How to get from HO CHI MINH City to HUE?

How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue
How to get from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Hue? You can travel by train, bus or plane.

Train – Ho Chi Minh to Hue
Bus – Ho Chi Minh to Hue
Flight – Ho Chi Minh to Hue
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    • Hue (Thừa Thiên – Huế province) – Central Vietnam. Hue is one of the most visited places in central Vietnam. It can offer a rich history of Vietnam, various tourist activites and also great food. It is also an important transport hub in central Vietnam, there is an airport, railway station and a few bus stations. Hue is only about 100 km north of Da Nang and about 80 km from famous Hai Van Pass. You should definitely visit this place and then you can visit also Da Nang – the biggest city of central Vietnam. You can rent a motorbike and travel on your own. From Hue in central Vietnam you can continue to travel to northern Vietnam, e.g. by sleeper train or plane to Hanoi. There are 3 ways how to reach Hue from Saigon – direct flight, train (Vietnam Railways or private trains) or sleeper bus.
    • Book your e-tickets or flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue online

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From Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Hue you can travel by plane, train or bus.

    • Travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue is about 1050 km by land. The best way how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue is to travel by plane – there are direct flights to Hue and these flights are also cheap. Direct flights from Saigon to Hue cost about $25-125/pp. You can also travel by seat or sleeper train of Vietnam Railways or tourist sleeper bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue. Train tickets to Hue start at $20/pp, the best option is to take a sleeper berth in the train. Travel by train of Vietnam Railways from Ho Chi Minh to Hue takes about 18-22 hours and it is better then traveling by bus.  Book train/bus tickets or direct flights from Ho Chi Minh to Hue easily online. Check also these best accommodation in Hue (there are also discounts up to 60%) –  Accommodation in Hue.

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How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue?


1. TRAIN from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue

    • traveling by train in Vietnam is cheap way of transport
    • travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes about 18-22 hours
    • sleeper overnight trains, but also soft + cheap hard seats
    • see the current Vietnam Railway Map (stations, routes)
    • there are about 7 trains every day of Vietnam Railways from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue
    • train ticket of Vietnam Railways from Saigon to Hue costs about $20-60/pp, seat or berth
    • + luxury tourist trains to Nha Trang – Livitrans Express, Violette Train
    • train station in Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon Railway Station (1 Nguyễn Thông)
    • train station in Hue – Huế Railway Station (Nguyen Tri Phường Street)
    • book train e-tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • top tourist railway route from Saigon to Hue – recommended – book your train tickets online!
    • you will receive your train e-ticket to Hue by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train in Saigon Railway Station, read carefully the instruction before and after booking process
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Trains of Vietnam Railways. Soft seats and 4-berth cabin (photo: Baolau)
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Violette Train from Saigon to Nha Trang – 4-berth cabin (photo: Baolau)


2. BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue

    • from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue you can also travel by sleeper tourist bus
    • travel by sleeper bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes about 25-27 hours
    • bus ticket from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue costs about $16-29/pp
    • various bus companies – Futabus – Phuong Trang, Hoang Long…
    • reliable bus companies, comfortable and modern sleeper tourist buses
    • book and buy bus e-tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket to Hue 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, read carefully the instructions
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Futabus sleeper tourist bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue (photo: Baolau).


3. FLIGHTS from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue

    • there are about 11 direct flights every day from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue
    • airlines from Saigon to Hue: Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar Pacific…
    • flight time from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue is only about 1.5 hour
    • direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue costs about $25-125/pp
    • the best and fastest option of transport to Hue
    • You can book direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Sunset above the lagoon in Hue.

