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How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang?

The best way to travel the 435km distance from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang is by flight. This plane journey takes 3 hours, including transfers, and costs $23[. Other options include taking the train ($18.50) or the bus ($9.50), but these take around 9 hours.

Flight, Train or Bus?

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight3 hours530,000 VND ($23)Check flights
Train9 hours425,000 VND ($18.50)Check train tickets
Bus9 hours220,000 VND ($9.50)Check bus tickets

Flying from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang Airport (Cam Ranh) is the option we prefer. This is by far the fastest option and Vietjet Air and Jetstar offer cheap flights on this route. From the center of Ho Chi Minh to the airport and from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang city center takes 45 minutes each.

There are also several trains from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang, but we don’t recommend this option. The price of a flight is often even cheaper and is also a much faster option. The only reason to take the train is when flights sell out or get too expensive.

Buses are slightly cheaper, but the small savings don’t make up for the extra time and less comfort when travelling by bus.

Itinerary from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang

Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang travelroute

Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang by Flight

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 530,000 VND ($23)

Step 1: Ho Chi Minh City Center to Ho Chi Minh Airport by Bus

Duration: 45min
Cost: 40,000 VND ($1.80)

Ho Chi Minh Airport is located 45min from the city center. We recommend taking the shuttle bus (also called the airport bus) to the airport. Tickets only cost 40,000 VND ($1.80) and the buses offer a good level of comfort.

See the page of Ho Chi Minh Airport for a more detailed description.

Step 2: Ho Chi Minh to Cam Ranh Airport (Nha Trang) by Flight

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 440,000 VND ($19)

There are many flights leaving from Ho Chi Minh to Cam Ranh Airport every day.

Vietjet Air and Jetstar offer the cheapest flights starting from 440,000 VND ($19) and the flight just takes about 1 hour.

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Step 3: Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang by Bus/Taxi

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 50,000 VND ($2.20)

From Cam Ranh Airport, you can catch bus #18 to Nha Trang center. Tickets cost 50,000 VND ($2.20). Another alternative is to take a taxi for 200,000 VND ($9) to 300,000 VND ($13).

See the page about Cam Ranh Airport for more details.


Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang by Train

Duration: 9 hours
Cost: 425,000 VND ($18.50)

Taking the train from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang is possible but won’t save you much money and takes much longer. However, it’s a very good option if the flights are too expensive or if you want to save one night on accommodation.

One advantage is that the railway station in Ho Chi Minh is not far from the city center and arrives in Nha Trang center.

Still want to travel by train? Then we recommend to take SNT4 or one of the other night trains below:

TrainScheduleDurationSleeper berth
SE221:55-04:486h 53m635,000 VND ($27.50)
SQN220:00-04:078h 07m580,000 VND ($25)
SNT220:30-05:309h615,000 VND ($26.50)
SNT421:25-07:009h 35m425,000 VND ($18.50)

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Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang by Bus

Duration: 9 hours
Cost: 220,000 VND ($9.50)

Hanh Cafe, The Sinh Tourist and Futa Bus have buses leaving from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang daily.

Since these buses take 9 to 11 hours, we strongly recommend taking a plane or train instead. However, we’ve provided you the schedules of the buses operating along this route:

The Sinh Tourist07:00-16:00
9h270,000 VND ($12)
Hanh Cafe08:00-18:00
10h220,000 VND ($9.50)
Tam Hanh Travel08:00-17:30
9h 30m
325,000 VND ($14)
Phuc An Express19:30-04:30
9h280,000 VND ($12)
Phuc An Express (Luxury)10:00-19:00
9h500,000 VND ($21.50)
Futa Bus08:00-20:00
12h290,000 VND ($12.50)
Vietnam Transports08:00-19:00
485,000 VND ($21)

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My favourite places to stay in Nha Trang

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John Homestay

John’s Homestay is a charming yet low-priced homestay right in the heart of Nha Trang.

The shared lounge and terrace are the perfect place to socialize with other guests and rooms are clean and tidy. Dorms come with an electric plug, lamp and curtain for each bed and another plus: You can use the washing machine free of charge!

Room $14; Dorm: $6 (+ free breakfast)

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Mojzo Inn

Want to wake up in a stylish & spacious room and enjoy a tasty breakfast on the rooftop restaurant?

Mojzo Inn is located close to the restaurants, bars and just a few minutes walk from the beach. When you stay at Mojzo, make sure you don’t miss out on the delicious (and free) home-baked cake served at tea time between 15:00-17:00.

Private room: $30 (+ free breakfast)

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