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There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly to Tan Son Nhat  •  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

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Train, fly to Noi Bai International  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Noi Bai International (HAN) KUL - HAN

Train, fly to Danang  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Danang (DAD) KUL - DAD

Bus  •  46h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Hat Yai Chee Road
  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

Train, bus, drive  •  2 days 13h

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

Train, bus  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Siem Reap
  3. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

Drive  •  31h 26m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City 2318.5 km

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Vietnam.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Lockdown measures are currently in place for Malaysia. Leaving Malaysia may be in violation of local restrictions.

Last updated: November 30 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam is to bus which costs RM 370 - RM 420 and takes 46h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam is to train and fly which costs RM 270 - RM 4800 and takes 5h 4m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Vietnam is 1350 km. The road distance is 2318.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam without a car is to bus which takes 46h 46m and costs RM 370 - RM 420.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam is 2318 km. It takes approximately 31h 26m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam.

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Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Jetstar Asia Airways offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 1349.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 4m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Vietnam?

You can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City via Hat Yai Chee Road, Hat Yai Clock Tower, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office, and Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office in around 46h 46m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Danang
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Noi Bai International via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tan Son Nhat via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Eastern and Oriental Express
Bus operators
Alisan Golden Coach Express
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
$11
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Phnom Penh Sorya
Phone
023210359
Email
info@ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Website
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Bus from Phnom Penh Phuong Trinh to Bavet border Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Giant Ibis
Phone
+855 969993333
Email
info@giantibis.com
Website
giantibis.com
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
giantibis.com
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com

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