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Road Trip to Ho Chi Minh

If you are in Phnom Penh and would like to take a quick trip out of Cambodia, one of the nearest countries to check out is Vietnam. A road trip to Ho Chi Minh is always doable, for starters, since it is less than a day away.

There is much to be learned about Ho Chi Minh, and that can be covered in following posts. But for the curious traveler, the average trip would be something like this:

road trip to ho chi minh

What happens on a road trip to Ho Chi Minh?

  1. First, you buy tickets from the bus of your choice at BookMeBus. – There are several bus operators with trips to Ho Chi Minh, such as Khai Nam, Mekong Express, Kumho Samco, Phnom Penh Sorya, Sapaco, and Airavan Express.
  2. You prepare your ticket ahead of time. – Please check out the Notice area of the bus you chose since some bus companies require printed tickets, while others accept eTickets.
  3. Arrive at the bus terminal at least 15-30 minutes. – It is always important to be prompt. Some bus companies will wait for you, although most leave on time.
  4. Settle down and enjoy the trip. – You can enjoy complimentary WiFi, cold bottled water, and refreshing napkin during your trip. However, services vary based on the bus company of your choice.
  5. Bus stops at Bavet. – On Cambodia’s side, the bus often does a quick stop at restaurants in Bavet, before moving forward to the international border gate.
  6. Crossing the borders. – Passengers then cross Bavet and into Moc Bai, the international border gate on Vietnam’s side.
  7. Immigration processing and moving forward. – If you have your papers ready, you can easily cross the borders without any problems, and then you can get back on the bus.
  8. Arrival at Pham Ngu Lao. – After a few more hours on the bus, you finally reach the heart of Ho Chi Minh, which is at Pham Ngu Lao, where pretty much all buses stop.

Now you are ready to prepare yourself for a trip to Ho Chi Minh. The process is really not that difficulty, in fact, after a couple of times crossing borders, you will be a pro at it.

So take a chance, go on a road trip to Ho Chi Minh, and see what the other side has to offer.

Have happy and safe travels!

Bus from Siem Reap to Si Phan Don (4000 islands)

What is 4000 islands?

Si Phan Don located at Southern Laos, also known as 4000 islands, has become the next destination of travelers who visit Angkor Wat template, Siem Reap, Cambodia. As the name suggests, there are many islands there but only 3 main tourist islands to visit namely Don Khong (the largest one among 4000 islands) followed by Don Det and Don Khon.

4000 islands
4000 islands

 

Don Khon, Laos
Don Khon, Laos
4000 islands
4000 islands
Buddha Park
Buddha Park
Mekong River View
Mekong River View

 

Is there transportation to reach Don Khong?

If you are in Siem Reap, I would say congrats 🙂 Thanks for the existence of Asia Van Transfer Transportation (AVT) who ran by a very professional and helpful Spanish man whose name is Rami. AVT connect Siem Reap (Cambodia) and Don Det (4000 islands, Laos) in a shorter time, safer, comfortable and easy way in just 7 hours by using minibus or minivan of 12 passengers. Using this new route you can also go to Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Banloung, Kratie, Pakse.

 

Asia Van Transfer Logo
Asia Van Transfer Logo

 

What is the best way to book a seat with Asia Van Transfer?

There is no more pain in the ass, say goodbye to ticket counter, since you can book your bus ticket online now through Bookmebus.com, a bus ticketing portal ran by Cambodia young entrepreneurs. Bookmebus.com is an authorized partner of Asia Van Transfer in providing a quick way to buy AVT’s ticket with guaranteed fare and no hidden charge. How many departures per day to Southern Laos?

AVT Departure Schedule & Fare

# Destination Departure Arrival Fare
1 Siem Reap – Don Det ( 4000 islands – Laos) 08:15 am 04:15 pm $30
2 Siem Reap – Pakse ( Laos) 08:15 am 05:30 pm $35
3 Siem Reap – Border Cambodia-Laos 11:45 am 07:00 pm $25
4 Siem Reap – Stung Treng 08:15 am 01:00 pm $20
5 Siem Reap – Preah Vihear city 08:15 am 11:15 am $12
6 Preah Vihear city – Siem Reap 04:15 pm 07:00 pm $12
7 Siem Reap – Banloung (Ratanak Kiri) 08:15 am 04:30 pm $27
8 Siem Reap – Kratie 08:15 am 04:00 pm $26
*Free pick up service and deliver included from hotels and guesthouses in Siem ReapSpecial thank to Rami, director of Asia Van Transfer, for guiding me how Cambodia-Laos border and 4000 islands look like.

Article by Langda Chea

BookMeBus Goes Travelling!

bookmebus blog launch

Hello friends and fellow travelers! Welcome to the BookMeBus blog!

So a couple of weeks ago, we brainstormed and thought about how we can best offer you our services and ensure that you have a wonderful time on your trip. So we came up with the BookMeBus blog.

Due to your favorable response with our Facebook and Twitter updates on our travels, we have decided to extend our services by offering you information, tips, tricks, and other useful tidbits you can use. There is so much in Cambodia that you can explore during your travel and it all starts by buying tickets. As soon as you have booked your tickets, the rest of Cambodia is for you to conquer.

What does BookMeBus Blog offer?

We have a couple of categories, such as:

  • Tips – Simple tips for the smart traveler
  • Destinations – A compilation of locations you might want to check out.
  • Buses – Some information about our partner operators
  • Updates – Updates and news that are related to BookMeBus and its achievements
  • News – Travel related news that might help you when considering places to visit
  • Routes – We offer some route tips, popular routes taken by travelers, and some off the beaten track information.
  • Miscellaneous – These are some information that we might want to share apart from our regular topics.
  • Reviews

These are only a few categories that we have in mind. If you want us to include other information, please comment below with your suggestion. We love hearing from you!

Let us get the wheels rolling

Now we are geared up for our travels and we hope that you will enjoy learning from us and us learning from you. If you have any other information or tips that you would like to share with us as well, we are all ears.

The BookMeBus Blog is now up. We hope that you enjoy what we have to offer. And we hope you have many happy trails ahead.