Ho Chi MinhTo Phnom Penh May 31, 2018

Departure: Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:30 from Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis

Arival: Thursday, May 31, 2018 19:00 to Phnom Penh Giant Ibis

Duration: 6h 30m

Class: Universe Luxury

Facilities and services: Aircon, Snack, WiFi

Confirmation: Instant confirmation

Cancellation: No refunds, no cancelation

  • Ho Chi Minh office tel: : (+84) 12 089 02333.

    General Information

    • Free ride on adult lap for infants under 2 years of age. If your child is older than 2 years the full price applies.
    • Please come at least 30 minutes before departure to the boarding point.

      Cambodia VISA information

      Giant Ibis charges a 5 USD fee for batch visa processing at the border. If you do not have a visa you need to pay 35 + 5 = 40 USD for a tourist visa and 40 + 5 = 45 USD for a business visa. If you already have a valid visa in your passport there is no such fee. The facilitated batch processing guarantees a smooth border crossing. Taking Giant Ibis on a cross-border you do not have the option to go yourself through immigration, as it would disrupt the VIP process.

      Vietnam VISA information

      Vietnam does not offer a Visa on Arrival (VOA) for land border crossings. You must have already arranged for a Vietnamese entry visa should you require one or you will not be allowed to board the bus.

The border crossings are Bavet on the Cambodian side and Moc Bai on the Vietnamese

  • On board services: AirCon, Wi-Fi, snacks, 12v chargers, comfortable seats.
  • Passenger insurance is included.

    Cambodia Visa

    Cambodia offers a Visa on Arrival (VOA) to visiting tourists, however we recommend you to arrange for a visa before departure to avoid unforeseen problems. An e-Visa can be applied for online here (link to https://evisa.mfaic.gov.kh/) for tourist visas, other types of visa must be applied for in person at the Cambodian Embassy. The cost of a Cambodian visa will be $30 + $5 processing whether you do it online or at the border.

    Departure Point

    The bus departs from the Giant Ibis ticket office downtown Ho Chi Minh at the Giant Ibis ticket office on Pham Ngu Lao Street in District 1. If you are not using our pickup service, please arrive 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

    Arrival in Phnom Penh

    The bus will drop you off at the Giant Ibis ticket office on Street 106 next to the night market, close to the riverside. Once you’ve received your baggage there will be plenty of tuk tuk’s available to take you to your next destination.

Cancelation policy: Ho Chi Minh - Phnom Penh

No refunds.

NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

May 22, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★☆☆☆☆
Got to the pick up point 45 mins before departure time to be told the bus was cancelled - it was broken down and wouldn’t be mended in time. No email, nothing. Was told emails were sent. No they weren’t and email address worked cos was used for payment receipt. Got transferred to Mekong Express bus 30 mins later. In this day and age it shouldn’t be beyond them to inform people. Mekong Express were VERY good though. Quick and efficient and helpfully dropped us off at hotels before final drop off point. Would def recommend them.
May 20, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Really great journey. Bus was modern, clean and air con was great. Plug socket at every seat. Staff on board were kind, helpful and made the visa process in Cambodia seamless. Best journey we've had in South East Asia.
May 19, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Smooth trip. Asian style
May 17, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Really great trip! The bus left on time, everything worked, air con, wi-fi & power outlet. The border process was seamless the staff organised everything well. We arrived pretty much on time. Overall we were very satisfied.
May 8, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Great bus journey from Ho Chi Min to Phnom Penh. The on board young man was excellent and kept everyone informed and very helpful with visa and border crossing. The water and croissant as complimentary food/drink were very much appreciated. Definitely recommended!
Apr 29, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★☆☆☆☆
Terrible trip! First of all my Seat was broken and the microfone was not the best so the people in the back didnt hear anything which meant that we didnt have any info about the bordercrossing and the second we stopped he was gone. So what happened is that everyone got off the bus into a big building with hundredes of other people, a little kiosk, no AC and it was around 35° celcius. We were waiting in this building for 3 hours with no info at all. When i saw our guide up at the passportcounter i asked how much longer and then he told me to go away. When we finally got our passports my girlfriends visa had «James» on it, not her name. Then they had to take all our passports in again and we were supposed to stop for "25mins", ended up being over an hour. Then we drove 30 more meters and had to get off again for a stamp and walk over the border. The guide said 2 more hours after the border and it was around 4h. Also a lady kept singing the entire ride and people were standing up being very loud and were never told once to sit down. We arrived at 7.30pm and we were supposed to be there at 3pm. Only good was the water, snacks and cleanliness.
Apr 17, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
No information given about how often we’d stop or how long for breaks. WiFi not working the entire trip. Got the impression the employee was new to the job.
Apr 8, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Very simple and straight forward, happy we were early as the bus left early. Straight forward trip with no problems.
Apr 8, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Border crossing went very smoothly, excellent service!!!
Mar 28, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Punctuality, cleanliness, WiFi, spacious, express visa. Everything you need.
Mar 23, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Excellent driver. Very helpful and courteous bus assistant. Clear english, very proactive with his advice. Clean bus.
Mar 21, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
One of our seats were broken which destroyed alot of the experience. Other than that, the bordercontroll from vietnam to cambodia went very smooth and its a plus that we got a little snack :)
Mar 6, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Great service, comfortable bus and got a snack. Crossing the Cambodian border was easy and seamless.
Mar 1, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★☆☆☆☆
Bad rating becuase they picked up two guys on the side of the road. One was a staff member of Giant Ibis, no problem with that but the other guy was completely random and paid the driver under the table. Wouldn’t have even complained about this but every 30 minutes he would have an extremely loud conversation on the phone. I couldn’t hear the couple across the isle talking to each other but he was so loud that three passengers nearby moved to the back of the bus just to get away. You expect this crap on Mekong or Kumho not Giant Ibis. +10 times traveling with GI, first complaint.
Feb 26, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Easy ride. The help with the visa process was very nice. Good wifi on bus
Feb 24, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Excellent bus trip. Smooth and efficient process to obtain a Cambodian visa. Short stop at border and once more in Cambodia. Arrived in Phnom Penh on time.
Feb 14, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Helpful guide and easy trip to navigate
Feb 12, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
The coach had plenty of leg room. Was provided with a snack and some water which was a nice touch. Journey itself was comfortable although I would advise having your 35 dollars ready at checkin to make the initial part stress free (for your visa into Cambodia)
Feb 8, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Very good service
Feb 8, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Good job,
Feb 2, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Definitely recommend this company. Safety and Helpful. Thanks
Jan 20, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
The bus was ok, and we arrive at Phnom Penh early but the passenger beside and at the back of us are so noisy!!! And nobody even told them to lower down their voices.
Jan 18, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
The best service I have experienced in two months of travelling southeast Asia. Excellent service upon boarding the bus at Ho Chi Minh City, wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable guide. He always informed us in advance about the next procedure, next stop, etc. Very safe driving skills,thank you driver. The bus had WiFi on Vietnamese side (not cambodian) which was a massive bonus. Plus there is a plug if you need to charge your phone or laptop! 5star service. Thank you for such comfortable journey. Amazing!
Jan 13, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
The driver drove the bus rather calm. The assistent was nice. It was easy at the border to go from Vietnam to Cambodja.
Jan 10, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Nice bus & helpful staff at the border crossing. They gave us water and pastries in the morning and we stopped a few times for lunch/snacks/bathroom breaks. The border was no problem, would recommend this trip to others.
Jan 6, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Very relaxt busride. I was a little afraid about tourist scams by passing the border between Vietnam and Cambodia but it was a very smooth border crossing. The driver drove really calm and we had 2 stop. One at the border and one to pee. Very pleasent, would definately recommand this busride!
Jan 3, 2018
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
nice snacks comfy seats friendly guide and arrived on time. no complaints
Jan 3, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★☆☆☆
Seats were tiny, had to sit half off the chair with the arm rest into a butt cheek. Definitely not made for western shoulders. The seats can recline to give you lesss then 12 inches of room between the back of your chair and the headrest in front if you don't wish to lay down yourself.
Jan 1, 2018
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
everything went smoothly, the service was good too.. since they called theirselves "luxurious" bus, I don't think so coz I found some pen marks on the seats, although it was still quite clean.
Dec 25, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Nice bus ride. They helped us at the border. It was great.
Dec 2, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Perfect ride from HCMC to PP.
Nov 19, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★☆☆☆
The seats were uncomfortable, it seemed like the driver took it as a personal challenge to pass everyone and on several occasions had very close calls, the driver was also chewing gum and making very annoying snapping and popping sounds with the gum. The constant horn blowing was also quite annoying. I understand the traffic rules are different here but he really tested the limits. I’m glad I cancelled my overnight ride, I never would have gotten any sleep.
Nov 12, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
The drive was smooth and pleasant. We had 2 toilet breaks where one was a lunch stop. The guides were friendly, informative and speaks good English. Good snacks and small water bottle given. Cant fault. Oh, there were no USB port in our bus but there were power outlet, so remember to pack your charger with your adapter.
Oct 27, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
It was good. I had no problem and the staff is very accommodating. Well recommended.
Oct 25, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
On time with excellent service from the tour operator at the border. Would recommend this coach operator. We were new comers to this route, no problems so all was well
Oct 9, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Everything was very good :) Definitely recommended
Aug 28, 2017
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Friendly guides, speaks good English.
Aug 9, 2017
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★☆☆
Great except wifi didn't work
Jul 22, 2017
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
The bus is on time. Very accommodating staff. Will recommend this to others.
Jul 17, 2017
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Excellent service! ????
Jul 14, 2017
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
As good as any. Staff always great at border crossing. Much easier than doing it yourself. Plenty of stops. Didn't crash. Didn't hit anyone or animals. Annoying Western Gen Y tourists taking photos of themselves all them time, is unavoidable these days. Good job Giant Ibis and 12go.
Jun 27, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Everything at the border is taken care for you
Jun 26, 2017
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Very cold when the AC is blasted which isn't the worst thing, but overall staff were extremely friendly and helpful and well organized. Much better expirience than any other bus company I have been on in Vietnam.
Jun 25, 2017
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
The bus ride was nice. I enjoy seeing the country while I travel. The buses are nice and convenient. The wifi works OK. Each pair of seats has a universal outlet to keep your techie equipment charged. This is not a slow Sunday stroll in The US. The drivers drive aggressive, but not crazy. It's not their first rodeo. Hint: Look out the side window, not the windshield. I truly enjoy the bus rides from Giant Ibis. The worst part of this trip is the border crossing, so just be patient. You are checked separately getting out of one country. And checked out again getting into the other country. It is completely separate. This time around it took almost 2 hours. For some reason we had to switch buses. We were held up for about 30 minutes in the duty free. So again be patient. I don't feel this was a typical time limit at the border. Another hint: I thought I was saving myself time by ordering my visa online and printing it from my computer. Wrong!!! I was the last one to cross because I was told to sit and wait at the E-Visa window until someone came to help me. No one ever came, and they were not eager to leave their desks from the regular visa lines, eventhough no one was in them. Just a hint. In conclusion, be patient, enjoy the ride, enjoy the scenery. It's a nice way to travel and see the countries.
May 6, 2017
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Spot on time. Comfortable, WiFi blocked Wordpress so was limited to what I could see and do on my computer.
Apr 22, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Everything went fine. Arrived on time and easy border crossing. Nice AC and comfortable.
Mar 17, 2017
bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport
★☆☆☆☆
DONT TRAVEL WITH GIANT IBIS...Save yourself a bad experience!!! The worse service ever, scams at the entrance of cambodia with the visa procedure, if you don´t pay them extra for the visa process they will treat you badly your all trip....worse experience ever....JUST DONT TRAVEL WITH GIANT IBIS!
12Go response:

