There are 5 ways to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Hanoi  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) HAN - SGN

$30 - $171

Cheapest option

Bus  •  37 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

$26 - $35

3 alternative options

Train to Haiphong, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Ha Noi to Hai Phong
  2. Fly from Haiphong (HPH) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) HPH - SGN

$38 - $206

Train  •  31 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Hanoi

$30 - $65

Drive  •  23 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City 1000.5 miles

$120 - $180

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

Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and two other airlines fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City every 20 minutes. Alternatively, Vietnam Railways operates a train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 31 h 25 min.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Haiphong to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Haiphong to Ho Chi Minh City via Dalat
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Haiphong to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Haiphong to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ha Noi to Hai Phong
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$3 - $4
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$5 - $7
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$6 - $9
Train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
31 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$33 - $38
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Hoang Long Transit Co
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
37 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City?

The distance between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is 1142 km. The road distance is 1601 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City?

The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is to bus which costs $26 - $35 and takes 37 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City?

The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is to fly which takes 3 h 51 min and costs $30 - $180.

Is there a direct train between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hanoi and arriving at Ho Chi Minh City. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 31 h 25 min.

Is there a direct bus between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ha Noi and arriving at Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 h 43 min.

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City?

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, including transfers.