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There are 6 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City by train, plane, 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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Train, fly  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) KUL - SGN

$32 - $147

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Train, bus via Padang Besar  •  47 h 1 min

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

$68 - $146

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

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

$82 - $96

Bus via Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Phitsanulok Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Rongkleu Market - Poipet 638
  4. Take the bus from Poipet to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
  5. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

$93 - $105

Train Eastern and Oriental Express, bus  •  2 days 18 h

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

$3,543 - $3,571

Drive  •  31 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City 1454.2 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City is to train and fly which costs RM 130 - RM 650 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City is to train and fly which costs RM 130 - RM 650 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express via Hat Yai, Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1, Poipet and Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City is 1012 km. The road distance is 2326.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 2 h and costs RM 340 - RM 400.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City bus services, operated by Sri Maju, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City bus services, operated by Virak Buntham, arrive at Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express station.

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Ho Chi Minh City is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 10:55 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 9:55 AM in Ho Chi Minh City.

Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • Distance: 632.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City via Bandar Tasik Selatan, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Hatyai, Hat Yai, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Phnom Penh in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 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 Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 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
Eastern and Oriental Express
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
Ave. Duration
41 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3,500
Schedules at
belmond.com
Bus operators
Capitol Tour Cambodia
Mekong Express
Phone
85512787839
Email
info@catmekongexpress.com
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Piya Chai Patthana
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai to Phitsanulok Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
12go.asia
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Rongkleu Market - Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Poipet to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City is 2327 km. It takes approximately 31 h 40 min to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Malindo Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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There are 3382+ hotels available in Ho Chi Minh City. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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