Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

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Refundable
08:50
Hanoi
1d 10h 5m ride in train #SE5
3.0+
18:55
+1
Ho Chi Minh City
Instant Fastest
12:40
HAN Hanoi Noi Bai Airport
2h 15m flight #VJ121 with VietJet Air in Economy
5.0
14:55
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by train

Refundable
08:50
Hanoi
1d 10h 5m ride in train #SE5
3.0+
18:55
+1
Ho Chi Minh City

From Hanoi Noi Bai Airport to Ho Chi Minh by flight

Instant Fastest
12:40
HAN Hanoi Noi Bai Airport
2h 15m flight #VJ121 with VietJet Air in Economy
5.0
14:55
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Schedule

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 06:00 - 16:30VND 1,562k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN26916:00 - 18:15VND 1,499k
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 19:25 - 04:38VND 1,602k
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 22:15 - 05:45VND 1,602k

Transportation from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh destination reviews

GK
train #SE1 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Mar 19, 2020
The train was punctual, only delay for 10 minutes when arriving in HCMC. The view along the railway was awesome. Good condition in train, there wasxwater dispenser in the train, the food price is also reasonable, 35k for one meal. No canteen in this train. The toilet was a bit smelly, there was also some cockroaches in the train.
FC
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Feb 15, 2020
Nous avons eu aucun problème
3.6
106 customer reviews
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How to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

Travelling between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 24,081,208,356 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere VND 644,178.

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 42 hours to travel between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 50m. Train does a much slower job and take about 1d 17h 35m to reach Ho Chi Minh.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh?

Travelling between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh can be as cheap as VND 644,178 if you opt for a Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์) flight and as expensive as VND 24,081,208,356 if you buy a Hoang Long (Hoàng Long) Bus ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh ?

  • 5 from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh starting from 07:00 Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station until 21:30 Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
  • 1 from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh starting from 00:10 Ho Chi Minh Airport until 23:55 Ho Chi Minh Airport
  • 1 from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh starting from 06:00 Ho Chi Minh City until 22:20 Ho Chi Minh City

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as VND 644,178.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh

Asiana Airlines, Bamboo Airways, Cebu Pacific, Emirates, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)

Bus

Travelling from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh

Hoang Long (Hoàng Long)

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 63% took a train
  • 30% opted for a bus
  • 7% decided to fly