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Help - HCMC to Angkor Wat

Posted by Puggles on 20/9/2009 at 16:49

Ok, we've got the intinerary so far..... Hanoi - Lao Cai/Sapa - Hanoi - Hue - Da Nang/Hoi An - Na Trang - HCMC... then we're a little confused...how is the best way to get from HCMC to Siam Reap and Angkor Wat?

We plan to arrive in HCMC early am Friday and will be flying out of there late afternoon on the next Wed. We'd like to see a bit if HCMC and also spen enough time exploring Angkor Wat.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/9/2009 at 08:24 admin

Easiest way is to fly, most economical way is overland. Former takes about an hour and a half, latter a very full day of bus travel, though if you go for the latter I'd recommend at least overnighting at Phnom Penh.

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Posted by roynolan on 22/9/2009 at 02:57

last year we went from siem reap to HCMC via Kuala Lumpor on air asia very cheap, as we could not fly directly, but we wanted to go up the Petronis Towers anyway, so we didn't mind the diversion

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Posted by Lawoat on 22/9/2009 at 18:19

Hi Puggles,

I will be doing the exact same in November, but in a bit of slower pace ;-)

Easiest way is indeed to get a bus from HCMC to PP and then from PP to Siem Reap. I wouldn't recommand to do it in 1 day, but try to visit PP as well.

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Posted by Puggles on 24/9/2009 at 07:18

Thanks for the responses.

I have read several threads here where JetStar is recommended but when I visited the JetStar website, although they list HCMC and Siam Reap, it comes up with 'no flights' even after looking through up to 6 days before and after the date I want.

Can anyone confirm if they do fly between the two cities and how often??

Is there any other airlines that have this route apart from Vietnam Airlines and JetStar?

Lawoat - thanks, I wish we had mroe time to be honest. We were stupid only booking 3 weeks between our flights to and from Vietnam and Australia in hindsight. However, 3 weeks it is. We are considering dumping on of the places we have on the intinerary and possibly taking another internal flight to free up some more time....but it is hard to pick which place to dump off. :(

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/9/2009 at 15:45 admin

No they don't fly it, you can go via Singapore (with Jetstar) or KL (with Airasia).

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Posted by Puggles on 25/9/2009 at 06:58

Sorry, I am a little confused now. Are there direct flights from HCMC to Siam Reap with any airline or do they all fly via elsewhere??

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/9/2009 at 09:06 admin

Vietnam Airlines flies it direct -- no others that I know of.

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Posted by Puggles on 25/9/2009 at 10:54

Ok thanks. I wrongly have assumed it was just a short plane trip of an hour or 2... I guess I should investigate it a little more.

Thanks for your help. :)

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Posted by Puggles on 1/10/2009 at 12:04

Ok, leaning toward Vietnam Airways as I like the idea of a straight through flight and they have 4 flights per day leaving HCMC.

The website quotes a price of $49US for a return trip...which sounds a little too good to be true but it also states that this does not include taxes and charges.

Can anyone give me an estimate on these charges??

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Posted by KazAussie on 11/10/2009 at 13:27

Regarding charges, the only way I have figured out how to determine what the end cost is is to go through the whole booking process (up until the time they ask for your credit card).

For example a flight advertised on Tiger airways for $29 ended up $130. This was still pretty good value Hanoi to Singapore, so we paid it but it is very frustrating if you are relying on the "quoted" prices

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