Travel from Kampot to Ho Chi Minh City

By bus the journey from Kampot to Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to take from 8 to 11 hours depending upon which service you use. There are no rail or air links between Kampot and Ho Chi Minh City.

Bus Times from Kampot to Ho Chi Minh City


There are currently 3 services a day from Kampot to Ho Chi Minh City available to book online.

KampotHo Chi Minh CityCostCompany
08:3016:30$ 24Champa Tourist Bus
10:3018:30$ 24Champa Tourist Bus
15:0002:00$ 24Champa Tourist Bus

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Kampot Bus Stop


Champa Tourist Bus services from Kampot to Ho Chi Minh City departs from the Champa Mekong Travel and Tours Office.

Google Map of the Champa Mekong Travel and Tours Office

Ho Chi Minh City Bus Stop


Champa Tourist Bus services from Kampot to Ho Chi Minh City terminate at the Western Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City.

Google Map of the Western Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City

About Travel to Ho Chi Minh City


Prior to 1975, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, was the capital city of southern Vietnam. It’s a very different type of city to Hanoi in the north in many ways.

Early History of Ho Chi Minh City

The earliest known origins of Ho Chi Minh City are in the small town of Prey Nokor established during the period when the area was under the control of the Khmer Empire, probably during the 11th or 12th centuries.

During the early 17th Century, Vietnamese people fleeing conflict to the north came to Prey Nokor in increasing numbers. These early Vietnamese settlers starting calling the town Sai Gon.

French Influence on Ho Chi Minh City

The next big turning point for the city came in 1858, when a French lead military force conquered the town and the surrounding area. Under French control the small town of Prey Nokor transformed quickly into a major city, with the construction of urban infrastructure and a dramatic rise in population. Modern day Ho Chi Minh City has a population of around 9 million people compared to 5 million people in Hanoi.

The French colonialists also formalised the locally used name, Sai Gon, as the city’s official title.

French direct rule of the city ended in 1954. Nearly a century of control, however, left a very noticeable mark on the city. The French colonialist government constructed lots of French style buildings, established a large public park, introduced Western ideas, and had a noticeable influence on the local cuisine, particularly in relation to consumption of bread and coffee.

Front entrance to Saigon Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City
Front entrance to Saigon Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City
Tourism in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is a large city, however, most of the city’s international tourism is focused on the area and attractions contained within the central District 1 area of Ho Chi Minh City. The most popular place in the city to stay overnight is the Pham Ngu Lao sub district on the western edge of District 1.

Popular attractions to visit in District 1 include:

  • Saigon Central Post Office
  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Saigon City Hall
  • The Independence Palace
  • Saigon Opera House
  • Tao Dan Park

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