There are two ways to travel from Saigon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City) to Phnom Penh: you can fly or you travel by road in a bus or minivan. Travel by bus costs about 35% of the price of a plane ticket. The journey by road takes around 6 hours and can easily be completed during daylight hours. Travel by bus Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh is a great way of saving money.
Bus Times from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
There currently 3 direct services a day from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to Phnom Penh available to book online.
|08:00||14:30||$ 45||Giant Ibis Transport|
|08:30||14:30||$ 47||Kumho Samco|
|11:00||17:00||$ 47||Kumho Samco|
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Kumho Samco HCMC Bus Stop
Kumho Samco bus services from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh depart from 94 Phạm Ngũ Lão, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.
Giant Ibis HCMC Bus Station
Giant Ibis services from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh depart from the Giant Ibis Office, 301 Phạm Ngũ Lão, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.
Kumho Samco Phnom Penh Bus Stop
Kumho Samco bus services from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh terminate at 14 St 230, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Giant Ibis Phnom Penh Bus Station
Giant Ibis services from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh terminate at the Giant Ibis Bus Terminal on Street 106.
Travel from Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is a transport hub with direct travel services to destinations within Cambodia as well departures to the neighbouring countries of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. The two most popular onward destinations within Cambodia are Siem Reap, for the ancient ruins of Angkhor Wat, and Sihanoukville, which is the most popular beach resort in Cambodia. For travel south to Sihanoukville travellers have the option of either travelling by bus or by train. Passenger train services to Sihanoukville now depart from once a day, every day of the week. The railway line in the other direction takes passengers as far as Poipet on the border with Thailand. There are currently no train services crossing the border between Cambodia and Thailand.
For travel to Laos you can either fly direct to Vientiane or Luang Prabang, or travel by road north to Pakse in the South of Laos. Pakse is near to the popular 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) area which has lots of islands located within a slow moving section of the Mekong River. For travel to Thailand you have a choice of either a 1 hour flight, a 11 hour 30 minute direct bus journey, or to split the journey into two parts: bus to Poipet on the border and then a bus or train to Bangkok from the town of Aranyaprathet, which is near to the border with Cambodia. If you are planning to travel in 2019 then it is possible that direct train services from Phnom Penh will have started by then as all the sections of railway track required to operate this service will have been completed by then.