How to get from Battambang to Phnom Penh?
You have 2 options when travelling from Battambang to Phnom Penh: you can take a bus or a taxi. Both take 5-6 hours, depending on traffic.
Bus or Taxi?
|Bus||5 - 6 hours||$8||Check bus tickets|
|Taxi||5 - 6 hours||$60||Reserve a taxi|
Taking the bus is the option we recommend. Our preferred bus companies provide enough comfort for this 5-6 hour trip and are an easy and cheap way to reach Phnom Penh. A bus ticket costs $8.
Traveling by taxi from Battambang to Phnom Penh is more expensive, but it allows you to go directly to your hotel. You can get a comfortable taxi for $60.
Itinerary from Battambang to Phnom Penh
Battambang to Phnom Penh by Bus
Duration: 5 – 6 hours
We suggest booking with one of the three well-known bus operators for this route – Cambodia Post VIP Van, Bayon VIP or Mekong Express.
Tickets with Mekong Express are slightly more expensive, but it is the most trusted and secure transport operator in Cambodia and is known for their good service.
Roads are paved and in a generally good condition, but accidents still happen from time to time. The table below shows our recommended bus companies and their respective schedules. However, there are other companies you can also book with. Fares start at $8.
|Cambodia Post VIP Van||11:00-17:00||6h||$8|
|Virak Buntham Express||07:30-12;30|
|Capitol Tours||Every 30 min from 06:30-09:00|
Every 60 min from 10:00-13:00
13:30, 14:30, 17:30
Minivan tickets are a few dollars cheaper on CamboTicket, but we recommend booking with BookAway for their excellent customer service.
For Cambodia Post VIP Van, you need to book your ride through BookMeBus.
Cambodia Post VIP Van
- Departure in front of Posts and Telecommunications Department in Krong Battambang, Road No. 1
- Arrival at the Post Office in Phnom Penh
- Departure from Golden Bayon Battambang office
- Arrival along Rue Pasteur No. 51 Road, opposite Cambodia-Vietnam Foods
- Departure from the Mekong Express station, next to Psar Nat supermarket
- Arrival at Mekong Express Limousine bus station
- Departure from Mean Chey Travel Express, Street 101, near Boeng Chhuk Bus Station
- Arrival at Mean Chey VIP Express station
Virak Buntham Express
- Departure from Virak Buntham Battambang, St. 106 cor. St. 101, near Boeng Chhuk Bus Station
- Arrival at Virak Buntham Bus Stop
Capitol Tours offers the cheapest rates since they operate larger buses. Bear in mind that some drivers tend to blast loud music and may make many stops along the way.
- Departure from the bus station at National Road 5 next to Battambang Supermarket
- Arrival at the Capitol Bus Stop on St. 111 near Capitol 3 Guest House.
Visit www.capitoltours.com for more information on the schedules.
Battambang to Phnom Penh by Taxi
Duration: 5 – 6 hours
You can arrange a taxi at your hotel or book online. Taxis seat up to 4 passengers but may have limited trunk space for your luggage.
Negotiate and agree on a price beforehand to avoid ugly surprises. With good haggling skills, you can get a taxi from $60.
You can also book your taxi online by clicking the button below. Taxis booked online start at $75.
If these rates are too expensive for you, you can also opt for rideshare. You can find one just along Boeung Chhouk Market on National Road 5. Ride-sharing costs $10 per seat. Bear in mind that you may have to wait until all seats are filled.
My favourite places to stay in Phnom Penh
Sla Boutique hostel is located just around the corner from the Royal Palace and there are many street food stalls nearby. The staff are very helpful and willing to arrange joint rides for guests to S21 or the Killing Fields. In the dorms, curtains and lockers are provided for extra privacy.
Double Bed from $11
Located along the lively riverside area, you’ll ﬁnd plenty of restaurants, bars, and street food options around Onederz Hostel. The clean and comfortable rooms are perfect to get a rest, while the rooftop bar invites you to enjoy a cold beer and socialize with other guests!
Standard Double Room from $26
As the name reveals, TAO Riverside Residence is located along the river and sits just 500m away from the Royal Palace. The Residence offers modern, riverfront accommodations. These spacious apartments include kitchenettes, super comfortable beds and excellent Wiﬁ connection. (Hint: Perfect time to upload all the pictures from your trip!)
Deluxe Double Studio $60
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