Route overview from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
|Flight||2h 10min||3.700 THB (€103)||Check flights|
Flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
2h 10min, 955.000 VND (€36)
Flying is the best option to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh. It only takes about two hours to cross this 1.700km distance by flight.
Train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
Taking the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh will take about 36 hours. Such a long journey will be exhausting, which is why we don’t recommend the train for this route.
Bus from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
A few bus companies operate this route but a bus takes about 37 hours to reach Hanoi. Plus, the ride can be quite uncomfortable. Our advice: Don’t even consider.
Option 1: Flight
Route: Hanoi Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 2h 10min
Costs: 955.000 VND (€36)
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are the largest cities in Vietnam. There are several flights to Ho Chi Minh and tickets for a one-way journey starts at 955.000 VND (€36). The flight is just over two hours.
You can book a flight with either Bamboo Airlines, Jetstar, Vietjet Air or Vietnam Airlines.
Jetstar and Vietjet Air are generally cheaper than Vietnam Airlines, but it’s worth to compare the most recent prices.
My favourite places to stay in Hoi An
You think you can only find good banana pancakes in Thailand? Wait till you get them for breakfast at HaLo HomeStay. This homestay has it all: The high-end standard of a hotel combined with the family feeling of a homestay. The owners serve a lovely breakfast and will do everything to get most out of your stay. You can explore Hoi An with their free bicycle rental and reach the Old Quarter or beach within 5 minutes.
Double rooms from: €11
When Halo Homestay is already fully booked, there are still several other great options to stay in Hoi An. Flame Flowers Homestay is one of them. Expect a very warm welcome from the owners. They will feel like family from the moment you meet them.
Double rooms from: €15
Looking for a more luxurious experience right next to the beach? This little villa is within walking distance from the beach and is a perfect place to stay when you want to escape from the busy city life. Chill at the beach, relax at the pool and have a great night of sleep in a comfy bed.
Double rooms from: €36
Things to do in Hoi An
Unfortanetely, I don't have a list of things to do yet. But, at least I can recommend you a good website.
The online activity platform Klook offers many tours in Hoi An at great prices. I used it now for a couple of times and had great experiences. And the prices are often even lower than when you book with a local travel agent!
And most important, by booking the activity in advance, you avoid the problem of fully booked tours.
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