Travel from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

By bus the journey from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to take 13 hours 30 minutes. Direct flights from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City complete the journey in just over an hour but cost at least three times as much as travelling by bus.

Bus Times from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City


There is currently 1 bus service a day from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City available to book online.

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00:3014:00$ 52Virak Buntham Express

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Siem Reap Bus Stop


  • Virak Buntham Express services from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City depart from Virak Buntam Siem Reap Bus Branch, 249 next to Nakpeoun Old Market roundabout, St. Sevot Tha, Svay District, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Ho Chi Minh City Bus Stop


  • Virak Buntham Express services from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City terminate at Virak Buntham Ho Chi Minh Office, 301 Đ. Phạm Ngũ Lão, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.

Google Map of Virak Buntham Ho Chi Minh Office

About Travel to Ho Chi Minh City


With over 9 million residents, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and also the most prosperous accounting for around 20% of the country’s GDP. Ho Chi Minh City is not quite as popular a tourist destination as Hanoi, the smaller capital city of Vietnam. There are several reasons for that, one of which is that Hanoi is closer to Vietnam’s number one tourist attraction, Ha Long Bay.

Nonetheless, Ho Chi Minh City has it own distinctive culture, some great places to visit, and it’s a transport hub for travel to other major destinations in Southern Vietnam, such as Mui Ne, Can Tho and ferry services to Phu Quoc.

Where to Stay in Ho Chi Minh City

Many foreign visitors choose to stay in Pham Ngu Lao, which is an area on Western edge of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 where the city’s most famous landmarks are located.

Pham Ngu Lao is an area with lots of budget hotels, as well as bars and restaurants, catering premoninantly to foreign visitors that is often compared to the Khao San Road in Bangkok. It’s an easy and convenient place to stay, although as visitors become more familar with the city they want to stay somewhere a little less busy with fewer tourists.

Saigon Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City
Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Many, but not all, of the best known places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City are located in compact part of District 1 of the city. This is the original city centre area and where the French colonialists built many impressive municipal buildings, and an opera house. The French influence on the centre of Ho Chi Minh City is very noticeable, and the numerous European style buildings have been well preserved and presented as key tourist attractions. There is a pride in Vietnam around the cultural legacy left left behind by foreign invaders.

We recommend visiting the following places when you go to Ho Chi Minh City:

  • The Reunification Palace
  • Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Saigon Central Post Office
  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Nguyen Hue pedestrian street
  • Saigon City Hall
  • Saigon Opera House
  • Tao Dan Park

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