Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

  Oct 3, 2021, 1 trip (VND 3.76 m – VND 0)

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi Schedule

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN604607:15 - 09:40VND 3,765k

Transportation from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

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Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi Destination Reviews

KB
Train #SE6 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 19, 2020
Efficient, clean, easy and affordable. Great way to get from HCMC to Hanoi if you have the time. We took a 4 berth cabin with 2 adults and 2 children aged 3 and 5. Hot food served at every meal and toilets were usable.
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flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Feb 7, 2020
Very good flight, on time and smooth. Flight attendants friendly and helpful. Will fly Vietnam Airlines again; recommended.
HK
flight Economy, Jetstar Pacific (แปซิฟิค แิอร์ไลน์), Feb 1, 2020
Just cheap flight. But it's on time. Good budget air travel.
IC
Train #SE10 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jan 16, 2020
I have traveled on Vietnamese trains before and although it had 4 beds, they seemed to be hard sleepers. Last time I booked first class, through the station, they were soft mattresses. I was the first person to arrive on the train and was put into a bottom bunk in a carriage. Later, someone came into my carriage about 8:30pm shouting, "what's your neme?", in English, then someone who was not sleeping In the carriage kept coming and opening the door. They would leave the door open and it did not feel safe. Actually, I have been very disappointed with this journey, although one stuardess was very friendly.
SV
Train #SE6 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 30, 2019
Staff English is very poor. It was also really cold in the cabin and there were a few bugs in my bed. But, the price was very cheap, can not really expect a lot for the price I paid.
MA
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Dec 8, 2019
I flew in December 2019 from Saigon to Hanoi with Vietnam airlines via 12go.asia. I bought the tickets 3 days before received the voucher immediately which allows you to get the airline ticket at the airport. Great service received from both companies. Thank you.
XY
Train #SE4 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 2, 2019
旅途愉快,下次还会选择火车出行
MB
Train #SE2 Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 13, 2019
Lower your expectations folks, it’s a frickin train! Yes, toilets are smelly, but there’s ha hose to shower of all possible disgusting things and bring wet tissues and hand sanitizer. We had toilet paper, but better bring some of that too if you want to be sure. Yes, people leave and new come and that makes some noise, also it’s a train so it make noise. Bring noise cancelling headphones or earplugs - no big deal. They served food on the train, we ate that and brought instant noodles and fruits. Also they sell snacks on a carriage but that’s quite expensive. There is hot and cold water, but we only used the hot as we were unsure of the quality of cold (means also bring own water). Cabin for 2 was great, nice pillow and blanket. They provided water, tea, coffee and some strange vacuum packed banh mi which was terrible. AC was on and off so mostly the temperature was ok, but do bring some sweater or something for the day. The views were amazing! First through south of Vietnam overlooking the cloudy hills and then train changed orientation and we got to see the coast in central Vietnam from our window. We’re about 40-60 min late all the way but arrived on time. Overall (after experiencing Russian railways) over my expectations and a great experience.
AS
Train #SE6 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Oct 30, 2019
Bed was quite comfortable. Staff were helpful. Train ran on time. Toilets weren't great though.
PG
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Oct 26, 2019
Everything went smoothly
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How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 713,958,944 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere VND 1,088,083.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 38 hours to travel between Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 55m. Train does a much slower job and take about 1d 13h 52m to reach Hanoi.

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

Travelling between Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi can be as cheap as VND 1,088,083 if you opt for a Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam) train and as expensive as VND 713,958,944 if you buy a Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์) flight 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 Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi ?

  • 7 from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi starting from 07:00 Mien Dong until 22:00 Mien Dong
  • 1 from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi starting from 04:50 Hanoi Noi Bai Airport until 23:45 Hanoi Noi Bai Airport
  • 1 from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi starting from 06:00 Hanoi until 06:00 Hanoi

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

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 Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as VND 836,673.

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 Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi

Bamboo Airways, Korean Air, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Vietravel Airlines

Bus

Travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi 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 Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi

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 Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

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

  • 93% took a train
  • 7% decided to fly