Last updated: Nov 19, 2019


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How To Get From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh?

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.

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.

A few bus companies operate this route but a bus takes about 37 hours to reach Ho Chi Minh. Plus, the ride can be quite uncomfortable. Our advice: Don’t even consider.

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight2h 10min580,000 VND ($25)Check flights


View itinerary from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh


  • Hanoi
  • 2h 10min
  • Ho Chi Minh

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh travelroute


Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by Flight

Duration: 2h 10min
Cost: 580,000 VND ($25)

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are the largest cities in Vietnam. There are several flights operating from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh daily and tickets for a one-way journey start at 580,000 VND ($25). 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.

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Want to know how to travel between the city centers and the airports? Check out our article on Ho Chi Minh International Airport (Tan Son Nhat) and Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai).


My favourite places to stay in Ho Chi Minh

Boholand Hostel

Want to enjoy a great atmosphere with a bit more privacy than the typical backpack hostel? Boholand hostel offers lovely decorated private rooms. The super friendly host will give you the best recommendations of where to go. And best of all, she serves a delicious home-made breakfast for a perfect start of the day!

Double rooms from: $24

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Chez Mimosa

This boutique hotel is located just oustide of the center, but everything is still in walking distance, or just $1 by taxi to the center. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast at the balcony after a great night of sleep in the comfy beds. The very helpful owners also provide airport shuttle service.

Double rooms from: $32

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SGN Living Artist Apartment

This apartment is located a few minutes walk from the backpacker street and offers great value for money. Expect stylish modern rooms with lots of space and very comfy beds.

Double rooms from: $40

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ActivitiesMekong Delta

One of the popular activities from Ho Chi Minh is visiting the Mekong Delta.

We recommend to check out Klook to get a better impression about this tour. Tickets start from $16.50 for a full day tour including entrance fees.


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