Regardless of your journey to Asia is long or short, Vietnam and Cambodia ought to be two must-visit countries in your list. Perhaps, you are to set foot in Vietnam first before leaving for Cambodia; then ever wonder how to get Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh? There is more than one way, but it is believed that discovering the southwestern Vietnam through Mekong Delta tour 3 days or Mekong Delta tours along the way to Cambodia will be better and deserves a try. Let’s see below!
From Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by plane
This is the first time you land in Asia, and especially you have no idea about travelling between two countries: Vietnam and Cambodia, right? Then, in the case you are mapping out a trip to discover Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) first and then transfer to Phnom Penh, booking a flight from Airlines or Angkor Air will be a good choice. You can book either directly at booking offices of Vietnam Airline in Ho Chi Minh City or online.
Currently, there are in total 35 routes from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh every week. The cheap return flight tickets just cost about VND 3,950,000 (USD200), and the flight can take you around 45 minutes for the distance of 213km.
From Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by bus
An alternative on how to get from Ho Chi Minh city to Phnom Penh is by bus. Such a bus is not far different from the travel companies’ others which transfer tourists as usual. There are also air-conditioned, rows of confortable side-by-side bucket seats, and armrests. In Ho Chi Minh City, you will buy a bus ticket from some transport companies, such as Mailinh, Sapaco, and Kumho. The bus fares of those brands are different, but just about $11 per passenger for a route.
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From Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by boat
Although getting to Phnom Penh from Ho Chi Minh City by boat (exactly you must take the bus to Chau Doc and get the boat to Phnom Penh) is also one of the choices for your Cambodia trip, you are not advised to use this way. Why? It is because it is definitely a speed boat, and sometimes the boat is too crowded, in which you are overwhelmed by the risk. However, the fare is quite cheap and just $10 per person.
From Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh via a tour
To be honest, the ideal path for traveling to Phnom Penh from Ho Chi Minh City is via a tour from some travel agencies in the backpacker area (Pham Ngu Lao and Bui Vien Streets, HCMC). For instance, it will be excellent to join premier Mekong Delta tours or Mekong Delta tour 3 days organized by TNK Travel company. This trip allows you to experience interesting activities and enjoy yourself in the water region of Vietnam while you easily reach Phnom Penh afterwards.
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