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.

Recommended option

Train, fly  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) KUL - SGN

$36 - $144

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  45 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
  5. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Siem Reap
  6. Take the bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh

$71 - $170

Train, bus via Battambang  •  45 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
  5. Take the train from Poipet to Battambang
  6. Take the bus from Battambang Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

$60 - $162

Bus via Siem Reap  •  46 h 5 min

  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 Siem Reap
  4. Take the bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh

$74 - $100

Bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Pattaya
  3. Take the bus from Pattaya to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

$95 - $97

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 140 - RM 600 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City is to train and fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs RM 140 - RM 600.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City is 1012 km. The road distance is 2327 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City, including transfers.

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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 via Hat Yai, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Siem Reap Mekong Express. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 5 min.

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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 Hatyai, Hat Yai, Bangkok Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Siem Reap, and Siem Reap Mekong Express in around 46 h 5 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City via Singapore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $14
Gold
$18 - $21
Platinum
$24 - $28
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
Train from Hat Yai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $55
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
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Poipet to Battambang
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$0 - $6
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Battambang Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Pattaya to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Sri Maju
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
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
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