Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Bus

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Daily Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh - Bus Fare starts from: VND 500000. Available buses: 50 - 100. Travel time: 6 hours 30 mins. There are both morning and late night departures.

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Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration Lowest Fare No of Services Bus Images  
Phương Heng 07:00 13:00 6 hrs 30 mins VND 500000 3
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Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration


6 hrs 30 mins

Buses depart from


Ho Chi Minh

Bus arrives in


Phnom Penh

Daily Bus Services



Cheapest Bus Tickets


VND 500000

Earliest Bus


7:00 AM

Last Bus


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Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Bus Ticket Booking Online

If Cambodia is the next stop on your Southeast Asian tour, you can easily travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh. Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh buses charge nominal fares, making exploring these destinations pocket-friendly and convenient. You can check the Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh bus schedule online, reserve seats, and finalise your travel itinerary. Doing so helps avoid any last-minute rush, especially if you’re on a family trip with kids.

How Long Does it Take to Get From Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh by Bus?

The distance between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh is 227.5 Km. While travelling via flight takes less than an hour to cover this distance, the airfare burns a hole in your pocket. Travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh by bus costs less than half the airfare, with the added benefit of incredible sights along the way. The travel time can range from 6 to 8 hours, depending on the number of stops along the way, traffic and weather conditions, and the bus operator.

The Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh bus schedule offers frequent departures throughout the day, with buses leaving as early as 6:00 AM and the last one at 11:00 PM. Timings may vary, and it's advisable to check the latest Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh bus timing when planning your trip.

About Ho Chi Minh City

Previously known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh is Vietnam's economic centre and cultural capital. Known for its incredible French colonial architecture, the city blends modern skyscrapers and traditional pagodas. Ho Chi Minh is also popular for its thriving nightlife, bustling streets, lip-smacking street food, and historic landmarks, giving it a distinct appeal. The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh is from December to March, when the temperatures are low and the weather pleasant.

Boarding Points for Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Buses

Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh buses generally depart from the bus operator’s office in Ho Chi Minh City. That said, here are some of the most popular boarding points in the city for buses heading to Phnom Penh:

  • Pham Ngu Lao Street
  • De Tham Street
  • Ben Thanh Market

About Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital city and the country's commercial, cultural, and political centre. Located in the south-central region, Phnom Penh sprawls over 345 square kilometres, housing several cultural and historical attractions, including French colonial mansions. The best time to visit Phnom Penh is between November and March, which is its dry season. The temperatures are cool, and you can remain outdoors without experiencing any rain.

Drop-Off Points for Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Buses

Most buses from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh drop you either at the central bus station or their respective offices. Here are the common drop-off points in Phnom Penh:

  • Phnom Penh Central Bus Station
  • Khan Doun Penh (night market)

Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Bus Types

While booking the Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh bus ticket, you can choose from basic non-AC seater buses, AC seater buses, sleeper buses, and luxury buses. You can determine the right type of bus by evaluating your budget and travel requirements. For instance, simple seater buses are a great no-frills option for budget travellers, while a luxury bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh is perfect for those who want some comfy add-ons like Wi-Fi, charging points, etc. Opt for a budget-friendly sleeper bus if you wish to catch a quick nap between your travels.

When you reach Phnom Penh, most buses drop off passengers at the city's central bus station. From there, you can hire a taxi or a tuk-tuk to reach your hotel or any other destination in the city.

Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Popular Bus Operators

Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Bus Ticket Prices

The ticket prices of buses depend on several aspects, including the bus operator, bus type, and the amenities offered. While the average ticket price for a sleeper bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh is around VND 610,000, you can book tickets for as little as VND 530,000.

Things to Do in Phnom Penh

  • Visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda: One of the main tourist attractions in Cambodia is the Royal Palace, and the Silver Pagoda is located right next to it.
  • See the National Museum of Cambodia: You can learn about the culture and history of Cambodia dating back to the 4th century.
  • Experience the Traditional Khmer Dance: You can also enjoy the traditional Khmer dance while visiting the National Museum of Cambodia, organised by the Cambodian Living Arts.
  • Go to the Central Market: Known as Phsar Thmey, this indoor market is unique and offers something for every tourist – from gemstones to local handicrafts.
  • Visit Mekong Island: If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can go to Mekong Island or Koh Dach.

Cross-Border Bus Travel Guidelines from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

You must know about the following Cambodian visa information and immigration clearance information is essential if you’re travelling from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by bus:

  • Visa: The Cambodian government currently offers free access to only eight nationalities. So, you can either apply for an e-visa before entering Cambodia or apply for a visa on arrival. It's best to confirm your eligibility before you travel.
  • Passport: Your passport should be valid for at least six months from your planned exit date from Cambodia.
  • Currency and Custom Declaration: If you carry over $10,000 (or its equivalent in other currencies), you must declare it on the customs form at the border. Moreover, tourists are prohibited from bringing several items, such as drugs and weapons, into the country.
  • Border Crossing: While travelling from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by bus, you must deboard from the bus at the border with your luggage and have your passport stamped twice – first on the Vietnamese side and then on the Cambodian side.
  • Bus Reboarding: Next, you will be asked to board the same bus or a different vehicle arranged by the bus company and head to Phnom Penh.

Why Choose redBus for Booking Bus Tickets Online?

Your journey from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh becomes convenient and hassle-free if you book your bus ticket through redBus. On the redBus website or mobile app, you will come across several buses from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh, and you can choose one as per your convenience. You just have to select the source, destination, and travel date, and you will find various bus operators providing buses along this route. 

You can also narrow down the options by selecting your preferred departure and arrival times, amenities, bus type, boarding point, and dropping point. So, to make your trip to Cambodia super-convenient and budget-friendly, simply log onto the redBus website to get the best Vietnam bus ticket online booking deals! Also, check more details on your return bus tickets from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh and travel stress-free. 

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Can you take a bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh?
Yes. You can travel from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh by bus.
Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?
This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.
Where can I find the location of my bus stop?
As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.
How early should I arrive for the trip?
Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.
Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?
Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on www.redbus.com. You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.
How long is the journey from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh?
Depending on the bus operator, the number of stops, and prevailing traffic and weather conditions, it can take anywhere between 6 and 8 hours to reach Phnom Penh from Ho Chi Minh.
How do I go from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh?
You can travel to Phnom Penh from Ho Chi Minh via a flight, private car, or bus. Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh buses are the most convenient and cost-effective option.
How much is a bus ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh?
On average, the bus ticket price from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh costs around VND 610,000.
Is there a sleeper bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh?
Yes. Bus operators like Khai Nam offer sleeper buses from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh.
Ho Chi Minh
  • Bến xe Miền Đông
  • Bệnh viện đa khoa Xuyên Á (BVXA)
  • Trạm Sapaco
  • Đại học Sư Phạm CS2
  • VP Sài Gòn
Phnom Penh
  • Phnom Penh Office 1
  • VP Phnôm Pênh

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