Phnom Penh to Battambang by train

With the exception of the famous ‘bamboo trains’, no trains have run along on the stretch of railway track from Phnom Penh to Battambang since 2009. Since the suspension of the train service from Phnom Penh to Bangkok in 1946 this railway track has been badly neglected and its current condition is too bad for trains to safely run on the line. This is, however, all set to change with a project underway to bring the line back into use and for a new connecting train service between Aranyaprathet in Thailand and Poipet in Cambodia very near to opening. Whilst this work progresses the only way to travel from Phnom Peng to Battambang is by road, and there are several companies proving public transport services between these two major cities.


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Travel Times To Battambang


There are 10 services from Phnom Penh to Battambang which you can book online.

Depart Arrive Cost Service Company
04:00 09:00 $ 14.30 VIP Virak Buntham
05:00 10:00 $ 12.00 Regional Thero Express
06:30 11:30 $ 14.30 VIP Virak Buntham
07:00 12:00 $ 12.00 Regional Thero Express
07:00 12:00 $ 14.30 VIP Virak Buntham
08:00 13:00 $ 12.00 Regional Thero Express
08:00 13:00 $ 14.30 VIP Virak Buntham
09:00 14:00 $ 14.30 VIP Virak Buntham
13:30 18:30 $ 14.30 VIP Virak Buntham
14:30 19:30 $ 12.00 Regional Thero Express
16:30 21:30 $ 14.30 VIP Virak Buntham
  • VIP: 10 seat minivan.
  • Regional: 12 seat minivan.

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Buy Tickets to Battambang


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Check in for your trip at the transport operators office at least 30 minutes before the time of travel. NB: 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.


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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.


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Thero Express Phnom Penh


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


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Virak Buntham Battamang


  • Virak Buntham services from Phnom Penh in Battambang on Street 106.


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Thero Express Battambang


  • Thero Express services from Phnom Penh arrive in Battambang on Street 3.


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About Battambang


Battambang is Cambodia’s second 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 allowing joining settlements on either side of the river.

Buddhist temple in Battambang

Buddhist temple in Battambang

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 train 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.
  • Wal 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.

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