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There are 8 ways to get from George Town to Vietnam by plane, car ferry, 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 to Tan Son Nhat  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) PEN - SGN

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Car ferry, train, bus, drive  •  40h 31m

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  4. Take the train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue Junction
  5. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  6. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Phuong Trinh to Bavet border Bus station
  7. Drive from Bavet border Bus station to Ho Chi Minh City

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Fly to Danang  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Danang (DAD) PEN - DAD

Car ferry, train, bus  •  41h 54m

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train from Butterworth to Bukit Ketri
  3. Take the bus from Satun to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  5. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office

Mini Van, bus  •  41h 49m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Komtar Bus Terminal to Hat Yai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office

Mini Van, bus via Bangkok  •  44h 36m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Komtar Bus Terminal to Hat Yai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

Car ferry, drive  •  28h 24m

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Drive from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Ho Chi Minh City

Car ferry, drive via George Town  •  28h 28m

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Drive from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Ho Chi Minh City

Penang (PEN) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) flights

The flight time between Penang (PEN) and Tan Son Nhat (SGN) is around 1h 55m and covers a distance of around 934 km. Services are operated by AirAsia. Typically seven flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Planes
1h 55m Average Duration
$55 Cheapest Price
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Lockdown measures are currently in place for Malaysia. Leaving Malaysia may be in violation of local restrictions.

Last updated: January 20 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from George Town to Vietnam is to Mini Van and bus, which costs RM 300 - RM 370 and takes 41h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from George Town to Vietnam is to fly which costs RM 550 - RM 3400 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from George Town to Vietnam. However, there are services departing from Komtar Bus Terminal and arriving at Nam Ky Khoi Nghia via Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office and De Tham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 49m.

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The distance between George Town and Vietnam is 1247 km.

The best way to get from George Town to Vietnam without a car is to Mini Van and bus which takes 41h 49m and costs RM 300 - RM 370.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from George Town to Vietnam, including transfers.

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George Town to Vietnam bus services, operated by New Asian Travel, depart from Komtar Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from George Town to Vietnam is to fly which takes 5h 15m and costs RM 550 - RM 3400. Alternatively, you can Mini Van and bus, which costs RM 300 - RM 370 and takes 41h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Penang Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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George Town to Vietnam 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 George Town to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 1246.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between George Town, Malaysia and Vietnam?

AirAsia flies from George Town to Ho Chi Minh City once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from George Town to Ho Chi Minh City via Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office, Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office, and De Tham in around 41h 49m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Flights from Penang to Danang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Danang via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Penang to Danang via Kuala Lumpur, Dalat
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Bamboo Airways
Website
bambooairways.com
Flights from Penang to Danang via Kuala Lumpur, Cam Ranh
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Train from Butterworth to Bukit Ketri
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $29
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)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$17 - $23
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$7 - $11
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $55
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)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$23 - $35
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$15 - $21
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$40 - $55
Bus operators
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
Phnom Penh Sorya
Phone
023210359
Email
info@ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Website
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Bus from Phnom Penh Phuong Trinh to Bavet border Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Satun to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
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
$11
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
New Asian Travel
Phone
+60 4-261 5558
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Komtar Bus Terminal to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Beh Travel & Tour Sdn
Phone
019 - 545 3888
Email
beh_travel@outlook.com
Website
behtravelandtour.com
Bus from Komtar Bus Terminal to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
behtravelandtour.com
Siam Lane Tour (Siam Dernrod)
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Piya
Phone
0-2894-6330-2
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
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
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Phone
03-7885 2585
Email
suggest@rapidkl.com.my
Website
myrapid.com.my
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2
Bicycle
$1
Motorcycle
$1
Tricycle
$1

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AirAsia offers flights from Penang Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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The best way to get from George Town to Penang Airport is to bus which takes 50 min and costs RM 1 - RM 4.

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