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1. Posted by shcsg (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

Hey everyone,

Going to be in Vietnam till end of August and want to stop by in Cambodia and see Angkor before heading back to the UK in Sept. Am travelling on my own and would rather take a flight from Vietnam to Siem Reap and then from Siem Reap to Bangkok - does anyone know how easy this is? I know that Air Asia don't do those flights. What are the other airlines that do fly those routes and how should I go about booking them? How far in advance do flights need to be booked in Asia and how much do they cost? Thanks!

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

shcsg,
I did all this via road, but I did pull up Asian flights to see what is available. VietNam Airlines seems to fly HaNoi- Siem Reap and HCMC to SR, but their website was not very helpful. Hopefully you will have better luck with getting routes and quotes than I did.

I really think you should reconsider this part of your trip. Unless you are strapped for time, take ground transport. You can go from HCMC to Phnom Penh in one day. Spend a few days in PP sightseeing, then take either the boat or bus to SR. After Angkor, then fly to BKK from there. I think you will find the money needed to fly this is not worth it. You can get from HCMC to PP for $6. The flight is almost $100 with taxes and you don't save any time. Both get you there the same day. Hopefully a TP member that has actually done this trip will contact you. Good Luck.

3. Posted by shcsg (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

Thanks for the tip! I presume it must be a fairly common route with lots of people doing it, right? And you just buy the ticket on the bus? It's the border crossings that worry me...all this stuff about people ripping you off left right and centre; I'm the kind of muppet who'd fall for it! Does the bus literally just drive you straight over, no problem? Do you think it would be quite easy to meet people to travel over that way with in HCMC? All my friends I'll be travelling down with from Hanoi are leaving the area earlier than me or aren't interested in going to Cambodia. I haven't got round to buying my LP; I'm sure it will reveal all! I'm just worried about getting on the wrong bus or something or having to find bus stations that are miles away or being dropped off in the middle of nowhere (happens to me frequently enough in England, can't imagine how bad it could be when I don't speak the language!). Anyway enough rambling...thanks!