From Vietnam, visitors have quite a few choices to go to Phnom Penh, for example, by bus, motorcycle and boat.
Phnom Penh from Ho Chi Minh City
From Ho Chi Minh City, you can buy Open bus tickets of mailinh, Kumho or Sapaco to go to Phnom Penh.
Currently, from Saigon to Cambodia, you can catch the night bus of Vica Thai. Vica Thai offers only one bus trip to Phnom Penh that departs at 23:45 in Pham Ngu Lao street with the price of 10 USD.
Note that tourists have to wait at the border gate of Moc Bai or Xa Mat until it opens to complete exit procedures.
Besides, you can move by bus or taxi: This choice will partly help you save the expense for the trip but it will take you much more time. First of all, you take the bus to Moc Bai. Here, after the completion of exit procedures at Moc Bai border gate and entry procedures at Bavet border gate, you catch a taxi to go to Phnom Penh at Bavet bus station, which is located at the port of Bavet. This bus station is home to many taxis such as Camry taxi with 4 seats that often transports visitors from Phnom Penh to Bavet for gambling and the tourist buses from Vietnam. Vietnamese travel companies take visitors to the border gate, then visitors will be transferred to this type of taxi.
In Phnom Penh, this type of taxi offers the trip to Moc Bai and often picks up passengers at the Olimpic market that lies near Olimpic stadium, the station of all buses of Vietnamese Open tour.
Previously, riding the motorcycle from Vietnam to Cambodia did not require a lot of procedures; but now if you would like to move by the motor to Cambodia from Vietnam, you need to grant the registration to customs in the area you are staying in advance. In addition, you will be only allowed to use the motorbike here if you have a driving license accepted in Cambodia.
Nowadays, Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air are providing flights to Phnom Penh and have the starting points in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
You can book tickets at www.vietnamairlines.com.vn or www.cambodiaangkorair.com or air ticket agents of Vietnam Airlines flights to Cambodia Angkor Air nationwide.
In order to enter the city centre from Phnom Penh airport (Pochentong airport) you can choose one of following means of transport including taxi, motorcycle taxi and tuktuk.
Phnom Penh from Can Tho, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang
In these days, those who live around provinces of Mekong Delta can go to Phnom Penh every day of the week with the route of Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Can Tho and Phnom Penh and go through two border gate named Tinh Bien (An Giang) and Moc Bai (Tay Ninh).
Note that Khmer people will be granted free passport while the ethnic groups around the border region will be allowed to pass the gate with a passport and foreign travelers need a passport and visa.
Phnom Penh from Chau Doc
You can hire Chau Doc – Phnom Penh ship and speedboat
You can go to Phnom Penh from Vietnam by waterway. Now the popular waterway is Chau Doc – Phnom Penh.