There are 5 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi 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 to Hanoi  •  2 h 52 min

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

$31 - $164

Cheapest option

Bus  •  37 h 43 min

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

$25 - $35

3 alternative options

Fly to Haiphong, train  •  5 h 15 min

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

$39 - $200

Train  •  31 h 35 min

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

$30 - $60

Drive  •  23 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi 997 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is to bus which costs $25 - $35 and takes 37 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is to fly which costs $30 - $170 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ho Chi Minh City and arriving at Hanoi. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 31 h 35 min.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi is 1142 km. The road distance is 1595.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi without a car is to train which takes 31 h 35 min and costs $30 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, including transfers.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi bus services, operated by Hoang Long Transit Co, depart from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong station.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi train services, operated by Vietnam Railways, depart from Ho Chi Minh City station.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is to fly which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $30 - $170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $60 and takes 31 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs $25 - $35 and takes 37 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi.
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  • Distance: 714 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and two other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Vietnam Railways operates a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 31 h 35 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong via Danang
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong via Phuquoc
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Hai Phong to Gia Lam
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$2 - $4
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$4 - $7
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$6 - $9
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$32 - $37
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Hoang Long Transit Co
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
37 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com

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