How to reach Ho Chi Minh?

Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon) is the biggest city in Vietnam and known as ”non-sleeping city”. With tons of things to do from magnificent French architectural works to skyscrapers, from long-standing markets to modern shopping malls, from museums to religious sites, Ho Chi Minh is always listed as one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam.  How to reach Ho Chi Minh is one of the most popular questions of travelers who are planning their trip to the city. You can book a flight from your country to Ho Chi Minh. The city is located in the center of South Vietnam, connects provinces in the South. From other regions of Vietnam, you can reach Ho Chi Minh City by air, bus, private car, or train. Ho Chi Minh City has Tan Son Nhat Airport – the largest airport in Vietnam, Saigon Railway Station, and many bus stations including Mien Dong Bus Station, Mien Tay Bus Station, Cho Lon Bus Station. The distances between Ho Chi Minh and some popular destinations in Vietnam are as below:

Distance (km)
Hanoi 1,713
Hue 1,038
Danang 954
Nha Trang 424
Mui Ne – Phan Thiet 203
Can Tho 171
Chau Doc – An Giang 213
Phu Quoc – Kien Giang 379

By air

Going to Ho Chi Minh by air, you land off at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ward 2, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. The advantages include fast and comfort, the disadvantage is perhaps the high cost. However, you can hunt for cheap flights and flight promotions. Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar are good airlines in Vietnam. The prices offered by Vietjet and Jetstar are usually lower than the 4-star Vietnam Airline. You can book the flights online at:

https://www.vietnamairlines.com/vn/en/plan-book/book-flight-now

https://www.vietjetair.com/Sites/Web/en-US/NewsDetail/online-bookings/%201653/online-bookings

https://www.jetstar.com/vn/en/home

The price of the flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by Vietnam Airlines is 1,500,000 – 2,500,000 VND. The price of the flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by Vietnam Airlines is 800,000 – 1,250,000 VND. The price of the flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by Vietnam Airlines is 500,000 – 1,120,000 VND. Sometimes the price may come down to 399,000 VND.

Tan Son Nhat Airport

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By bus

The advantages of getting to Ho Chi Minh by bus is low price. However, it takes a longer time in comparison to the airplane. For example, it takes about 36 hours to reach Saigon from Hanoi while it takes only 2 hours to fly from Hanoi to Saigon. The price of the bus ticket is 800,000 – 900,000 VND. You can book the bus at https://vexere.com/en-US

Bus stations in Ho Chi Minh:

Cholon Bus Station, Le Quang Sung Street, Ward 2, District 6, Ho Chi Minh City; in the China Town Area, 7 km from the city center. You can take Bus #1 to reach this bus station from the city center.

Mien Tay Bus Station or West Bus Station, 395 Kinh Duong Vuong Street, An Lac Ward, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City; in the China Town Area, 10.5 km from the city center.

Mien Dong Bus Station or East Bus Station, 292 Dinh Bo Linh Street, Ward 26, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City; about 8 km from the city center.

How to reach Ho Chi Minh

Mien Dong Bus Station

By train

The prices of the train tickets range between 630,000 – 1,400,000 VND. The price depends on the type of seat: hard seat, soft seat with or without air-conditioner, air-conditioned sleeper. You can book the bus at https://dsvn.vn/#/timve.

If you choose train to get to Ho Chi Minh, you will arrive at Saigon Railway Station, 1 Nguyen Thong Street, Ward 10, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

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