Violette Express Train
Refundable Recommended
08:37
HUE Hue
20h 8m ride in train #SE3, VIP Sleeper 4x
04:45
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SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Violette Express Train
Refundable Recommended
10:59
HUE Hue
18h 46m ride in train #SE1, VIP Sleeper 4x
05:45
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SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable Recommended
19:56
HUE Hue
20h 34m ride in train #SE7
4
16:30
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From Hue to Ho Chi Minh by Trains

Refundable
04:56
HUE Hue
22h 29m ride in train #SE9
03:25
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SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable
06:25
HUE Hue
23h 55m ride in train #SE21
06:20
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SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable
08:32
HUE Hue
20h 8m ride in train #SE3
04:40
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SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Violette Express Train
Refundable Recommended
08:37
HUE Hue
20h 8m ride in train #SE3, VIP Sleeper 4x
04:45
+1
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable
10:54
HUE Hue
18h 51m ride in train #SE1
3
05:45
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SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Violette Express Train
Refundable Recommended
10:59
HUE Hue
18h 46m ride in train #SE1, VIP Sleeper 4x
05:45
+1
SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable Recommended
19:56
HUE Hue
20h 34m ride in train #SE7
4
16:30
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SGO Ho Chi Minh City
Refundable
22:30
HUE Hue
20h 25m ride in train #SE5
5
18:55
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SGO Ho Chi Minh City

From Phia Nam Hue Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh by Buses

Instant
01:30
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
16h 15m bus ride in Standard AC
17:45
Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
Instant
08:30
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
16h 15m bus ride in Standard AC
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Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
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10:00
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
16h 15m bus ride in Standard AC
02:15
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Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
10:15
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
23h 55m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
10:10
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Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
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Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
16h 15m bus ride in Standard AC
04:15
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Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
14:15
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23h 55m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
14:10
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Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
Instant
19:30
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
16h 15m bus ride in Standard AC
11:45
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Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh
Instant
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Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
16h 15m bus ride in Standard AC
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Mien Dong, Ho Chi Minh

From Phu Bai Airport to Ho Chi Minh by Flights

Instant Fastest
00:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ9319 with VietJet Air in Economy
01:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
00:20
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ9317 with VietJet Air in Economy
01:45
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
00:20
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ9307 with VietJet Air in Economy
01:45
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
00:25
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7547 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
01:50
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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00:35
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ9315 with VietJet Air in Economy
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SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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02:25
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7365 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
03:50
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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03:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7369 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
04:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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03:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7367 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
04:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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03:55
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7371 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
05:20
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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04:15
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7379 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
05:40
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
07:30
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ303 with VietJet Air in Economy
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08:55
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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07:40
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #BL501 with Jetstar Pacific in Economy
09:05
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
08:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7399 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
09:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
08:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7377 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
09:35
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
08:20
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #BL573 with Jetstar Pacific in Economy
09:45
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant
08:40
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 30m flight #VN1371 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
10:10
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
09:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ299 with VietJet Air in Economy
10:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
09:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ347 with VietJet Air in Economy
10:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant
09:25
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
2h flight #BL585 with Jetstar Pacific in Economy
11:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
09:35
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN4191 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
11:00
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
09:45
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ1311 with VietJet Air in Economy
11:10
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
10:30
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7373 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
11:55
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
10:50
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ307 with VietJet Air in Economy
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12:15
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
11:50
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #BL571 with Jetstar Pacific in Economy
13:15
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant
11:55
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 30m flight #BL503 with Jetstar Pacific in Economy
13:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
11:55
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN4195 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
13:20
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
12:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #BL583 with Jetstar Pacific in Economy
13:35
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
13:20
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ391 with VietJet Air in Economy
14:45
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
13:35
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN4307 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
15:00
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
13:35
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7541 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
15:00
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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13:40
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ1317 with VietJet Air in Economy
15:05
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant
13:45
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 30m flight #VN1373 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
15:15
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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14:05
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #BL505 with Jetstar Pacific in Economy
15:30
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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14:15
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ313 with VietJet Air in Economy
15:40
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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14:25
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ305 with VietJet Air in Economy
15:50
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
15:05
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ349 with VietJet Air in Economy
16:30
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
16:40
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN4305 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
18:05
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
17:02
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7375 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
18:27
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
17:30
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7389 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
18:55
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
17:50
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ1309 with VietJet Air in Economy
19:15
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
17:50
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #BL507 with Jetstar Pacific in Economy
19:15
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ311 with VietJet Air in Economy
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19:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
18:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ1313 with VietJet Air in Economy
19:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
18:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ309 with VietJet Air in Economy
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19:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
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18:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 30m flight #VN1375 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
19:40
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
18:55
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ317 with VietJet Air in Economy
20:20
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
19:25
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ1307 with VietJet Air in Economy
20:50
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
20:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN1377 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
21:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
20:45
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ319 with VietJet Air in Economy
22:10
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
20:55
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN7549 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
22:20
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
21:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ301 with VietJet Air in Economy
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22:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
21:00
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN4787 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
22:25
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
21:05
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ315 with VietJet Air in Economy
22:30
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
22:15
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VN1379 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
23:40
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
22:25
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #BL509 with Jetstar Pacific in Economy
23:50
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
23:05
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ1319 with VietJet Air in Economy
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SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
Instant Fastest
23:15
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 25m flight #VJ1315 with VietJet Air in Economy
00:40
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SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport

