Refundable Recommended
06:40
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 44m ride in train #SPT2, 2nd Class AC seats only
3.7
10:24
PTH Phan Thiet
Refundable Recommended
07:15
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 46m ride in train #SPT4, 2nd Class AC seats only
4
11:01
PTH Phan Thiet
Hanh Cafe
Recommended
08:00
Ho Chi Minh Hanh Cafe
5h bus ride in Standard AC
4.3
13:00
Mui Ne Hanh Cafe, Binh Thuan

From Ho Chi Minh Kumho 2 to Phan Thiet by Buses

09:30
Ho Chi Minh Kumho 2
5h bus ride in VIP Sleeper 41
4.8
14:30
Mui Ne Kumho, Binh Thuan
20:30
Ho Chi Minh Kumho 2
5h bus ride in VIP Sleeper 41
4.8
01:30
+1
Mui Ne Kumho, Binh Thuan
22:00
Ho Chi Minh Kumho 2
5h bus ride in VIP Sleeper 41
4.8
03:00
+1
Mui Ne Kumho, Binh Thuan

From Hai Van Airport to Phan Thiet by Buses

Hai Van Transport
Instant
07:00
Hai Van Airport, Ho Chi Minh
4h 40m bus ride in VIP 20
11:40
Hai Van Office Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
Hai Van Transport
Instant
07:00
Hai Van Airport, Ho Chi Minh
4h 5m bus ride in VIP 20
11:05
Hai Van Office Phan Thiet
Hai Van Transport
Instant
08:00
Hai Van Airport, Ho Chi Minh
4h 40m bus ride in VIP 20
12:40
Hai Van Office Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
Hai Van Transport
Instant
08:00
Hai Van Airport, Ho Chi Minh
4h 5m bus ride in VIP 20
12:05
Hai Van Office Phan Thiet

From Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet by Trains

Refundable
06:00
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 36m ride in train #SE8
4+
09:36
MMA Binh Thuan
Refundable Recommended
06:40
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 44m ride in train #SPT2, 2nd Class AC seats only
3.7
10:24
PTH Phan Thiet
Refundable
06:40
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 32m ride in train #SPT2, 2nd Class AC seats only
4.8
10:12
MMA Binh Thuan
Refundable Recommended
07:15
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 46m ride in train #SPT4, 2nd Class AC seats only
4
11:01
PTH Phan Thiet
Refundable
07:15
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 35m ride in train #SPT4, 2nd Class AC seats only
10:50
MMA Binh Thuan
Refundable
08:45
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 28m ride in train #SE6
4+
12:13
MMA Binh Thuan
Refundable
11:15
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
4h ride in train #SE26
3.3+
15:15
MMA Binh Thuan
Refundable
11:40
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 42m ride in train #SE22
4.3+
15:22
MMA Binh Thuan
Refundable
14:30
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 56m ride in train #SE10
3.4+
18:26
MMA Binh Thuan
Refundable
19:25
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 33m ride in train #SE4
4+
22:58
MMA Binh Thuan
Refundable Fastest
21:55
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
3h 15m ride in train #SE2
3
01:10
+1
MMA Binh Thuan
Refundable
22:25
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
5h 20m ride in train #HNT8
03:45
+1
MMA Binh Thuan

From Ho Chi Minh City Sinh to Phan Thiet by Buses

Refundable
07:00
Ho Chi Minh City Sinh
5h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
4.5
12:30
Mui Ne Sinh, Binh Thuan
Refundable
14:00
Ho Chi Minh City Sinh
5h bus ride in Express
3.8
19:00
Mui Ne Sinh, Binh Thuan
Refundable
21:00
Ho Chi Minh City Sinh
5h bus ride in Semi Sleeper
4.5
02:00
+1
Mui Ne Sinh, Binh Thuan

