Siem Reap - Battambang

Siem Reap - Battambang is possible by land transport. Many Siem Reap locals travel to Battambang for a vacation, and travellers also frequent this route. Its a relatively short journey, and is pretty easy to manage without any major hassles. Options available overland are private taxis and buses. There is also a boat which takes a very picturesque route to Battambang, but is slightly dearer. The following journeys can be made in reverse - times and prices are the same.

Siem Reap - Battambang by private taxi

Private taxis cost around US$40 to Battambang, and will usually take 2-3 hours (168km). Travellers alone should considering finding others to share with to minimise costs. Sometimes you make the best travelling friends this way!

Siem Reap - Battambang by bus

Buses are the cheapest option, and can be purchased from as little as US$3 in areas common with budget travellers. Otherwise tickets can be bought from independent travel agents, or any specific company office - these are located all over town in Siem Reap. Journey times to Siem Reap should be around 3-4 hours, and prices will usually reflect comfort and reliability, and range from US$3 - $8.

Siem Reap - Battambang by boat

The boat to Battambang should take 5-9 hours, but is very dependent on season - it may take even longer than this at the height of the dry season. The views are very impressive, great for bird-watchers. The boat leaves at 7am, and is US$15 per person.

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