Hue to Ho Chi Minh Schedule

Hue to Ho Chi Minh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Hoang Long Standard AC 01:30 - 17:45VND 605k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN736502:25 - 03:50VND 4,791k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN737904:15 - 05:40VND 4,791k
Jetstar Pacific Economy #BL50107:40 - 09:05VND 2,837k
Hoang Long Standard AC 08:30 - 00:45VND 605k
Hoang Long Standard AC 10:00 - 02:15VND 605k
Hoang Long Standard AC 12:00 - 04:15VND 605k
Jetstar Pacific Economy #BL50514:05 - 15:30VND 2,837k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN430516:40 - 18:05VND 1,372k
Hoang Long Standard AC 19:30 - 11:45VND 605k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ30121:00 - 22:25VND 1,149k
Hoang Long Standard AC 23:30 - 15:45VND 605k

How to get from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Sitting apart about 1000 km if you travel overland or 635 km if you want to fly, Hue and Ho Chi Minh are connected by planes, trains and buses. The former is obviously the fastest way to travel between the two and sometimes can cost you more or less the same as a berth in a sleeper. The overland journey from Hue to Saigon can take as long as 24 hours, so breaking it into two parts with a stopover
at the increasingly popular seaside resort of Nha Trang is a good idea.

From Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by plane

To get from Hue to Ho Chi Min City in just an hour and a half you would need to book yourself on one of the 10 daily flights that go from Phu Bai International Airport (HUI) in Hue to Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Min City.

The operators on this route include Jetstar Pacific, VietJet Airlines and Vietnam Airlines. The former has 1 flight a day departing Hue airport at 11.25am. Airfares are around USD50 per person.

Similarly priced VietJet (between USD30 and USD80) offers numerous daily departures between 7.30am and 10.10pm.

Vietnam Airlines is the most expensive of the bunch with tickets normally sold at USD200+ one-way. They have at least 6 daily flights.

The flight time from Hue to Ho Chi Minh is around 1.5 hour and you should allow additional time to negotiate the airports and transfers from your accommodation.

From Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by train

The distance from Hue to Ho Chi Minh if travel by train is about 1040 km. The North–South Railway or Reunification Express between Hanoi and HCMC calls to Hue on its way south, so taking a sleeper train from Hue to HCMC is a great option to travel between the two.

The journey by sleeper train to Saigon from Hue takes between 20 and 24 hours depending on which train you book and what time of day or night you’re planning to travel. Tickets start from USD25 for a 2nd class soft seat and go up to around USD80 for a VIP 4 berth sleeper cabin through Violette Express which is a commercial carriage within the same Vietnam Railways train. If you are looking for that extra bit of luxury and so want to book the Violette Express VIP option then you’ll need either the SE1 or SE3 service.

The other rains that run on this route and are operated by Vietnam Railways include SE5, SE7, SE21, and TN1. Trains leave from Hue Station (2 Bui Thi Xuan, Phuong Duc, tp. Hue) between 3.50am and 10.50pm every day.

From Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by train via Nha Trang

Should you decide that a stop over in Nha Trang on your way from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City is the way to go then the journey will take between 12 and a half and 14 hours to cover the 600 km between Hue and Nha Trang first with tickets priced between USD18 and USD32 depending on your class of travel and time of departure.

All of the trains mentioned above (SE1, SE3, SE5, SE7, SE21 and TN1) that operate between Hue to Ho Chi Minh also stop and Nha Trang.

Why make a stopover in Nha Trang?
The seaside resort of Nha Trang is what you might call up-and-coming in Vietnam. This modern, chic destination is set around an impressive beachfront promenade that looks out to the horizon, which is dotted with tropical islands. Nha Trang is a Vietnam’s newest party town and is becoming increasingly popular with people of all tastes due to it’s array of quaint boutiques, quiet parks, cosmopolitan restaurants, beachfront open bars and late-night clubs. It’s not hard to see why this high-rise, modern beach resort is becoming so popular with visitors to Vietnam.

The onward journey from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City will take between 7 and 10 hours.

To do this, you could simply catch any of the direct services from Hue we’ve mentioned above as they pass through Nha Trang station or you could use one of the additional services that run between Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh. These include the HNT7, SNT1, SNT3, SNT5 and SE25.

The train services to Saigon from Nha Trang depart between 8.35am and 10.50pm daily and tickets per person cost between USD5 and USD60 depending on what time you travel and the class of travel you choose.

From Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by bus

The most affordable method of travel in Vietnam is to use sleeper buses, which are also known as Open Ticket Tours.

While Open Ticket tours are the most cost effective way to see Vietnam they can be quite an adventure too! The roads in Vietnam, especially outside of the main cities, sometimes are quite poorly maintained which can make the ride a little bumpy in places and depending on how much traffic there is during your trip, delays can occur, too. If you’re the laid back, adventurous type and none of that bothers you – go ahead.

