Over the Vietnamese border in Cambodia, you can find one of the world’s magnificent attractions – the Angkor Temples. Siem Reap is an excellent base to explore Angkor and a fun destination with restaurants and bars.
How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap?
This article is a comprehensive transportation guide from Saigon to Siem Reap, including departure schedule, ticket price, and how to book online tickets.
Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap Overview
One of the most common ways to travel from Vietnam to Siem Reap is by plane.
Serving domestic and international routes, Siem Reap airport receives more than 1 million visitors.
Travel time from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap is about 1.5 hours.
The second way to get to Siem Reap is by sleeping buses like Mekong Express and Sapaco. Travel time is about 13.5 hours of travel.
By bus + boat
Thirdly, although this option is less common and only applicable during the flood season (August to March), you can take a bus to Phnom Penh and then boat to Siem Reap.
Getting around Siem Reap
If you travel in a group, renting a private car service to get around Siem Reap will be a good idea.
Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap Flight
Duration: 1.5 hours
Flying is the fastest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap.
Cambodia Angkor Air and Vietnam Airlines offer frequent flights to Siem Reap from Saigon, and the journey takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Cambodia Angkor Air currently serves two direct flights departing at 8:20 am and 1:45 pm, while Vietnam Airlines departs at 4:20 pm.
Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap Bus
- Duration: 13.5 hours
- Cost: $25
Thanks to its affordability, many travelers prefer taking a direct bus fromHo Chi Minh City to Siem Reap.
The journey takes approximately 9 to 10 hours by bus, and daily buses depart from Saigon and cross Moc Bai Border.
The most popular bus providers for this route are Mekong Express and Sapaco.
Vehicles from Saigon to Siem Reap Cambodia will receive border check-in procedures for Vietnamese and Cambodian visas for foreigners.