Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

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Transportation from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh Destination Reviews

SD
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Mar 26, 2020
very slow and exhausting. every 1.5 hours the driver stopped. but overall staff was polite, spoke english and everything went smoothly
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Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco (Kumho Samco), Mar 23, 2020
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.
FT
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Mar 7, 2020
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!
MT
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Feb 27, 2020
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.
MC
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Feb 21, 2020
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.
KM
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco (Kumho Samco), Feb 10, 2020
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 :-)
DR
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Jan 31, 2020
Very comfortable but lacking a toilet.
AV
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Jan 30, 2020
Easiest border crossing ever, helpful staff
RN
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Jan 28, 2020
The driving was fine and stops were short and sweet. I didn't like having to pay an extra 3 dollars at the border though seeing as the visa was already 45.
SB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport (Giant ibis Transport), Jan 25, 2020
The aircon wasn't good enough. Otherwise very comfortable journey
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How to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

Travelling between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh 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 USD 735.69 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 17.60.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 25 hours to travel between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 30m to reach Ho Chi Minh.

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

Travelling between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh can be as cheap as USD 17.60 if you opt for a Virak Buntham Express bus and as expensive as USD 735.69 if you buy a Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส) 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 Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh ?

  • 3 from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh starting from 01:30 Phnom Penh Virak Buntham until 09:45 Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
  • 2 from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh starting from 00:45 Phnom Penh Airport until 21:15 Phnom Penh Airport

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

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 Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 167.00.

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 Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh

Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Cambodia Airways, Cambodia Angkor Air, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)

Bus

Travelling from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh 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 Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh

Giant Ibis Transport, Virak Buntham Express

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

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

  • 99% opted for a bus
  • 1% decided to fly