Travel overland from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City

The overland journey from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City needs to be undertaken in 2 stages:

  • Stage 1: Bangkok to Phnom Penh. The first stage is the bus from Bangkok to Phnom Penh, where you will arrive in the late afternoon or evening time and costs from 1,769 to 1,900 THB per person.
  • Stage 2: Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. One night needs to be spent in Phnom Penh before taking another bus for second stage of the journey from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) the following morning. The second stage of the journey, from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City costs from 950 to 1,233 THB per person.

Travel from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City for under $100 USD


The total price for both tickets booked online is 2,719 THB to 3,133 THB depending upon which travel services you use. The overland route is a great way to travel from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City because you get to experience a night in Phnom Penh and take in some great scenery on the way.

Saigon City Hall
Saigon City Hall
  • Travel Tip: Flying is quicker but not as much fun.

Stage 1: Bangkok to Phnom Penh


Stage 1 of the journey involves taking a bus journey from Bangkok to Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

Bus Times from Bangkok to Phnom Penh

There are currently 5 bus services a day from Bangkok to Phnom Penh available to book online.

CompanyBangkokPhnom PenhCost
Virak Buntham Express02:0014:00฿ 1,769
Virak Buntham Express06:0019:00฿ 1,769
Virak Buntham Express07:0020:00฿ 1,769
Virak Buntham Express09:0020:30฿ 1,769
Travel Mart13:0005:30฿ 1,900
  • The Virak Buntham Express bus departs from the Chao Fa Road.
  • The Travel Mart bus departs from the Khao San Road.

Buy Tickets from Bangkok to Phnom Penh


Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Bangkok to Phnom Penh.

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Travel Mart Khao San Bus Stop


  • In front of McDonalds on the Khao San Road, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200

Google Map of McDonalds on the Khao San Road

Stage 2: Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City


Stage 2 of the journey involves taking a different bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City.

Bus times from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

There are currently 12 bus services a day from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City available to book online.

CompanyPhnom PenhHo Chi MinhCost
Long Phuong Cambodia06:3013:30฿ 950
Virak Buntham Express07:0014:00฿ 1,233
Kumho Samco07:3013:30฿ 1,113
Giant Ibis Transport08:0014:30฿ 1,205
Long Phuong Cambodia08:3015:30฿ 950
Kumho Samco09:3015:30฿ 1,034
Giant Ibis Transport09:4516:15฿ 1,205
Long Phuong Cambodia11:0018:00฿ 950
Virak Buntham Express11:0018:00฿ 1,233
Kumho Samco13:0019:00฿ 1,113
Virak Buntham Express15:0022:00฿ 1,193
Long Phuong Cambodia15:3022:30฿ 950

This second part of the journey takes only 6 hours to 7 hours, which is around half the time it takes to travel by bus from Bangkok to Phnom Penh.

Giant Ibis Bus Station in Phnom Penh


  • Preah Moha Ksatreiyani Kossamak Ave (106), Phnom Penh

Google Map of Phnom Penh Giant Ibis

Giant Ibis Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City


  • 237 Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh

Google Map of Ho Chi Minh Giant Ibis

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