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There are 5 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Dong Hoi (VDH) SGN - VDH

$82 - $172

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Train via Đồng Hới  •  22h 30m

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Hoi

$61 - $107

3 alternative options

Train  •  25h 12m

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

$62 - $113

Bus  •  27h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Dong Hoi Quang Binh

$75 - $107

Drive  •  16h 19m

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave 1091.6 km

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave is to train via Đồng Hới which costs $60 - $110 and takes 22h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave is to fly which costs $80 - $180 and takes 3h 46m.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Son Doong Cave is 743 km. The road distance is 1091.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave without a car is to train via Đồng Hới which takes 22h 30m and costs $60 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave is to fly which takes 3h 46m and costs $80 - $180. Alternatively, you can train via Đồng Hới, which costs $60 - $110 and takes 22h 30m, you could also bus, which costs $75 - $110 and takes 27h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Dong Hoi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave is 1092 km. It takes approximately 16h 19m to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave.

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Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Dong Hoi Airport.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Son Doong Cave. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave.
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  • Distance: 743.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 46m

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Son Doong Cave, Vietnam?

Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Son Doong Cave 4 times a day. Alternatively, Vietnam Railways operates a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Hoi 5 times a day. Tickets cost $21 - $60 and the journey takes 21h 32m.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
21h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$21 - $30
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$28 - $45
Bed, air-conditioned
$40 - $60
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Minh Le
Ave. Duration
24h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$21 - $35
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$29 - $45
Bed, air-conditioned
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Dong Hoi Quang Binh
Ave. Duration
25h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Book at
12go.asia

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Tan Son Nhat Airport is to line 49 bus which takes 10 min and costs $2.

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