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There are 6 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly, train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) SGN - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

$31 - $143

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Bus, train via Padang Besar  •  47 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express to Siem Reap Mekong Express
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Poipet
  3. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Padang Besar
  5. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

$67 - $147

Minivan, bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the minivan from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express to Sihanoukville Mekong Express
  2. Take the bus from Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express to Khaosan Road Travel Mart Office
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

$96

Bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal to Hat Yai
  4. Take the bus from Hatyai to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

$85 - $98

Bus, train Eastern and Oriental Express  •  3 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
  3. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

$2,843 - $2,871

Drive  •  31 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur 1454.8 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs $30 - $150 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs $30 - $150 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express and arriving at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan via Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express, National Theatre, Bangkok Tara Travel and Hat Yai Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur is 1012 km. The road distance is 2327.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to minivan and bus which takes 2 days 1 h and costs $96.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Mekong Express, depart from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express station.

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The quickest flight from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Sri Maju, arrive at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1 h ahead of Ho Chi Minh City. It is currently 7:05 AM in Ho Chi Minh City and 8:05 AM in Kuala Lumpur.

Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 632.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

You can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur via Sihanoukville Mekong Express, Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express, Khaosan Road Travel Mart Office, National Theatre, Banglumphu Intersection 1, Bangkok Tara Travel, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, and Hat Yai Bus Station in around 2 days 1 h.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
17 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $60
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$15 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $60
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Eastern and Oriental Express
Train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2,800
Schedules at
belmond.com
Bus operators
Mekong Express
Phone
85512787839
Email
info@catmekongexpress.com
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express to Siem Reap Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express to Sihanoukville Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Capitol Tour Cambodia
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express to Khaosan Road Travel Mart Office
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur is 2328 km. It takes approximately 31 h 42 min to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur.

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Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Malindo Airways and five other airlines offer flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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