Last updated:June 30, 2021Phnom Penh is a city of monumental architecture characterized by the Khmer ethnicity. As Cambodia shares a border with Vietnam, it’s easy to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia’s capital.How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh?This article covers the transportation guide from Saigon to Phnom Penh by bus and flight, including transport providers, ticket price, travel schedule, and how to book tickets online.Book Ticket to Phnom Penh Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh busDuration: 6.5 ~ 7 hoursCost: starts at $12Many travelers choose to travel to Phnom Penh from Ho Chi Minh by bus, thanks to its affordability.Mekong Express and Giant Ibis offer daily buses from Saigon to Phnom Penh, and the journey takes approximately 6.5 hours to 7 hours. Note: It might take longer due to border control between Vietnam and Cambodia. Book Ticket to Phnom Penh Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh flightDuration: 1 hourCost: starts at $100The fastest way to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh is flying.Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietnam Airlines, and Qatar Airlines offer daily flights from Saigon to Phnom Penh, and the travel time is approximately 1 hour.Book Ticket to Phnom PenhAbout Cambodia Angkor AirSince 2009, Cambodia Angkor Air is the national flag career airline of Cambodia, connecting domestic routes within Cambodia and with international destinations.Baggage PolicyFor the Economy class, the carrier allows 23 kg checked-in luggage plus 7 kg hand luggage ( 56cm x 36cm x 23cm ) or with a small item.My experienceI flew with Cambodia Angkor Air from Ho Chi Minh city to Phnom Penh on the Economy seat, and the service was good.See alsoAsia Travel Guide10 Best Day Trips From Osaka JapanAlthough my flight was delayed due to a technical issue, I was pleased with the service.There was no food or extra service, but it felt like you just sat down and then arrived at the destination as the flight was short. Where to stay in Phnom Penh?As tuk-tuk is relatively cheap, it does not matter much where you stay in Phnom Penh city.However, you should choose to stay in the city center to get around.There are plenty of hostels and hotels in Phnom Penh, and many are equipped with swimming pools.I stayed in a girl-dorm at Billabong Hostel and loved it.The hostel has a lovely swimming pool with a relaxing area filled with chairs. Also, there’s a bar next to it so you can purchase food and drink.You can check availability and read reviews of this hostel on Booking.com.