Last updated: Aug 06, 2019


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Trip overview from Phnom Penh to Battambang

To make trip planning super easy and fast, we created a step-by-step guide to find the best way to travel from Phnom Penh to Battambang.

To start with, use the slider to compare the different options:


How to get from Phnom Penh to Battambang

Taking the bus is an easy way to travel from Phnom Penh to Battambang. You can choose from many bus companies, but we recommend to book with one of the companies mentioned in this post. Other companies don’t always maintain the highest safety standards.

Taking a taxi is the quickest way to reach Battambang as the driver will drop you off at your hotel. You can find taxis on the street from $60. Want some more space for this 5-6 hour drive? Book your SUV taxi online for $75.


Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus6 hours$9Check bus tickets
Taxi5 - 6 hours$60Reserve a taxi

Are you a fast decision maker? Simply use the links above to book your tickets!

If you haven’t found your best transport option yet, no problem. This was just the intro. Below we share our step-by-step guide of how to get from Phnom Penh to Battambang.


Phnom Penh to Battambang route on map

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Bus from Phnom Penh to Battambang

Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Costs: $9 – $12

Taking the bus from Phnom Penh to Battambang is a cheap and convenient option. There are many bus companies you can choose from, but not all companies have a good reputation.

In the table below we provide the schedule of 3 well-known bus companies:

Bus companyScheduleDurationCosts
Cambodia Post VIP Van 07:30-13:306h$9
Bayon VIP07:00-12:00
Mekong Express07:30-12:30


Cambodia Post VIP Van

    • Departure from Cambodia Post VIP Van office, near the Post Office (Government building)
    • Arrival in front of the Posts and Telecommunications Department in Battambang

Bayon VIP

  • Departure next to the central market in the center of Phnom Penh
  • Arrival at Golden Bayon Battambang, close to the city center

Mekong Express

  • Departure close to the Chroy Changvar II bridge
  • Arrival next to the Psar Nat supermarket in the center of Battambang

Book your mini-bus tickets online

If you prefer to book with Cambodia Post, we suggest going to BookMeBus. If booking with Mekong Express is not anymore available then you can also try booking with BookAway.  Bear in mind that BookAway has a slightly higher rate.


Capitol Tours

Capital Tours operates larger buses than the three companies above.

They provide 13 trips on a daily basis for $7. Tickets cannot be booked online, but need to be bought at the Captial Tour office the day before departure.

Take in mind that the bus sometimes takes several stops along the way, making the journey last longer. Their buses leave from Capitol Guesthouse, near Orussey Market.



Taxi from Phnom Penh to Battambang

Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Costs: $60 – $175

Traveling via taxi is a great option if you are traveling with more people. You can hail one on the street from $60, but you might need some negotiating skills to get this rate.

You can also book one online by clicking the button below.

Reserve a Taxi

These taxis are a bit more expensive ($70), but the advantage of booking online is that you will get an SUV type taxi.

SUV taxis offer more space compared to the standard sedan taxis you find on the streets. Also, you can read reviews about the company before you book.

Traveling in a large group? Don’t worry you can also order your own private mini-van which can seat up to 12 persons!

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