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There are 7 ways to get from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) BKK - SGN

$63 - $654

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Train, bus  •  24h 13m

  1. Take the train from Phayathai to Ban Klong Luk Border
  2. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
  3. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office

$20 - $56

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Fly from Don Muang  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) DMK - SGN

$42 - $224

Bus  •  20h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office

$36

Bus via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express

$45

Train, bus via Hua Lamphong  •  27h 57m

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Ban Klong Luk Border
  2. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
  3. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

$25 - $61

Drive  •  12h 27m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City 867.6 km

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City is to bus which costs ฿1141 and takes 20h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City is to fly which costs ฿2000 - ฿21000 and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City. However, there are services departing from Bangkok Khao San Road and arriving at Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office via Kuntha Bopha Chidlren's Hospital and Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 34m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City is 748 km. The road distance is 867.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City without a car is to bus which takes 20h 34m and costs ฿1141.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City bus services, operated by Virak Buntham, depart from Bangkok Khao San Road station.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City is to fly which takes 4h 21m and costs ฿2000 - ฿21000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿1141 and takes 20h 34m.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City bus services, operated by The Sinh Tourist, arrive at Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office station.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • Distance: 747.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam?

Vietjet Air, Thai Airways International and two other airlines fly from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City via Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express, Kuntha Bopha Chidlren's Hospital, City Mall, and Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office in around 20h 34m.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Phayathai to Ban Klong Luk Border
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $40
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$19 - $26
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$9 - $14
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$28 - $40
Train from Hua Lamphong to Ban Klong Luk Border
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $40
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$19 - $26
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$9 - $14
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$28 - $40
Royal Railway Cambodia
Phone
023 992 379
Email
Chhon.Sotheara@trrcambodia.com
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
Bus operators
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Nattakan Transport
Phone
+855 70 877 727
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Mekong Express
Phone
85512787839
Email
info@catmekongexpress.com
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
bookmebus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City is 868 km. It takes approximately 12h 27m to drive from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Thai Airways International, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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There are 3154+ hotels available in Ho Chi Minh City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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