How to Travel to Cambodia from Vietnam in 2019

Traveling from Vietnam to Cambodia is remarkably simple with numerous means of transportation. They are airplane (flights), bus, car, van, and even boat. And now, let's find out how to travel to Cambodia from Vietnam in 2019!

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Cambodia - The Land of Heritages

The Best Ways to Get from Vietnam to Cambodia

1. Flights

Flights from Vietnam to Cambodia are gradually becoming cheaper thanks to the rise of AirAsia and other low-cost airlines. 

There are two large airports in Cambodia, one is Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) which is located in the capital of Cambodia, and the other in Siem Reap (airport code REP), which is located near the temple complex of Cambodia named Angkor Wat. 

Most flights to Cambodia from Vietnam depart in big cities in Vietnam like Hanoi, HCM City, or Saigon. It takes from at least one or maximum two hours to fly to Cambodia from Vietnam. Traveling to Cambodia from Vietnam by air is quite easy with almost hassle-free customs procedures. And if you do not want to book the flights by yourself, you can check out our Vietnam and Cambodia tour packages from India so we can easily do it for you.

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Airlines - The safest way to travel from Vietnam to Cambodia

2. Land Crossing

Many people spend approximately 6.5 hours, including a border stop traveling to take bus directly to Phnom Penh from HCM City. Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia. It is the largest city city in the southern part of Cambodia, which is also the nearest one to Ho Chi Minh City.

Phnom Penh is about 230 kilometers from HCM City if you are traveling on the road. You can continue to visit Siem Reap province (Angkor Wat), Battambang, or Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh. 

Individual transport means like car or vans are also permitted to pass these land borders at all checkpoints. Traveling from HCM City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia), you can choose one of the following trustworthy bus and van companies for your tours to Cambodia from India:

  • Bus Companies
Bus Company Terminal  Fare Bus Schedule
(Departure - Arrival)
The Sinh Tourist No 246 De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao Stree
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Starting price: 382,000 dong (PHP 885)

- 06:30 - 12:30
- 08:30 - 14:30
- 11:30 - 17:30
- 15:30 - 21:30

Giant Ibis (Ho Chi Minh) No. 237, Pham Ngu Lao Street. District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Starting price: 443,574 dong (PHP 885) - 08:30 - 15:00
Kumho Samco Buslines 239 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Dist. 1, HCM City, Vietnam 315,000 dong (PHP 730)

- 06:30 - 12:30
- 07:10 - 13:10
- 08:10 - 14:10
- 09:30 - 15:30
- 10:30 - 16:30
- 11:30 - 17:30
- 13:00 - 19:00
- 15:00 - 21:00

  • Van Companies:
Van Company Terminal Fare Van Schedule
(Depart - Arrival)
Mekong Express No. 275F, Pham Ngu Lao Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, HCM City VND 373,536 (PHP 1,027) - 06:30 - 12:30
- 07:00 - 13:30
- 08:30 - 14:00
- 13:00 - 18:30
- 15:00 - 22:00

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Bus is the ideal ways to get from Vietnam to Cambodia for budget travelers

3. Land border crossings

Here are land border crossings between Vietnam and Cambodia. Visas on arrival are available at most of them.

  • Moc Bai - Vietnam to Bavet - Cambodia: The main border 
  • Le Thanh - Vietnam to O Yadao - Cambodia: Border Crossing
  • Tinh Bien - Vietnam to Phnom Den - Cambodia: Border Crossing
  • Xa Xia / Ha Tien – Vietnam to Prek Chak  Cambodia: Border Crossing 

>> Read: The Best Time to Visit Cambodia <<

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Moc Bai Border

4. River Boat Border Crossings

Before ending in Vietnam, Mekong River runs through Cambodia from north to south. Water crossings are impossible with short land stops for passports and visas check-up. On arrival visas are possible for Vietnamese at the land border crossings of Cambodia. 

So you can also travel to Cambodia (Phnom Penh) from Vietnam (from Chau Doc town) by boat. It is about 220 kilometers to Ho Chi Minh City from Chau Doc town. This crossing is called Vinh Xuong on the Vietnamese side and Kaam Samnor on the Cambodian side. Traveling to Cambodia from Vietnam, you have many choices for a boat, from decent boats to luxury ones. It depends on your budget and schedule. 

>> Read: Top 10 Things to Do in Cambodia for Indian tourists <<

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A luxury Cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia

In General

In short, I hope that this article gives you useful information about how to get to Cambodia from Vietnam. Have a fun trip in this beautiful land! For more tours and useful tips, please check out our website: https://vietnamtour.in/

anthony ngo

Anthony Ngo

Hi, I'm a Travel Expert of Vietnamtour.in. With me, traveling is an intense passion and promoting the charming beauty of Vietnam to international friends is a glory mission.