Category Archives: Buses

BookMeBus partners with PSD Xpress

BookMeBus has partnered with one of the newest bus operators in Cambodia, PSD Xpress. Boasting of having ultra modern buses that ensure comfortable travel, PSD Xpress offers routes going between Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, and Siem Reap. You can start booking bus tickets at BookMeBus now.

About PSD Xpress

The bus company started its operations just this month, November 2016, and has already started gaining a following. PSD Xpress offers high-end transportation and comfort for travel between provinces. Coupled with their outstanding service, the bus company has attracted a number of customers on a daily basis, so booking ahead has become a trend.

PSD Xpress

Schedules

Currently, the bus company provides options for routes going to three provinces only. Below are the schedules for the routes available. You can click directly on the link to purchase bus tickets now:

Start planning your trips accordingly and see the many possibilities that each location has to offer. Have a look at the amazing temples at Siem Reap, or check out Koh Rong and other relaxing beaches at Sihanoukville.

PSD Xpress BookMeBus

So start planning your trips through BookMeBus and travel in style with PSD Xpress.

Ho Chi Minh Fast Facts

Here are some Ho Chi Minh fast facts for those who plan to go on a trip outside Cambodia during the Water Festival. It is known that during the Water Festival, traffic is bad and the city is quite filled with people. As a result, many venture out in search of other places to visit.

Ho Chi Minh is always one of the favorites. It is just a few hours away and easily reachable by bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh. A mere 6 hours and you are away from the cramped streets and taking leisurely walks around the relaxing parks.

ho chi minh fast facts

To complete your plans, here are some Ho Chi Minh fast facts that you might find interesting:

Ho Chi Minh Fast Facts

  1. Ho Chi Minh was originally named “Saigon,” and it is the economic enter of Vietnam.
  2. Yellow traffic light signifies “Drive faster,” as opposed to the usual “Drive slow.”
  3. The Saigon Notre Dame church is one of the iconic landmarks of Ho Chi Minh City. It was built during the 19th century by the French colonists.
  4. To take a leisurely tour around Ho Chi Minh, get on bus route #35. This bus goes through the downtown area, but is not ideal for commuters or those who are in a rush.
  5. Ho Chi Minh City is known for having more than 1 million motorcycles entering the city each day.
  6. The city boasts of having more than 4,000 five-star hotel rooms, and approximately 80 universities.
  7. The most popular destination that Americans visit is the War Remnants Museum.
  8. Ho Chi Minh boasts of having Vietnam’s largest seaport.
  9. It is the most popular tourist destination in Vietnam.
  10. Most airlines pass through Tan Son Nhat airport.

These are just some of the facts that is known about Ho Chi Minh City. To better appreciate the beauty of the city, we suggest to check out Ho Chi Minh for yourself.

Start by booking a trip from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh, or Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh from our website.

BookMeBus Buses: Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

If you are planning a trip from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh, BookMeBus has a selection of bus operators for you to choose from.

BookMeBus Operators

The bus operators that BookMeBus works with are trusted operators both in Cambodia and its operating countries. They are reputable, and are known to have top of the line services. Although the BookMeBus partner list sometimes displays less than what we offer, it is merely during the heavier seasons when we have smaller resources. We are a startup after all, and coordinating thousands of tickets a day can sometimes take up all our resources.

sapaco bus phnom penh to ho chi minh

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh buses

Khai Nam buses

  • Khai Nam – Khai Nam is one of the main bus operators for trips to and from Ho Chi Minh. The staff is known for being friendly and can speak excellent English. Their buses are also known for being spacious, and easily recognizable in their standout shade of blue.
  • Mekong Express – Also known as the Mekong Limousine Bus, is a known Cambodian-owned bus operator. Not only does Mekong Express cover Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh routes, but it also has several bus routes throughout Cambodia. In addition, Mekong Express also covers trips from Phnom Penh to Bangkok as well as Ho Chi Minh to Sihanoukville.
  • Kumho Samco – Kumho Samco is one of the top bus operators in Vietnam. They boast of having offices in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and in Ho Chi Minh. Through its partnership with BookMeBus, bus tickets for trips from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh can be purchased online.
  • Phnom Penh Sorya – With approximately 200 buses operating daily, Phnom Penh Sorya has one of the most extensive routes within Cambodia. While it does cover trips to Ho Chi Minh, majority of its focus is within the country itself. One of the key points that Phnom Penh Sorya has is that it boasts of having the cheapest ticket fare among the bus operators.
  • Sapaco Tourist – Boasting of having comfortable seating for guests throughout the trip, Sapaco Tourist is one of the pioneers when it comes to travelling to and from Ho Chi Minh. They are known for easy boarding crossing, and is one of the leading providers for trips between Cambodia and Vietnam.

As is often the case, each of the bus operators have their own policies which are out of BookMeBus’ responsibilities. Before booking, take time to learn more about the bus operator and decide if it is to your liking.

Visit the BookMeBus page! From there, you can search Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh trips easily. The results often list all schedules for the day.

