Last updated: Oct 29, 2019


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How To Get From Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

The best way to travel the 1,725km distance from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi is by flight. This plane journey takes a little over 2 hours and fares start at $29. Although you can also travel by train or bus, these options are not really advisable as they will take at least 36 hours.

We highly recommend booking a flight for this route. While the train or bus will cost you more than a day, it only takes about two hours to fly from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi.

Taking the train from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi 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 the journey will take about 37 hours. Sitting on a bus for 12 hours is a pity, but 37 hours is just unbearable!

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight2h 05 min670,000 VND ($29)Check flights


View itinerary from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi


  • Ho Chi Minh
  • 2h 05min
  • Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi travel route


Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi by Flight

Duration: 2h 05min
Costs: 670,000 VND ($29)

The flight from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi is one of the most popular routes, which means there are also many flight options. Jetstar, Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways all offer a good number of flights.

Note that flights get more expensive when you book at the last moment. That’s why we recommend you to book your tickets in advance.

Fares start at 670,000 VND ($29) and it takes about 2 hours to reach Hanoi.

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Once you arrive in Hanoi, you’ll need to arrange transport to the city center. You can choose from 3 options: public bus, shuttle bus, or taxi. Travel time is 1-1.5 hours and fares range between $0.50 to $15.50.

If you need any more information, check out your options at Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai).


My favourite places to stay in Hoi An

HaLo HomeStay

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

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Flame Flowers Homestay

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: $25

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Vina Beach Pool Villas

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: $40

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ActivitiesThings to do in Hoi An

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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