A trip to Vietnam and Cambodia is a dream come true for many travelers. These neighboring countries offer a wealth of natural beauty, cultural wonders, and historical sites that will leave you in awe. So, how can you get from Vietnam to Cambodia? Let’s explore three exciting options: by boat, by plane, or by road.
By Boat: Unveiling the Beauty of the Mekong River
Traveling by boat is a fantastic way to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Mekong River. You have two choices: a 5-hour ferry ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh or a 3-7-day international cruise.
1) Ferries from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
For a more affordable option, you can hop on a ferry from Chau Doc in Vietnam to Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The ferry departs daily at around 7:30 in the morning and takes approximately 5 hours. To catch the ferry, you’ll need to stay overnight in Chau Doc, so why not take the opportunity to explore the traditional lifestyle of the Mekong Delta and the vibrant floating market in Can Tho?
2) Vietnam to Cambodia by Mekong Cruise
For a truly memorable experience, consider embarking on a Mekong River cruise. Watch stunning sunrises and sunsets with a crafted cocktail in hand, discover local villages, taste fresh fruits in the orchards, explore the fascinating Cai Rang floating market on a sampan, and enjoy the mesmerizing scenery at a relaxing riverboat pace. You can choose between a 3-night, 4-day trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh or a longer 7-night, 8-day trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap. If you’re looking for an exceptional experience, we highly recommend the Mekong Princess cruise. With only 14 rooms, this intimate cruise offers personalized service and stunning river views.
By Plane: Fast and Convenient
If time is of the essence, flying from Vietnam to Cambodia is the quickest and most convenient option. It takes approximately 2 hours to fly from Hanoi to Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, and even less time when departing from Ho Chi Minh City. Airfares start from US$90 for an economy-class ticket in the low season (July to September), but they may double during the peak season (October to March). For a seamless travel experience, simply share your interests and requirements with us, and our travel consultants will tailor-make an itinerary just for you.
By Road: A Journey of Exploration
For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, traveling overland from Vietnam to Cambodia is an excellent choice. Vietnam shares seven border crossings with Cambodia, and many of them offer Visa on Arrival services. The most popular crossing is from Moc Bai in Vietnam to Bavet in Cambodia. By bus, the journey takes at least 6½ hours, including the border crossing. If comfort is a priority, taking a private transfer is a great option, costing from US$300 per car. Buses are the most affordable choice, with prices ranging from US$20 to US$35, but keep in mind that you’ll need to get off the bus during immigration and carry or wheel your luggage with you.
Visa Requirements for Cambodia
When entering Cambodia, you have the option of obtaining a Visa on Arrival at most border crossings, which costs around US$35 per person. Be sure to prepare two passport-sized photos or be ready to pay an additional fee of US$2-5 if you don’t have them. It’s worth noting that some officials may charge an additional service fee (US$1-10) when using a Visa on Arrival. If you prefer a hassle-free experience, you can apply for an e-visa in advance online, allowing for a single entry with a maximum stay of 30 days.
Explore Vietnam and Cambodia with Asia Highlights
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