How to get from SAIGON to NHA TRANG?

How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang
How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang? You can travel by train, bus, private car/taxi or plane.

Train – Saigon to Nha Trang 
Bus – Saigon to Nha Trang
Flight – Saigon to Nha Trang
Taxi / Car to Nha Trang
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    • Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa Province) is a typical beach and tourist area and modern city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Many hotels and resorts, nice beaches, attractions, but sometimes overcrowded by foreign tourists and visitors from all the world. The main attraction in Nha Trang is the 7 km long sand beach and nearby islands. Nha Trang City is about 440 km by land from Ho Chi Minh City. Nha Trang is the one of the most visited places in Vietnam. There are 3 popular ways how to reach Nha Trang from Ho Chi Minh City – travel by train, bus, taxi/car or you can take a direct flight. Direct flight to Cam Ranh Airport is the most comfortable option of transport.
    • Book and buy e-tickets or flights from Saigon to Nha Trang online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

From Saigon to Nha Trang you can travel by train, bus or you can take a flight.

    • There are lots of trains from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang. Most of these trains continue to Hanoi. Travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang can take about 7-9 hours. Travel by train in Vietnam is a cheap option of transfer, but the trains are slow, train tickets from Saigon to Nha Trang cost about $9.50-30/pp. The best and comfortable and fastest way how to get to Nha Trang from Saigon, is to travel by plane – there are direct flights every day. These direct flights can take only about 1 hour to Cam Ranh Airport (airlines: VietJetAir, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, Bamboo Airways). You can also travel by sleeper tourist bus to Nha Trang, travel time by bus is about 10-11 hours. Bus tickets from Saigon to Nha Trang cost about $7-19/pp. The last way how to reach Nha Trang from Saigon is to book your private car/taxi, the most expensive option of transfer. Book your train/bus tickets or direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Nha Trang online. From Nha Trang you can travel to Da Lat by bus or private car.

How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang?


1. TRAIN from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang

    • interesting experience is traveling by train in Vietnam
    • travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes about 7-9 hours
    • trains in Vietnam are new, modern and comfortable, you can buy of course snack + food
    • see the Vietnam railway map
    • there are several day and night sleeper trains of Vietnam Railways from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang
    • + luxury Saigon Golden Train, Violette Train, Livitrans Express ($50-60/pp)
    • one-way train ticket from Saigon to Nha Trang costs about $9.50-30/pp seat or berth, Vietnam Railway
    • railway station in Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon Railway Station (01 Nguyễn Thông, Phường 9)
    • railway station in Nha Trang – Nha Trang Railway Station (17 Thái Nguyên)
    • Book and buy train e-tickets from Saigon to Nha Trang on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square, secured payment
    • this is a top travel route from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang – recommended – book your train tickets online!
    • you will receive your train e-ticket to Nha Trang by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train in Saigon Railway Station
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Trains in Vietnam are renovated, new, comfortable and clean. Soft seats and 4-berth cabin (photo: Baolau)


2. BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang

    • there are lots of buses on the route from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang
    • bus companies from Saigon to Nha Trang: Hanh Cafe, The SinhTourist, Phuong Trang (Futabus), Hoang Long, Phuc An Express, 35 Limo Bus, Lien Hung, Kumho Samco
    • comfortable, modern and new sleeper or seat buses (overnight and day buses)
    • travel by bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes about 10-11 hours
    • one-way bus ticket from Saigon to Nha Trang costs about $7-19/pp, bus is the cheapest transport option
    • arrive 30-60 minutes before departure and present voucher (e-ticket) to board bus
    • Book and buy bus e-ticket from Saigon to Nha Trang on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square, secured payment
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket to Nha Trang by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus in Ho Chi Minh City
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Phuong Trang (Futabus) bus from Saigon to Nha Trang (photo: Baolau).


3. FLIGHT from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang

    • Cam Ranh International Airport – the main airport serving Nha Trang area
    • Nha Trang City is 30 km from the airport, several taxi companies offering a fixed fare transportation to Nha Trang
    • there are also local buses between Cam Ranh Airport and Nha Trang
    • there are about 10 of direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang
    • airlines from Saigon to Nha Trang: VietJetAir, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific
    • flight takes about 1 hour (the fastest way how to get to Nha Trang)
    • direct flight from Saigon to Nha Trang costs about $22-50/pp
    • it is the fastest way how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang
    • You can search and book your flight to Nha Trang on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Direct flight to Nha Trang from Saigon is the most fastest and comfortable option of transfer.


4. PRIVATE CAR / TAXI from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang

    • from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang you can also travel by private car/taxi
    • private taxi companies to Nha Trang: VT-Travel
    • travel by private car from Saigon to Nha Trang takes about 7 hours
    • private car/taxi from Saigon to Nha Trang costs about $160-170/car
    • you can also take a private car from Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon
    • Book private car/taxi from Saigon to Nha Trang online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

Baolau – search, book, buy tickets + flights

– Baolau company sells the train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (+Cambodia and Laos, Malaysia…)
– you can buy also a tickets of well-known bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Hung Thanh, Futabus, Sapa Express…)
– ferry tickets in Vietnam, eg. ferry to Phu Quoc, Con Dao, ferry to Quan Lan, ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Phnom Penh
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur, Malacca to Penang, Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– you can select a seat or berth in a train
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read also frequently asked questions on Baolau website

12go.asia – search, book, buy tickets + flights

– 12go.asia sells the train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly for Thailand (Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Xian, Beijing to Shanghai, Shanghai to Hangzhou..)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Koh Chang, Koh Phi Phi
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Krabi
– it is possible to use online train e-ticket in Vietnam (not in Thailand)
– you can not use an online train e-ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Sapa on 12go.asia or Baolau (Orient Express, Chapa…), you must pick it up at the station
– read in article about transportation in Vietnam and information about 12go.asia
– if you buy train tickets in Thailand over 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– more information about trains in Thailand

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Hon Khoi Salt Fields, north of Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang and boats in the dock.
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Sunset in Nha Trang.
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Po Nagar Champa Temple in Nha Trang.
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Boats in Nha Trang.


icon-info-circle FAQ + Travel Tips – Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang:

How to book and buy tickets or flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang?

