Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

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Instant
09:45
Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis
4h 40m bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.3
14:25
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
Instant
08:00
Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis
4h 40m bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.3
12:40
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
Instant Fastest
14:40
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
50m flight #QR970 with Qatar Airways in Economy
2.0
15:30
PNH Phnom Penh Airport

From Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis to Phnom Penh by bus

Instant
08:00
Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis
4h 40m bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.3
12:40
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
Instant
09:45
Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis
4h 40m bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.3
14:25
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis

From Ho Chi Minh Airport to Phnom Penh by flight

Instant Fastest
14:40
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
50m flight #QR970 with Qatar Airways in Economy
2.0
15:30
PNH Phnom Penh Airport

Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Schedule

Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Giant ibis Transport Universe Luxury 08:00 - 12:40VND 417k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN92015:45 - 16:40VND 7,271k
Cambodia Angkor Air Economy #K6392015:45 - 16:40VND 4,747k

Transportation from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh destination reviews

AJ
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 10, 2020
Late by nearly two hours, air con broke down after Cambodia border, was due to arrive at 14:00, didn’t arrive until 18:30 !! Did get water and a roll to eat, staff very nice.
AG
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 8, 2020
Accepting e-tickets or m-tickets instead of pdf hard copies would be beneficial for both nature and passengers. Thank you!
AD
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 7, 2020
We were very nervous after reading lots of reviews and watching YouTube reviews of this bus company as well as others. We took the chance and were so glad we did! Giant Ibis was on time, clean, cool (A/C), smooth drive, EASY VISA PURCHASE and quick and easy transit through both Vietnam and Cambodia borders. Our bus conductor spoke English, was kind and helpful with our questions. They took care for us every step of the way. Once onboard we were given a banh mi sweet bread and bottle of water. At the border you get a 30 minute 'lunch break' which was at about 1030am but the food we bought from the duty free shop restaurant was tasty and inexpensive. Some reviews say this is unnecessary but we realised that this break is mainly to give the conductor time to apply and receive all our visas. Worth it to let them process your visa rather that deal with an e-visa. We were very happy with this service and the journey. Thanks so much Giant Ibis!
CQ
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 4, 2020
easy and convenient bookings, hassle free..legit
FT
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Mar 2, 2020
Smooth and comfy. Liked the stop for a lunch at the border and possibility to get off earlier
KM
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 29, 2020
Very smooth & good way to cross the border
SB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 25, 2020
Excellent service & surprisingly comfy journey.
AJ
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 25, 2020
good joujrney
KW
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco, Feb 24, 2020
Comfy and clean. Crossing border was easy, just give your passport and money to the bus operator and they take care of everything. Stick with your group and remember what your bus looks like :)
AW
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 23, 2020
Great service, on time and was a lot of help through the visa process, made the whole journey very easy. Only negative was the air con was so weak and occasionally blowing out warm air so we were uncomfortably hot by the end of the trip.
CH
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 22, 2020
Extra fee at boarder and had to remind of change plus took out printed Vietnam visa and lost it. Dont know why he needed that for leaving Vietnam and he did not tell us
AG
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 22, 2020
Very Comfortable ???? Hassle free.
TE
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 20, 2020
Very clean simple transfer. Nice people as well
AG
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 19, 2020
Excellent. The trip was very comfortable, and the border crossing was handled very efficiently. We had two restroom stops. The second one however was dirty and without toilet paper, so come prepared with your own.
BZ
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 19, 2020
A good professional company to travel with.
RM
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 10, 2020
Reasonably comfortable with enough stops along the way for refreshments/toilet breaks. The border crossing process seemed somewhat mystical with the extra $2 fee and the departure / arrival times should only be viewed as suggestions.
LK
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 9, 2020
It was a well organised and mostly comfortable journey. Personally I would have appreciated a toilet stop between HCM and the border, (but I understand that time is short!)
SS
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 9, 2020
Bus on time, clean and staff were polite. However we got charged more than advertised for the border crossing fee, with the attendant "forgetting" to hand us back our change.
MJ
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 8, 2020
All quite smooth just traffic meant we arrived an hour late.
PH
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 7, 2020
On time. Comfortable ride. The host took care of everything at the border very easily. Clean bus. So easy.
BG
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 5, 2020
Strange that we couldn’t sit together unless we sat on the back seats we were told. Other than that the conductor and driver was excellent, especially help with getting through the border crossing. Only other non-positive thing was that bus arrived well past the scheduled time, however this seems to be the norm, although they must do this trip several times a day so should be able to get the timetable accurate by now
FB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 4, 2020
The staff was very very good !
PD
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Feb 2, 2020
All worked as advertised. Minimal delay at the border crossings
DS
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 29, 2020
Bus was as bit dated , but well organized for border crossing and trip made very easy by Ibis staff
CO
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 24, 2020
