Last updated: Sep 25, 2019


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How To Get From Phnom Penh to Battambang?

When travelling the 295km 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.

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 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.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus6 hours$10,50Check bus tickets
Taxi5 - 6 hours$60Reserve a taxi


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Phnom Penh to Battambang by Bus

Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Costs: $10,50 – $14

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.

Phnom Penh to Battambang by Mini-bus

In the table below we provide the schedules of 2 well-known bus companies:

Bus companyScheduleDurationCosts
Bayon VIP07:00-13:00
Mekong Express08:30-13:30

Bayon VIP

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

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 center

Book your mini-bus tickets online

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 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.


Phnom Penh to Battambang by Taxi

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

Traveling 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.

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

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