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How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne (Phan Thiet)
How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne (Phan Thiet)? You can travel by bus, train or private taxi. Book tickets online.

1. Bus – Saigon to Mui Ne
2. Train to Phan Thiet
3. Taxi / Car to Mui Ne
4. Saigon Airport to Mui Ne
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From Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) by bus/van, train, taxi, car.

    • The travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) in southern Vietnam spans approximately 220 km. From Saigon to Mui Ne, travelers have several transportation options, including bus/van, limousine, taxi/car, or train. Bus tickets are affordably priced, starting from just $7-10 per person. The journey by bus or minivan from Saigon to Mui Ne typically takes around 4.5-6 hours. Alternatively, Vietnam Railways operates trains to Phan Thiet, a mere 15 km from Mui Ne. Traveling by train from Saigon Railway Station to Phan Thiet lasts approximately 4 hours, with train tickets costing between $6 and $15 per person. Additionally, private taxi companies offer private car transportation, which can be conveniently booked online. Although the most expensive option, private taxi services to Mui Ne range from $65 to $180 per car. Various car and private minivan services to Mui Ne are also available from Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon. Please note that air travel between Saigon and Phan Thiet – Mui Ne is not possible, as there are no direct flights. Secure your bus/train tickets or private car transportation from Saigon to Mui Ne easily online. From Mui Ne, travelers can further explore Hanoi in northern Vietnam, with train options via Vietnam Railways.

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    • Mui Ne (Mũi Né) has evolved from a quaint fishing village into a bustling tourist destination. Situated approximately 10 km from Phan Thiet, Mui Ne attracts enthusiasts of kitesurfing and windsurfing. Nearby, visitors can explore the Po Sha Nu towers, remnants from the Cham kingdom era, and the monastery atop Ta Cu mountain, home to a 49-meter-long reclining Buddha statue. Annually in August, the Cau Ngu feast celebrates the whale-worshipping tradition among locals. Notably, during the Vietnam War, Mui Ne housed the US military base known as Firebase Betty. The area is renowned for its expansive sand dunes, with the most picturesque views typically observed early in the morning when lighting conditions are optimal and the sand temperature is warm. There are four transportation options to reach Mui Ne or Phan Thiet: bus, train, private car/taxi, or motorbike. The closest railway station is located in Phan Thiet town. Detailed instructions on reaching Mui Ne from Ho Chi Minh City are provided in this article. From Phan Thiet, travelers can also embark on a ferry journey to Phu Quy Island, or opt for bus, car, or motorbike travel to Da Lat.
Transfer Mode – Saigon to Mui Ne: Travel Time Cost Range
Train 4 hours $6-15/pp
Bus / Van 5-6 hours $7-26/pp
Private Car 4-5 hours $145-170/car

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How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne?


1. BUS / VAN from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne

Traveling by bus, minibus or minivan is, together with train transport, a popular low-cost option for transportation from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne or Phan Thiet. On this route, you can use a number of bus connections from different companies, there are sleeper or seater modern buses or possibly comfortable and faster minivans, the offer is really wide.

You can choose from a number of private companies such as Hanh Cafe, Techbus VN, G5 Car, Grouptour, Duc Duong, Full Moon Party Tour, VIE Limousine, Phuong Trang (Futabus), Thin Phat Limousine, Kumho Samco and more. If you want to be in Mui Ne as quickly as possible, you should choose a modern smaller minivan or minibus, these vehicles are sometimes faster.

Bus travel time from Saigon to Mui Ne is on average 4-6 hours, but some faster minivans can cover this route in as little as 3 hours. It also depends on where you depart from Saigon, but usually a number of buses or minibuses depart from the busy area of Pham Ngu Lao, buses also arrive at various places in Mui Ne.

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Some also go to Phan Thiet city and its surroundings first and then continue to Mui Ne, 20 km away, some even go to specific hotels. The prices of bus tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne or Phan Thiet vary, they cost approximately $7-26/pp, classic sleeper buses are the cheapest, and modern and comfortable minivans or minibuses are more expensive.

This option is also suitable for those who travel in Vietnam in a low-cost style. You can easily search and book bus tickets from Saigon to Mui Ne online even in advance. Always read all instructions and conditions that apply to bus transfers to Mui Ne and Phan Thiet to avoid any complications during your journey.

