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How to travel from Mekong Delta to Cambodia

February 23, 2023 - 497 views

If you plan to travel from the Mekong Delta to Cambodia, the below article on How to travel from Mekong Delta to Cambodia can help. Keep reading and find useful information here.

Travelling from one country to another which shares the border like Vietnam and Cambodia is easy. The most popular routes are from the Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. Many ways to travel on these two routes are available for you to choose from. Bus, flight, and cruise are the most popular ways.


Mekong Delta to Cambodia distance and travel time

The Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam is one of the largest river deltas in the world and home to over 18 million inhabitants. Therefore, you can not tell the exact distance from the Mekong Delta to Cambodia.

There are a few cities in and the Mekong Delta, like Vinh Long, Cao Lanh, My Tho, Soc Trang, Can Tho, and Chau Doc.. that attract a large number of tourists coming to visit. If you would like to make it across the Cambodian border, then Chau Doc will be your last stop. From Chau Doc, many tourists choose to travel by speedboat to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap

The distance from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh is 130 kilometres, and it takes 5 hours by speedboat through Bassac River in Vietnam to Tone Le Sap River in Phnom Penh City.

The road distance from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is 319 kilometres, and you will need 5.5 hours by bus to travel between these 2 places.

Mekong Delta to Cambodia

How to travel from Mekong Delta to Cambodia

There are many ways to get from the Mekong Delta to Cambodia. There most popular ways are taking the Mekong River cruise, taking the flight, and using a shuttle bus. Please see detail for each kind of transportation below

Mekong Delta to Cambodia by River Cruise

Taking Mekong river cruises is one of the most fascinating ways to discover Vietnam and Cambodia. The cruise from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh often lasts for 3 - 4 days, and you need another 4 days more to reach Siem Reap.

The cruise journey is not only the travel from a place to another, it is also a great experience as you will be visiting the floating markets, beautiful villages, sacred temples…

The price for 3 days cruise from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh starts from 420 USD per person, while 8 days cruise from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap can reach 1900 USD or more. Booking Mekong cruise in advance, you can the good price, so visit our website Vietnam Cambodia Cruises for more detail.


Flights from Ho Chi Minh to Cambodia

Flights from the Mekong Delta to Cambodia are at a reasonable price. You can fly from Tan Son Nhat airport and land in either Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) which is located in the capital of Cambodia, or Siem Reap (REP), which is located near Angkor Wat. It takes at least one or a maximum of 2 hours to fly to Cambodia from Vietnam.

Flight times for aeroplanes travelling between Ho Chi Minh (SGN) and Phnom Penh (PHN) are around an hour. Note, however, that you need to arrive approximately three hours before the scheduled flight to get through procedures on time. Also, calculate between 30 minutes and an hour for transfer once you land on (PNH).

The price for a flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh is around 50 USD, but it can reach 100 USD in peak season. Flight to Phnom Penh does not save much time as you need time to transfer and check-in while road or boat transfer is quick as it is a short distance. Cambodia Angkor Air is the most economical airline, but you can choose to fly with Qatar Airways and Vietnam Airlines for better service.

The price of flight from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap usually fluctuates around 150 USD for a 1 hour and 30-minute flight. You need to travel s short distance from Siem Reap airport to the city center, so it saves a lot of time. Vietnam Airlines has the highest fares, while Thai VietJet Air is the most affordable airline on this route. Cambodia Angkor Air and Thai AirAsia are somewhere between these 2 above airlines.

Mekong Delta to Cambodia flight


Shuttle Bus from Mekong Delta to Cambodia

Shuttle bus is the most economical way to travel from the Mekong Delta to Cambodia. More importantly, you can enjoy the amazing scenery on the road when you are on the bus.

Most bus to Cambodia starts from Ho Chi Minh city, and end in either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. You will need to take another bus if you want to get to other destinations.

The bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh takes around 6-7 hours while you need 13 – 14 hours to get to Siem Reap. The price for the bus to Phnom Penh is from 10 – 15 USD, and it is about 25 USD for the bus to Siem Reap.

Mekong Delta to Cambodia bus

Recommended from Mekong Delta to Cambodia tour itinerary

There is another interesting to travel between these 2 countries where you will not only travel, but also stop at many places for sightseeing, and touring. It is to take a package tour from Vietnam to Cambodia.

From South Vietnam to North Cambodia 8 days is one of the best tours where you will be traveling from the Mekong Delta to Cambodia. The tour starts in Ho Chi Minh City with a full-day tour to visit most of the must-see places in Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi tunnel. Then you will travel to the Mekong Delta, stay overnight in Can Tho, visit Cai Rang floating market. You cross Vietnam- Cambodia border on the speedboat, travel to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with a full-day tour to Angkor Wat Complex. It is only 8 days tour, but you will see the best of South Vietnam and Cambodia.

If you have more time for these both countries, do miss your chance to join Best of Vietnam and Cambodia 15 days. On this tour, you will have the chance to see the north and center of Vietnam as well. Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian are beautiful stops before you reach Ho Chi Minh and cross the border to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Mekong to Cambodia itineary

Local tips to get to Cambodia from Mekong Delta

July and October are the most economical months for flying between Ho Chi Minh city and Cambodia, while June and September are the most expensive. Morning and afternoon flights are often cheaper than evening flights. Booking flight early in advance, you can get the Promotion price, so do not forget to visit our website to book a flight ticket for a great deal.

It is highly recommended to travel on the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh as it saves a lot of money. Moreover, it does not take much time to travel on the bus in a short distance.

It is the most expensive way to travel between these two countries. However, there is no better way to experience the culture, tradition, and beauty of Southeast Asia than on a Mekong River Cruise.

Hope that you were able to choose the best way to travel from the Mekong Delta to Cambodia. We will be able to help you to book all kinds of transfers, so if there is anything you need, do not hesitate to let us know.

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