There are two ways to travel from Battambang to Poipet, by bus or by train. Travel by bus is the faster of the two options.
Bus Times from Battambang to Poipet
There are currently 9 direct services a day from Battambang to Poipet available to book online.
|02:30||05:00||$ 12||Sleeper||Saly Express|
|12:30||15:00||$ 12||Coaster||Virak Buntham Express|
|13:00||15:30||$ 18||VIP||Virak Buntham Express|
|13:40||15:40||$ 12||VIP||Saly Express|
|14:10||16:10||$ 12||VIP||Saly Express|
|17:00||19:30||$ 12||Coaster||Virak Buntham Express|
|17:30||19:45||$ 12||VIP||Saly Express|
|18:50||21:05||$ 12||VIP||Saly Express|
|19:00||21:30||$ 12||VIP||Virak Buntham Express|
Train Times from Battambang to Poipet
- Please Note: Train services in Cambodia are not currently operating.
Buy Tickets from Battambang to Poipet
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Battambang to Poipet.
Battambang Cambolink 21 Express Bus Stop
- Cambolink 21 Express services from Battambang to Poipet depart from the Cambolink 21 Express bus station in Battambang.
Poipet Cambolink 21 Express Bus Stop
- Cambolink 21 Express services from Battambang to Poipet terminate at the Cambolink 21 Express office on the road leading to the border with Thailand.
About Travel to Poipet
Poipet is a relatively large town with around 50,000 permanent reidents but very little of interest to most visitors, except those wanting to gamble in the casinos located in the strip of roadside land that lies between the Cambodian border and the Thai border. Most foreign visitors who come to Poipet do so on route from Cambodia to Thailand ,or travelling in the other direction from Cambodia to Thailand. The border crossing at Poipet is one of the world’s more bizzare border crossings, where you are free to simply walk across although in order to comply with the exit and entry rules of each country you need to make sure that you stamp out Cambodia and then get a stamp in your passport for entry in Thailand, along with meeting Thailand’s visa requirements. The border at Poipet is notorious for scams, however, these scams only happen to people passing through the border from Thailand into Cambodia (for which you need to pay for a visa on arrival to enter in Cambodia). Travel in the other direction from Cambodia into Thailand is generally hassle free so long as you already have a visa for Thailand or you are eligible for Thailand’s free of charge visa on arrival which lasts 30 days.
Once you cross over the border from Poipet to Thailand the first place you come to is the lively Rong Kluea Market. From Rong Kluea Market to travel onward you need to take a shared taxi or a tuk tuk to the larger town of Aranyaprathet, just other 6 km down the road. Aranyaptrathet has a bus station with services to numerous destinations, including Bangkok. It also has a train station with twice daily (very slow) services to Bangkok. Most travellers opt to take a bus from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok, which is cheap and takes a fairly standard 5 hours 30 minutes to reach Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal, which is near Chatuchak Park to the north of Bangkok city centre.