Hanh Café have two services from Hue to Nha Trang daily, which depart at 8.30am and 1.30pm at a cost of USD14 per person. The journey is advertised to take around 13 hours but it’s advisable, for the reasons already highlighted, to leave some extra time if you have a direct connection in Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City.

The distance to Saigon from Nha Trang is 450 km and takes about 9 hours by bus. Once you reach Nha Trang, you then have a few more choices for your onward trip to Saigon.

Open Ticket Tour operators with services from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh include Hanh Cafe which has 4 daily departures between 8am to 9pm at a cost of USD9 per person and the Sinh Tourist which operate 2 buses daily on this route; one at 7.15am and the other at 8pm. Tickets for the Sinh Tourist service are around USD12 per person.

Why Visit Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon

Steeped in history and yet pulsating with modern energy, Saigon is a chaotic, dizzying blend of class and culture. It is a journey of discovery – HCMC has attractions for every budget. From cheap guesthouses to 5-star modern luxury Ho Chi Minh has something just for you. You can explore the markets and enjoy local street food or shop in its exclusive boutiques and enjoy its classy restaurants – whichever you prefer, the choice is entirely yours.

Onward travel from Ho Chi Minh

The bustling fishing port of Phan Thiet is from 4 to 5 hours from Saigon either by train or bus and makes for a great choice if you need some beach time to recover from the energetic fun and chaos of Ho Chi Minh City. Quiet and reserved but teeming with pristine beaches Phan Thiet is definitely worth considering.

Although a little further away at around 7 hours by bus, another great option for some quiet relaxation time would be to head for Da Lat with its pleasant climate, French colonial charm and European vibe.

Ho Chi Minh is a convenient starting point for an overland travel to Cambodia with direct buses linking it to Phnom Penh. The trip takes around 6.5 hours from Ho Chi Minh by bus or just 45 minutes by plane and will give you many more options of places to see and enjoy, in addition to exploring Phnom Penh itself.

Siem Riep from Phnom Penh, for example, takes between five and half and seven hours and bus; tickets start from just USD12 per person. Siem Reap is the gateway to the Angkor Wat UNESCO World Heritage site, which is steeped in religious history and was once the capital of the Khmer Empire.

If beaches are more appealing to you than history and culture then from Phnom Penh you could get to the seaside resort of Sihanoukville by bus in only 4 and half hours. Believe us, if white sand beaches and sun-drenched tropical islands excite you then you’re in for a real treat in Sihanoukville!

Some more options that are a little further away in South East Asia but easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City include Bangkok with it’s huge mega-malls, top world luxury and buzzing nightlife or how about the clean sophistication of Singapore, which is only a couple of hours from Saigon. Another very popular option from Vietnam is to head for Kuala Lumpur with its luxurious hotels and towering skyscrapers as it’s only a couple of hours from Ho Chi Minh City, too.

Hue to Ho Chi Minh destination reviews

3.1
46 customer reviews
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GS
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flight Economy, VietJet Air, Nov 5, 2019
The airplan was dirty and mistreated. The employees poorly dressed. A shame.
SS
4
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Sep 14, 2019
Bed was comfy, train was clean. I slept well. The speaker announcemets were unnecessarily loud and long, but that's the only complaint I have - and it's pretty minor. We brought fried rice and lots of fruit with us to eat, and bought coffees from the cabin attendant, which were 22,000VND and not bad.
JS
3
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Feb 16, 2019
Nice flight even though the departure was delaid 1,5h and the arrivel to Ho Chi Minh SGN with 2h.
DA
4
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jan 3, 2019
This train is not for those who worry about smelly toilets, noise or soft beds. It is not comfortable, is very, very noisy at times and the beds are so hard that I had bruised ribs and my wife had bruised hips from lying on them. It is the most awesome train in the world in terms of value for money and adventure? Yes. It is one step away from the age of steam and that step is some air conditioning that goes off at stations, a toilet that flushes (as against being locked at stations because the output goes straight on the track) and a blaring PA system. You need to stock up on food and water. What is offered in the train is VERY local and quite OK but if you travel the full distance from Saigon to Hanoi then it gets a bit challenging. This is a "must do" for the adventurous traveller as sometime soon Vietnam will make this posh and expensive like the Ghan in Australia. Then instead of it costing less than $100 it will cost $2,000. By the way, we all slept very well. One one leg we slept for 10 hours straight. If you like trains, then you should travel on this one.
AD
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flight Economy, VietJet Air, Dec 11, 2018
Ok, but the flight was delayed and we were not allowed to use the toilet so the flight was short but it became long due the delay and not being able to use the toilet was quiet bad.Also upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh airport we waited for our luggage nearly one hour! No not that good service.
JC
4
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Sep 19, 2019
No hitches all very straightforward
OH
5
train #SE5 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Aug 11, 2019
Smooth journey
SG
5
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Mar 11, 2019
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT, FLIGHT ON TIME, ECT...
RJ
5
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Jan 27, 2019
No problems or issues
LE
4
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jan 4, 2019
Great service from Vietnam Railways.

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