Kampot – Ho Chi Minh by Bus

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Another quick post just to share with you my bus experience from Cambodia to Vietnam, so that hopefully you won’t repeat my mistake…

If you’re travelling from South Cambodia (Sihanoukville, Kampot or Kep) to Ho Chi Minh, unless you want to make a stopover in the south of Vietnam, MAKE SURE YOUR BUS GOES THROUGH PHNOM PENH. It seems longer, but it’s not. Or maybe it is, whatever, but it takes less time!! 😉
I travelled with Kampot Tours & Travel and they took us to the border by Ha Tien, where we had to wait not only at customs but also for the next bus to pick us up. After two hours a taxi showed up and took us to the bus station, where we hopped on Kumho bus until Ho Chi Minh. The bus itself is quite cool actually, great for an overnight option, but we were travelling by day and it took much longer than expected: instead of the 9 hours that they told us, it ended up being 14! And as there were no night buses we wasted the whole day…
Have you ever travelled this route? How was your experience?
Hope this post will help those of you that have yet to try it 🙂


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  1. Abbi
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    Hi carol.
    I stumbled upon your blog by searching for buses to Vietnam, as I’ll be doing this route in about 10 days or so. I always add on 2-4 hours for buses in Asia, when they say 7, I expect 10+.
    Thanks for the tip, I’ll definitely back track on myself to have a more direct route to HCMC.

    • carolinarin
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      Hey Abbi, wow sorry for such a late reply! Your comment seemed to have slipped out my sight. How did you end up travelling to HCMC?

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