Comprehensive, detailed information on how to go to Cambodia. Bus from Vietnam or Thailand. Visa for tourists or for extended stay. What to expect and avoid. Hotels. Costs.
How to go to Phnom Penh City in Cambodia coming from Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City), click here.
How to go to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap in Cambodia coming from Bangkok, Thailand, via Aranyaprathet-Poipet border, click here.
How to go to Sihanoukville, or to Phnom Penh, in Cambodia coming from Bangkok, Thailand, via Trat-Koh Kong border, click here.
If you go to Cambodia by plane, the direct flights originate only from other countries in Asia, such as the Philippines, China, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore. Read the details of land trips and air flights to Cambodia in this page and in other pages of this website.
Visa requirements to go to Cambodia. Click here
You Can Go To Cambodia By Bus. Go to searchbox and check on buslines, trip schedules and bus fares. click here.
Table of Contents
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How is it in Cambodia now? Is there still war in Cambodia?
Can I go to Cambodia by bus?
Information on popular overland routes to Cambodia.
Are there direct airline flights to Cambodia?
Information where direct flights originate.
How to go to Cambodia from Vietnam.
This is traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
Traveling by bus or in a tourist van.
Traveling by bus and by taxi or motorcycle near the border.
Where are the tourist sites in Cambodia?
Primary sites with introductory notes.
For more detailed information go to these pages.
Can I go to Cambodia by bus? Scroll down for information.
Can I Go To Cambodia By Bus?
Yes, you can. From Vietnam or from Thailand. Getting there by bus is the most popular way of going to Cambodia. The buses are airconditioned and are mostly in good condition with comfortable seats. Here are the three usually preferred border-crossing routes by overland travel:
1. From Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh City (Cambodia). Scroll down to learn more.
2. From Bangkok (Thailand) to Phnom Penh or to Siem Reap in Cambodia via Aranyaprathet. Scroll down to learn more.
3. From Bangkok (Thailand) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) via Trat. Scroll down to learn more.
Check out the bus trips using your smart phone.
You can now book a bus ticket for Cambodia from your smartphone. Check out the bus trips, schedules and fare rates by clicking on this BookMeBus link
Please scroll down to learn more about each overland route.
This is traveling by bus from HO CHI MINH City (formerly called SAIGON) in Vietnam to PHNOM PENH City in Cambodia, through the Mocbai-Bavet Border-Gates .
Where To Board Your Bus in Vietnam Bound for Cambodia
You board a bus in Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City. Your bus will take you through the Vietnam-Cambodia border and all the way to the city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The buses are air-conditioned, have reclining seats, and most have toilet on board.
Which Way Will The Bus Travel from Vietnam To Cambodia?
The highway route takes you through the Mocbai-Bavet Border Checkpoints at the Vietnam-Cambodia Border Gates. Mocbai is the last town of Vietnam at the border from which you will exit the territory of Vietnam, and Bavet is the first town in Cambodia through which you will enter the country on your way to Phnom Penh. Distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh is about 240 kilometers (149 miles). The highways are well paved. No mountains here. Just all flat plains the entire way.
How Many Hours From Vietnam To Cambodia By Bus?
The travel usually takes about 6 to 7 hours. A bus leaves Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) for Phnom Penh (Cambodia) every hour. First trip usually leaves at 7:00am and the last trip at 3:00pm. Sometimes there are slight changes in the schedule by about half hour difference.
How Much Is The Bus Ticket from Vietnam to Cambodia?
Cost of bus ticket, from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh City (Cambodia) is from US$10 to US$15, depending on bus company.
Check Out The Bus Trips From Vietnam To Cambodia
Click here to check out the bus trip schedules and fare rates from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia).
For more detailed information about going to Cambodia from Vietnam: Click here: How To Go To Cambodia from Vietnam.
Please scroll down for Overland Route From Thailand To Cambodia Via The Aranyaprathet - Poipet Border Gates
Where To Board the Bus or Van from Thailand To Cambodia
You board a bus (specifically in Bangkok Bus Terminal Chatuchak) or a van (maybe around Kao San Road) in Bangkok. The overland trip takes 3 segments of highway travel to reach Phnom Penh or Siem Reap in Cambodia.
