Route overview from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh
|Flight + Bus + Bus||3 hours||674.900 VND (€25,50)|
|Train + Bus||18 hours||799.000 VND (€30,50)|
|Bus||24,5 hours||440.000 VND (€16)|
Flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh
3 hours, 687.900 VND (€26)
We recommend booking a flight if want to travel straight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh. You have to book a flight from Da Nang Airport to Ho Chi Minh. The flight only takes 1hr and 15min, but count an extra 30-45min drive from Hoi An to Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh airport to the center.
Train from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh
18 hours, 873.000 VND (€33)
Taking the train takes at least 17 hours while flying only takes 1hr 15min. Besides that, flying is even cheaper and for that reason, we don’t recommend to take the train.
Bus from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh
24,5 hours, 440.000 VND (€16)
We do not recommend to travel by bus since the money you save with this option compared to taking a flight is not worth it. You will waste a full 24 hour day just on one journey, while flying would only take 1hr and 15min. Also taking the bus is less safe.
Option 1: Flight + Bus + Bus
Route: Hoi An Da Nang Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 687.900 VND (€26)
Bus: Hoi An Da Nang Airport
Costs: 120.000 VND (€4)
From Hoi An center to Da Nang airport takes 45 minutes with the shuttle bus. Another option is the local bus which brings you for only 20.000 VND (€0,80) to Hoi An.
See the page about DaNang airport for more details.
Flight: Da Nang Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 1h 25min
Costs: 527.900 VND (€20)
The flight from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang only takes a bit more than one hour. Vietjet Air offers cheap flights starting from 514.900 VND (€19,50).
Insider-tip: Make your bookings with the debit card from N26 Bank to avoid foreign currency fees. Thanks to the low ATM withdrawal fees and no fees on foreign currencies (most cards charge 3%-5%), I was able to save over €50 on my trip to the Philippines. You can go to the N26 Bank website to order one for free.
Bus: Ho Chi Minh Airport Ho Chi Minh City Center
Costs: 40.000 VND (€1,50)
Ho Chi Minh airport is located 45 minutes from the city center. We recommend taking the shuttle bus (also called the airport bus) from the airport to the center. Tickets only cost 40.000 VND (€1,50) and the buses offer a good level of comfort.
See the page of Ho Chi Minh Airport for more info.
Option 2: Train + Bus
Route: Hoi An Da Nang Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 18 hours
Costs: 873.000 VND (€33)
Because Hoi An does not have a railway station, you have to book the train from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang. From Da Nang to Hoi An takes 45min.
Ho Chi Minh railway station is located close to the center. It’s about a 30-min walk or 15 min taxi ride from the city center.
Bus: Hoi An Da Nang Railway Station
Costs: 20.000 VND (€0,80)
From the bus station in Hanoi, you can take a public bus to Da Nang railway station for 20.000 VND (€1). Alternatively, you can take a shuttle bus or a taxi.
See the page about Da Nang railway station for more details.
Train: Da Nang Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 17,5 hours
Costs: 853.000 VND (€32,50)
There are 7 trains leaving from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh every day. We recommend taking SE7 since this train has the most convenient departure and arrival times.
See 2 suggested options below:
|SE1||13:45-05:45||16h||922.000 VND (€35)|
|SE7||22:36-16:10||17h 34m||853.000 VND (€32,50)|
Option 3: Bus
Route: Hoi An Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 24,5 hours
Costs: 440.000 VND (€16)
We do not recommend to travel this long distance by bus since it will be a really long and exhausting journey.
Still want to travel by bus? Then go for a combined bus ticket with Hanh Cafe. Futa Bus does not leave from Hoi An but from Da Nang.
You can take the bus that leaves at 17:30 and will arrive in Hoi An the next day at 18:00. Again, we don’t see any good reason why you should travel this long journey by bus.
My favourite places to stay in Ho Chi Minh
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: €18
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: €28
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: €36
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