If you are thinking about which type of vehicle to choose, modern minivans or minibuses, which are also suitable for traveling in a group of several people, tend to be more comfortable. And even for these vehicles, the tickets are not too expensive, and if they are, it offers you perfect comfort on the way.

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Sleeper bus of Futabus and minivan by G5 Car from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne (photo: 12go.asia, Baolau).


2. TRAIN from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet (or Binh Thuan)

Another low-cost transportation option from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne, or rather to Phan Thiet, is a trip by Vietnam Railways train. The city of Mui Ne does not have a railway station, so you can take the train directly to the city of Phan Thiet, or more trains stop in Binh Thuan or Ma Lâm.

However, it is best to go to Phan Thiet city and from there take some private transfer to Mui Ne city. The disadvantage is that there are about 1-2 trains per day directly from Saigon railway station to Phan Thiet railway station, but several more trains stop at Binh Thuan, which is a short distance from Phan Thiet, but not about 30 km from Mui (Vietnam Railways Map).

You can also get off at Ma Lâm further on, but from there you have to arrange a private transfer to Mui Ne again, which can be about 35 km by road. Trains that go from Ho Chi Minh City to Binh Thuan continue their journey to northern Vietnam. The train that goes directly to Phan Thiet city also then continues back to Saigon.

Travel time by Vietnam Railways train from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet is 4.5 hours and it can take 3.5-4 hours to Binh Thuan train station. Train tickets from Saigon to Phan Thiet cost an average of $6-14/pp on the SPT2 train, there are comfortable seats, but also comfortable beds to sleep on, but you probably won’t use them.

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You are allowed to take a backpack with a maximum weight of 20 kg onto the trains. The disadvantage of the train connection is that the city of Mui Ne does not have a train station, and if you get off in Binh Thuan or Phan Thiet, you have to take another transfer to Mui Ne.

Which can make the trip a little longer and, as a result, the trip by bus or minibus can be even faster. However, the train is also an interesting way to diversify travel in Vietnam, for longer journeys the train journey is definitely better.

You can find and buy train tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet for regular trains easily online, there is no need to print them, they are also accepted on mobile phones as e-tickets. Always read all train travel instructions carefully when ordering tickets and adhere to the conditions that apply to train travel.

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Train of Vietnam Railways from Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon to Phan Thiet (photo: Baolau)


3. TAXI / CAR from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne

If you are looking for the fastest and most comfortable way of transportation from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne and the price is not important to you, you can also use private cars / taxis with a driver. Even between these cities, some private taxi services of various companies operate, such as Saigon DMC, Ngan Linh Transport, Tiim Group, Ouros Travel, Mui Ne Sky Travel, Dichung Taxi, Hai Van Transport.

These companies offer modern and comfortable cars, SUVs, Jeeps and minivans and minibuses for reservation, which are advantageous if you are traveling in a group of several people. A private car with a driver is the fastest way to get to Mui Ne and the journey takes approximately 3-5 hours, depending on where you start from, smaller cars tend to be faster, so you’ll be at your desired destination in 3 hours.

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These private cars can be booked online in advance and can depart from various locations such as downtown Saigon, Tan Son Nhat Airport, or even Saigon Train Station, and you can choose your departure locations. The same applies to arrival in Mui Ne, you can arrive directly to the hotel you have booked.

Larger cars such as SUVs, minivans or minibuses can be for 7-16 people, so if you are traveling in a group, you can estimate the price per single passenger. Transportation by private taxi/car with driver from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne ranges from $50-250/car, depending on the type of car and number of passengers, smaller cars are of course cheaper.

You can easily find and book private cars and taxis from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne or Phan Thiet online in advance, again read the conditions and instructions for the transfer.

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From Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon to Mui Ne you can also travel by private taxi/car (photo: Mui Ne Sky Travel, 12go.asia)


4. TAXI / BUS from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Mui Ne

If you would like to travel directly to Mui Ne or Phan Thiet from Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon, you can again use some buses, minibuses or even private taxis/cars with a driver. Again, some of the above-mentioned private taxi services such as Tim Charter, Dichung Taxi, Ouros Travel, Hai Van Transport and buses or minibuses of some companies also operate from Tan Son Nhat Aiprort in Ho Chi Minh City.

It is convenient to use this option if you want to avoid the city bustle of Saigon and want to go straight to the beaches in Phan Thiet and Mui Ne. Driving time from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne or Phan Thiet can be up to 4.5 hours by private car and the whole car can cost you between $65-180/car, depending on the type of car you choose. All bus connections or private cars from the airport to Mui Ne can be searched and booked easily online and in advance.

