Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

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Instant
08:00
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
4h 40m bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.2
12:40
Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis
Instant
09:45
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
4h 40m bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.2
14:25
Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis
Instant Fastest
17:15
PNH Phnom Penh Airport
1h 5m flight #QR971 with Qatar Airways in Economy
3.0
18:20
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport

From Phnom Penh Giant Ibis to Ho Chi Minh by bus

Instant
08:00
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
4h 40m bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.2
12:40
Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis
Instant
09:45
Phnom Penh Giant Ibis
4h 40m bus ride in Universe Luxury
4.2
14:25
Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis

From Phnom Penh Airport to Ho Chi Minh by flight

Instant Fastest
17:15
PNH Phnom Penh Airport
1h 5m flight #QR971 with Qatar Airways in Economy
3.0
18:20
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh Schedule

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Virak Buntham Express Hotel Bus 01:30 - 11:30$ 16.66
Khai Nam Express 05:00 - 11:00$ 11.49
Giant ibis Transport Universe Luxury 08:00 - 12:40$ 18
Khai Nam Express 11:00 - 17:00$ 10.49
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN92113:50 - 14:55$ 286.39
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN92114:15 - 15:05$ 286.39
Khai Nam Express 14:00 - 20:00$ 10.49

Transportation from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh destination reviews

SD
Bus Universe Luxury, 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
E
Bus Standard AC, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Jan 31, 2020
Very comfortable but lacking a toilet.
AV
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 30, 2020
Easiest border crossing ever, helpful staff
RN
Bus Universe Luxury, 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, Jan 25, 2020
The aircon wasn't good enough. Otherwise very comfortable journey
HL
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 23, 2020
The bus was good and we have found this multiple times. We did stop a little more than expected though to pick up odd passengers along the way
JA
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 22, 2020
We ran about 1 1/2 hrs late. Ride was comfortable and the drivers were good.
GB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 21, 2020
Great job! We moved through immigration quickly and effortlessly. The air conditioned however barely works. Riders were sweating. .
CT
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 10, 2020
I don’t mind to pay the extra to avoid bullshits but the bus still left 20’ late, and picked up someone on the way.
NP
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco, Jan 5, 2020
The trip is fine. Just got confused why have stop and eat lunch around 15:00 near the border.
MB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Jan 2, 2020
Got bad stomachs from the restaurant at the boarder, be careful about what you order! Bus trip it self went well, nice with internet on board...the driver has an aggressive drive style, but that seems to be common
DP
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 26, 2019
It was not a luxury travel as advertised, make sure you take mosquito repellent.
CB
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 21, 2019
One point deduction due to a 30-minute late departure. Everything else was smooth.
LG
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 13, 2019
Fast and efficient.air conditioning working and English speaking drivers ,very helpful as well.overall satisfied with the trip and would recommend
OB
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco, Dec 11, 2019
I read a lot of negative stuff about this company, however decided to go with them anyway because the timing fitted. They left half hour early, luckily I ti was early! I had almost all the Coach h to myself. The AC was working. The staff were pleasant and did not ask me for any additional money. The crossing was really easy. Took around 7 hours. I would do travel with them again. I have no complaints whatsoever ????
MH
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco, Dec 11, 2019
The bus is on time & safe drive. The service staff on the bus really helps us in passing immigration. But, they dropped us or ended up the way at public bus station and they didn’t go to their own bus station. The consequence is that we had problems with the motorbike drivers from the bus station they dropped us. The motorbike drivers cheated on hiring price to us and the motorbike drivers are rude. They wear blue shirt and red labelled seal on their arm. I didn’t expect they would do like that. ????
LK
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 10, 2019
everything went fine. 2$ process fee at the boarder but no problems
JG
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 10, 2019
Bus is ok but we arrived late :(
AZ
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 8, 2019
Everything is cool! I don't know why on google maps they have a real low rating. Before departure the girl checked all passwords and some people left the bus because they didn't have visas. ON board everything were organised and no problem at all. 90% of travellers were foreigners. The bus came to Vietnam 3 hours late schedule time& Staff can speak english! Recommend
VF
Bus Standard AC, Kumho Samco, Dec 4, 2019
Helped with getting an express visa for one of my group that had the wrong one and didn't even charge us for moving on to a later bus. Bus was comfortable and, although a little late arriving, was perfect for what it needed to do. Stopped off twice for toilets and snacks too. Amazing for the price!
EA
Bus Universe Luxury, Giant Ibis Transport, Dec 4, 2019
A smooth trip, the staff were friendly and helpful. Arrived 1,5 hour late but that was due to trafic.
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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 1,166.82 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 9.04.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 26 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 50m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 1h 5m 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 9.04 if you opt for a Khai Nam bus and as expensive as USD 1,166.82 if you buy a Korean Air 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 ?

  • 1 from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh starting from 00:45 Ho Chi Minh Airport until 23:55 Ho Chi Minh Airport
  • 1 from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh starting from 01:30 Ho Chi Minh Virakbuntham until 15:00 Ho Chi Minh BookMeBus2

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 142.27.

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

Asiana Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Silkair, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), 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, Khai Nam, 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