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Best way to get from Can Tho to Phnom Penh

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Best way to get from Can Tho to Phnom Penh

Hi there

I am after some advice on travelling from Can Tho to Phnom Penh.

I will be travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia in January with my parents in their late 50's. We will be finishing our Vietnam trip with a few days touring the Mekong. We will end up in Can Tho and from there we will travel in to Cambodia to Phnom Penh and then on to Siem Reap.

I have been looking at options and it appears to be between;

Bus back to HCMC and one final night in HCMC (already spending a couple of nights there before the Mekong) then early morning flight to Phnom Penh.

Bus to Chau Doc one night there and then early morning boat to PP

Are there any other options? I am a bit uncertain about the boat with my parents.

Any advise would be welcomed.

Thanks

Lucy

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1. Re: Best way to get from Can Tho to Phnom Penh

There will be no other options as you found all. For this route, choice can be made depending on how you want to go. Bus and boat will definitely take long time compared with flight ( not directly flight) which connects from Can Tho to Sai Gon and then to Phnompenh.

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2. Re: Best way to get from Can Tho to Phnom Penh

Would definitely take the boat from Chau Doc:Lovely trip with some beautiful scenery especially the first hour after leaving Chau Doc.

The bus from HCMC is tedious.

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3. Re: Best way to get from Can Tho to Phnom Penh

Stay 1 night in Chau Doc and take a ferry boat next morning.

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