HANOI to HO CHI MINH (Saigon) → Train Schedule

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Trains from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Train Schedule + Timetable + Fares + Train tickets.

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icon-list-alt  Train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) – Schedule / Timetable / Tickets:

    • Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – the major and longest train tourist route in Vietnam
    • you can travel by day or overnight sleeper + seat trains (SE1-SE11) of Vietnam Railways
    • you can also travel by Violette Express Train from Hanoi to Saigon
    • train tickets from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) start at $28pp (hard seat) and $60/pp (soft sleeper)
    • travel by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) takes about 32-37 hours
    • trains from Hanoi to Saigon depart from Hanoi Railway Station (120 Đường Lê Duẩn)
    • Ho Chi Minh City (01 Nguyễn Thông, Phường 9) is the end train station
    • trains from Hanoi to Da Nang: Livitrans Express, Violette Express Train, Laman Express, Lotus Train
    • from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City you can also travel by Saigon Golden Train
    • luxury tourist trains have sleeper cabins for 2, 4 or 6 people
    • regular trains of Vietnam Railways have sleeper cabins for 4-6 people
    • the most cheapest train ticket from Hanoi to Saigon is a hard seat (about $28/pp)
    • Book tickets from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City easily online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

Train Schedule - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Ho Chi Minh

Train Ticket

Train SE1 (soft seat, sleeper)

22:20

05:45 (31h 25m)

From $39.80

Train SE3 (soft seat, sleeper)

19:25

04:38 (33h 13m)

From $39.80

Train SE5 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

08:50

18:55 (34h 05m)

From $27.70

Train SE7 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

6:00

16:30 (34h 30m)

From $27.70

Train SE9 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

14:25

03:25 (37h 00m)

From $27.20

Train SE11 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

08:00

21:05 (37h 05m)

From $29.00

Violette Trains SE1 (sleeper)

22:20

05:45 (31h 25m)

From $85.30

Violette Trains SE3 (sleeper)

19:25

04:38 (33h 13m)

From $85.30

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Type of trains from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon):

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City you can travel by regular trains of Vietnam Railways, seats and 4,6-berth cabins.

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Train of Vietnam Railways from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, seats and 4-berth cabin (photo: Baolau).


Tourist luxury trains on the route from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh:

From Hanoi (Danang) to Ho Chi Minh you can also travel by tourist luxury trains, sleeper trains, 2,4-berth cabins.

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Violette Express Train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), photo: Baolau.
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Livitrans Express from Hanoi to Da Nang, photo: Baolau.


icon-info-circle FAQ – Travel by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon):

1️⃣ How to book and buy train tickets from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)?

    • You can book and buy tickets from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on Baolau or 12go.asia.

2️⃣ How long does it take to travel by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)?

    • Travel by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) takes about 32-37 hours. Trains to Saigon usually leave at the exact time, but delays in Vietnam are also possible.

3️⃣ How much does it cost to travel by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh?

    • Travel by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) costs about $30-80. It depends on the type of regular or tourist train. Regular trains of Vietnam Railways are cheaper then a tourist luxury trains (Violette, Livitrans, Saigon Golden Train). Travel by regular sleeper train costs about $45/pp.

4️⃣ What is the travel distance by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City?

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) by train is about 1.700 km.

5️⃣ Which train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh to choose? Which train is better?

    • The best trains are luxury tourist trains – Violette Express, Livitrans Express, Saigon Golden Train. But the regular sleeper trains of Vietnam Railways are not so bad. You should definitely to choose sleeper cabin in the train, you do not want to seat about 35 hours.

What type of luxury trains you can use from Hanoi to Da Nang?

    • From Hanoi to Da Nang in central Vietnam you can travel by luxury tourist trains of Livitrans Express, Laman Express, Lotus Train and Violette Express Train.

Are there high-speed trains from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City?

    • No, there are not high-speed trains from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. But there is a plan in the future to build a high-speed railway from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (first stage in 2030, more information about this project).

What to watch out when traveling by train to Ho Chi Minh?

    • The most important thing is to watch your baggage in the train. You should also come to Hanoi Railway Station about 1 hour before departure.

Is it possible to buy some food in train from Hanoi to Saigon?

    • Yes, you can buy some food in train from Hanoi to Saigon. Tourist trains have also some snack for free.

Is an e-ticket from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh in smartphone acceptable?

    • For bookings with private tourist trains – New Livitrans Express + Violette Train, you will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order of train ticket. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print and present when boarding the train in the station (you can use your e-ticket in your smartphone, but it is recommended to print this ticket).
    • For bookings with regular trains – You can use your train e-ticket in your smartphone or tablet, but it is recommended to print your train ticket.
    • Read carefully the instructions before and after booking your tickets at Baolau or 12go.asia !

Is there also a different way how to get and travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh?

    • Yes, you can also travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by plane but also by bus (bus is not so comfortable)
    • The most comfortable way how to get to Ho Chi Minh City is to travel by plane.
    • Read this article > How to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)?

From which railway station in Hanoi trains to Saigon depart?

What is the end railway station in Ho Chi Minh City?

    • The end railway station of trains from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh is Saigon Railway Station. (see map: 01 Nguyễn Thông)

Where you can stay in Ho Chi Minh City?

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Map of train route from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).


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