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Bus trip from Phnom Penh to Battambang

Editor’s Note: We once again hear from Hugo on his exciting trip from Phnom Penh to Battambang. As always, all content and images belong to the contributor.


Hi everyone! Again, here I am, after some new traveling experiences in Cambodia. I am still living in Phnom Penh, trying to enjoy as much as possible to travel around when I can manage time and money!
Last weekend, I decided to move on discovering Battambang, thus I booked a bus through BookMeBus to reach Battambang. I booked a Virak Buntham Night Bus leaving at 1 am from Phnom Penh night market because journey is quite long and I didn’t have a lot of time to go on travelling. That was the first time I had a night bus in Cambodia, one large bed for two persons! It was fun and I slept well so my requirements were totally fulfilled. The journey was great!

phnom penh to battambang

I arrived early morning on Saturday, I started looking for an hostel around the city center, I found one pretty great and really cheap, couple of streets up to Night Market (Sorry, I forgot the name). As I always do when I am on trip somewhere in Cambodia, I rented a moto for two days to go on discovering the city and the surroundings. I went down south, riding next to the river for some hours! Places there are amazing, great views and the atmosphere is so relaxing there when your daily life takes places in Phnom Penh! You can see monkeys, bats and some temples all around. I love Cambodian countryside, I can spend hours driving in there, getting lost on these incredible tiny dust roads.

battambang

After all this time spending on losing myself into Battambang countryside I decided to go to the “Bat cave”. This is one of the biggest touristic attraction in Battambang. This cave is under a mountain where you have many great temples as well as some historical places. At sunset time, thousands of bats are leaving this cave to live their night life! This is impressive but not as I expected… I expected to see a huge cloud of bats leaving at once, but finally they were leaving the cave in a thin discontinuous flow. However this mountain is really beautiful, I am warmly recommending you to go there and visit those temples. (Entrance fee is 1$ per person). You can either choose the road or the stairs, I personally took the stairs, it’s quick and not really tough to handle.

After this long trip, I just get back to Battambang and enjoy night market as well as some bars with backpackers I met on the way. The day after, I continue on discovering the countryside and chilling around the city, which was really great.

I enjoyed this place, countryside is beautiful and it’s a good place to relax and chill around. However I would not recommend you to stay more than 4-5 days there. Once you have seen the city (which is small) and the surroundings you don’t have much more to do and Cambodia is full of great stuff to see so you have plenty of possibilities to continue your trip around!

I hope I gave you the tips you wanted from this place!!

See around traveling,

Cheers,

Hugo

BookMeBus Buses: Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

If you are planning a trip from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh, BookMeBus has a selection of bus operators for you to choose from.

BookMeBus Operators

The bus operators that BookMeBus works with are trusted operators both in Cambodia and its operating countries. They are reputable, and are known to have top of the line services. Although the BookMeBus partner list sometimes displays less than what we offer, it is merely during the heavier seasons when we have smaller resources. We are a startup after all, and coordinating thousands of tickets a day can sometimes take up all our resources.

sapaco bus phnom penh to ho chi minh

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh buses

Khai Nam buses

  • Khai Nam – Khai Nam is one of the main bus operators for trips to and from Ho Chi Minh. The staff is known for being friendly and can speak excellent English. Their buses are also known for being spacious, and easily recognizable in their standout shade of blue.
  • Mekong Express – Also known as the Mekong Limousine Bus, is a known Cambodian-owned bus operator. Not only does Mekong Express cover Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh routes, but it also has several bus routes throughout Cambodia. In addition, Mekong Express also covers trips from Phnom Penh to Bangkok as well as Ho Chi Minh to Sihanoukville.
  • Kumho Samco – Kumho Samco is one of the top bus operators in Vietnam. They boast of having offices in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and in Ho Chi Minh. Through its partnership with BookMeBus, bus tickets for trips from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh can be purchased online.
  • Phnom Penh Sorya – With approximately 200 buses operating daily, Phnom Penh Sorya has one of the most extensive routes within Cambodia. While it does cover trips to Ho Chi Minh, majority of its focus is within the country itself. One of the key points that Phnom Penh Sorya has is that it boasts of having the cheapest ticket fare among the bus operators.
  • Sapaco Tourist – Boasting of having comfortable seating for guests throughout the trip, Sapaco Tourist is one of the pioneers when it comes to travelling to and from Ho Chi Minh. They are known for easy boarding crossing, and is one of the leading providers for trips between Cambodia and Vietnam.

As is often the case, each of the bus operators have their own policies which are out of BookMeBus’ responsibilities. Before booking, take time to learn more about the bus operator and decide if it is to your liking.

Visit the BookMeBus page! From there, you can search Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh trips easily. The results often list all schedules for the day.

Official Partners (Real-Time Seat)

Meanchey VIP Express is leading transportation company which operate with Toyota Hiace, Year 2015. The operator covers some popular routes such as Battambang, Banteaymeachey, and Siem Reap .

Meanchey VIP Express operates Van 15 seats (Toyota Hiace)  and offer amenities such as a bottle of water and wifi. The vans are brand new and run as schedule bus. It currently operate from Phnom Penh – Siem Reap, 3 trips daily, and  Phnom Penh – Battambang – Banteaymeachey, 6 trips daily. The ticket fare has the same price for both Khmer and Foreign passengers. For a $1 service fee (it’s just $1 total no matter how many tickets you buy) and you can see real-time seating charts and pick which seat you want. You can both print the ticket out or just show it from your smartphone and presented it at the office for boarding the bus. Ticket can be purchased online at BookMeBus.

 

BookMeBus has an Internship Opportunity

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  • Undergraduate OR for anyone who thinks he or she is the right person
  • Good command of English
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*Note: We would like to give female developers a chance to grow, so female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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  • Full time staff opportunity
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Interested applicants are invited submit their CV to the email below. Please also answer the following in your email:

  1. Tell us your expectations upon joining the team!
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BookMeBus wins Rice Bowl Startup Awards Cambodia

It is a happy moment for us at BookMeBus to announce that we have been recognized as the Startup of the Year for the Rice Bowl Startup Awards Cambodia.

We will be moving forward to compete in the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards which will be held in Manila, Philippines, later this month.

Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2

The Rice Bowl Startup Awards is an award event that focuses on startups wherein 11 winners will be declared for categories such as Founder of the Year, Disruptor of the Year, and of course Startup of the Year.

Rice Bowl Startup Awards

The winners of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards will then go on to compete in the Global Startup Awards come November. The event will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

We have been invited to grace the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards with our presence, being one of the National Category winners.

More information can be found at the Rice Bowl Startup Awards website.

You can also view the rest of the winners here.