Angkor Wat region in Cambodia is one of the most famous tourist destinations across the globe. The famous Ta Prohm Temple is one historical temple in the Angkor area. This is one of the world heritage sites because of its architectural design with massive carved reliefs. There are many people who travel to Angkor region to experience what it offers.Angkor Wat temple is situated in the North Westernpart of Cambodia in Siem Reap city. The easiest means of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap is by air. However, there are a number of bus services operating between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City. Note that Ho Chi Minh City also known as Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam. In addition, it is abbreviated as HCMC.
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
Travelling by air is the most popular means of transport to and from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap. The shortest distance between these two cities by air is 4380 miles. There are a few airlines that operate along this route. However, two popular airlines are Vietnam Air and Cambodia Angkor. Airfare from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap using Cambodia Angkor Airline is about $250 to $345 round trip. Note that this price is more or less throughout the year. On the other hand, airfare between these two cities on Vietnam Air is about the same for the economy class round trip. The average flight time between Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap is around 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Note that the Vietnam Airline has the most nonstop flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. Cambodia Angkor Airline has about three nonstop flights. Generally, there are about 25 flights per week connecting Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Siem Reap in Cambodia. The earliest flights are scheduled at about 9 am and the latest flights go up to 10 pm.
Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap by bus
There are a few bus services operating between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. Among these buses, Mekong Express bus service is one of the best day time bus services operating between these two cities. The Mekong Express buses travel direct from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap. The normal departure time is 7 am. The average travel duration is about 12 to 14 hours with a 30 minutes stop in Phnom Penh City in Cambodia. The bus ticket costs about $24 US dollars. However, this may vary from time to time as well as from one bus service to another.
If you wish to travel during the night then traveling by Virak Buntham bus service is the best alternative. The travel duration is about 14 hours. Note that sometimes these two bus companies may not directly connect these two cities. Do not be worried because there is well laid exchange program where one bus can change passengers with the other without passengers incurring extra pay. Lastly, it is advisable that you avoid night buses as there are very few street lights in Cambodia which makes the night buses more prone to accidents, although still relatively rare.
“Angkor Tours by a Local” is part of Siemreaprooms Tours & Guesthouse. A British/Khmer managed tour operator based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. All of our tours are led by a local Angkor Tour Guide. Copyright 2013