Phnom Penh - Battambang

Phnom Penh - Battambang is only possible by land transport. Many Phnom Penh residents get away from the big smoke to relax among the more laid back town of Battambang, as do travellers alike, often on the way to Siem Reap. On the way you can stop at

  • Kompong Luong, the biggest floating commune in the Tonle Sap. Options available to travellers are private taxis and buses. The following journeys can be made in reverse - times and prices are the same.

    Phnom Penh - Battambang by private taxi

    Private taxis cost around US$75 to Battambang, and will usually take around 4-5 hours (293km). Travellers alone should consider finding others to share with to minimise costs.

    Phnom Penh - Battambang by bus

    Buses are the cheapest option, and can be purchased from as little as US$4 in areas common with budget travellers. Otherwise tickets can be bought from independent travel agents, or any specific company office - these are located around Psar Thmei in Phnom Penh. Journey times to Battambang should be around 5-6 hours, and prices will usually reflect comfort and reliability, and range from US$4 - $8.

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