Last updated: Sep 18, 2019


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How To Get From Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh?

We suggest booking a flight from Cam Ranh airport to Ho Chi Minh since this is the fastest way of getting from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh.

There are also several trains operating on this route, but they won’t save you much or any money compared to the flight. 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 traveling by bus.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight3 hours580,000 VND ($25.50)Check flights
Train9 hours540,000 VND ($23.50)Check train tickets
Bus10 hours265,000 VND ($11.50)Check bus tickets


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Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh travelroute



Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh by Flight

Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 580,000 VND ($25.50)

There are many flights a day leaving from Cam Ranh airport to Ho Chi Minh. From Ho Chi Minh center to the airport, as well as from Cam Ranh airport to Nha Trang city center will take about 45 minutes.

Step 1: Nha Trang City Center to Nha Trang Airport (Cam Ranh) by Bus

Duration: 45min
Costs: 50,000 VND ($2.20)

Cam Ranh airport is a 45 minutes drive from Nha Trang city. You can take a public bus for 50,000 VND ($2.20) or a taxi for 300,000 VND ($13).

See the page of Nha Trang Airport for a more detailed description.

Step 2: Cam Ranh Airport to Ho Chi Minh by Flight

Duration: 1 hour
Costs: 490,000 VND ($21.50)

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 490,000 VND ($21.50) and the flight just takes about 1 hour.

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Step 3: Ho Chi Minh Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Center by Bus

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

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 ($1.80) and the buses offer a good level of comfort.

See the page of Ho Chi Minh Airport for more info.



Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh by Train

Duration: 9.5 hours
Costs: 540,000 VND ($23.50)

Taking the train from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh is an option, but you will hardly save any money and it takes longer than flying. The train leaves from Nha Trang center and arrives close to Ho Chi Minh center.

We suggest to take one of the options below, so you can travel by night and don’t waste any time during your day. Another advantage of the night train is that it also saves you a night on accommodation. SNT3 is the option we prefer but it is not currently available.

TrainScheduleDurationSleeper berth
SE122:26-05:457h 19m560,000 VND ($24.50)
SE2120:43-05:208h 37m540,000 VND ($23.50)
(not available)
21:35-07:009h 25m550,000 VND ($24)

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Note that you can also book a soft-seat from 305,000 VND ($13.50). But, we do not recommend sitting 8-9 hours in a soft-seat and waste all day on traveling while you can also take a flight for 10 euros more.


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Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh by Bus

Duration: 10 hours
Costs: 265,000 VND ($11.50)

Hanh Cafe, Sinh Tourist bus and Futa bus company all have buses leaving from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh.

The disadvantage of the bus is that the ride takes 11 to 12 hours. For this reason, we strongly recommend taking a plane or travel by night train instead. However, we have provided you with the bus schedules for this route below:

The Sinh Tourist

10h265,000 VND ($11.50)
Tam Hanh Travel07:30-17:30
10h325,000 VND ($14)
Phuc An Express09:00-06:00
9h300,000 VND ($13)
Phuc An Express (Luxury)
22:00-07:009h535,000 VND ($23)
Futa Bus08:00-17:00
9h300,000 VND ($13)
Vietnam Transports08:00-18:30
10h 30m485,000 VND ($21)

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Should you prefer other options, you can also book your bus ride through Baolau.


My 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: $20

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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: $31

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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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