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Siem Reap, a city with many famous ancient buildings is a province in north-western Cambodia. Every year, Siem Reap welcomes millions of tourists from all over the world to visit the famous Angkor Wat Temple. In addition, Angkor Wat in Siem Reap has Ta Prohm temple, which is known as one of the scenes from the movie “Tomb Raider”. Especially, when you come to Siem Reap – the ancient capital of Cambodia, you will pass an ancient stone bridge built in the 12th century, which is the Angkor period more than 1000 years ago. The bridge is built with the inspiration of domes architecture and the sacred Naga Buddha statue worshiped by the locals.

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The neighbor country of Cambodia, Vietnam, also has a very attractive and gorgeous capital, Hanoi, with a thousand years of civilization. Hanoi always attracts tourists by its ancient features and tranquility. If you have a trip to Hanoi, surely you can not forget the typical atmosphere here, with Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, quiet cafés, street food and a lot of other interesting things to do in Hanoi

As Cambodia borders southern Vietnam, it is so easy for visitors who indulge in exploring these two Indochina countries to travel from Siem Reap to Hanoi. You can choose one from a variety of ways to travel between these two cities, depending on your interests and budget. Now, let’s explore ways to travel from Siem Reap to Hanoi and find out the most suitable way for your trip.

I. GETTING FROM SIEM REAP TO HANOI BY AIRPLANE – THE FASTEST MEANS OF TRANSPORT FOR YOUR TRIP

1. Overview of getting from Siem Reap to Hanoi by airplane

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One of the easiest ways to get to Hanoi from Siem Reap is by plane. Serving both domestic and international routes in both directions, Siem Reap National airport serves over 1 million visitors a year. Flights from Siem Reap to Hanoi will take off at Siem Reap International Airport and land at Noi Bai International Airport. The flight time ranges from about 1 hour and 45 minutes with the direct flight to 6 hours with stopover flight. Additionally, there are now a number of airline firms that are offering flights to Hanoi from Siem Reap such as Cambodia Angkor Air, AirAsia, Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines,  which have a lot of preferential deals for travelers to buy tickets from Siem Reap to Hanoi with attractive prices. The price of the flight depends on the type of flight (Direct or stopover flights, one way or round trip flights) and often ranges from VND 1,200,000 – VND 4,000,000. The direct flight will start from Siem Reap and land at Hanoi, while stopover flight will have a stop in Thailand between the two destinations.

2. How to book a flight from Siem Reap to Hanoi?

You can check the information about your flight with some aviation firms’ website below to find out the most suitable brand and ticket price for your trip:

a. Vietnam Airline

This is the flag carrier and the first aviation firm in Vietnam, with routes to Southeast Asia, East Asia, Europe, etc and currently operates 49 regular flights to 21 domestic destinations and 28 international destinations, which total more than 360 flights a day.

Website: vietnamairlines.com
Tel: 1900 1100
Price: from VND 4,500,000

b. Jetstar

Jetstar is the first low-cost aviation firm in Vietnam. With the mission of providing cheap daily airfares, Jetstar Pacific now operates passenger and cargo services to domestic destinations in Vietnam with its Airbus A320 fleet of 180 passengers.

Website: jetstar.com
Tel: 19001550
Price: from VND 2,900,000

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c. Vietjet air

Vietjet air is another domestic aviation firm that is also very well known and has a reputation for its economical price.

Website: vietjetair.com
Tel:  1900 1886
Price: from VND 2,500,000

d. AirAsia

AirAsia is a cheap and rapidly expanding airline firm that has become popular with passengers with its low airfares.

Website: airasia.com
Tel: here
Price: from VND 3,000,000

e. Cambodia Angkor Air

Cambodia Angkor Air is a national airline based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This is a joint venture between Vietnam Airlines and the Government of Cambodia.

Website: cambodiaangkorair.com
Tel: (+855) 23 666 0330
Price: from VND 2,000,000

3. Advantages of getting from Siem Reap to Hanoi by airplane

This is the fastest way for visitors to get to Hanoi from Siem Reap. Flying helps to shorten and save the travel time for your trip. A plane travels a lot faster than a car or train. The time savings becomes more significant the farther you travel.

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Also, traveling by airplane from Siem Reap to Hanoi gives you a complete convenience. All you have to do is to sit still in your seat instead of worrying about the traffic, directions and. Also, during bad weather condition, you don’t have to worry about slippery roads or through heavy rain.