We ask that you comply with all operating procedures of the bus company regarding the boarder crossing and we even inform you of the $5 processing fee. Everyone pays the extra 5 dollars not to get stuck at the boarder for hours and by not doing so you create problems for the staff (who likely had to pay out of pocket for you) and delays for every other passenger on the bus. As someone who has taken this trip at least 20 times over the last 5 years with Giant Ibis and other operators, I can tell you that every company requires that you pay this nominal fee and your experience would have been no different travelling with anyone else.

Mar 5, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Such a smooth journey and border crossing
Feb 21, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Efficient, comfortable service
Feb 20, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
It was fine, bus arrived on time, but departed 20min after schedule. Comfortable seats, excellent steward who organised the border crossing. 2 and half hour delay at crossing for uncertain reasons but got into Phnom Penh at 16.45
Feb 14, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Great people. Early pickup and then went around in a circle, ending back at the original pickup 1 hr. later. Could have slept in longer.
Feb 10, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Good trip
Feb 4, 2017
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
The driver made the immigration process on both sides very easy. There are perhaps other companies who offer a cheaper price.
Jun 16, 2016
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Very polite staff and good English. The wifi is spotty and NOT-existing at times. At other times FaceTime with video was possible. The pasportprocedure on the Vietnam side was a joke. Locals and guides from smaller groups constantly kept jumping the line. Which delayed us at least half an hour. I suggest that other groups man-up and simple physically block the cheaters from jumping the line. At the end we were successful and in the beginning we were way too polite. Man-up is my advise.
Apr 18, 2016
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★☆
Convenient bus with wifi and power for PC. Some snacks and drinks provided. Travel time rather slow for the distance but the fastes possible due to road conditions. Nice local guide, polite and good english. Ralf Horsch
Jan 1, 2016
bus Universe Noble, Giant Ibis Transport
★★★★★
Excellent service!