How to get to Vietnam from Cambodia

In term of geographic distance, Vietnam and Cambodia are quite close. The means to move between the two countries are also quite good and convenient. To Vietnam from Cambodia, you can travel by air, road and waterway. Please read through the following article!

How to get from Cambodia to Vietnam

By air

The flights from Cambodia come mostly to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Currently, two airlines flying to Vietnam from Cambodia are Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air.

All flights departing from Cambodia to Vietnam are operated by Vietnam Airlines in cooperation with Cambodia Angkor Air. The round-trip price is as follows:

  • Phnom Penh – HCMC: from 237$ to 258$/ticket. Flight time: 40 – 50 minutes.
  • Siem Reap – HCMC: from 344$ to 430$/ticket. Flight time: 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Phnom Penh – Hanoi: from 300$ to 517$/ticket. Flight time: 3 hours 15 minutes.
  • Siem Reap – Hanoi: from 388$ to 517$/ticket. Flight time: 2 hours.

(Note: All fares are round-trip, inclusive of tax.) Ticket prices may change from time to time).

Siem Reap Airport is about 6 km, 10 minutes away from the city center so you can take a taxi for 7$ or a motorbike taxi for 2$.

From Phnom Penh airport to the center of Phnom Penh, you can take a taxi at the price of from 8$ to 10$, motorbike taxi at the price of 5$, and tuk-tuk at the price of 6$.

By road

Motorbike

Currently, if you want to drive a motorcycle from Cambodia to Vietnam, you need to register your vehicle in advance with the customs office (in your area of residence) and must have a driver’s license acceptable in Vietnam.

Bus

The time to move from Phnom Penh to HCM City is 6 hours, and from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City is 10 -11 hours.

There are a number of carriers that serve these routes and here are some of the carriers that you can refer to:

SAPACO

  • Phnom Penh – HCM City
    • Price: 11 USD
    • Departure time: 06:00; 07:00; 8:00; 09:00; 10:00; 11:00; 13:00; 14:00
  • Siem Riep – HCM City
    • Price: 20 USD
    • Departure time: 06:00
  • Bus station in Phnom Penh:
    • 309 Preah Sihanouk Blvd, Sangkat Veal Vong, Khan 7 Makara.
    • Telephone: 023 210 300 – 023 210 324.
  • Bus station in Siem Reap:
    • 159 St 7 Svay Dangkom
    • Telephone: 012 42 66 88

MAILINH EXPRESS

  • Phnom Penh – HCM City
    • One way: 12 USD
    • Round trip: 23 USD
  • Siem Reap – HCM City
    • Price: $ 21 (including 1 breakfast rate)
    • Departure time: 07:00; 12:00
  • Bus station at Phnom Penh: 391 Sihanouk Blvd
    • Telephone: (855) 023 211 888

MEKONG EXPRESS LIMOUSINE BUS

  • Phnom Penh – HCM City
    • Price: 12 USD
    • Departure time: 07:00; 08:30; 13:00; 15:00
  • Siem Riep – HCM City
    • Price: 23 USD
    • Departure time: 07:00
  • Bus station in Phnom Penh:
    • 87Eo Sisowath Quay, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan Dau Penh.
    • Telephone: 023 427 518 – 023 426 425 – 012 787 839
  • Bus station in Siem Reap:
    • 14A Siwatha Street, Phum Mondul 1.
    • Telephone: 063 963 662 – 012 31 58 58

By waterway

To get to Vietnam from Cambodia by waterway, there is only 1 route. Some companies are currently operating the Phnom Penh – Chau Doc route with fares ranging from 17$ to 35$ (depending on the interior and speed of the ship).

How to obtain Vietnam visa from Cambodia

As usual, Cambodian tourists to Vietnam are exempt from visa in 30 days. If staying here more than 30 days, there are 2 common methods for Cambodians to obtain Vietnam visa:

  • Applying at the Vietnamese embassy in Cambodia or a third country with a Vietnamese diplomatic mission: This is the most common way when the Vietnamese government has not adopted visa issuance policies through technology or where Vietnam has no diplomatic mission.
  • Vietnam visa on arrival: This is the most convenient way to get Vietnam visa. This is a policy reserved for international travel companies and reputable organizations in Vietnam that can guarantee their clients and partners to Vietnam for a variety of purposes.

Good luck and see you in Vietnam!