticket and board bus. You may either print or show the voucher on your smartphone/tablet.

> Virak Buntham: this company have modern, comfortable and fast minivans.

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Minibus of Virak Buntham Express in Cambodia, tickets cost about $12 (photo: 12go.asia)
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Sleeper bus of Virak Buntham Express in Cambodia, tickets cost about $10 (photo: 12go.asia)


2. TAXI / CAR from Phnom Penh to Battambang

    • travel by private taxi/car from Phnom Penh to Battambang takes about 4 hours
    • travel by private taxi/car from Phnom Penh to Battambang costs about $90-160 (vehicle)
    • taxi companies to Battambang: PSG Cambodia
    • there are new minivans or comfortable limousines and cars, SUVs
    • read the all necessary information before you book your private taxi online
    • you can also book taxi from Phnom Penh Airport to Battambang
    • Book your private taxi/car from Phnom Penh to Battambang on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Private taxi/SUV car from Phnom Penh to Battambang – PSG Cambodia (photo: 12go.asia)


3. TRAIN of Royal Railway from Phnom Penh to Battambang

    • you can also travel by train of Royal Railway between Phnom Penh and Battambang
    • travel by train from Phnom Penh to Battambang takes about 7.5-8 hours
    • train of Royal Railway is available only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    • travel by train from Phnom Penh to Battambang costs about $5-7/pp
    • it will be also possible to travel from Battambang to the Poi Pet border crossing by train
    • Book train tickets from Phnom Penh to Battambang on Baolau icon-external-link-square
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Train of Royal Railway from Phnom Penh to Battambang (photo: Baolau).

What is Baolau?
– Baolau sells the train, bus, ferry tickets and flights mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets for Laos and Cambodia)
– bus tickets of well-know companies in Vietnam, Cambodia… (Phuong Trang, Mai Linh, Hoang Long, EcoSapa, TheSinhTourist…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry/boat tickets for Vietnam, Thailand… (eg. ferry to Cat Ba, Quan Lan, ferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Phnom Penh, ferry to Vung Tau…)
– tickets for various routes in Vietnam (eg. Saigon to Ha Long, Da Nang to Ninh Binh, Mui Ne to Hanoi…)
– you can use online train e-ticket in your smartphone/tablet in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– you can select a seat or berth/bed in the train
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– read other information about ticket in your order, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

What is 12go.asia?
– 12go.asia sells the train, bus, ferry tickets and flights mainly in Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia…)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Shanghai, Shanghai to Suzhou, Shenzhen to Guangzhou..)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Koh Chang, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta
– tickets for the top tourist routes, eg. Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to Krabi
– you can not use an online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– read also information about train tickets and trains in Thailand
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam in your mobile phone (not in Thailand)
– if you buy a train ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (Chapa, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– information about 12go.asia read in article about transportation in Vietnam

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Surrounding in Battambang / Cambodia.
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The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.
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Emerald Bb Battambang Hotel (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels + guesthouses in Battambang.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Phnom Penh to Battambang:

How to book tickets + taxi/car from Phnom Penh to Battambang?

    • You can book tickets from Phnom Penh to Battambang on Baolau or 12go.asia.

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

    • Travel by bus/van from Phnom Penh to Battambang takes about 5-6 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Phnom Penh to Battambang takes about 4 hours.
    • Travel by train of Royal Railway from Phnom Penh to Battambang takes about 8 hours.

What is the travel distance from Phnom Penh to Battambang?

    • Travel distance from Phnom Penh to Battambang by bus is about 300 km.

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

    • Travel by bus/van from Phnom Penh to Battambang costs about $8-15/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Phnom Penh to Battambang costs about $90-160 (vehicle).
    • Travel by train of Royal Railway from Phnom Penh to Battambang costs about $5-7/pp.

What is the cheapest way of transport from Phnom Penh to Battambang?

    • The cheapest way of transport from Phnom Penh to Battambang is to travel by van, tickets start at $8/pp.

What is the fastest way of travel from Phnom Penh to Battambang?

    • The fastest way of travel from Phnom Penh to Battambang is to travel by private taxi – car or minivan.

Is there a direct flight from Phnom Penh to Battambang?

    • No, it is not possible to travel by plane, there are no direct flights between Phnom Penh and Battambang.

Which bus companies serve this route from Phnom Penh to Battambang?

  • There are a lot of bus companies which you can usefrom Phnom Penh to Battambang: TheroExpress TH, Mekong Express, Cambodia Post VIP Van, Meanchey Travel Express, Cambotra Express, KSO Transport or Sutthep Express.

Where to travel from Battambang?


Bus Schedule / Timetable – Phnom Penh to Battambang + Bus Tickets:

FULL UPDATED BUS SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus Schedule - Phnom Penh to Battambang

Departs in Phnom Penh

Arrival in Battam

Meanchey Travel

07:30

12:30

Meanchey Travel

08:00

13:00

Meanchey Travel

09:30

14:00

Meanchey Travel

13:30

18:30

Mekong Express

08:30

13:30

Mekong Express

14:30

19:30

Virak Buntham

08:00

13:00

Virak Buntham

09:30

14:30

Virak Buntham

13:30

18:30

Virak Buntham

16:00

21:00

Cambodia Post VIP

07:30

13:30

Bayon VIP

07:00

13:00

Bayon VIP

08:30

14:30

Bayon VIP

13:30

19:30

Bayon VIP

14:30

20:30

Bayon VIP

15:30

21:30

Virak Buntham (sleeper)

01:00

07:00

Virak Buntham (sleeper)

20:30

02:30

Virak Buntham (sleeper)

22:00

04:00

Virak Buntham (seat)

06:30

12:30

Virak Buntham (luxury)

21:45

03:45

Sutthep Express

04:00

09:00

Sutthep Express

07:00

12:30

Sutthep Express

09:00

14:00

Sutthep Express

13:00

18:00

KSO Transport

07:30

13:30

KSO Transport

07:45

14:15

KSO Transport

08:30

14:30

KSO Transport

10:30

16:30

KSO Transport

10:45

17:15

KSO Transport

13:30

19:30

KSO Transport

13:45

20:15

BOOK TICKET TO BATTAMBANG


icon-arrow-circle-right Book and buy your bus ticket from Phnom Penh to Battambang + Schedule:

(You can change your travel route, eg. Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Siem Reap to Battambang…)

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