Bus to Cambodia from Vietnam
Thai Duong Express Limousine Bus Counter at 302 Cong Hoa- Tan Binh
Since the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh is a cross border bus service, passengers will need to clear past customs on the Vietnam border checkpoint at Moc Bai town, after two hours after leaving Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). It usually takes about 30 minutes for the custom clearance process. After leaving the territory of Vietnam, the bus will enter Bavet for Cambodia side immigration clearance.
If you want to discover the country of Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building and Buddhism that is practiced by 96% of the population, do not hesitate to take a trip from Vietnam to Cambodia.
So many options are given to you as Vietnam and Cambodia share 6 international border crossings (generally open to all foreign travelers as long as they possess a valid passport or visa). The first and also the longest border crossing between the two countries is Moc Bai – Ba Vet.
It is on the main bus route between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh, thus it is considered as the most popular and convenient border crossing. Of these border crossings, Vinh Xuong/Kaam Sammor is a preferred crossing for independent travelers and boat services are available and fast.
For the other crossing borders, including Tinh Bien/ Phnom Den, Xa Xia/ Prek Chak, Le Thanh/ O Yadao crossing, motorbike ride is the better choice.
Normally travellers cross Vietnam-Cambodia borders via one of these popular national highways:
* Highway No.22 from Ho Chi Minh City, crossing Moc Bai International Checkpoint (Node A on the map)
* Provincial highway No.952 from Tan Chau (Vietnam), crossing Vinh Xuong International Checkpoint to Kaam Samnor (Cambodia). (Node B on the map)
* Xa Xia (Vietnam) to Prek Chak (Cambodia) crossing Ha Tien International Checkpoint. This checkpoint is open for mostly international travelers. (Node C on the map)
Visa Procedure 35 $:
Like Laos, procedure to cross Cambodian international checkpoint from Vietnam is simple and convenient. Immigration officers at these check points only require Vietnamese travelers to present passports to cross the gate, while international tourists need Cambodian visa which can be obtained at these checkpoints on arrival.
E-visa which is obtained online from Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affair is also permitted to use at these checkpoints.
On the way back to Vietnam, you need to have a visa ready to show to Immigration office at the border check point. Vietnam Visa on arrival is not available with border crossing.
Normally buses from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh are more preferred to cross Vietnam – Cambodia border. There is no stop on the trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh.
Some of worth-considering bus providers including Vietnamese firms like Mai Linh, Sapaco or GSG, and also Cambodian providers such as Mekong Express,RAC Express, Capitol Tour and 168 Bus. Buses of Mekong Express also have a tour guide to introduce and assist guests along the trip. Below are some addresses where guests can purchase bus ticket to Cambodia.
* Sorya -168 , Kumho , Long Phuong , Thai Duong night bus :
* Thai Duong Limousine ( RAC Express): 302 Cộng Hòa, Ward 13, Tan Binh (+84) 093 856 9 108
Ticket price varies based on providers and seasons, but often remain affordable within the range from USD09 – USD 11 for seat buses and USD 13 for sleeper buses to Cambodia .