Phnom Penh to Battambang

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How to get from Phnom Penh to Battambang

When travelling the 295 km distance from Phnom Penh to Battambang, you have 2 options: you can either take the bus for 6 hours and costs $10.50 or take a taxi for 5-6 hours and costs $60.

2 ways to get from Phnom Penh to Battambang

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus6 hours$10.50Check bus tickets
Taxi5 – 6 hours$60Reserve a taxi

Taking the bus is an easy and cheap way to travel from Phnom Penh to Battambang. You can choose from many bus companies, but we recommend booking 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.

Itinerary from Phnom Penh to Battambang

Phnom Penh to Battambang route on map

Phnom Penh to Battambang by Bus

Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: $10.50
Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: $10.50

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 schedules of 2 well-known bus companies:

Phnom Penh to Battambang by Mini-bus

Bus companyScheduleCosts
Bayon VIP07:00-13:00
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Mekong Express08:30-13:30
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Bayon VIP

  • Departure at Golden Bayon Office along Rue Pasteur No.51, next to the central market in the city centre
  • Arrival at Golden Bayon Office along Street 101, next to The Family Caffee close to the city centre

Mekong Express

  • Departure at Mekong Express Riverside HQ along Road No.5, close to the Chroy Changvar II bridge
  • Arrival at Mekong Express Bus Stop next to the Psar Nat supermarket in the city centre

Phnom Penh to Battambang by Bus

Capitol Tours

Capital Tours operates larger buses than the two companies above.

They provide 13 trips on a daily basis for $9. Tickets cannot be booked online, but need to be bought at the Captial Tour office the day before departure.

The journey takes around 5 hours. But Bear 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.

Phnom Penh to Battambang by Taxi

Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: $60-$175
Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: $60-$175

Travelling via taxi is a great option if you are travelling with more people. You can hail one on the street from $60, but you will 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 ($75), 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.

Travelling in a large group? Don’t worry you can also order your own private mini-van which can seat up to 12 people and only costs $120!


Our favourite places to stay in Battambang

The city of Battambang is fairly spread out, however, you'll find the majority of accommodations are located centrally, near the Sangkae River.

The downtown area is less than 5km from the airport so taking public transportation or hopping in a taxi will be an easy & quick trip to your hotel. The bus terminal is located in the downtown area and will likely be within walking distance to your hotel, or just a short taxi ride away.

If you're hoping to visit the circus while here, it's located just a few kilometers from the airport in the opposite direction of downtown. You can still easily stay in the downtown area and grab a taxi for just a couple of bucks.

When looking for a great place to stay in Battambang, we recommend the accommodations below.

Pomme Hostel

Pomme Hostel, Bar & Restaurant is located centrally in the heart of Battambang. Just 200 m from Psar Nat, Riverside Night Market, and Battambang Museum, it's a great place to stay to see the local sights.

While breakfast is not included with your stay, it's just an extra $2 for a full English breakfast or 'build-your-own' breakfast. The restaurant offers an array of local, Asian, and international meals for lunch and dinner as well. The hotel staff, who are known to be extremely welcoming and friendly, can also arrange local tours for you.

  • Central location
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Tour desk
  • Excellent staff

Private room start at $7 per night

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Family Batcave Homestay

Located amongst the rice fields and surrounded by beauty, this homestay is 15km from the city center of Battambang.

They offer a stunning garden, free bicycle rentals, and a relaxing terrace to soak in the sights. The owners and staff will treat you like family, great food, and a private bamboo bungalow, this is the perfect place to stay. Also, a delicious vegetarian breakfast is included with your stay.

  • Located on the outskirts of Battambang
  • Great breakfast included
  • Private bungalow
  • Free bicycle rentals

Private bungalow start at $20 per night

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Sangker Villa

If you're looking for a little more luxury without breaking the bank, then Sangker Villa is definitely the place to stay.

This centrally located villa offers a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, and each room has air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, a minibar, and en suite bathrooms with toiletries, they even offer hot showers!

The on-site French restaurant and bar is the perfect place to cool down after walking around town and enjoy the river views, just a 200 m walk away.

  • Centrally located in downtown Battambang
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Luxury accommodations within a travelers budget

Private rooms start at $23 per night

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Based in Bali, Maarten’s passion for travel is undeniable. In 2016, he decided to quit his job as a stock analyst and started doing what he always dreamed of: travelling through South East Asia and helping other people plan their trips. When he is not working on Gecko Routes, you’ll find him surfing in the ocean or exploring the best gems of Indonesia.