There are 7 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur 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, train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) SGN - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

$31 - $143

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Bus, train  •  44 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Padang Besar
  4. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

$60 - $126

Bus  •  45 h 49 min

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

$88 - $100

Bus, train via Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
  3. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Padang Besar
  5. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

$67 - $149

Bus, train via Battambang  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Battambang Virak Buntham Express
  3. Take the bus from Battambang to Bangkok
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Padang Besar
  5. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

$66 - $120

Bus via Pattaya  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Pattaya
  3. Take the bus from Pattaya to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

$96 - $97

Drive  •  31 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur 1454.8 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office and arriving at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan via Phnom Penh, Bangkok Bus Terminal and Hatyai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 49 min.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur is 1012 km. The road distance is 2327.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to bus and train which takes 44 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by The Sinh Tourist, depart from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office station.

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The quickest flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, arrive at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1 h ahead of Ho Chi Minh City. It is currently 8:44 AM in Ho Chi Minh City and 9:44 AM in Kuala Lumpur.

Yes, the driving distance between Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur is 2328 km. It takes approximately 31 h 42 min to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur.

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Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Malindo Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 632.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

You can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur via Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office, Phnom Penh, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Bangkok Bus Terminal, Hat Yai, and Hatyai in around 45 h 49 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
17 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $60
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$15 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $60
Train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
17 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $60
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$15 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $60
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
15 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Nattakan Transport
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Battambang Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Capitol Tour Cambodia
Website
capitoltourscambodia.com
Bus from Battambang to Bangkok
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
capitoltourscambodia.com
Giant Ibis
Piya
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Pattaya to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com

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