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.

Recommended option

Fly, train  •  2 h 33 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

$36 - $140

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  42 h 59 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 KSO Transport to Bangkok
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai
  4. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  5. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

$71 - $141

Bus  •  44 h 2 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 Mochit Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

$84 - $97

Bus, train via Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express  •  46 h 4 min

  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 Hat Yai
  5. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  6. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

$74 - $172

Bus, train via Battambang  •  46 h 43 min

  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 Hat Yai
  5. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  6. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

$73 - $143

Bus via Plaza Rakyat  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
  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

$85 - $103

Drive  •  31 h 42 min

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

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs $35 - $140 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs $35 - $140 and takes 2 h 33 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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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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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 Mochit Bus Terminal and Hat Yai Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 2 min.

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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, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, and Hat Yai Bus Station in around 44 h 2 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
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $20
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $55
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$16 - $22
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
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 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
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
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$24 - $28
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
K.S.O Transport Co. Ltd
Website
bookmebus.com
Bus from Phnom Penh KSO Transport to Bangkok
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Nattakan Transport
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nattakan-transport.com
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
15 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
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
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
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