From Ho Chi Minh Hanh Cafe to Phan Thiet by Buses

Hanh Cafe
07:00
Ho Chi Minh Hanh Cafe
5h bus ride in Standard AC
4.3
12:00
Mui Ne Hanh Cafe, Binh Thuan
Hanh Cafe
Recommended
08:00
Ho Chi Minh Hanh Cafe
5h bus ride in Standard AC
4.3
13:00
Mui Ne Hanh Cafe, Binh Thuan
Hanh Cafe
11:00
Ho Chi Minh Hanh Cafe
5h bus ride in Standard AC
4.3
16:00
Mui Ne Hanh Cafe, Binh Thuan
Hanh Cafe
13:45
Ho Chi Minh Hanh Cafe
5h bus ride in Standard AC
4.3
18:45
Mui Ne Hanh Cafe, Binh Thuan
Hanh Cafe
15:00
Ho Chi Minh Hanh Cafe
5h bus ride in Standard AC
4.3
20:00
Mui Ne Hanh Cafe, Binh Thuan
Hanh Cafe
17:30
Ho Chi Minh Hanh Cafe
5h bus ride in Standard AC
4.3
22:30
Mui Ne Hanh Cafe, Binh Thuan
Hanh Cafe
20:00
Ho Chi Minh Hanh Cafe
5h bus ride in Standard AC
4.3
01:00
+1
Mui Ne Hanh Cafe, Binh Thuan

From Ho Chi Minh 3S LIMO to Phan Thiet by Buses

3S Limo
Instant
07:00
Ho Chi Minh 3S LIMO
6h bus ride in Executive
13:00
Mui Ne 3S LIMO, Binh Thuan

From Mien Dong to Phan Thiet by Buses

07:00
Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
4h 30m bus ride in Express
11:30
Phan Thiet Ben xe
08:30
Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
4h 30m bus ride in Express
13:00
Phan Thiet Ben xe
10:00
Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
4h 30m bus ride in Express
14:30
Phan Thiet Ben xe
12:00
Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
4h 30m bus ride in Express
16:30
Phan Thiet Ben xe
14:00
Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
4h 30m bus ride in Express
18:30
Phan Thiet Ben xe
16:00
Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
4h 30m bus ride in Express
20:30
Phan Thiet Ben xe
18:00
Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
4h 30m bus ride in Express
22:30
Phan Thiet Ben xe

From Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet by Taxis

Instant
--:--
Ho Chi Minh
4h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan

From Ho Chi Minh City Center to Phan Thiet by Taxis

Mui Ne Sky Travel
Instant
--:--
Ho Chi Minh City Center
3h 40m taxi ride in Van 11pax
5
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
Mui Ne Sky Travel
Instant
--:--
Ho Chi Minh City Center
3h 40m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
4.2
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
Mui Ne Sky Travel
Instant
--:--
Ho Chi Minh City Center
3h 40m taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
OUROS Travel
Instant
--:--
Ho Chi Minh City Center
4h taxi ride in Comfort
5
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
OUROS Travel
Instant
--:--
Ho Chi Minh City Center
4h taxi ride in SUV 4pax
5
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
OUROS Travel
Instant
--:--
Ho Chi Minh City Center
4h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
OUROS Travel
Instant
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Ho Chi Minh City Center
4h taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan

From Tan Son Nhat to Phan Thiet by Taxis

OUROS Travel
Instant
--:--
Tan Son Nhat, Ho Chi Minh
4h 10m taxi ride in Comfort
5
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
OUROS Travel
Instant
--:--
Tan Son Nhat, Ho Chi Minh
4h 10m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
5
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
OUROS Travel
Instant
--:--
Tan Son Nhat, Ho Chi Minh
4h 10m taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
OUROS Travel
Instant
--:--
Tan Son Nhat, Ho Chi Minh
4h 10m taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan

From Tan Son Nhat airport to Phan Thiet by Taxis

Mui Ne Sky Travel
Instant
--:--
Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh
3h 40m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
4.2
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
Mui Ne Sky Travel
Instant
--:--
Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh
3h 40m taxi ride in Van 11pax
5
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
Mui Ne Sky Travel
Instant
--:--
Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh
3h 40m taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan

From Ho Chi Minh City Train Station to Phan Thiet by Taxis

Refundable
--:--
Ho Chi Minh City Train Station
4h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
4.5
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
Instant
--:--
Ho Chi Minh City Train Station
4h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan

From Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Phan Thiet by Taxis

Instant
--:--
Ho Chi Minh City Airport
4h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan
Refundable
--:--
Ho Chi Minh City Airport
4h taxi ride in Van 9pax
4.5
--:--
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan

Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet Schedule

Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
DichungTaxi Comfort 00:00 - 04:30VND 2,812k
3S Limo Executive 07:00 - 13:00VND 299k
Hanh Cafe Standard AC 07:00 - 12:00VND 110k
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 08:45 - 12:13VND 304k
Hanh Cafe Standard AC 13:45 - 18:45VND 110k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 14:30 - 18:26VND 204k
Hanh Cafe Standard AC 17:30 - 22:30VND 110k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 19:25 - 22:58VND 276k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 21:55 - 01:10VND 209k

How to get to Phan Thiet and Mui Ne from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)

Tired of hustle and bustle of a big city? Had enough of sightseeing? Have already checked the Cu Chi tunnels, explored the delta of Mekong and ticked all the other must-sees and must-dos in Saigon? Well, it is high time to take a train or a bus to the beach, then.

