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Pnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City by land

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1. Posted by eggarotte (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hi,

My name is Eric and I'm from Singapore. I will be travelling to Cambodia with a friend. From Siemreap, we will head down to Pnom Penh and then to Ho Chi Min via land transport. We will be spending only 2.5 days in Cambodia before heading down to HCM.

I understand that Visas are required in the vietnam border when travelled by land. Is it possible to do Visa upon arrival at the vietnamese border?

We are rushing for time, so we need to get Visas done within 2.5days in Cambodia.

Anyway we can speed up the process? Can we ask guesthouse or tour agents to settle the visas for us while we went on tour?

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

Eric;
I have posted this before, but will repeat it for you. Phnom Penh is probably the fastest and cheapest place to get a VN visa. Most of the guesthouses will do it in 1 day for around $30. I use Lucky, Lucky Motorcycle Rentals on Monivong Blvd. If you arrive at Capitol GH & Restaurant, check their price for the VN visa. Then walk St. 182 to Monivong, turn right, 20 meters and there is Lucky, Lucky. Honest folks for a VN visa, changing travel checks, renting a motorbike. Relax, it is easy and fast. PM me if you need help with Cambodia or VN.

3. Posted by CharmWay (Budding Member 44 posts) 10y

You can easy get your Vietnamese Visa In any Travel agent in Phnompenh or Vietnam Embassy in Phnom Penh, add: Monivong Blvd / junction St 436 (Mon - Fri 8-11:00, 14-16:00),but the costs are very similar, both cost US$30. Takes 1 day only.

On border, it costs US$23 for 1 month visa. Bring your photos, join the queue & fill in lots of forms!

Cheer !!!

4. Posted by Andyroo (Full Member 109 posts) 10y

i didnt realise you cud get ur vietnam visa at the border? especially for a cheaper price.. i thought u had to come prepared with one!

rethinks plans hmm..

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

Quoting Andyroo

i didnt realise you cud get ur vietnam visa at the border? especially for a cheaper price.. i thought u had to come prepared with one!

rethinks plans hmm..

I was in VN a couple months ago, but did not put it to the test. I had a VN visa with me. I think VN will go to 'visa on arrival' at land crossings, but have not read that have done so just yet.

You can get 'visa on arrival' if you fly in. Many VN travel agents will set this up for you. They charge an additional fee; usually $20-25 for this service. Then you pay the $25 to the Immigration officials. Not a bad deal as I paid $45 for a 30 day VN visa at the San Francisco consulate, plus postage. I will try the 'visa on arrival' my next flight into VN.

6. Posted by hkk79 (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

No worry on the time that need to apply Cambodia visa now..they had launch an eVisa system, can apply online...

you may have a try there..

eVisa