Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Schedule

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN20505:00 - 07:15$ 68.52
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 06:00 - 17:10VND 1,471k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ13108:05 - 10:15$ 73.77
Bamboo Airways Economy #QH21110:10 - 12:20$ 100.28
VietJet Air Economy #VJ12712:55 - 15:10$ 68.23
VietJet Air Economy #VJ16715:20 - 17:30$ 95.71
VietJet Air Economy #VJ16316:30 - 18:40$ 78.65
VietJet Air Economy #VJ14519:35 - 21:45$ 59.23
VietJet Air Economy #VJ16920:00 - 22:10$ 59.23
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN726722:15 - 00:25$ 68.50

Transportation from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Destination Reviews

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.
Train #SE1 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 19, 2020
Nous avons eu aucun problème
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Feb 15, 2020
This trip in the 1st class sleeper was a way better experience than my trip in the 2nd class sleeper. What makes me happy is that this time the staff was really friendly. What I disliked where all the bugs in the cabin and in my bed, I am the type of person who can not really handle that and that's why I could not really sleep.
Train #SE5 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jan 7, 2020
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Dec 31, 2019
We did the whole trip Hanoi to HCMC in 34 hours and the train arrived on the dot in HCMC. Brilliant. Lots to see out of the windows and the soft sleeper is great - as long as you get the bottom bunk. The toilets were grim but hey, ever been London to Manchester? It would have been better to break the journey up a couple of times, but we couldn't. People who, like us, have to do it in one go should go right ahead.
Train #SE5 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 26, 2019
It's not a bus ride from Hell, but it's more like a bus ride from Purgatory. You travel with packages. Both food and restrooms are advertised, but they are not provided. There is no food provided on the bus. The company does pay for food at rest stops. There is no restroom on the bus, at all. You pull over and squat and hope the locals aren't trying to get a glimpse of you. The seats are all beds and you cannot sit up. The A.C. cannot be adjusted. This is how the locals travel, and the locals can be a little crass if you are female. I don't recommend this company.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 21, 2019
I couldnt do check in online and I dont know why but on airport service did it. Anyway the flight was good and comfortable.
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Dec 13, 2019
Flight delayed and on top of that the luggage took quite long to come. It was a bit stressfull as we had another flight after that. Otherwise I have no complains.
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Dec 3, 2019
The driver was very punctual and the journey to the airport was very smooth and fast. Very friendly and helpful driver.
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Nov 24, 2019
No problem at all with the booking service. But would not fly the indiviidual airline again
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Nov 8, 2019
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How to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

When you want to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 146.34. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 31.76.

How far is Hanoi from Ho Chi Minh City?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Your trip will be a total of 924 miles (1486 km). The flying distance is 711 miles (1143 km).

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

The travel time from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 41 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Hoang Long (Hoàng Long): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 31.76 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as USD 146.34.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City:

  • taxi+Train price: USD 20.72 - USD 97.66. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City starting from 00:00 Hanoi until 00:00 Hanoi
  • Bus tickets - USD 31.76 to USD 37.72;
  • Train tickets - USD 44.73 to USD 146.34;
  • Plane tickets - USD 60.54 to USD 125.06;

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

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 18 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 60.54.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Bamboo Airways, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Vietravel Airlines


Taking a bus from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 49% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 44% chosen taxi+Train
  • 6% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other