Both Phan Thiet and Mui Ne are found in the Binh Thian province, the largest province on Vietnam’s South Central Coast. Phan Thiet is the capital city of Binh Thian, and with populating exceeding 300,000 inhabitants it is ten times larger than Mui Ne, a coastal fishing town and a ward of Phan Thiet 24 km northeast of the capital. Of all the other coastal wards of Phan Thiet, declared resort areas in 90s, Mui Ne has undergone the major development and its three beaches with strong winds attract kitesurfing crowd from December to April. Phan Thiet is not at all commercialized or traveler friendly and is a mere transition point to the beautiful beaches of Mui Ne.

The distance from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet is about 210 km; if you decide to go directly to Mui Ne, you have to cover about 230 km.

From Saigon to Phan Thiet by train

The main railway line from Saigon to Hanoi passes through Binh Thuan, with Phan Thiet sitting 15 km aside, at the end of the line branching eastwards from Binh Thuan station. There are two direct trains a day from Saigon to Phan Thiet. These are SPT2 leaving Saigon at 6.40am and SPT4 (on selected dates only), departing at 6.30pm. Both take just under four hours to get to Phan Thiet. Note that the latter arrives late in the evening at 10.30pm, so it makes sense to arrange accordingly: book your accommodation in advance and let your host know about your late arrival not to find yourself in the middle of the night knocking on the door of your guesthouse, fast asleep.

If you do not mind covering the last 15 km between Binh Thuan and Phan Thiet by taxi, then you can consider a larger choice of departures from Saigon. Any of the morning trains – SE8 at 6am, SNT4 at 7.50am or SE6 at 9am – are a good match bringing you to Binh Thuan before or around noon with a considerable part of the day ahead of you. The night trains leaving Saigon after 7.30pm (SE2, SE26, SNT6, SE4, HNT8) are less convenient as they get to Binh Thuan in the middle of the night. The afternoon train TN2 at 1.30pm is also an acceptable option.

There are all types of train cars on offer – first and second class sleepers plus soft and hard seats – and though the difference in ticket price is insignificant, AC seats (USD9) are arguably more convenient for a short trip like this one.

At Binh Thuan station taxis are waiting for the passengers heading to Phan Thiet or Mui Ne.

From Saigon to Phan Thiet by taxi

If you are travelling to Phan Thiet or Mui Ne from Ho Chi Minh airport or Saigon train station, private transfer is a reasonable solution for families or a group of friends. We recommend DTW Charter with two types of vehicles available: a minivan for up to 7 passengers and a van accommodating up to nine people. There is only USD20 difference between the two, so you may want to prefer a larger vehicle (USD135/USD155). Drop-off point as per your instructions either in Phan Thiet or in Mui Ne.

From Saigon to Mui Ne by train and taxi

There is no direct railway line to Mui Ne and if you travel by train to Phan Thiet (or Binh Thuan), you will have to get a taxi or hop onto a local bus to get to Mui Ne. There is no lack of transport to deliver you from Binh Thuan or Phan Thiet train station to Mui Ne. From Phan Thiet, expect to pay around VND300,000/USD12 for a taxi (half-an-hour drive) or, if looking for a cheaper alternative, get out of the train station and hop onto local bus #9 which will cost you just VND6,000/USD0.30. Travelling from Binh Thuan, taxis ask double (USD24) and need about an hour to get to Mui Ne.

From Saigon to Mui Ne by bus

There are direct buses from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne, operated by a number of companies, including The Sinh Tourist and Hanh Cafe.

Tip: All bus operators serving the route between Saigon and Mui Ne pass through Phan Thiet. Just remind them to drop you off there if you are not going to Mui Ne.

Hanh Cafe offers a wide choice of departures throughout the day from 7am till 8pm. The Sinh Tourist has three buses a day, at 7am, 2pm and 8pm.

In Saigon, buses of the both companies leave from the heart of the backpackers district: from Sinh Cafe in De Tham Street or Hanh Cafe in Pham Ngu Lao almost opposite ABC Bakery and Cafe. Pricewise bus tickets result cheaper than travelling by train and taxi and cost between VND140,000/USD6.50 (Hanh Cafe) and VND170,000/ USD7.50 (Sinh Tourist).

