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Ho Chi Minh To Phnom Penh: Transport & Ticket Guide

Phnom Penh Travel Guide

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Phnom Penh is the 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 the capital of Cambodia.

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.

How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh bus


Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh bus

Duration: 6.5 ~ 7 hours

Cost: starts at $12

Many 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.

Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
Note: It might take longer due to border control between Vietnam and Cambodia.


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Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh flight

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: starts at $100

The 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.

About Cambodia Angkor Air

Operated since 2009, Cambodia Angkor Air is the national flag career airline of Cambodia, connecting domestic routes within Cambodia and with international destinations.

Cambodia Angkor Air

Baggage Policy

For 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 experience

I flew with Cambodia Angkor Air from Ho Chi Minh city to Phnom Penh on  Economy seat, and the service was good.

Although my flight was delayed due to a technical issue, I was pleased with the service.

There was no food or extra service, but as the flight was short, it felt like you just sat down and then arrived at the destination.

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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

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There are plenty of hostels and hotels in Phnom Penh, and lots of them 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


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