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  • icet2sugars

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    Does anyone know whether there are any buses leaving Phnom Penh for Battambang at around noon (if not later)?

    Hoping this is not too ambitious, I'm hoping I can somehow get to Battambang after arriving in Phnom Penh airport at 9.30am. From what I've gathered, all buses leave in the early morning. After going through custom/money exchanging etc, I don't think I can get to the bus centre until noon!

    Any info would be appreciated! I'd try to avoid the shared taxi option if possible! As I'll be coming back to PP, I really want to get to BBG as early as possilbe without spending an extra day in PP given my rather tight itinerary!

    Thanks heaps!

    #1 Posted: 30/4/2006 - 11:18

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    Hi icet2sugars,

    Welcome to Travelfish!

    As far as I know the last bus to Battambang leaves around 12:30 -- after that there is only share taxis. But if you're arriving at 9:30am that should leave plenty of time to get to the bus station and grab a bus.

    #2 Posted: 30/4/2006 - 11:53

  • icet2sugars

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    Thanks so much for that - very helpful!!

    #3 Posted: 30/4/2006 - 12:27

  • freubel

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    Hi icet2sugars,

    If you are in a hurry you might try to get your visa up front in, say, Bangkok. The most time consuming thing at the airport is usually waiting a few minutes in-line for your visa.

    When you carry US$ there is no need to exchange money. And although I have heard rumours of custom officers actually at the airport I have never seen them (and I'm there twice a year) so there are no other delays.

    When you have a visa, you could be in a taxi heading for the busstation in about 15 minutes.

    #4 Posted: 1/5/2006 - 20:55

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