There are 3 ways to get from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City by train, plane, subway or ferry

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  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Seoul (ICN) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) ICN - SGN

$123 - $265

2 alternative options

Subway, ferry, train  •  3 days 13 h

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Qingdao
  3. Take the train from Qingdao to Changsha South
  4. Take the train from Changshanan Station to Hanoi station
  5. Take the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

$280 - $427

Subway, ferry, train via Yantai  •  4 days 13 h

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
  3. Take the train from Yantai to Zhuzhou
  4. Take the train from Changshanan Station to Hanoi station
  5. Take the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

$227 - $504

What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam?

There is no direct connection from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City. However, you can take the train to Incheon Int'l Airport T1, take the walk to Seoul airport, then fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City via Incheon Station, Incheon Int'l Port, Qingdao, Changsha South, Changshanan Station, Hanoi station, and Hanoi in around 3 days 13 h.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City via Danang
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City via Danang
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City via Nha Trang
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
China Railways G-Class
Train from Qingdao to Changsha South
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$110 - $140
1st Class Seat
$190 - $220
Business Class Seat
$360 - $420
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Changshanan Station to Hanoi station
Ave. Duration
24 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
31 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$33 - $38
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$40 - $65
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Yantai to Zhuzhou
Ave. Duration
30 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$36 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$65 - $75
Soft Sleeper
$105 - $115
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
$167
Royal
$148
Business
$130
Economy
$111
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
$311
SPE
$130
FST
$111

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City?

The distance between Seoul and Ho Chi Minh City is 3603 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City?

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City is to train and fly which costs ₩130,000 - ₩290,000 and takes 8 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City?

The quickest way to get from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City is to train and fly which takes 8 h 15 min and costs ₩130,000 - ₩290,000.

How long does it take to get from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City?

It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to get from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City, including transfers.