Which Way Will The Bus Travel from Thailand To Cambodia?
The bus from Bangkok will take you to the bus station in the border-town of Aranyaprathet (Thailand) where you get local transport (typically a motorcycle drawn carriage) to the Thailand-Cambodia border entry-point, specifically in the vicinity of the Thailand immigration border-exit checkpoint, which is about 6 kilometers (about 4 miles) away from the Aranyaprathet Bus Station.
Where Do You Get Off The Van?
If you took a van instead of a bus from Bangkok, you will be offloaded not at the Aranyaprathet Bus Station but at a restaurant (that also serves as a "van parking station") that is about 800 meters away from the Thailand-Cambodia border entry-point. You walk from this restaurant to the Thailand immigration border-exit checkpoint.
How Do You Enter The Cambodian Territory From Thailand?
From the Thailand immigration border-exit checkpoint you walk into the territory of Cambodia, specificically into the border-town of Poipet where the Cambodian immigration border-entry checkpoint is located about a hundred meters away from the border gate.
Where Is The Bus Station In Poipet?
The bus station is about 500 meters away from the Cambodian immigration passport checkpoint at the border.
Inside the bus station building there are ticket booths where you can buy tickets for buses that are bound for Siem Reap or Phnom Penh.
Siem Reap is about 3 hours away and Phnom Penh is from 6 to 8 hours away.
Last trip from Poipet to Siem Reap or Phnom Penh is 3:00pm (sometimes 5:00pm).
For more detailed information about going to Cambodia from Thailand, click here: Bangkok to Cambodia via Aranyaprathet-Poipet
Please scroll down for Overland Route From Thailand To Cambodia Through The Trat - Koh Kong Border
This is from BANGKOK, Thailand, to PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, through the Trat - Koh Kong Border-Gates
Where To Board Your Bus In Bangkok
You board a bus at Bangkok Bus Terminal Chatuchak or at Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal bound for the border-town of Trat (Thailand). The overland trip takes 4 segments of highway travel to reach Phnom Penh in Cambodia.
First: Your Bus Will Take You To "Trat"
Trat is the name of the province in Thailand that is along the Thailand-Cambodia border. Your bus from Bangkok will take you from the Trat Bus Station to the Thailand-Cambodia border-gates.
Second: A Van-ride From Trat Bus Station to the Border-Gates
You take a van from the Trat Bus Station for the 86 kilometers (about 53 miles) trip to the Hat Lek - Cham Yeam border entry point at the Thailand-Cambodia border. The trip may take up to two hours. Hat Lek is the border-town of Thailand where the Thailand immigration authority passport checkpoint is located. Cham Yeam is the border-town of the province of Koh Kong in Cambodia. The Cambodian immigration authority checkpoint for passport and visa is at Cham Yeam.
Third: Another Ride to Koh Kong Bus Station
After clearing the border passport checkpoints at Hat Lek and at Cham Yeam, you take a motorcycle-drawn carriage (called "tuk-tuk"), or a car that serves as a "taxi-cab" (without taxi-meter) or ride tandem on a motorcycle (called "moto") to the bus station in the town of Koh Kong, which is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) away from the border-gate.
Fourth: Bus From Koh Kong to Phnom Penh
Buses in Koh Kong leaves for Phnom Penh starting at 7:45 in the morning. The last trip leaves around 12:45 in the afternoon. Phnom Penh is 275 kilometers (171 miles) away. Travel time may take up to 5 hours.
Please scroll down for information about airline flights going to Cambodia.
Airline Flights To Cambodia
There are direct airline flights to Cambodia, but these flights originate only from airports in Asian countries, specifically flights from cities in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Flights Originating Outside Asia
Passengers of flights originating outside Asia make a stop-over in an Asian airport before proceeding or transferring to another plane bound for Cambodia.
Which Airport Do You Land In Cambodia?
Depending on your chosen city of destination in Cambodia, you either land at Phnom Penh International Airport in the city of Phnom Penh or at Siem Reap International Airport in the city of Siem Reap where Angkor Wat is located.
See Flight Arrivals and Departures in Real Time
You may check out actual flights arriving and departing in Cambodia, from their cities of origin and destinations, in real time. Click here: Airlines to Cambodia.