Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

Phnom Penh
Ho Chi Minh City
Fri, Jun 28
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Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City Schedule

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
SIMA Car Premium Van 5pax Any time$ 250
Khai Nam Transport Seater 05:00 - 12:00$ 28.02
Techbus VN JSC VIP 31 07:00 - 13:00$ 26.42
Giant Ibis Transport Exclusive VIP Seater 08:00 - 14:30$ 35
Airbus Coaster 11:00 - 17:30$ 30.28
Duc Duong Bus VIP 31 13:00 - 19:00$ 27.01
Techbus VN JSC VIP 31 15:30 - 21:30$ 26.42
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN385016:55 - 17:45$ 219.66
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K681619:20 - 20:20$ 133.33
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K681620:00 - 21:00$ 131.28
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K681822:30 - 23:20$ 100.69

Transportation from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

Facts about the transport from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

Cheapest Transport$24
Fastest Transport50m
Earliest Departure4:30 AM
Latest Departure9:05 PM
Departures per day116
Distance350 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAirbus, Cambodia Angkor Air, Danh Danh Bus, Duc Duong Bus, Giant Ibis Transport, Khai Nam Transport, Kumho Samco, Long Phuong Cambodia, SIMA Car, Techbus VN JSC, Thai Duong Limousine, Vietnam Airlines

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City Destination Reviews

Bus was ok. Shame the staff in the office in HCMC allow people to come into their office and hassle you into transport to your hotel at rip off prices. They could easily tell them to stay outside
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Jun 13, 2024
The bus is reasonable, but it can be a little uncomfortable for taller people, as some seats don't have enough space to fully stretch your legs, and we were unlucky (I'm 1.73 tall). A few seats had the material (fake leather) a little damaged, but my seat luckily had its cover intact. The air conditioning can be strong at some times and they don't provide coverings on the bus, so I suggest you take a blanket or sweater on the trip as it can be cold. There was a small bottle of room temperature water free of charge at each seat. The trip was relatively uneventful, but none of them spoke English, so communication is limited. You get off at stops, for example, without knowing exactly how long you have to break to eat or go to the bathroom, or even when they take your passport, without telling you what will happen, when they will return it, what you should do, if you have already arrived at the final destination or not, then you end up getting a little lost and going with the flow without knowing what will come next. When we arrived at the final part of the journey, about a little less than an hour before reaching the center of Ho Chi Minh, we would need to get off the bus and take the final journey by Van, but I believe that due to their lack of organization, there were no enough seats in the Van, and we had to wait for the next car. They said the next car would arrive in 15 minutes, but it actually arrived 2 hours later. At least, halfway through this journey (after an hour of waiting super tired in the heat) the employees at that bus stop kindly made us wait comfortably inside an air-conditioned bus and gave us fresh water, they were very kind and polite. In the end everything worked out and we arrived at our destination. Important: If you need a visa to enter Vietnam (this depends on your nationality), only board the bus if your visa is approved, as visa on arrival is only possible when you enter the country through the airport. When entering by land, by bus or car, there is no way to obtain a visa on the spot and you have to arrange the visa in advance.
Bus Sleeper, Khai Nam Transport, Apr 26, 2024
The overall trip was quite ok. We arrived about 2 hours late mostly due to traffic and the time spent when crossing the border. The bus does not have a lot of leg room, but it’s manageable. Also, we had enough brakes, they provide slippers, water and a free lunch. You will need to leave the passport and the visa (if required) when leaving PP, and they will help with the visa procedures. When exiting Cambodgia I had to personally go to the office, and when entering Vietnam you need to take your luggages and go through customs (there is a line for groups). Also, you will need to change the bus at some point. The communication in English was limited, so I mostly followed what the other passengers were doing. Overall, it was a good price value for the journey.
Bus Sleeper, Khai Nam Transport, Apr 17, 2024
Border crossing was smooth but my bus arrived almost 2 hours late
Bus Sleeper, Khai Nam Transport, Apr 12, 2024
No tables, recline of the seats only a little bit possible, bad communication Crew to guest. They should let us know some Minutes before a stop, that we will stop. Instead they pushed us after the bus stop. Bad English skills of the crew, bad behavior, watching movies next to guest without headphones. Would be easier, when writing the complete Adresse for PickUp and DropOff on the voucher instead of „Ho-Chi-Minh City“.
Bus Seater 41, Airbus, Mar 17, 2024
Smooth driving, comfortable seats, water given out, 2 stops (one was the border). Driver’s assistant was helpful in fixing my seat that was broken, and then allowing me to change seats. Left on the dot, arrived about 30 minutes late due to rush hour traffic (took the 11am bus). Print your visa before the bus ride! This is paramount as you will give over your passport and visa at the beginning of the trip. Don’t be upset with the giving and getting your passport, taking your luggage off the bus only to put it back on, waiting around, etc. If you spoke Khmer, I’m sure they would be happy to explain the specific border policies to you. Since you don’t, that’s YOUR problem. Be patient, just do as you are told, you get where you are going in the end.
Bus Express, Long Phuong Cambodia, Mar 3, 2024
I read that the use of horn was excessive, and it really was. I was okay with the “aggressive” driving as it meant we would arrive faster but the first hour, the driver must’ve honked at least 100 times. AC didn’t fully work in the back. As we entered it felt nice and cool but in the back we were sweating for the whole duration. At least we had the whole row of 5 comfortable laid back seats to ourselves. My travel buddy would give it 2 stars due to mostly the heat but also other aspects, like the lack of communication skills… no English was talked nor understood (like I already read before). Border process was fast, yet unorganized. Our passports were taken at the beginning which was okay for me as this is seamungly common procedure here. We had to take out our bags to cross the border which was conveyed by shouting go go go (no first calm contact just immediate shouting like we were hostages) and then pointing to the back making discomforted noises as we were leaving without our bags… other than these “minor” incidents (for me it was manageable yet frustrating, for my buddy it was hell) the ride was quick, booking was easy and well organized, and it was cheap. We left where we were told and arrived where we should. Pauses were every 1-2 hours, which felt enough. I would do it again, my buddy wouldn’t, make of that as you will. Hope this helped.
Bus Sleeper, Khai Nam Transport, Mar 1, 2024
It Should Be 3 Seats In A Row, Which Is Business Class Anyway.
Bus Universe Noble 37, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Feb 27, 2024
The air-conditioner did not work very well. The ride was very hot. But, we arrived at the destination 30 minutes before I expected, so I was pleased with that.
Bus Seater, Khai Nam Transport, Feb 15, 2024
Was great nice and easy, border crossing was fast and there were not many people on the bus so it was peaceful, only thing I could think of that wasn’t good is we only actually stopped once for the bathroom not including the border stop
Bus Express, Long Phuong Cambodia, Jan 28, 2024
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How to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

When you want to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 329.36. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 23.96.

How far is Phnom Penh from Ho Chi Minh City?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. Your trip will be a total of 218 miles (350 km). The flying distance is 441 miles (709 km).

How long does it take to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City?

The travel time from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 7 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City?

The cost of the trip from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Kumho Samco: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 23.96 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 329.36.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City:

  • Bus tickets - USD 24.00 to USD 35.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 102.00 to USD 329.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 150.00 to USD 250.00.

How many trips per day are there between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 04:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 15:30. There are 110 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City depart during the day - there are approximately 4 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 102.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)


Taking a bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 150.00.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator..

The most popular transport from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 98% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% Other