The 4 Easiest & Fastest Ways to Get from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap are not only among the biggest cities in the area but also well-known as the most attractive destinations you don't want to miss in Southeast Asia. If you want to explore all the beauty of these fascinating lands by yourself, let us help you. Below are the best ways for you to get from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap


Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap distance is about 483 km by road. Therefore, there are many ways you can use to plan your journey in these Southeast Asian countries. In this article, we will only introduce you four most common and convenient ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, which are traveling by plane, by boat, by bus or by private car.

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Needless to say, Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap flight is definitely the fastest option for your trip. With the distance equal to 263 miles, it will take you about 1 hour 20 minutes to reach the gateway to Angkor Wat from Ho Chi Minh City.

There are nonstop flights between the two cities, therefore, you don't have to transit in another country. They offer five Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap flights per day and you can book with common airline such as Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietnam Airlines... or buy the ticket online via Skyscanner. 

No matter which flight you choose, you will depart from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh before arriving at Siem Reap International Airport in Siem Reap. Depending on the seat type, the air ticket price fluctuates from 100 to 220$ for one-way. Plus, the airfare is often cheaper if you book in advance, especially in September and October.  

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Vietnam Airlines Airbus flying over Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

2. BUS

If your budget is limited, travel by bus is considered the most appropriate way to get from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap. You can take a direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap or transfer via Phnom Penh as this route is often cheaper. 

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Passengers getting on Mekong Express Limousine Bus

There are many kinds of bus such as seating bus, sleeping bus or minivan. However, a bus ride will take you at least 13 hours so if you want to go by this means of transportation, sleeping night bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap is highly recommended. 

You can book with Mekong Express bus service. They have buses departed every five hours which operate every day, start at Mekong Express bus station in Ho Chi Minh and arrive at Siem Reap Mekong Express station. The bus ticket only costs $19 - $30 per ride.

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Inside The Bus of Mekong Express


Another way for you to get to Siem Reap from Ho Chi Minh City is taking a private car. This kind of transportation is regarded as a safer option and appropriates for a small group, family or couple who want to enjoy privacy instead of crowding on the bus. However, it's NOT a good option to transfer between the 2 cities for budget travelers.

Moreover, you can easily book a private car with a local company. Make sure to ask the price and included services before you go to stay away from unwanted scams. You can book a Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap private car with some reliable companies such as Hai Tuan Travel or Budget Your Rentals. 

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ho chi minh to siem reap 5The Comfort of traveling on a private car


Unlike the above options, traveling by Mekong cruises from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap will give you a totally different experience. So what a voyage on the cruise can offer you? High standard services on a glamorous modern ship, a relaxing moment on a luxurious cabin with full facilities as well as full meals on board are all-inclusive in your journey. 

jahan cruise 18Charming sundeck on the luxury RV Jahan Cruise

Furthermore, you will not only have a chance to admire the stunning beauty of the Mekong River but also take part in a lot of exciting activities included in the itinerary. This is undoubtedly a perfect way for you to avoid spending hours of boring while seating on the plane, bus or private car. You can pick for yourself a Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap luxury boat on Top Mekong Cruises

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best mekong cruises to vietnam and cambodiaCruising from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap on RV Mekong Navigator

Top Mekong Cruises hopes that you have already had some cool ideas for your transfer from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap. For more information about luxury Mekong Cruises or travel ideas for your trip in Indochina. Feel free to contact us now for free assistance!

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