There are 7 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 Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) KUL - SGN

$32 - $147

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Train, bus, drive  •  41 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Phuong Trinh to Bavet border Bus station
  5. Drive from Bavet border Bus station to Ho Chi Minh City

$56 - $125

Bus via Siem Reap  •  44 h 17 min

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

$74 - $100

Train, bus via Siem Reap  •  45 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the bus from Khaosan Road Travel Mart to Siem Reap
  4. Take the bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express

$81 - $134

Train, bus  •  47 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

$70 - $123

Bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Cameron Highlands
  2. Take the bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Pattaya
  4. Take the bus from Pattaya to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  5. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

$102 - $106

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 Mekong Express via Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Siem Reap Mekong Express. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 17 min.

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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 44 h 17 min and costs RM 300 - RM 420.

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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 Ho Chi Minh City 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 Mekong Express, arrive at Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express station.

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Ho Chi Minh City is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 2:03 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 1:03 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 Hat Yai Bus Station, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Siem Reap, and Siem Reap Mekong Express in around 44 h 17 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, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $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
$10 - $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
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
16 h 47 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 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
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Phuong Trinh (Cambodia) Tourism
Website
ptbusline.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Phuong Trinh to Bavet border Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
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
Mekong Express
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
Travel Mart
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Khaosan Road Travel Mart to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Giant Ibis
CS Travel & Tours
Website
cstravel.com.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Cameron Highlands
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
cstravel.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Unititi express
Website
unititi.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Tanah Rata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
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
Virak Buntham
Website
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
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com

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