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Great way to travel from Vietnam to Cambodia up the Mekong

We took this fast boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh in August, during rainy season. The boat was... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Nelson, New Zealand
A nice alternative to entering Cambodia

Hang Chau Tourist provides an excellent transfer service between Chau Doc, Vietnam and Phnom Penh... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Stefan L
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the things I really wanted to do while in Cambodia is to take the speed boat from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc. I arrived at their office around 12:30 pm and was sold a ticket for a 2pm departure. I originally planned to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

We took the fast ferry from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc. We had a reservation and arrived early to find out the boat was an hour late and now leaving at 2.30 for our four hour trip.No problem as you can leave luggage in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We took this fast boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh in August, during rainy season. The boat was full, but not crowded. It was comfortable enough and far better than doing the trip by bus!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ingridh173
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Boat was late, the staff weren't particularly friendly as we chose to do the visa ourselves rather than pay them an extra $4 per visa (it's easy to do it yourself and should only cost $30), they threw our bags around when boarding/exiting (so avoid...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank roamingkiwi24
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Hang Chau Tourist provides an excellent transfer service between Chau Doc, Vietnam and Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Visas are taken care of by the friendly staff, the ride is smooth and you even get a snack hamper for the trip free of charge. This is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Stefan L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I attempted to Book Hang Chau ferry from Chau Doc from my hotel. But actually the ferry I was on was the Victoria Chau Doc Ferry. Lonely Planet says this ferry is US$95, but the ferry I was on cost me just US$27. Confusing but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank davewastech
Reviewed June 21, 2018

I've written this review because when we were looking into this option I found it hard to get good feedback on this mode of travel. We booked this speedboat as a alternative to flying or road transport to get from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc....More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank logicalist
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

A unique way of crossing the border, catch a speedboat. You also get to ride a ‘tuk tuk carriage’ (see pic) as it cycles it’s way from your hotel to the dock where the speedboat awaits you. Two spots during the journey upstream on the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Z6313AZlizc
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Had some difficulty accessing information for visa from Cambodia. Correct information supplied by Hang Chau Express Boat plus promptly replied to my query re toilet on board. Quite a delay at Vietnamese side of boarder which cut short our time to explore Chau Doc. Wonderful...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Christina_Wangi
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We took the Express Boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh. It was comfortable and felt very stable. The staff on the boat were friendly and organised the exit and entry requirements for Vietnam/Cambodia respectively (one passport photo required for Cambodia visa). The visa process...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Sue B
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November 23, 2017|
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Response from ChenX213 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, clean too
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Vincent R |
This from the Hang Chou information document: Time : 5 hours - Chau Doc- Vinh Xuong border: 1 hour - Time of formalities : 1 hour - Vinh Xuong-Phompenh : 3 hours Our boat got in to Phnom Penh a little later than... More
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Hang Chau Tourist, Speedboats Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (5 Replies)
Hi Fellow Travelers, I have been researching several speedboat options from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh over the last few days, and I'm sorry to say that this research has turned up some horrific reviews of several local Chau Doc travel outfits who, it seems, routinely sell boat tickets to travelers, only to notify them on the day of departure that the boat is "broken" or "not running" and that there is an additional charge for bus transportation across the border. There are also plenty of...More
December 07, 2013|
Response fromAngkorlad|
I've used Hang Chau quite a number of times. They, too, try to get you to pay them to process your visa - for a fee - when you can perfectly and easily do it yourself - and you should as part of your travel experience. And just ignore those idle threats that they will leave without you - because they can't. All just bluff for the naive traveller. Otherwise, they are just fine. Best regards. Ian
Hampshire, UK
Transport Chau Doc to Phnom Penh - uptodate feedback? (10 Replies)
Does anyone have any experience of the speedboats from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh? Looking to book the best (reliable, pleasant trip) - there are a few to choose from that I can find; Hang Chau Tourist Boat - 621K VND Mandarin Boat - 1500K VND Mekong Explore - boat/bus combo - 368K Blue Cruiser boat - 1290K Are there others and do you have any feedback on these? Many thanks!
October 22, 2018|
Response fromthecyclist03|
I took the Blue Cruiser last year From PP to Chau Doc, but paid only 25$, a lot less than you quoted there.