4. Disadvantages of getting from Siem Reap to Hanoi by airplane

Despite its convenience and time-saving, traveling by plane from Siem Reap to Hanoi also have some drawbacks. The biggest minus point of traveling from Siem Reap to Hanoi by plane is its expensive cost. The airfare for a plane trip can take you VND 240, which double the price of other means of transportation. Also, sometimes you can get trouble when the flight time delay, which is time-consuming and giving you uncomfortable feelings.

5. Some tips for getting from Siem Reap to Hanoi by plane

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You should book your ticket in advance, about 3 to 4 months before your trip which can help you get a cheap one for your trip from Siem Reap to Hanoi because some airline firms such as Vietjet Air or Jetstar often provide a very good discount.

Siem Reap National Airport is about 5 kilometers from Angkor Wat, which will take you about 7 minutes to get there by taxi or tuk tuk – a typical vehicle in Cambodia which has a cheaper price than the taxi. The following are some taxi and tuk tuk services which received good reviews from customers in Cambodia we’d like to recommend:

Taxi brand Contact number
Angkor Friendly Driver (+855) 12 701 764
Angkor Bad Bull Driver (+855) 92 35 55 69
Angkor Great Tours Taxi Service (+855) 16 877 786
Angkor Cab (+855) 12 402 801
Angkor Driver Tram (+855) 86 727 919
TukTuk Tino Angkor (+855) 95 810 900
Asanak Angkor Tuk Tuk Driver Service (+855) 77 768 286
Angkor TukTuk Travel (+855 92 649 906

Do not choose to get on the first taxi you meet at the airport, as this one could be a taxi with a high fare. Instead of that, you should ask the price before getting on the car.

II. GETTING FROM SIEM REAP TO HANOI BY BUS AND AIRPLANE/TRAIN/SHUTTLE BUS

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1. Overview of getting from Siem Reap to Hanoi by bus and airplane/train/shuttle bus

This way of travel will include 2 routes: From Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City route and from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi route

From Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City: These two cities have the distance of 466,8 kilometers. You will have a trip from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City by shuttle bus. There are a lot of shuttle bus firms which provide  Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh City trip, and also Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh City as well. The average price for a from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap is VND 400,000 with one way trip and VND 600,000 with round trip.

From Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi: In this route, you can choose to get to Hanoi by train from Saigon Railway Station in District 3. It will take you about 33 hours to get to Hanoi from Ho Chi Minh City, as the distance between these two cities is 1730 kilometers. Also, you can choose a faster way to Hanoi: by airplane. It just takes you only 2 hours to get to Hanoi from Ho Chi Minh City. Another means of transportation to get to Hanoi is the shuttle bus, which will also take you about 33 to 34 hours.

2. How to get to Hanoi from Siem Reap by bus and airplane/train/shuttle bus?

a. From Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City: A half day trip by shuttle bus

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From Siem Reap, you can take a shuttle bus to Ho Chi Minh as there are a lot of bus companies operate Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap route, such as Kumho Samco, Giant Ibis, Mekong Express, The Sinh Tourist, TheroExpress. Also,  these include direct buses as well as buses with the stopover in Phnom Penh. This transportation will take you about 6 to 12 hours to reach Ho Chi Minh City, depending on the type of bus you choose as the bus has a stopover in Phnom Penh will take more time. The bus ticket price that you need to pay begins at VND 500,000, which is quite cheap and helps you to save a considerable sum of money. However, it may take some more time as there is the land border crossing, some rest stops on the way and almost every bus will require a break/bus change in Phnom Penh

Here are some verified and highly recommended bus firms we would like to introduce:

  • Sorya Transport: Provide both direct and via Phnom Penh buses from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. They have both sitting and sleeping bus; however, the sleeping bus will take more time and money.

Address: No. 217/67 (Sorya Theatre), Phsar Thmey II, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Tel: (+84) 2321 0359 ; (+84) 106 315 45
Email: info@ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Website: ppsoryatransport.com.kh/
Travel duration: 13.5 hours to 15 hours with sitting bus, 18 hours to 10 hours with sleeping bus
Departure time: 06:45; 08:00; 11:30 everyday
Price: VND 400,000 – VND 550,000/ person

  • The Sinh Tourist: Provide sitting bus from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. Also, this bus firm also offer some available Vietnam – Cambodia tours for visitors.