There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  5h 4m

  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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Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) SZB - SGN

$71 - $1,203

Train, bus  •  46h 33m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue Junction
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office

$67 - $119

Bus  •  47h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office

$80 - $97

Train, bus via Siem Reap  •  2 days 0h

  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 - $150

Train, minivan, bus  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
  2. Take the minivan from Khaosan Road Travel Mart to Battambang
  3. Take the bus from Battambang Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

$3,561 - $3,562

Drive  •  31h 31m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City 2328.3 km

$170 - $260

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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 5h 4m.

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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 5h 4m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City is 1012 km. The road distance is 2328.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City without a car is to train and bus which takes 46h 33m and costs RM 280 - RM 500.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City is to fly which takes 6h 54m and costs RM 290 - RM 5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 330 - RM 410 and takes 47h 9m.

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

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Ho Chi Minh City is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 7:20 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 6:20 PM in Ho Chi Minh City.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City is 2328 km. It takes approximately 31h 31m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City.

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

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • Distance: 1012.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 4m

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

Firefly, AirAsia and eight other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City via Bandar Tasik Selatan, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Hat Yai Bus Station, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Phnom Penh, and Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office in around 47h 9m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Langkawi, Penang
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Senai, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Tan Son Nhat via Senai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
http://www.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
5h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $19
Platinum
$22 - $26
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
16h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $60
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/default.aspx?language=1
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Seat)
$16 - $23
2nd Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$45 - $60
Train from Padang Besar to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $60
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/default.aspx?language=1
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Seat)
$16 - $23
2nd Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$45 - $60
Train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/default.aspx?language=1
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$28 - $40
Eastern and Oriental Express
Bus operators
Nattakan Transport
Phone
+855 70 877 727
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
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
8h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
12go.asia
Capitol Tour Cambodia
Phone
(855) 63 968 268
Email
info@capitoltourscambodia.com
Website
capitoltourscambodia.com
Bus from Poipet to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
capitoltourscambodia.com
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
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
baolau.com
Travel Mart
Phone
02 629 1300
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Khaosan Road Travel Mart to Battambang
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Battambang Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com

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There are 3577+ hotels available in Ho Chi Minh City. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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