COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply. Learn More.

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.

Recommended option

Fly to Tan Son Nhat  •  4h 46m

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

$75 - $108

Cheapest option

Car ferry, train, bus, drive  •  40h 48m

  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

$54 - $146

6 alternative options

Fly to Danang  •  7h 44m

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

$123 - $186

Fly to Noi Bai International  •  8h 48m

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Noi Bai International (HAN) PEN - HAN

$171 - $483

Mini Van, bus  •  41h 24m

  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

$80 - $95

Mini Van, bus via Siem Reap  •  46h 18m

  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 Siem Reap
  4. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

$107 - $116

Car ferry, drive  •  28h 15m

  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

$150 - $222

Car ferry, drive via George Town  •  28h 20m

  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

$151 - $222

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Vietnam. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Vietnam.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Vietnam.

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 cheapest way to get from George Town to Vietnam is to Mini Van and bus which costs RM 320 - RM 390 and takes 41h 24m.

More details

The quickest way to get from George Town to Vietnam is to fly which costs RM 300 - RM 440 and takes 4h 46m.

More details

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 24m and costs RM 320 - RM 390.

More details

It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from George Town to Vietnam, including transfers.

More details

The best way to get from George Town to Vietnam is to fly which takes 4h 46m and costs RM 300 - RM 440. Alternatively, you can Mini Van and bus, which costs RM 320 - RM 390 and takes 41h 24m.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Penang Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

Search flights

Vietnam is 1h behind George Town. It is currently 12:31 PM in George Town and 11:31 AM in Vietnam.

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

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from George Town to Vietnam.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1246.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

AirAsia flies from George Town to Ho Chi Minh City 4 times a week. 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, and Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office in around 41h 24m.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Danang via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Flights from Penang to Danang via Kuala Lumpur, Dalat
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Flights from Penang to Danang via Kuala Lumpur, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Penang to Noi Bai International via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Penang to Noi Bai International via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Penang to Noi Bai International via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Penang to Noi Bai International via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
SilkAir
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Penang to Noi Bai International via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $850
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Penang to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Bamboo Airways
Website
bambooairways.com
Flights from Penang to Noi Bai International via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $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 - $35
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 - $6
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$18 - $25
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$8 - $11
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $60
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 - $12
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$25 - $35
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$16 - $23
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$45 - $60
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
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
$14
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
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
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
$30
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
$26
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Giant Ibis
Phone
+855 969993333
Email
info@giantibis.com
Website
giantibis.com
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
giantibis.com
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
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

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Gatwick Airport into central London, 5 delightfully under-the-radar French towns you need to visit and Italy Travel Guides - to help you get the most out of your next trip.