Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh

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How to get from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh

When travelling the 220 km journey from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh, you have 3 options: a 5-hour train, a 5-hour bus, or a 4-hour private transfer. Prices are between 194,000 VND ($7.50) and 1,810,000 VND ($72).

3 ways to get from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Train5 hours231,000 VND ($9)Check train tickets
Bus5 hours194,000 VND ($7.50)Check bus tickets
Private Transfer4 hours1,810,000 VND ($72)Book a private transfer

When taking the train from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh, you can depart from either Phan Thiet or Binh Thuan railway stations. Neither of these is located in the centre of Mui Ne, but you can take a bus or taxi to get to your preferred station. We give you more details about both train stations below.

Although we prefer the comforts of a train seat, travelling by bus is also a good option for this route. You can get a bus that departs from the centre of Mui Ne and also drops you off in the centre of Ho Chi Minh.

For a door-to-door transfer, you can get a private car from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh. Rates start from 1,810,000 VND ($72) for a 3-seater sedan.

Itinerary from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh

Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh travelroute

Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh by Train

Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 231,000 VND ($9)
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 231,000 VND ($9)

There are no direct trains from the centre of Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh.

Trains from Mui Ne depart from either Phan Thiet or Binh Thuan Railway Station. You can get to these stations by bus or taxi from Mui Ne city centre.

Step 1: Mui Ne to Phan Thiet/Binh Thuan by Bus/Taxi

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 35,000 VND ($1.40)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 35,000 VND ($1.40)

If you’re taking a day train from either Phan Thiet or Binh Thuan, you can get there by Bus #9 from Mui Ne centre. A ticket costs 35,000 VND ($1.40). Travel time is 1 hour to Phan Thiet and 1.5 hours to Binh Thuan.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi for around 350,000 VND ($14) to Phan Thiet and 500,000 VND ($20) to Binh Thuan.

Check out our guide on Mui Ne Railway Station for more details.

Step 2: Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh by Train

Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: 121,000 VND ($4.85)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: 121,000 VND ($4.85)

You can choose from two railway stations: Phan Thiet (30 km away) or Binh Thuan (40 km away).

We recommend departing from Phan Thiet because it is closer to Mui Ne. More trains are available from Binh Thuan, but most of these trips leave very early morning.

Option 1: Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh by Train

Duration: 4.5 hours
Cost: 250,000 VND ($10)
Duration: 4.5 hours
Cost: 250,000 VND ($10)

There is only one train that operates daily from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh via Phan Thiet. Travel time is around 4.5 hours.

Ticket prices for a soft seat start from 250,000 VND ($10) when you buy them at Phan Thiet Train Station.

You can also buy your tickets online. But the last time we checked (November 2022), you can only do this through the Vietnam Railways website. Here, a ticket costs 450,000 VND ($18). That’s almost double the price compared to buying them at the train station.

Train Schedule from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh

TrainScheduleSoft Seat
SPT113:50-18:20250,000 VND ($10)
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Option 2: Binh Thuan to Ho Chi Minh by Train

Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: 121,000 VND ($4.85)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: 121,000 VND ($4.85)

If the departure time of the train from Phan Thiet is not convenient for you, there are more schedules available from Binh Thuan Railway Station, formerly known as Muong Man.

It’s worth noting that most trains for this route depart very early morning. Travel time is 3.5 hours.

Train prices from Binh Thuan to Ho Chi Minh start from 121,000 VND ($4.85).

Train schedules from Binh Thuan to Ho Chi Minh (Soft Seat)

TrainScheduleSoft Seat
SE501:13-04:45135,000 VND ($5)
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SE302:17-05:47121,000 VND ($4.85)
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SE103:05-06:32132,000 VND ($5)
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SE713:31-17:10140,000 VND ($5.50)
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Step 3: Ho Chi Minh Railway Station to Ho Chi Minh Centre by Taxi

Duration: 10 minutes
Cost: 75,000 VND ($3)
Duration: 10 minutes
Cost: 75,000 VND ($3)

You are to get off at Saigon Railway Station, which you can find at Ho Chi Minh’s District 3. If your hotel is in the backpacker area in District 1, you can get there via a 10-minute taxi for around 75,000 VND ($3).

Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh by Bus

Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 194,000 VND ($7.50)
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 194,000 VND ($7.50)

When you decide to travel by bus from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh, we recommend travelling with Hanh Café. This bus company leaves and arrives at the centre of both cities.

Bus ticket prices start from 194,000 VND ($7.50) for the 5-hour journey.

Futa Bus and Kumho Samco also operate on this route and offer more trips daily. However, their departure and arrival points are quite far from the city centre. You will spend extra costs and time when going to and from their bus stations.

Departure stations

Hanh Cafe departs from its headquarters in Mui Ne, 4 km southwest of Mui Ne Beach. You can get here by taxi for around 130,000 VND ($5).

Futa Bus leaves from its office in Phan Thiet, 9 km west of Mui Ne Beach. You can reach this via a 10-minute taxi from the beach for around 170,000 VND ($6.50).

Kumho Samco departs from North Phan Thiet Bus Station, 25 km west of Mui Ne Beach. To get here from Mui Ne town centre, you can take Bus #9 for 35,000 VND ($1.40). You can also take a 30-minute taxi for around 350,000 VND ($14).

Bus schedules from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh

BusScheduleDurationCosts
Hanh Cafe3x a day from
09:00 to 16:30
5 hours194,000 VND ($7.50)
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Futa Bus9x a day from
01:30 to 23:00
6 hours225,000 VND ($9)
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Kumho Samco8x a day from
02:00 to 17:00
5 hours205,000 VND ($8)
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Arrival stations

Hanh Cafe arrives at Kim Travel Office in District 1. From here, it’s a 5-minute walk to Ho Chi Minh’s Pham Ngu Lao.

Futa Bus parks at the Western Bus Station, 9 km west of Pham Ngu Lao. You can reach Ho Chi Minh’s tourist centre by taking a taxi for around 200,000 VND ($8).

Kumho Samco arrives at the Eastern Bus Station (Ben Xe Mien Dong), 19 km south of Pham Ngu Lao. That’s a 30-minute taxi to District 1 for about 370,000 VND ($14.50).

Alternative: Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh by Limovan

Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 330,000 VND ($13)
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 330,000 VND ($13)

For more comfort and luxury, you can also travel with a limovan.

Take 3S Limo if you want a direct ride to Ho Chi Minh’s tourist centre in plush seats that come with touchscreen TVs. Take G5Car if you’re heading straight to Ho Chi Minh Airport from Mui Ne.

Limovan fares start from 398,000 VND ($16) and travel time is around 5 hours.

Departure and arrival station

G5Car departs from Poshanu Resort, 17 km west of Mui Ne Beach. It arrives at Ho Chi Minh Airport.

3S Limo departs from its office in Phan Thiet, 12 km west of Mui Ne Beach. It parks at its Ho Chi Minh office in Pham Ngu Lao.

Limovan schedules from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh

LimovanScheduleCosts
G5Car13:00-18:30
15:00-20:30
513,000 VND ($20.50)
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3S Limo14:00-18:45398,000 VND ($16)
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Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh by Private Transfer

Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 1,810,000 VND ($72)
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 1,810,000 VND ($72)

If you have the budget, a private transfer is a fast and convenient way to get from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh. Prices start from 1,810,000 VND ($72) for a car that can fit 3 passengers. Travel time is around 4 hours.

Are you travelling in a bigger group? You can also get a 10-seater minivan for 2,840,000 VND ($110).

Book your ride with BookAway, which offers great customer service.

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Our 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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