Travel from Battambang to Phnom Penh

Passenger train services from Battambang to Phnom Penh commenced again in 2018, having previously ceased running in 2009. Work is currently being undertaken to improve the line and there is currently a limited service in operation. The journey by train is scheduled to take 8 hours 40 minutes, and most travellers would therefore choose to take a bus which completes the same journey in 5 to 8 hours.

Train Times from Battambang to Phnom Penh


  • Please Note: A new timetable is now in operation.
BattambangPhnom PenhDays in Service
15:0023:40M,Tu,W,Th,F,Sa,Su

Bus Times from Battambang to Phnom Penh


There are currently 22 daily bus and minivan services from Battambang to Phnom Penh which you can book online.

BattambangPhnom PenhCostServiceCompany
07:3014:30$14 USDVIPVirak Buntham Express
07:3014:30$13 USDVIP MinibusCambotra Express
07:4514:00$13 USDVIP MinibusSaly Express
08:0014:30$13 USDVIP MinibusCambotra Express
08:3014:30$13 USDVIP MinibusSaly Express
08:3015:30$14 USDVanVirak Buntham Express
08:3014:30$13 USDVIP MinibusCambotra Express
09:3015:30$13 USDVIP MinibusSaly Express
09:3015:30$13 USDVIP MinibusCambotra Express
10:3017:30$14 USDVIPVirak Buntham Express
10:3016:30$13 USDVIP MinibusCambotra Express
13:3019:30$13 USDVIP MinibusCambotra Express
13:4019:40$13 USDVIP MinibusSaly Express
14:0020:30$13 USDVIP MinibusCambotra Express
14:3021:30$14 USDVIPVirak Buntham Express
15:3021:30$13 USDVIP MinibusSaly Express
15:3022:30$14 USDVIPVirak Buntham Express
15:3021:30$13 USDVIP MinibusCambotra Express
17:3023:45$14 USDVIPVirak Buntham Express
22:0004:30$13 USDSleeper busCambotra Express
22:3006:30$12 USDHotel busVirak Buntham Express
23:3007:30$12 USDHotel busVirak Buntham Express

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Mekong Express Battambang


  • Mekong Express bus services from Battambang to Phnom Penh depart from 323 St. 3 Mohatep Village, SvayPor Commune, Krong Battambang, Cambodia.

Thero Express Battambang


  • Thero Express minivan services from Battambang to Phnom Penh depart from 97 St. 3 Mohatep Village, SvayPor Commune, Krong Battambang, Cambodia.

Mekong Express Phnom Penh


  • Mekong Express bus services from Battambang to Phnom Penh terminate at 103 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Thero Express Phnom Penh


  • Thero Express minivan services from Battambang to Phnom Penh terminate at Pasteur St. (51), Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh 12210, Cambodia.

About Phnom Penh


Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s largest city and its capital city. Phnom Penh is city of faded elegance heavily influenced by the tumultuously events that have befallen Cambodia particularly over the last century.

Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

When you visit the City you can divide the things to see into five broad groups:

  • Royal Palaces: The Royal Palace with its famous Silver Pagoda is the city’s main tourist attraction.
  • Temples: Wat Phnom is the city’s most famous temple which legend has it is on the site of shrine built by Lady Penh, commonly accredited as being the the founder of the City.
  • Museums: The best of Phnom Penh’s museums is the The National Museum of Cambodia.
  • Colonial Architecture: There are a lot of buildings in Phnom Penh which reflect the charm of the French colonial period, in particular visit the French Embassy building.
  • Modern History: In 1975 the Khmer Rouge came to power and committed what are now considered some of the worst atrocities in human history. Many of these events happened in or near Phomn Penh. From Phnom Penh it’s a 17 km journey to The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Within the city itself there is the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum located inside a former prison which was the scene of some of the notoriously brutal events that occurred during the time Pol Pot’s supposedly ‘communist’ regime.

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