So we are travelling to the Phu Quoc Island s from the Mekong area, but we were wondering if it is possible (and recommend) to travel strait from Phu Quoc Island to Cambodia. For example: get from Phu Quoc Island to Phnom Penh some how, and the take a cruise to Siem Reap. What do you guys think about getting of Phu Quoc Island?
#1 NorwegianP has been a member since 10/6/2010. Posts: 4
I have done a similar thing last year in November.
We took the ferry to Ha Tien, crossed the border in to Cambodia and stayed a few nights in Kep . From Kep you have daily busses to PP.
I don't think you can go directly from Phu Quoc to PP in 1 day...
#2 Lawoat has been a member since 29/6/2009. Posts: 59
I had read posts from a few years back about Ha Tien not being open to foreigners, is this not true anymore? We are trying to do the same thing as the orginal post above. Is Phu Quoc to Ha Tien to Kep the best option is there is besides flying? Thanks!
#3 AdamZee has been a member since 12/1/2010. Posts: 6
Yes Ha Tien is certainly open to foreigners.I actually live here(although I am the only one!!)There are increasing numbers of tourists,mostly passing through to or from Phu Quoc,and going to either Cambodia(Kep) or Chau Doc/Phnom Penh or the Mekong Delta.It's actually quite a busy little town.The border crossing Xa Xia/Prek Chak is easy,I've never seen anything approaching a queue there,and now there are straight through buses(no changing of vehicles) it's a lot simpler
Thanks for your answer above. I will go to phu quoc island in a few days and then go to cambodia from there. Do i need to arange a visa in advance or can i get one when i'm at the border (i'm from the Netherlands)? Hope to hear from you. Thanks anyway.
#5 tahonig has been a member since 13/11/2010. Posts: 4
You can get a visa for Cambodia at the Vietnamese/Cambodian border very easily.It will cost you 20USD (maybe a little bit more) If you get the boat from Phu Quoc to Ha Tien from Nam Binh port on the east side of Phu Quoc,it's about 1+1/2 hours to Ha Tien on the boat.You could either stay here(it's a really nice town!!) or get a moto to the travel office on the opposite side of the river,and get the bus which leaves at around 12.30, goes to the border,then Kep ,Kampot and Sihanoukville.(Kep 12USD)Or you could just go straight to the border independently,a moto is around 2 USD and then try to get to Kep by moto or tuk tuk,but in my opinion it's both easier,and safer, to go on the bus.The road is in appalling condition for a few km inside Cambodia,and if you go independently you will have to carry your luggage between the border posts,it's quite a long way,and it's very hot!Have a good trip
Thanks for your quick answer!! I've one more question if you're willing to answer. What is the best way to go to Siem Reap from Phu Quoc? Flying to Rach gia and then to Phom Phen and from there to Siem Reap or is there a faster way? Flying PQI - HCMC - SR is to expensive...
#7 tahonig has been a member since 13/11/2010. Posts: 4
I have never done this route as such,but I would think the easiest way to do it,(if flying is not an option) would be to get the boat from Phu Quoc to Ha Tien,there is a bus from here to Phnom Penh(via the Prek Chak/Xa Xia border) which costs 18USD and takes about 5 hours,and then boat or bus from PP to Siem Reap
Hi, I'm currently in Phu Quoc and I wish to try to get to Phnom Penh in one day.
Are you sure that there are buses that connect Ha Tien to P.P. directly?
Do you think it's possible to find the timetable somewere?
I've done it in one day. Just ask your guesthouse/hotel/resort or a local travelagency and they will arrange the boat to ha tien, the visa for cambodia and the bus to P.P.
Have a good trip.
#11 tahonig has been a member since 13/11/2010. Posts: 4
As the previous poster says,it's probably easier to get the hotel or agency to do it,but you could do it yourself. You get the boat leaving PQ at 08.00,which gets to Ha Tien about 10.00,then go to the travel office,and book your ticket to Phnom Penh,I think the bus leaves at 12.30,you only need to change buses one time inside Cambodia, and I think you get to PP around 17.00-18.00 .The boat is 160.000VND and the bus 18USD,plus there will be a small moto charge in Ha Tien if you haven't booked the through ticket.