There are 12 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Malaysia by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly to Penang  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Penang (PEN) SGN - PEN

$37 - $240

Cheapest option

Fly to Kuala Lumpur  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) SGN - KUL

$25 - $129

10 alternative options

Fly to Johor Bahru  •  3 h

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Johor Bahru (JHB) SGN - JHB

$39 - $115

Fly to Singapore Changi, subway, line 160 bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Singapore Changi (SIN) SGN - SIN
  2. Take the subway from Tanah Merah to Jurong East
  3. Take the line 160 bus from Jurong East Temp Int to JB Sentral

$44 - $152

Fly to Kota Bharu  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Kota Bharu (KBR) SGN - KBR

$62 - $283

Fly to Kuala Lumpur Subang  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) SGN - SZB

$80 - $1,205

Bus via Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office  •  44 h 28 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

$85 - $99

Bus, train  •  47 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express to Siem Reap Mekong Express
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap 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 - $147

Bus, train via Ho Chi Minh 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 Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express  •  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  •  2 days 2 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 - $99

Drive  •  31 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur 1454.5 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Malaysia is 845 km. The road distance is 2327.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Malaysia without a car is to bus which takes 44 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Malaysia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Malaysia is to fly which takes 2 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 44 h 28 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Penang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ho Chi Minh City to Malaysia is 2327 km. It takes approximately 31 h 42 min to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Malaysia.

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Malindo Airways, Scoot Tigerair , Jetstar Asia Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Penang Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Malaysia.
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  • Distance: 527.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

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

AirAsia, Malindo Airways and three other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to George Town every 2 hours. Alternatively, 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, Hat Yai Bus Station, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, and Bandar Tasik Selatan in around 44 h 28 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Penang via Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Johor Bahru via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kota Bharu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kota Bharu via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kota Bharu via Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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 Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kota Bharu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kota Bharu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Penang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
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
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Penang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
SMRT
Phone
+1 800-336-8900
Website
smrt.com.sg
Subway from Tanah Merah to Jurong East
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
smrt.com.sg
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
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 - $14
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
SBS Transit
Website
sbstransit.com.sg
Bus from Jurong East Temp Int to JB Sentral
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
sbstransit.com.sg
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
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
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
$23 - $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
$23 - $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
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express to Siem Reap Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Capitol Tour Cambodia
Website
capitoltourscambodia.com
Bus from Siem Reap to Poipet
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
capitoltourscambodia.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Battambang to Bangkok
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
capitoltourscambodia.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
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