Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

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Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi Schedule

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN20405:00 - 07:10$ 115.71
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 07:45 - 21:11VND 1,639k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN20808:00 - 10:10$ 125.72
VietJet Air Economy #VJ12811:00 - 13:10$ 95.35
VietJet Air Economy #VJ15213:55 - 16:05$ 83.65
Vietravel Airlines Economy #VU75214:35 - 17:10$ 94.78
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN21616:00 - 18:10$ 115.71
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 19:00 - 05:00VND 1,530k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 21:55 - 05:30VND 1,883k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN22422:00 - 00:10$ 115.71

Transportation from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi Destination Reviews

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.
Train #SE6 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 19, 2020
Very good flight, on time and smooth. Flight attendants friendly and helpful. Will fly Vietnam Airlines again; recommended.
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Feb 7, 2020
Just cheap flight. But it's on time. Good budget air travel.
flight Economy, Jetstar Pacific (แปซิฟิค แิอร์ไลน์), Feb 1, 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.
Train #SE10 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jan 16, 2020
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.
Train #SE6 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 30, 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.
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Dec 8, 2019
Train #SE4 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 2, 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.
Train #SE2 Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 13, 2019
Bed was quite comfortable. Staff were helpful. Train ran on time. Toilets weren't great though.
Train #SE6 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Oct 30, 2019
Everything went smoothly
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Oct 26, 2019
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How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

When you want to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, 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 145.35. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 28.78.

How far is Ho Chi Minh City from Hanoi?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. 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 Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi?

The travel time from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 41 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi 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 28.78 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 145.35.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 28.78 to USD 28.78;
  • Train tickets - USD 45.59 to USD 145.35;
  • Plane tickets - USD 77.42 to USD 134.00;

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 16 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. 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 77.42.

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


Taking a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi 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 Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi? 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:

  • 61% users took a plane.
  • 37% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 2% decided to go for a bus.