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!
#1 icet2sugars has been a member since 30/4/2006. Posts: 2
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.
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Thanks so much for that - very helpful!!
#3 icet2sugars has been a member since 30/4/2006. Posts: 2
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 freubel has been a member since 1/5/2006. Posts: 1