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Phnom Penh to Battambang by Bus

Written by Sothoeut

Battambang is one of Cambodia’s most civilized towns after Phnom Penh capital. The town itself is not as crowded as Phnom Penh and Siem Reap’s, but it is not a quiet city either. There are many means to go to Battambang from Phnom Penh and vice versa, ranging from car-sharing (known for Cambodian as taxi), private mini-van, company-run mini-van, and buses. However, you are recommended to take buses for such a long distance trip for your comfort and safety.

Planning to travel to Battambang from Phnom Penh?

How to get a bus ticket?

With dozens of bus companies operating via this route, you can easily find a bus ticket at bus stations or at bus tickets counter near Boeung Chhouk market. In addition to that, online service like bookmebus.com has made it easier. With BookMeBus, You can arrange your trip at your preferred time and budget. Night bus is also available for trip from Phnom Penh to Battambang and vice versa.
Price: 5$ – 9$ (up to 10$ for night bus)
Duration: 6h
Distance: 290km
Go through: Kandal, Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhang and Pursat

What to see in Battambang?

Battambang is an amazing province to visit. It should be on your itinerary for travel if you want to see some of the most beautiful, not so much mentioned place to visit of Cambodia.

Phnom Sampov mountain (cave with millions of bat)
Bamboo train
French colonial architecture
Khmer traditional (ancient) houses in Wat Kor Village
Ek Phnom temple
Phnom Banan mountain and temple
Grape farm
Other natural resorts
Kamping Puoy basin
Prek Toal Bird Sanctury
Wat Damrey Sor (White Elephant Pagoda)
Prasat Sneung temple
Sek Sork stream (natural resort)
Other natural resorts

What should I eat when in Battambang?

Nem (raw fish mixed with spices wrapped in banana leaf)
Sangvak (grilled grinded fish)
Kralan (Bamboo sticky rice)
Mi Kola (mix of noodle, egg, nut, fish source and pickle)
Battambang orange
Locally grown grape

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