    • Book your train and bus tickets + flights from Saigon to Nha Trang on Baolau or 12go.asia.

How long does it take to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang?

    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes about 1 hour.
    • Travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes about 7-9 hours.
    • Travel by tourist bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes about 10-11 hours.
    • Travel by private car from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes about 7 hours.

What is the travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang?

    • Travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang is about 450 km by train/bus and about 350 km by plane.

How much does it cost to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang?

    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang costs about $25-50/pp.
    • Travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang costs about $9.50-55/pp (depends on the type of train).
    • Travel by tourist bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang costs about $7-12/pp.
    • Travel by private car from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang costs about $160-170/vehicle.

What is the best way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang?

    • The best way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang is definitely to travel by plane. There are direct flights between these cities and these flihts are sometimes very cheap.

What is the most cheapest way of transport from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang?

    • The most cheapest way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang is to travel by train (hard or soft seats are the most cheapest way) or tourist sleeper bus.

What to choose, train or bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang?

    • If you want to travel by land, it is better to travel by regular train (e.g.sleeper train) of Vietnam Railway.

Are e-tickets in your smartphone from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang acceptable?

    • Yes, train and bus e-tickets in your smartphone or tablet are acceptable, but read carefully the instructions before and after you book your tickets or flights online (it can change).

Are there luxury tourist trains from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang?

    • Yes, from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang you can travel by luxury tourist trains of Saigon Golden Train, Violette Train and New Livitrans Express. Train tickets cost about $50-60/pp.

Where you can go from Nha Trang?

    • From Nha Trang you can go to Da Lat or you can continue to central and northern Vietnam. E.g. you can take a train or bus to Quy Nhon. From Quy Nhon you can travel to Da Nang + Hoi An.

Train from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang – Schedule / Timetable + Tickets:

FULL UPDATED TRAIN SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Train Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Nha Trang

Train Ticket

Train SE6 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

08:45

15:58

From $11.05

Train SE8 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

06:00

13:21

From $10.80

Train SE2 (soft seat, sleeper)

21:55

04:48

From $16.20

Train SQN2 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

20:00

04:07

From $11.80

Train SE4 (soft seat, sleeper)

19:25

02:55

From $16.10

Train SE22 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

11:40

19:40

From $9.50

Train SE10 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

14:30

23:06

From $9.50

Train SNT2 (soft seat, sleeper)

20:30

05:30

From $13.30

Violette Trains SE2 (sleeper)

21:55

04:48

From $60.40

Violette Trains SE4 (sleeper)

19:25

02:55

From $60.40

New Livitrans Express SNT2 (sleeper)

20:30

05:35

From $56.00

Saigon Golden Train (sleeper)

20:30

05:30

From $55.00

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Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang – Schedule / Timetable + Tickets:

FULL UPDATED BUS SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Nha Trang

Bus Ticket

Futabus

08:00

20:00

From $10-13.00

Futabus

09:00

21:00

From $10-13.00

Futabus

10:30

22:30

From $10-13.00

Futabus

12:00

23:00

From $10-13.00

Futabus

20:00

07:00

From $10-13.00

Futabus

21:00

08:00

From $10-13.00

Futabus

21:30

09:30

From $10-13.00

Futabus

22:00

10:00

From $10-13.00

Futabus

22:30

10:30

From $10-13.00

Futabus

23:00

11:00

From $10-13.00

TheSinh Tourist

07:00

18:30

From $11.00

TheSinh Tourist

21:00

07:00

From $11.00

Hanh Cafe

08:00

17:30

From $8.00

Hanh Cafe

20:00

05:30

From $8.00

Hanh Cafe

20:30

06:00

From $8.00

Hanh Cafe

21:00

06:30

From $8.00

Hanh Cafe

22:00

07:30

From $8.00

35 Limo Bus

07:00

17:30

From $19.00

35 Limo Bus

08:00

18:30

From $19.00

Phuc An Express

19:30

04:25

From $10.00

Phuc An Express

21:00

05:55

From $10.00

Hoang Long

07:00

16:48

From $9.00

Hoang Long

08:00

17:48

From $9.00

Hoang Long

09:00

18:48

From $9.00

Hoang Long

17:30

03:18

From $9.00

Hoang Long

18:00

03:48

From $9.00

Hoang Long

18:30

04:18

From $9.00

Hoang Long

20:00

05:48

From $9.00

Kumho Samco

09:30

19:00

From $12.00

Kumho Samco

20:30

06:00

From $12.00

Kumho Samco

22:00

07:30

From $12.00

Phuoang Nam

19:00

02:30

From $9.00

Phuoang Nam

21:00

03:30

From $9.00

Phuoang Nam

22:00

04:30

From $9.00

Tra Lan Vien

22:00

06:00

From $15.00

Lien Hung

07:00

16:00

From $10.00

Lien Hung

08:00

17:00

From $10.00

Lien Hung

09:00

18:00

From $10.00

Lien Hung

11:00

20:00

From $10.00

Lien Hung

12:00

21:00

From $10.00

Lien Hung

20:00

05:00

From $10.00

BOOK TICKET TO NHA TRANG

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