I am looking for a relatively cheap efficient way to get people from Siem Reap to Vietnam in less than 8 hrs any ideas??
VietNam is a BIG country !
WHERE in VietNam do you want to bring the people to ?
I'll ASSUME you want to go SR - PP - CHAU PHU on the Cambodia/VietNam border.
If that's the case, leave SR early in the morning to be at the dock in PP by 1.30pm.
The trip SR - PP takes c.4-5hrs and the boat trip PP - ChauDoc takes c.3hrs.
Thank you for that advice. Do you know if the boats run everyday and round about how much they cost?
We would meet this boat I pursume as long as the boat from Siem Reap is running on time?
Reason I just stated Vietnam was I wasn't sure which border crossings were open
I'm not sure now that you can attain your target time to VN because in the last 2 days, the ChauDoc boat only ran at 9am due to lack of business for the 2 pm sailing.
Why put yourself under pressure, maybe you can plan an o/night stay in PP to cover your options / sailings.
The SR - PP boat leaves at 7am and arrives in PP at c12.30, it is a short distance to the PP-CD boat, and that SHOULD leave at 2pm IF they have enough passengers ! That boat would arrive in ChauDoc,VN at c.545pm
The cost SR-PP is $25, and PP-CD is $15.
You could stay in the HangChau Hotel in ChauDoc for the night OR take a Xe Hop Dong (express mini bus ) to SaiGon - but doing that you would arrive in SaiGon in the middle of the night AND miss the scenery along the way.
Better to relax in ChauDoc o/night and take an early Hpp Dong to SaiGon if that is your destination.
I was thinking we could spend the night in Chau Doc so thats great thank you for your advice
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Third Morning bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Is there space for luggage and carry on or should I purchase an extra seat for luggage? Three cases plus carry on.
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Fourth morning bus to Ho Chi Minh.