The nearest railway station to Kep is in Kampot. At the moment a better option than travelling by train is to take a joint bus and minivan service to Battambang via Phnom Penh. Train services between Kampot and Phnom Penh are now fairly regular, however, there is currently only a very limited train service from Phnom Penh to Battambang.
Travel Times to Battambang
There are two daily joint bus and minivan services from Kep to Battambang which you can book online.
|07:45||21:00||$ 24.00||Giant ibis Transport|
|14:00||02:30||$ 22.00||Giant ibis Transport|
- The first stage of the journey is in a bus with free WiFi and on board toilets.
- The second stage of the journey is in a minivan.
Buy Tickets to Battambang
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Kep to Battambang.
Passengers need to pay the cost of transferring between the two bus station in Phnom Penh directly to the taxi driver.
Kep Bus Stop
- Bus services to Battambang depart from the Giant Ibis Kep Terminal, located close to Kep Beach.
Battambang Bus Stop
- Bus services from Kep terminate at the Battambang Virakbuntham Bus Station, St. 106 Corner Street 101, Krong Battambang, Cambodia.
Battambang is a very pleasant town with a river running through it with plenty of buildings dating back to the era when it was part of French Indochina and also some buildings constructed when Battambang was ruled by neighbouring Thailand. Battambang is slowly becoming popular with foreign visitors in large part due to its laid back atmosphere, cheap hotels and good restaurants. Battambang also has the advantage of being located on route between Phnom Penh and the Thai border at Poipet making it a good place to stay overnight to break up a long journey.
The most famous tourist attractions in the area are all located some distance from Battambang Town itself such as Wat Ek Phnom, Phnom Sampov, Prasat Snung and Prasat Banan. However, if you are planning to stay a short time in Battambang and have only a couple of hours spare there are great places to visit in the town centre itself:
- Pasar Nat: Battambang’s central market is housed within a grand colonial era market building designed by the same French architect responsible for the more famous Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Battambang Governor’s Residence: Historical European style building constructed during the period when the town was under Thai control and later sold to the new French rulers. This stately mansion is now a well run museum.
- Sangke Pagoda: Angkor era tower located within the grounds of a modern Buddhist temple. Virtually no tourists ever go to this city centre temple which has lots of interesting monuments and statues to seek out, none of which are sign posted or marked in any way whatsoever.