Just wondering if anyone has taken to all night/all day bus from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City? Any recommended bus companies, scams, things to watch out for etc? I've been to both countries before, but it was with a Gap tour thing, so all the transport was sorted for us.
Any experiences anyone can share would be great.
An old thread on the subject:
First of all, you need your VN visa before you arrive at the VN border. SR does not have a VN Consulate. If you use an agent, your passport is going to PP w/o you. Why bother? Take the bus to PP, get your VN visa. Many GHs & businesses will get you a one month VN visa for $30-35. Real price is $25, but it is not worth your time/effort to do it yourself IMO. Compare prices before handing over your passport. Prices vary and fast service costs more. I use Lucky, Lucky Motorcycle on Monivong, but dozens of places will do it for you. Many bus companies make the daily run: PP to HCMC.
Good luck with your planning. Send me a PM if you have questions. Mike
I'm definitely going to get my Visa before leaving the UK, because the trip is still quite far off, but I do like to plan in advance, not like the days of my raucus youth. After some research it's a toss-up between a night bus and a day bus. It would be nice to be able to actually see the journey I think, so day bus is winning.
Apparently the road has got a lot better since the old thread. Here's hoping anyway!
The road is much better now. However, unless you are very squeezed for time, I would still go down to PP, get your VN visa, couple days sightseeing, then over to HCMC. Good luck.