Bus left on time but had fairly significant delays at both border posts. Don’t think it was the company’s fault but it did delay arrival by about 3 hours. Bus was very hot. More stops than advertised were available in Phnom Penh though meaning we landed within walking distance of our hotel instead of being dragged all the way to the bus terminal.
LB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 18, 2020
Very slow. About 7 hours travel Good bus. Helpful staff.
NB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 13, 2020
The trip was good! Nothing bad to say about it.
CV
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 13, 2020
Bus is okay, the border crossing was seamless and the staff was decently good in english, which helped a lot. Only problem is that the trip took 2 extra hours. instead of arriving 2PM, we arrived 4PM. Too many stops and the bus ran a bit too slowly.
LB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 8, 2020
Easy booking with 12GoAsia. Bus arrived on time at pick-up point. Journey was comfortable stopping for comfort breaks. The guide took passports and we went through VIP immigration for tourist visa on arrival. All well organised. We arrived a little late but this was due to road works en route and traffic in Phnom Penh. Would definitely recommend booking with 12goAsia and the bus company.
MB
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco, Dec 31, 2019
Amazing trip. After reading the reviews I was very scared, but I guess we were lucky. The seats were really comfortable and large (I am tall but I had loads of space for my legs), the bus was really clean, and we had an overall great trip. We did arrive 1 hour late but we knew traffic wasn't reliable in these countries. Only small down points: no wifi, and the border crossing wasn't super clear, but that's fine. I would definitely recommend.
DM
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco, Dec 26, 2019
driver and conductor cant speak english which we were not properly informed for the bus stops and not instructed what to do during boarder line when . wifi is good. and travel was delayed for an hour.
CY
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco, Dec 24, 2019
extensively long trip that took around 2 hours extra but the officials were nice, stopped at resting spots with shops, washrooms were for free, but please bring your toilet paper do pay the 35usd, one guy was left at the border for the bus wouldnt wait
JK
flight Economy, Qatar Airways, Dec 22, 2019
It was heartbraking how huge the plane was even if there was only a handful of passengers. Not very ecological to fly such huge planes almost empty.
MM
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco, Dec 21, 2019
I thought the trip was great. It was comfortable and easy to navigate that border
HB
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Dec 20, 2019
Internet on & off. 6 hour journey took about 8.5 hours. Guide wouldn't accept $5 note as had crease in it, but was given to me by Sinh Travel currency exchange! Bus was not Sinh Travel, but a 3rd party bus. Could probably get a better deal elsewhere. Passengers have no consideration when reclining seats. Just felt unnecessarily long.
KH
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 20, 2019
Heaps of leg room but the bus took about 8 hours rather then 6.5 as indicated
BB
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Dec 20, 2019
Best
DI
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 18, 2019
Great ride.Enough space between the seats.Lady who ride with us took care for everything - passports,visas,border crossing...It was really ride with no problems.I recommended...
PD
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 18, 2019
O.k
AS
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 11, 2019
Easy bus ride, easy border crossing, no complaints.
MM
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Dec 9, 2019
We arrived at the Sinh tourist office early & once checked in we were pointed in the direction of a man who gave us tickets for the bus (he was from a different company which was ok as it states this in the T&C's). He hurried us to follow him down the street meaning we had to carry 5 very heavy bags down a busy street to get to the bus. The driver shouted at us to get on and wouldnt let us out our large (20kg) bags under the bus, meaning we had to struggle them up the steps and down the whole bus and leave them at the back. Nobody really explained anything to us. The guide took our passports and money for the visa at the border. We got there and again, no explanation. We were ushered off the bus and had to basically copy what everyone else did. It was very confusing. We arrived 3 hrs later than the schedule. Very frustrating trip. We also think we were just added into a tour which was a large group of Vietnamise people.
AD
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 7, 2019
Pretty good, we went to the office, they exchange money to USD which is pretty convenient if you don't have your visa. Bus on time but stops a lot to pick up random people and drop them off. A women took care of our passeports, everything went smoothly. 8 hours in total. Pretty confortable with Wifi and plugs. Water bottle and brioche for snacks. It was a good ride.
BT
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 7, 2019
Excellent experience. I felt unwell so the incredibly kind bus guy filled out all my visa forms. Both he and the driver were helpful and happy at every stage. We had an easy cross through the border. So happy I went with Giant Ibis after hearing other horror stories. Highly recommend.
ME
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 6, 2019
Comfortable bus, left on time, efficient border crossing. Arrived about an hour late, but due to traffic. Let us get off by our hotel, saving us a walk.
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How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

Travelling between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 31,941,262 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere VND 417,057.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 35 hours to travel between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh. Flight will bring you to your destination in 45m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 10h 50m to reach Phnom Penh.

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

Travelling between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh can be as cheap as VND 417,057 if you opt for a Giant Ibis Transport bus and as expensive as VND 31,941,262 if you buy a China Southern Airlines flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 1 from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh starting from 00:05 Phnom Penh Airport until 23:50 Phnom Penh Airport
  • 1 from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh starting from 08:00 Phnom Penh Giant Ibis until 09:45 Phnom Penh Giant Ibis

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as VND 4,551,216.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh

Asiana Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Eva Air, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)

Bus

Travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh

Giant Ibis Transport

What is the most popular transport to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 96% opted for a bus
  • 4% decided to fly