A limited passenger service is currently running on the railway line from Phnom Penh to Battambang. By train the journey from Phnom Penh to Battambang is scheduled to take 9 hours 20 minutes. If the train is not a convenient option then there are plenty of minivan services from Phnom Penh to Battambang. By minivan the journey from Phnom Penh to Battambang takes 5 hours.
Train Times To Phnom Penh
At the present time there are two train services a week from Phnom Penh to Battambang.
|Phnom Penh||Battambang||Days in Service|
|07:00||16:20||Friday & Sunday|
Travel Times To Battambang
There are 6 services from Phnom Penh to Battambang which you can book online.
|01:00||07:00||$ 12.00||Hotel Bus||Virak Buntham|
|08:00||13:00||$ 14.00||Minibus||Virak Buntham|
|09:30||14:30||$ 14.00||Minibus||Virak Buntham|
|14:30||19:30||$ 14.00||Minibus||Virak Buntham|
|16:00||21:00||$ 14||Minibus||Virak Buntham|
|22:00||04:00||$ 14.30||Hotel Bus||Virak Buntham|
Buy Tickets to Battambang
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- Check in for your trip at the transport operator’s office at least 30 minutes before the time of travel.
- Services on this route are often subject to some kind of delay so allow 1 to 2 hours if you plan to take any onward travel connections from Battambang on the same day.
Virak Buntham Phnom Penh
- Virak Buntham services to Battambang depart from the corner of Street 199 and Street 310 in Phnom Penh near to the Olympic Market.
Virak Buntham Battambang
- Virak Buntham services from Phnom Penh terminate in Battambang on Street 106.
Battambang is Cambodia’s third largest city by population. Established in the 1700s Battambang has developed over time, particularly under French Colonial rule with 2 bridges being constructed over the Sangker River joining settlements on either side of the river.
Battambang’s most famous urban feature is the large number of statues on the streets ranging from Mythical creatures to former Kings. The other notable features of the urban landscape of Battambang are the Colonial era buildings dotted around the city. This is a city where Khmer architecture mixes with modern Cambodian building styles, alongside distinctive French, Italian and Chinese designs. Amongst the more popular things to see and do in Battambang, and the surrounding area, are:
- Ride a Bamboo Train: Homemade bamboo platform on train wheels powered by a small engine. You can ride on these locally made vehicles for $5 per person, until such time as real trains start running on the railway tracks.
- Visit to Wat Samraong Knong: A very old temple in a forest once used as a Khmer Rouge prison. Located on the Eastern side of the river.
- Walk around the grounds of the Governor’s Residence: Former residence of the last Thai Governor of the city.
- Marvel at Colonial Buildings on Street 1: Chinese, French and Italian architecture including the Central Market and the Train Station.
- Explore Battambang Museum: City centre museum displaying Angkhor period art collected from across the Battambang region.