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Battambang to Siem Reap

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Battambang to Siem Reap

How long does it take to get from Battambang to Siem Reap via bus.

Is it better to stay in Siem Reap and travel to Battambang for a day, or stay in Battambang for a night.

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1. Re: Battambang to Siem Reap

using the search box (like I suggested in my answer on your initial post) will get you all the answers you need.

Please remember that you need to be on a PC or laptop to see the search box and top questions - they wont show up if you are using the mobile phone app

BB is not a day trip from SR destination

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2. Re: Battambang to Siem Reap

Battambang is definitely worth a night. When you arrive stroll through the town and see the sites. The next day visit the Ancient House, Phnom Sampeau where the killing caves are, and take a ride on the bamboo train and return to SR after lunch. I can recommend the First Hotel, stayed there last february.

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3. Re: Battambang to Siem Reap

The bus from SR to Battambang was 3 hours with the company we used.

We stayed 3 nights in Battambang in a house stay.

The host Sam provided motorcycle tours of the surrounding country side, which was a fantastic day.

We spent a second day on a m/bike travelling to the Killing Cave, Banan and other significant site in the area

The third day was spent walking around the city.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in BB and would recommend it to anyone.

cheers Kim

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4. Re: Battambang to Siem Reap

Thank you everyone for your information.

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5. Re: Battambang to Siem Reap

It takes around 4 hours from Siem reap to Battambang, depending on how long the bust stops in between, but a small minivan can do it faster. Around 170km distance.

Battambang does not have what siem reap has to offer, but is still worth more than just a day. I would say overnight if you can.


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6. Re: Battambang to Siem Reap

A couple of nights here first before sr.

The circus is wonderful, as is the tour of the school atttached to it.

Bamboo railway was nuts, accomodation very reasonable, sights were not hard to get to.

Loved Battambang.

Ask at your accomodation re taxi for sr ... it was cheaper and quicker for us as it was door to door.

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7. Re: Battambang to Siem Reap

We took Mekong express from SR to BB. Their office is right in downtown SR. trip was just three hours no break. Coming back was a bit longer as they picked up some pax from their hotels before heading out of the city and one toilet break so almost 4 hours.

BB is less tourists for sure, but a functional city for locals. If you like to take cooking class ,it is cheap there. 10 usd pp and you can eat the food.

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8. Re: Battambang to Siem Reap


What was the name of place you stayed

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