14th December 2004, 11:04 AM
Bangkok to Ho Chi Min City
I am thinking of going to Ho Chi Min City from Bangkok. What will be the cheapest and quickest way there? Bus, train or plane?
can anyone advise??
14th December 2004, 11:06 AM
Train and u can also take pic along the way
Flights are expensive.
14th December 2004, 11:09 AM
Don't think there is a train from BKK to HCMC.
Bus will be cheap but scary.
14th December 2004, 11:31 AM
indeed there is no train from bkk to hcmc (saigon), check this link for rail routes : http://www.seat61.com/images/RailRoutes-SEAsia.jpg
cheapest : bus
quickest : plane
14th December 2004, 02:30 PM
Originally Posted by K C
Do you guys know how long does it take for the bus to get to HCMC?? And also the costs of taking the bus compared to the plane??
14th December 2004, 02:33 PM
I think you'll have to go via Phnom Penh - it's only an hour or so to HCMC from there.
Time and cost? Not sure.
Try lonelyplanet website. The Thorn Tree will have your answers I am sure.
Good luck with the trip
14th December 2004, 02:39 PM
Bus is a BAD IDEA!!! I've done thailand, cambodia, vietnam and laos by bus.
Worst bus rides found in cambodia and vietnam. You'll share old buses crammed with mixture of locals and backpackers. Go by train or boat down the mekong, if i'm not wrong...
14th December 2004, 04:27 PM
You can get to Siem Reap from BKK, then Siem Reap to Phom Penh.
From P.P, take a ferry via the mekong to Saigon (H.C.M)
19th December 2004, 09:17 PM
hmmm...oki thanks guys for the info...will see how it goes...are there any nice places to go in HCMC also?? will be there for just 3days any places that I shld not miss???