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There are 8 ways to get from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly from Hong Kong  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) HKG - SGN

$144 - $517

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Bus, train  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Yau Ma Tei to Shenzhen North Station
  2. Take the train from Shenzhen East to Nanning
  3. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ninh Binh
  4. Take the train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City

$80 - $157

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Train to Guangzhou Baiyun, fly  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the train from Hung Hom Station to Guangzhou East
  2. Fly from Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) CAN - SGN

$256 - $505

Train, bus  •  47h 19m

  1. Take the train from Futian Station to Nanning East
  2. Take the bus from Nanning Langdong to Ninh Binh
  3. Take the train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City

$107 - $173

Train, bus via Guangzhou South  •  47h 33m

  1. Take the train from Shenzhen North to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Nanning
  3. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ninh Binh
  4. Take the train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City

$100 - $188

Bus, train, taxi  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Yau Ma Tei to Shenzhen North Station
  2. Take the train from Shenzhen North to Guangzhou South
  3. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Nanning
  4. Take the train from Nanning to Dong Dang station
  5. Take a taxi from Dong Dang station to Thai Nguyen
  6. Take the bus from Thai Nguyen to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

Train  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the train from Shenzhen North to Changsha South
  2. Take the train from Changsha South to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
  3. Take the train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City

Drive  •  33h 29m

  1. Drive from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City 2518.1 km

$430 - $650

Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City by train

The train journey time between Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City is around 3 days 5h and covers a distance of around 3783 km. The fastest train normally takes 3 days 5h. Operated by China Railways G-Class, China Railways and Vietnam Railways, the Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City train service departs from West Kowloon Station and arrives in Ho Chi Minh City. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City train schedules

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Last updated: May 12 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City is to bus and train which costs $600 - $1300 and takes 2 days 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City is to fly which costs $1100 - $4100 and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hong Kong station to Ho Chi Minh City. However, there are services departing from West Kowloon Station and arriving at Ho Chi Minh City via Shenzhen North, Changsha South, Gia Lam and Ha Noi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15h.

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The distance between Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City is 1509 km. The road distance is 2518.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City without a car is to train and bus which takes 47h 19m and costs $800 - $1400.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City, including transfers.

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Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City train services, operated by China Railways G-Class, depart from Shenzhen North station.

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The best way to get from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City is to fly which takes 5h 35m and costs $1100 - $4100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 15h.

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The quickest flight from Hong Kong Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Ho Chi Minh City is 1h behind Hong Kong. It is currently 3:28 PM in Hong Kong and 2:28 PM in Ho Chi Minh City.

Map of how to get from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • Distance: 1509.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

Cathay Pacific and Vietnam Airlines fly from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City via Shenzhen North, Changsha South, Gia Lam, and Ha Noi in around 2 days 15h.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $450
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Tan Son Nhat via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Tan Son Nhat via Cam Ranh
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Tan Son Nhat via Phu Quoc
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,800
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Tan Son Nhat via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,800
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Tan Son Nhat via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Futian Station to Nanning East
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$40 - $55
1st Class Seat
$70 - $85
Business Class Seat
$130 - $170
Train from Shenzhen North to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$15 - $18
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
Train from Shenzhen North to Changsha South
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$40 - $60
1st Class Seat
$75 - $90
Business Class Seat
$140 - $180
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
30h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $75
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$27 - $40
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$35 - $55
Bed, air-conditioned
$50 - $75
Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$29 - $45
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$40 - $60
Bed, air-conditioned
$55 - $80
China Railways D-Class
Train from Shenzhen North Station to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Guangzhou South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $60
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Nanning to Dong Dang station
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Book at
baolau.com
Train from Changsha South to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
25h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways K-Class
Train from Shenzhen East to Nanning
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
$15 - $21
Hard sleeper
$32 - $38
Soft sleeper
$50 - $60
Bus operators
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Langdong to Ninh Binh
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
travelchinaguide.com
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ninh Binh
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
travelchinaguide.com
EE Bus
Website
eebus.com
Bus from Yau Ma Tei to Shenzhen North Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
eebus.com
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Thai Nguyen to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
39h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Dong Dang station to Thai Nguyen
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City train services, operated by Vietnam Railways, arrive at Ho Chi Minh City station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City is 2518 km. It takes approximately 33h 29m to drive from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Cathay Pacific and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Hong Kong Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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There are 4159+ hotels available in Ho Chi Minh City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hong Kong to Hong Kong Airport is to subway which takes 25 min and costs $95 - $120.

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