Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

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Refundable
08:40
Ho Chi Minh City
1d 10h 32m ride in train #SE6
3.0+
19:12
+1
Hanoi
Instant Fastest
15:30
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
2h 10m flight #VN7248 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
4.0
17:40
HAN Hanoi Noi Bai Airport

From Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi by train

Refundable
08:40
Ho Chi Minh City
1d 10h 32m ride in train #SE6
3.0+
19:12
+1
Hanoi

From Ho Chi Minh Airport to Hanoi by flight

Instant Fastest
15:30
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
2h 10m flight #VN7248 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
4.0
17:40
HAN Hanoi Noi Bai Airport

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi Schedule

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 06:00 - 15:54VND 1,562k
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 08:40 - 19:12VND 1,562k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN21010:00 - 12:10VND 813k
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 19:25 - 04:48VND 1,602k

Transportation from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi destination reviews

KB
train #SE6 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, 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.
NC
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines, 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, Feb 1, 2020
Just cheap flight. But it's on time. Good budget air travel.
3.4
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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 59,544,419 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere VND 658,181.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 42 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 17h 50m 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 658,181 if you opt for a Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์) flight and as expensive as VND 59,544,419 if you buy a Japan Airlines 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 00:10 Hanoi Noi Bai Airport until 23:50 Hanoi Noi Bai Airport
  • 1 from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi starting from 06:00 Hanoi until 21:55 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 672,185.

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

All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Bamboo Airways, Cebu Pacific, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)

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

  • 91% took a train
  • 9% decided to fly