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13:20
PTH Phan Thiet
4h 15m ride in train #SPT1, 2nd Class AC seats only
3.8
17:35
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable Recommended
13:40
PTH Phan Thiet
3h 58m ride in train #SPT3, 2nd Class AC seats only
3
17:38
SGO Ho Chi Minh City

From Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh by Trains

Refundable Recommended
13:20
PTH Phan Thiet
4h 15m ride in train #SPT1, 2nd Class AC seats only
3.8
17:35
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable Recommended
13:40
PTH Phan Thiet
3h 58m ride in train #SPT3, 2nd Class AC seats only
3
17:38
SGO Ho Chi Minh City

From Binh Thuan to Ho Chi Minh by Trains

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01:07
MMA Binh Thuan
3h 32m ride in train #SE3
04:39
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable
02:12
MMA Binh Thuan
4h 8m ride in train #SE21
06:20
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable
02:34
MMA Binh Thuan
3h 11m ride in train #SE1
05:45
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable
04:00
MMA Binh Thuan
3h 35m ride in train #SE25
07:35
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
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04:00
MMA Binh Thuan
3h 10m ride in train #SE25
07:10
STH Song Than, Binh Duong
Refundable
12:55
MMA Binh Thuan
3h 35m ride in train #SE7
3.3
16:30
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable
13:34
MMA Binh Thuan
4h 1m ride in train #SPT1, 2nd Class AC seats only
4
17:35
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
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13:54
MMA Binh Thuan
3h 44m ride in train #SPT3, 2nd Class AC seats only
17:38
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
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15:19
MMA Binh Thuan
3h 36m ride in train #SE5
3+
18:55
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
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17:11
MMA Binh Thuan
4h 35m ride in train #SNT5
21:46
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable
22:50
MMA Binh Thuan
4h 7m ride in train #HNT7
02:57
+1
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable
23:42
MMA Binh Thuan
3h 43m ride in train #SE9
2
03:25
+1
SGO Ho Chi Minh City

Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh Schedule

Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 01:07 - 04:39VND 276k
Kumho Samco VIP Sleeper 41 00:05 - 05:05VND 225k
Mui Ne Sky Travel SUV 4pax 00:00 - 03:40VND 1,760k
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 02:12 - 06:20VND 288k
Kumho Samco Semi Sleeper 06:15 - 10:45VND 230k
Kumho Samco Semi Sleeper 08:45 - 13:15VND 230k
Kumho Samco Semi Sleeper 10:00 - 14:30VND 230k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 13:34 - 17:35VND 234k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 15:19 - 18:55VND 217k

How to get from Mui Ne to Saigon

The largest city in Vietnam and the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam is a city of an endless charm. Regardless official renaming into Ho Chi Minh City (or HCMC) after the former Communist leader, it is still widely called by its historical name both by locals and foreigners. If you arrive to HCMC by train, the first thing you will probably notice is large letters ‘Sai Gon’ greeting visitors from atop the railway station.

Elegant colonial buildings and brightly coloured Orient temples; incredibly tasty baguettes in French-style bakeries and two-dollar bowls of famous pho sold by street hawkers; hip young crowd in leafy city parks and dull grey concrete of the communist-era derelicts – Ho Chi Minh has tons of that wonderful flavour of old Saigon in the air. Buzzing with colourful markets, bustling with chaotic traffic, glittering with bright neon signs and shining with smiles of friendly locals Saigon never fails to conquer the hearts of its guests.

From Mui Ne to Saigon

Travelling from Mui Ne to Saigon is going to take you at least four hours – often more – if you opt for a direct bus with any of the operators serving the route. You can as well go to Phan Thiet first and take either of the two daily direct trains from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh, too. Binh Thuan offers even more train departures heading to Saigon – but to get from Mui Ne to Binh Thuan you need an hour.

From Mui Ne to Saigon by taxi

The easiest and most comfortable way to travel between Mui Ne and Saigon is by a private transfer. It is especially useful if you need to get to the airport – no hassle with your luggage in Saigon guaranteed. DTW Charter offers a choice of a minivan for up to 7 pax and a van accommodating up to nine people. From Mui Ne to Saigon with DTW expect to pay from VND3mio/USD130 to VND3.4mio/USD150.

From Mui Ne to Saigon by bus

The majority of the bus operators, including The Sinh Tourist and Hanh Cafe, promise to bring you from the main tourist drag in Mui Ne to Saigon’s backpackers headquarters of Pham Ngu Lao and De Tham in less than five hours – and they normally do. Note though, that some travellers report having been stuck on the way for eight hours due to road construction. Bus tickets cost from VND140,000/USD6.50 (Hanh Cafe) to VND160,000/USD7.50 (The Sinh Tourist), making buses the most budget friendly way to get from Mui Ne to Saigon. Hanh Cafe has plenty departures throughout the day with the last one at 4pm while The Sinh Tourist offers just three: at 7.30am, 1pm and 1.30pm.

