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 #VN726600:40 - 02:55VND 1,626k
Bamboo Airways Economy #QH28802:15 - 04:25VND 3,792k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN724604:05 - 06:20VND 1,626k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN24007:00 - 09:15VND 2,603k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ12608:45 - 10:55VND 1,983k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ13010:10 - 12:20VND 1,983k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ13613:05 - 15:15VND 1,375k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ15215:20 - 17:30VND 1,375k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ14617:00 - 19:10€ 63.08
VietJet Air Economy #VJ15619:40 - 21:50VND 1,375k
Bamboo Airways Economy #QH29821:30 - 23:40€ 58.28
VietJet Air Economy #VJ17022:00 - 00:10€ 53.43

Transportation from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Facts about the transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Cheapest Transport$28
Fastest Transport2h
Earliest Departure5:00 AM
Latest Departure11:50 PM
Departures per day16
Distance1908 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBamboo Airways, Hoang Long, Mui Ne Sky Travel, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Railways, Vietravel Airlines

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi Destination Reviews

We were waiting in a transit bus for 30 minutes without the Vietjet staff telling us why. Very strange. The flight was also around 40 min late.
flight Economy, VietJet Air (Công ty Cổ phần Hàng không VietJet), May 7, 2023
Interesting train ride….. we purchased 3 of the 1st class bunks and the forth bunk had a woman with her child and a huge box in the middle of the floor inside the room for 32 hours. We had no were to go but stand outside the room door in a narrow hallway for stretch our legs. We didn’t know that some trains have a small dining car that you can enjoy a little snack and stretch your legs, other wise your cooped up in the small 4 bed bunk room.
Train #SE2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Feb 18, 2023
Train was very noisy. Was supposed to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi but got off at Danang and flew the rest of the journey due to train being very noisy and difficult to sleep.
Train #SE2 Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Oct 3, 2022
Boarded the plane and the A/C was not turned on until after we were in the air which made it unbearable for a long time as we boarded early but departed later due to waiting for passengers.
flight Economy, VietJet Air (Công ty Cổ phần Hàng không VietJet), Sep 21, 2022
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
111 customer reviews

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
  • Taxi

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 131.82. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 40.65.

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 1186 miles (1908 km). The flying distance is 1058 miles (1701 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 2 to 39 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 Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam): travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 40.65 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 131.82.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 27.62 to USD 27.62;
  • Train tickets - USD 40.65 to USD 131.82;
  • Plane tickets - USD 62.38 to USD 114.87;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 1,357.75 to USD 1,357.75.

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 62.38.

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 (Công ty Cổ phần Hàng không VietJet), 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.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 1,357.75.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


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:

  • 84% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 15% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other