hello there all forum users, this is my 1st post ^.^
im planning to go HCM city for a week around 15th to 31st Dec, i will be leaving from KL... due to budget constrain (sob)i'm looking for the cheapest way to go there, im down to 2 option which i shortlisted from my research:
1) KL fly to HCM - easy and costly. ( my last resort )
2) KL airasia to Phenomphen then bus( or any recommend ) to HCM - fun i guess ^^, got the chance to drop by and visit the great historical city. my question is.. is it safe to travel by bus from PhenomPhen to HCM? how long wuld it take..? Visa application procedure? other than BUs is there any other transportation..? any decent hotel ( range USD20-30 ) or any spot that is must SEE/VISIT.?
thanks for reading my thread, and sorry for the long post.
Firstly, welcome the TP community...you are here because you know you can count on the members to help you out right?
answer to your question
1: no direct flight from KL to HCMC...
2: by airasia at this stage, you will be paying one way close to RM300 (excluding RM80 admin charges,etc)..and if you are booking a return ticket, double that plus the exit tax USD25...but do u have a choice...unless u want to bus/train up to BKK, and then enter via poipet...but u will be spending too much time on the road...
3.anyway, from PP to HCMC, yes, u can take bus...it is safe, u cross into Vietnam via Bavet-Moc Bai border corssing...an d as a Malaysia, u dont need visa ( also for Cambodia & Laos).
4. as for other details i have sent up a PM...on hotels, the bus to take, journey time, etc.
Thanks Dana for ur reply and ur help. ^^v