Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

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Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City Schedule

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN385206:50 - 07:50$ 185.22
Lanmei Airlines Economy #LQ66208:45 - 09:35$ 113.12
Kumho Samco Semi Sleeper 10:00 - 16:00$ 47.83
Cambodia Airways Economy #KR73114:00 - 16:00$ 203.08
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K681816:55 - 17:55$ 149.75

Transportation from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City Destination Reviews

LL
We were supposed to arrived at 2h30 pm but we arrived at 6 pm, and they didn’t tell us that we have to pay 5$ dollar at the border. But the bus was confortable and the staff was nice.
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Jun 29, 2022
JM
Very convenient transportation. Affordable, Bus clean and conformable. Trip last a bit longer than expected A bit lost during border crossing as staff did not speak english but by following the group it worked.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Kumho Samco (Kumho Samco), Jun 27, 2022
M
Communication on the boarder could improve. Guide runs around with all the passports and nobody knows what happens.
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Jun 15, 2022
SD
very slow and exhausting. every 1.5 hours the driver stopped. but overall staff was polite, spoke english and everything went smoothly
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Mar 26, 2020
E
The bus was on time and in the border everything was smooth. Although operator representative on the bus didn't speak any English it was little bit hard to understand why they collected our passports and where to go but we followed some locals and did as they did. Basically they collected passports on the bus then gave them back before Camobodian border. We had to leave the bus and showed our passport when we got the stamp that we left Cambodia. Then before we got back to the bus the company's representator collected again our passports and we drove a little bit to enter Vietnam. Then we had to take our bags and went inside where representator dealed with passports. When everything was okay then we had to scan our bags and got back to the bus. We had multiple entry visa to Vietnam, so we didn't deal with the money.
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco (Kumho Samco), Mar 23, 2020
FT
The best bus journey I’ve ever taken! They checked and printed out visas for ya, gave us food and water and there was a lot of legroom!
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Mar 7, 2020
MT
Bus was comfortable (generous leg room!) and staff was friendly. We left almost on time (just about 10 mins late), but arrived about two hours late. (This seems to be par for the course given other reviews, so we were expecting that.) Border crossing (Cambodia -> Vietnam) was easy; you can opt to pay $2 for the bus attendant to process your e-visa or skip lunch to stand in line yourself. Remember to print your e-visa before you board; a few couples on our bus had their e-visas on their phones and we had to wait for them to print them. One bathroom stop in Cambodia and then one bathroom/lunch stop at the border. Would take Giant Ibis again.
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Feb 27, 2020
MC
Comfortable journey and was helped through border crossing. Previous giant ibis buses provided us with lunch and more drinks, whereas we had to buy our own lunch this time. Regardless, would highly recommend.
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Feb 21, 2020
KM
We arrived an hour before which was excellent! It was nice to be in a minivan - especially when we got to the border cause we did’nt had to wait for the entire bus at the border to pass - but just s small group since we travelled in a minivan! So I all went quite Quick and smoothly. Allthough, they were really bad at giving out information. Especially when we had to hand over our passport to them for a while which was quite uncomfortable. But later we understood that they did it to make the process faster :-)
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco (Kumho Samco), Feb 10, 2020
DR
Very comfortable but lacking a toilet.
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Jan 31, 2020
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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

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 THB 6,496. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 1,387.

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 173 miles (278 km). The flying distance is 134 miles (214 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 6 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 Giant Ibis Transport: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 1,387 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 THB 6,496.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 1,387 to THB 1,707;
  • Plane tickets - THB 4,374 to THB 6,508;

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.

  • Flights from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City depart during the day - there are approximately 4 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 08:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 10:00. There are 2 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

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 THB 4,374.

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)

Buses

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.

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.
  • 2% users took a plane.