Travel through Cambodia with Virak Buntham buses

Virak Buntham buses is known as the first bus operator to offer night buses in Cambodia. It boasts of having comfortable and quality service to all its travelers. With its many routes, travelers can journey to any place of their choice and simply rest while on the way.

virak buntham buses

What do you get when travelling with Virak Buntham buses?

In case you wish to travel on board Virak Buntham buses, you are often provided with the following perks:

  • complimentary WiFi
  • complimentary water
  • comfortable accommodations

Other important information are as follows:

  • Passengers should be at the terminal 15 minutes before departure.
  • Tickets are VOID if passengers do not arrive on time.
  • Children over 5 years of age require tickets.
  • Passengers availing Pick Up services should be ready at the hotel or guesthouse’s lobby an hour before departure.
  • Passengers MUST present printed Online Tickets for inspection at the terminal prior to boarding.
  • Smoking inside the bus is prohibited.
  • Pets, weapons, illegal products and substances, and hazardous materials are not allowed on the bus.
  • Strong smelling food items (i.e., durian, prohok) are not allowed on board the bus.

Route updates

To avoid confusion regarding certain routes from Siem Reap, here are some updates that might be helpful when booking bus tickets with Virak Buntham buses:

  • Siem Reap to Bangkok/Pattaya route departs at 4:00 AM and uses the sleeping bus. It is not a direct bus. Passengers will be transferred to VIP Van (15 seats) at the border.
  • Siem Reap to Bangkok route departs at 8:00 AM and uses a 41-seat bus. It is a direct bus. The bus will stop at three different locations namely Kao San, Train Station, and Pharum Kao (airport).
  • Siem Reap to Sihanoukville route:
    • Departs at 10:30 PM and uses a luxury bus. It is not a direct bus. Passengers will be transferred to VIP Van (11 seats) in Phnom Penh.
    • Departs at 11:00 PM uses a Sleeping bus, but it is not a direct bus. Passengers will be transferred to other bus in Phnom Penh.
    • Departs at 12:00 AM uses a Hotel bus, but it is not a direct bus. Passengers will be transferred to VIP Van (11 seats) in Phnom Penh.
  • Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh route departs at 7:00PM, 10:30PM, 11:00PM and 12:00PM, but is not a direct bus. Passengers will be transferred bus in Phnom Penh.
  • Siem Reap to Koh Kong route:
    • Departs at 7:00PM and uses a sleeping bus. It is not a direct bus. Passengers will be transferred bus in Sihanoukville.
    • Departs at 11:00PM and uses a sleeping bus. It is not a direct bus. Passengers will be transferred to VIP Van (11 seats) in Phnom Penh.
  • Siem Reap to Mondulkiri route departs at 12:00PM and uses a sleeping bus. It is not a direct bus. Passengers will be transferred to VIP Van (11 seats) in Phnom Penh.
  • Siem Reap to Kampot, Kep, and Ha Tien routes depart at 7:00 PM and uses a sleeping bus. It is not a direct bus. Passengers will be transferred to Van (15 seats) in Sihanoukville.
  • Siem Reap to Phu Quoc Island route departs at 7:00PM and uses a sleeping bus. It is not a direct bus. Passengers will be transferred to Van (15 seats) in Sihanoukville on to the ferry.

These are not the only routes available for Virak Buntham buses. You may check out more information from this page on our website.

Cambodia Post VIP Van

In order to help travelers feel secure when traveling across Cambodia, BookMeBus has come up with a series of information regarding our authorized partners. One of the top operators BookMeBus has is with Cambodia Post VIP Van.

The Cambodia Post VIP Van boasts of having fast service to offer its customers. They also ensure that travelers are secure and comfortable during their trip.

What is Cambodia Post VIP Van service?

cambodia post vip van

About a year ago, the state-owned Cambodia Post (postal service) launched a van service that helps cater to the increasing need for quality passenger transportation. Since then, the Cambodia Post VIP Van has gained popularity among travelers mainly due to comfort when travelling.

Buying bus tickets through this bus operator should not be difficult since it is available on our website. In addition, there are several branches that can be visited and routes to check out which are also listed HERE.

What do you get when travelling with Cambodia Post?

Should you opt to buy tickets with Cambodia Post VIP Van, you are sure to have the following perks:

  • drinking water
  • complimentary WiFi
  • passenger insurance coverage
  • Real-time seat selection – Cambodia Post VIP Van is one of the operators BookMeBus has that offers real-time seat selection. So you can get the seat you desire when you buy your bus tickets.

Other information you might want to know when buying bus tickets with this operator:

  • Seat #A1 is known to be narrow and not much leg room.
  • Passengers should be at the terminal 15 minutes before departure.
  • Tickets are considered VOID if passengers do not arrive on time.
  • Children over 5 years of age require tickets.
  • Passengers availing Pick Up services should be ready at the hotel or guesthouse lobby an hour before departure.
  • Passengers MUST present printed Online Tickets for inspection at the terminal prior to boarding.
  • Smoking inside the bus is prohibited.
  • Pets, weapons, illegal products and substances, and hazardous materials are not allowed on the bus.
  • Strong smelling food items (i.e., durian, prohok) are not allowed on board the bus.

For more information, please contact us through the contact details on the side.