Note: Many buses operated by Hanh Cafe and The Sinh Tourist are sleeper buses with lower and upper berths which do not fold in during the day. The exceptions are the 2pm bus of The Sinh Touris and 8am and 8pm express buses of Hanh Cafe. The latter has sleeper buses departing at the same time; check before you buy your ticket.

Tip: A bus trip may take you longer than a combined train+taxi trip via Phan Thiet or Binh Thuan. Though normally a bus takes from five hours to 5½ hours to get from Saigon to Mui Ne, there is constant roadwork on the way, and travellers report having spent up to eight hours instead of five.

In Mui Ne, buses bring you to Hanh Cafe and Sinh Cafe Mui Ne, both located on the main drag running along the sea, Nguyen Dinh Chiue.

If you want to have a choice of nice beaches right by your side, Mui Ne is your next destination. Opposite to Phan Thiet, accommodation option of all price ranges do not lack in Mui Ne. Note that the high price of the room of a seaside property does not guarantee you will have an access to the beach as Mui Ne beaches suffer from erosion and some of the resorts which used to boast nice strips of sands right by their door now are deprived of it. So the best strategy with accommodation is probably to show up and investigate the current situation on the spot – if, of course, you are not going to come during Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, which in most years coincides with Chinese New Year (end of January–beginning of February). During this festive period all rooms are booked well in advance.

Getting around in Mui Ne

Mui Ne resort strip stretches 12 km along the bay and you may want to have at least a pair of wheels to move around. Motorbikes are easily rented from street rental shops and resorts but note that by law you should have a valid international or – even better – Vietnamese driving licence. You can rent a bike without the licence, but police will be more than happy to catch you on the road. Helmets are a must, too.

For those on a budget, bicycles and local buses are a friendly option. Some accommodation offer free bicycles – so check with your host first.

Xe om, or tricycles, hang out in the streets. Agree on the rate before the trip. For a more comfortable ride, call a taxi – your hotel will gladly do it for you.

Things to do in Mui Ne

Thanks to strong winds blowing in Mui Ne half of the year, Mui Ne is the world’s kitesurfing mecca. There are a lot of schools for those willing to be initiated, too. But do check first if the teachers in your school are certified.

Besides kitesurfing, you can practise all other imaginable kinds of water sports, including kayaking, sailing, surfing, SUP and what not.

Red and white dunes north of Mui Ne are an amazing phenomenon, and though herds of tourists do not add to their natural beauty, dunes are still worth seeing.

If you have not yet seen Champa towers in Danang or Nha Trang, have a look at Po Shanu Cham Towers. They date back to 9th century and can be visited both from Phan Thiet and Mui Ne.

Onward travel from Mui Ne

Most buses from Saigon to Mui Ne continue further north to Nha Trang. It takes from four to five hours to get from Mui Ne to Nha Trang either with The Sinh Tourist or Hanh Cafe (VND160,000/USD7-VND180,000/USD8). In Nha Trang, you can switch onto a train to Danang (11 hours) or Hue (14 hours). Connecting via Nha Trang works for Hanoi, too.

Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet destination reviews

3.9
11 customer reviews
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27%
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3
train #SPT2 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Aug 29, 2019
The air conditioner on the train broke shortly after leaving, so we rode for four hours at 35 degrees! Otherwise everything was fine. Left on time and all was communicated as expected.
GL
5
train #SPT2 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Aug 11, 2019
12Go was easy to use and was a great resource to buy tickets for the train online without having to use google translate. The train journey from HCMC to Phan Thiet ran on time.
MH
2
train #SPT2 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Aug 7, 2019
Departure was on time. The train wasn’t really clean. But of course it’s Vietnam. You get what you paid for.
EP
4
train #SPT4 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Jul 29, 2019
Very nice, a little taste of local travelling and country-side ...
AP
3
train #SPT2 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Jun 14, 2019
Train was okay. I got the first coach, nearest to the restaurant (?) carriage and probably the oldest looking and full of locals. Curtains are very dusty, people do smoke and every time someone opens the door at the back, you can really smell it inside. Better wear a mask! Train also arrived at the destination an hour late.
AG
5
train #SPT2 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, May 31, 2019
Great operator and conductor. Very helpful staff at saigon train station who helped us get on the right train and helpful conductor told us when to get off!

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