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Getting to/from Battambang Cambodia

Getting to/from Battambang Cambodia

Battambang could also be approached instantly from Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and a number of other worldwide border crossings together with the crossing at Poipet and at Pailin. Hourly buses ply the highway between Phnom Penh and Battambang all day, on a regular basis (5 hours). A number of frequently scheduled buses additionally run between Siem Reap and Battambang day by day, taking a route across the lake (3-4 hours). Additionally it is nonetheless attainable to take a small boat between Siem Reap and Battambang, down the Sangker River and throughout the Tonle Sap Lake. For extra on worldwide border crossings see the Overland web page.

Phnom Penh to Battambang

Air There are presently no frequently scheduled flights to Battambang.

Highway (291km, Nationwide Route #5): A lot of the highway is paved and in good situation. The is continuous stretches of highway development on about 15km of highway close to Phnom Penh, however most is definitely satisfactory. Some buses and taxies bypass the development by taking Route #6 to the Prek Kdam Bridge then crossing again to Route #5, however this takes about the identical period of time.

Bus A number of bus firms and a few smaller minivan operations run between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Mekong Categorical, Virak Buntham, Phnom Penh Sorya, Seila Angkor Khmer and Capitol Excursions all provide commonplace buses for round $7-$38, departing as ceaselessly as each hour all day. Mekong Categorical runs a number of day by day deluxe buses for $12, and Virak Buntham runs a number of day by day deluxe vans for $13. The deluxe buses and vans are usually sooner and extra snug than the usual buses. The journey takes 5-6 hours. In Battambang, buses depart from the bus firm workplaces. Some firms provide free resort pickup.

Taxi A non-public taxi is $60. Shared taxi: 40,000R per particular person. 4-5 hours. Costs for shared native transport are very nominal, however are additionally crowded and uncomfortable. Purchase a couple of place for the additional leg room.

Siem Reap to Battambang

Air There are presently no frequently scheduled flights to Battambang.

Boat The day by day ferry between Battambang and Siem Reap plies a picturesque, 6-8 hour journey throughout the Tonle Sap and alongside the Sangker River, passing by some stunning pure areas. The journey is finest within the late moist season when the river is excessive. Throughout the dry season it might probably take significantly longer. The ferry departs in each instructions at 7:00am. $20/particular person. The boats don’t meet worldwide security requirements. In Battambang the ferry dock is on the north finish of city simply off Nationwide Route #5. In Siem Reap the ferry dock is at Chong Khneas, 15km south of city.

Highway (Nationwide Routes #6 and #5, through Sisophon): The highway from Battambang to Siem Reap across the west facet of the lake is in excellent situation.
Bus: A minimum of 4 bus firms (together with Capitol, Phnom Penh Sorya and Rith Mony) run two or three day by day A/C buses, most leaving within the morning. Purchase tickets on the bus firm workplace. $4-$5, 3 hours.

Bus A minimum of 4 bus firms (together with Capitol Excursions, Mekong Categorical and Thero Categorical) run two or three day by day a/c buses, most leaving within the morning. Purchase tickets on the bus firm workplace. $6-$7, 2½-3 hours.

Taxi A non-public taxi prices $40 (+/-$5).

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