Baolau – booking tickets and flights in Asia online

– various tickets and flights for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines…
– boat and ferry tickets in Vietnam, eg. ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Nam Du Island, ferry to Phu Quoc, Con Dao to Saigon
– tickets for routes in Cambodia, eg. Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, Battambang to Siem Reap, Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
– the price of tickets, flights, ferry depends on the official price of transport company
– you can use online train ticket in your smartphone in Vietnam (Recommended – print a ticket)
– read the information about ticket and booking before you order, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau
– you can select a seat or berth in a train and also in some buses, minivans

12go.asia – booking tickets and flights in Asia online

– tickets, flights, ferries in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar…
– various ferries in Vietnam,Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Rong, Koh Kood, Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi
– tickets for the major routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Krabi, Bangkok to Hua Hin, Bangkok to Chiang Mai
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China (Beijing to Shanghai, Shanghai to Hangzhou, Shanghai to Nanjing..)
– you can select a seat or berth in a train or bus in Vietnam
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam (not in Thailand, 12go can deliver these tickets)
– if you book train ticket in Baolau or 12go for tourist trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai (King Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– read also more information about travel by train in Thailand

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Tu Duc Royal Tomb in Hue.
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Royal Palace in Hue is the most visited place in this city.


icon-info-circle FAQ + Information – Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Hue:

1️⃣ How to book tickets + flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue?

    • You can book tickets or flights from Ho Chi Minh to Hue on Baolau or 12go.asia.

2️⃣ How long does it take to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue?

    • Travel by plane from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes about 1.5 hour.
    • Travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes about 18-22 hours.
    • Travel by sleeper bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes about 25-27 hours.

3️⃣ What is the travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue?

    • Travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue by bus or train is about 1050 km, by plane about 650 km.

4️⃣ How much does it cost to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue?

    • Travel by plane from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue costs about $25-110/pp.
    • Travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue costs about $20-60/pp, depend on the type of train.
    • Travel by sleeper bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue costs about $16-29/pp.

5️⃣ What is the best way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue?

    • The best and fastest way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue is definitely to use a direct flight, it takes only about 1.5 hour. Low-cost flights from Saigon to Hue are cheap and starts already at $25/pp. If you are thinking about bus or train – choose travel by train.

What is the cheapest option of travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue?

    • The cheapest option how to get to Hue from Saigon is to travel by sleeper tourist bus.

Which luxury trains depart from Ho Chi Minh City?

    • There are also luxury tourist trains from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang – Violette Train, Saigon Golden Train and Livitrans Express. From Nha Trang you can travel by another train of Vietnam Railways to Hue.

Where to go next from Hue, what to visit?

    • If you travel from Hue to northern Vietnam, you can visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park or you can travel by train, bus or plane to Hanoi – to northern Vietnam. From Hanoi you can continue to the mountain areas – by train to Lao Cai or by bus to remote not so visited province of Ha Giang.

Train Schedule / Timetable – Ho Chi Minh to Hue + Train Tickets:

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Train Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Hue

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Hue

Train Ticket

Train SE2 (soft seats, sleeper)

21:55

16:28

From $30.40

Train SE8 (soft seats, sleeper)

06:00

02:04

From $20.70

Train SE4 (soft seats, sleeper)

19:25

15:20

From $30.40

Train SE6 (soft seats, sleeper)

08:45

04:53

From $21.20

Train SE22 (soft+hard seats, sleeper)

11:40

10:15

From $21.90

Train SE12 (soft seats, sleeper)

07:55

05:55

From $23.20

Train SE10 (soft+hard seats, sleeper)

14:30

12:53

From $20.20

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Bus Schedule / Timetable – Ho Chi Minh to Hue + Bus Tickets:

Bus Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Hue

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Hue

Book bus ticket

Futabus

08:30

09:30

Book from $16.35

Futabus

14:00

15:00

Book from $16.35

Hoang Long

07:00

05:50

Book from $29

Hoang Long

08:00

06:60

Book from $29

Hoang Long

17:30

16:20

Book from $29

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15 best budget hotels in Hue. Hong Thien Ruby Hotel in Hue (photo: Agoda).
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15 best luxury hotels in Hue. Vedana Lagoon Wellness Resort & Spa (photo: Agoda).

icon-arrow-circle-right Book your train/bus tickets or flights from Ho Chi Minh to Hue + Schedule:

(You can change your departure/arrival, eg. Ho Chi Minh > Da Nang, Da Nang > Hue…)


Dong Hoi > HueSaigon > Da NangCat Ba Island > HanoiHue > HanoiDa Nang Airport > Hoi AnDa Lat > Ho Chi MinhDa Lat > Nha Trang

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