The buses of the above mentioned companies do not originate in Mui Ne but pass through the town on their way from Nha Trang. That means that you can be scattered around the bus if you travel as a group. Almost all of the buses are sleeper buses with berths which do not fold in during the day. If you need a seat, not a berth, take the 7.30am Sinh Tourist bus or 8.30am and 1.30pm Hanh Cafe buses.

Note All buses from Mui Ne to Saigon pass through Phan Thiet.

From Mui Ne to Saigon via Phan Thiet

There are two daily direct trains between Phan Thiet and Ho Chi Minh leaving Phan Thiet at 1.10pm (SPT1) and at 11.55pm (SPT3 – on certain dates only). Both take about four hours to get to Saigon. A soft seat in either of them will cost you VND210,000/USD9.50. To get to Phan Thiet from Mui Ne, take the red local bus which goes directly to the train station (VND20,000/USD1). It takes half an hour to get there. Alternatively, a taxi to the train station in Phan Thiet will cost you USD10.

In general, taking a train from Phan Thiet is considered by many a more soothing experience compared to taking a sleeper bus from Mui Ne.

From Mui Ne to Saigon via Binh Thuan

The Reunification express does not pass via Phan Thiet as the city sits at the end of the line branching from Binh Thuan junction. If you want to have a wider choice of train departures, go to Binh Thuan train station directly. A taxi ride from Mui Ne to Binh Thuan takes up to one hour; add four more hours to get to Saigon from Binh Thuan. Soft seats in an AC car cost VND200,000/USD9, and for VND260,000/USD12 you can get a berth in a first class sleeper – if you need one for such a short journey. From the point of view of the schedule, the most convenient train is probably SE7 at 12.40pm reaching Saigon by 4pm. SPT, SNT, HNT and TN trains run on certain dates only – check before you go.

Getting around in Saigon

Even if you are used to renting a motorbike for getting around cities and towns in Asia, think twice before doing it in Saigon. If you are confident in your riding skills, expect to pay about VND150.000 (USD6-7) per day for a motorbike from rental shops in Pham Ngu Lao area. Cycling could have been a good alternative to a motorbike but thick traffic and polluted air make it a questionable option. Instead try wonderfully affordable taxis and xe om (motorbike taxis). And while taxis tend to use metres, you should absolutely negotiate the cost of the ride in advance with your xe om driver.

Many beautiful temples lie within a walking distance from Pham Ngu Lao area, and strolling the street of the old city filled with colonial mansions make for an atmospheric experience. Do not forget to take a ride in a cyclo: being pedalled through heavily trafficked Saigon streets definitely enhances your travel experience.

If you are ready to decipher the routes of public buses, do not hesitate to use them: they are the cheapest and in most cases the fastest way to move around in Saigon.

Where to stay and things to do in Saigon

For our suggestions on where to stay and what to do in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), check our Nha Trang to Saigon page.

Your onward travel from Saigon

There is a choice of international buses, which connect Saigon with Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The trip takes about seven hours with any company and costs between USD13 (The Sinh Tourist) and USD18 (Giant Ibis Company). You can further connect from Saigon via Phnom Penh to Siem Reap to pay respect to amazing temples of Angkor (from 17 hours with Giant Ibis Transport).

Low-cost airlines fly between Saigon and neighbouring countries, the most popular destinations being Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia (from USD50 one-way with Air Asia), Singapore (from USD55 with Jetstar Asia) and Bangkok in Thailand (from USD60 with Thai AirAsia or Nok Air).

Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh destination reviews

3.8
12 customer reviews
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25%
4
33%
3
33%
2
8%
1
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91% of 12 travelers were happy with this destination
GH
3
train #SPT1 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Oct 16, 2019
Acceptable
TP
3
train #SPT1 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Sep 7, 2019
Train arrived one hour late. Lucky we had changed our onward flight to later! Don’t rely on the times.
GR
4
bus Semi Sleeper, Kumho Samco, Sep 6, 2019
The bus should be cleaned better, but the semibeds are comfortably.
SJ
3
train #SPT1 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 14, 2019
The train was delayed for both to and fro trips. The train delay was almost an hour for each trip.
KK
5
train #SPT1 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 1, 2019
On time train departures were surprising and very good. Thanks.
DM
3
train #SPT3 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Jul 22, 2019
Prijs kwaliteit net ok. Rekening houden met veel lawaai...

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