How to get from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh?
When travelling the 220km journey from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh, you have 2 options: you can take the train for $13.50 or the bus for $6.50. Travel time is around 5 hours.
Taking the train from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh is the option we recommend. The closest railway station to Mui Ne is Phan Thiet, which you can reach by local bus or taxi from Mui Ne.
Train or Bus?
|Train||5h 15min||310,000 VND ($13.50)||Check train tickets|
|Bus||5 hours||155,000 VND ($6.50)||Check bus tickets|
Although we prefer the comfort of a train seat, travelling by bus is also a good option. The bus departs from the center of Mui Ne and also drops you off in the center of Ho Chi Minh.
Itinerary from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh
- Mui Ne
- 45 min
- Phan Thiet Railway Station
- 4h 15min
- Ho Chi Minh Railway Station
- 15 min
- Ho Chi Minh City Center
- Mui Ne
- 5 hours
- Ho Chi Minh
Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh by Train
Duration: 5h 15min
Cost: 310,000 VND ($13.50)
We recommend to take the train from Phan Thiet since this railway station is closest to Mui Ne center.
Step 1 Option 1: Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh by Train
Duration: 4h 15m
Cost: 180,000 VND ($8)
There is only one train that operates on this route daily. This train leaves Phan Thiet railway station in the afternoon at 13:20 and arrives in Ho Chi Minh at 17:35.
To reach Phan Thiet railway station, you can take the public bus for 35,000 VND ($1.50). Alternatively, you can take the taxi for 200,000 VND ($9). See our page for Phan Thiet railway station for more details.
|SPT1||13:20-17:35||4h 15m||180,000 VND ($8)|
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Step 1 Option 2: Muong Man to Ho Chi Minh by Train
Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: 135,000 VND ($6)
If the departure time of the option above is not convenient for you or is fully booked, you can also take one of the trains from Binh Thuan/Muong Man railway station.
To reach this station, you have to take a taxi from Mui Ne which takes about 1 hour and tickets start from 500,000 VND ($22).
We suggest one of the options below:
|SPT1||13:34-17:35||4h 01m||165,000 VND ($7)|
|SE7||12:55-16:30||3h 35m||135,000 VND ($6)|
|SE5||15:19-18:55||3h 36m||140,000 VND ($6)|
Step 2: Ho Chi Minh Railway Station to Ho Chi Minh City Center by Bus/Taxi
Duration: 15 min
Cost: 95,000 VND ($4)
The Saigon railway station is located in District 3 in Ho Chi Minh. If your hotel is in the backpacker area in District 1, you will need to take a taxi for around 95,000 VND ($4). Travel time is 15min.
Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh by Bus
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 155,000 VND ($6.50)
These bus companies leave from the center of Mui Ne and also drop you off in the backpacker street in Ho Chi Minh.
Futa Bus also has buses leaving every hour. These buses depart from their bus stop near Mui Ne Beach and arrive in Ho Chi Minh District 2. From here, you can transfer to a seater bus for a free shuttle ride to District 1.
|The Sinh Tourist||07:30-13:00|
|5h 30m||190,000 VND ($8)|
|5h||155,000 VND ($6.50)|
|Futa Bus||Almost every hour||6h||205,000 VND ($6)|
Tickets for The Sinh Tourist, Hanh Cafe and Futa Bus are also available on Baolau for a few dollars less. But it’s worth to consider that BookAway is much more reliable and offers better customer service.
Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh by Limovan
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 330,000 VND ($14)
If you want more comfort and luxury for the 5-hour journey, you can also travel with any of the limovan/luxury bus companies on the table below.
G5Car and ADT Limousine offer free pick-up from your hotel in Mui Ne, while 3S Limo features personal touchscreen TVs and plush seats.
Here are their schedules:
|5h||330,000 VND ($14)|
|4h||380,000 VND ($16.50)|
|3S Limo||13:00-18:00||5h||430,000 VND ($18.50)|
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: $24
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
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
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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