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5. Travel on motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

If you have some experience driving a motorbike in Vietnam, you can go from Saigon to Mui Ne by motorbike. This option is suitable for more experienced drivers who have an International Driving Permit with a valid license for the motorcycle in question to drive in Vietnam.

If you do not have an International Driving Permit with a valid license, you would not be able to drive a motorbike in Vietnam. Even so, some private rental companies rent motorbikes even without a driver’s license. It is also advisable to have the official documents of the motorcycle owner in case of any problem or accident.

In Ho Chi Minh City, there are many different motorbike or scooter rental companies, so finding something is not a problem. The motorbike travel route from Saigon to Mui Ne is a little over 200 km, so the journey will take you several hours, depending on how experienced you are in driving motorbikes.

You can also rent a motorbike in Mui Ne or Phan Thiet at one of the rental companies or at the hotel / homestay where you will be staying. It is a convenient means of transport to explore the surroundings and to the sand dune areas.

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Tourists relax on the sand dune in Mui Ne.


FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne:

1. How to book bus/train tickets or taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne?

    • You can book tickets or taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne on Baolau or 12go.asia.

2. How long does it take to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne?

    • Travel by bus / minibus from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne takes about 4-6 hours.
    • Travel by train by VR from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) takes about 4 hours.
    • Travel by taxi / car from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne takes about 4-5 hours.

3. What is the travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne?

4. How much does it cost to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne?

    • Travel by bus / minivan from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne costs about $7-26/pp.
    • Travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) costs about $6-15/pp (seat,berth).
    • Travel by taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne costs about $50-250/car.

5. What is the best and fastest way of transport from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne?

    • The most fastest and best way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne is to travel by minivan, limousine/van. Travel by limousine can take only about 3-3.5 hours. If you don’t solve the money you can book your private taxi with driver.

6. What is the most cheapest way of transport from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne?

    • The most cheapest way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne in Phan Thiet is to travel by bus or van. The most cheapest bus tickets to Mui Ne start from $7.00/pp.

7. How to get from Phan Thiet to Mui Ne?

    • If you will be traveling by train – trains from Saigon go to Phan Thiet (about 20 km from Mui Ne). From Phan Thiet to Mui Ne you can take a local taxi or local bus.

8. Is there a flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet or Mui Ne?

    • No, there are no direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne or Phan Thiet. The only way how to travel between Mui Ne and Saigon is by bus or train.

9. Is there a private taxi / car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet or Mui Ne?

    • Yes, there are various local private taxi companies from Saigon to Phan Thiet + Mui Ne. It is the most comfortable, but the most expensive option of transfer to Mui Ne. You can use various luxury cars, vehicles or fast minivans.

10. Where you can travel from Phan Thiet or Mui Ne?

    • From Phan Thiet or Mui Ne you can travel by tourist bus or private car, motorbike to Da Lat. Da Lat is a popular tourist mountain site in Lam Dong province, only about 150 km by land from Phan Thiet, travel time by bus is about 3.5 hours. Read this article: How to reach Da Lat from Phan Thiet? You can also travel to Quy Nhon. This place is very attractive, not so crowded, it is a beach coastal town of Binh Dinh province, accessible by train, bus or plane.

11. Is it possible to travel on a motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne?

    • Yes, it possible to travel on a motorbike to Mui Ne from Saigon. But it is a good idea only if you have some experinces with driving a motorbike. Roads are dangerous and you have to own your International Driving Permitt.

12. Which beaches can you visit in southern Vietnam?

    • Southern Vietnam is known for various nice coastline and beautiful beaches. The best places for visit these beaches are in Phu Quoc, Con Dao, Vung Tau or Mui Ne. Read this article: The Best Beaches in Southern Vietnam.

13. Which floating markets are the most popular in southern Vietnam?

    • There are a few very interesting and big floating markets in southern Vietnam, Mekong Delta region for visit. The most visited are Cai Rang, Cai Be, Phong Dien floating markets.

14. How to travel solo in Vietnam?

    • Discover the wonders of solo travel in Vietnam as you explore ancient temples, cruise through scenic landscapes or karst sceneries, hike various national parks and ethnic villages and connect with the warm-hearted locals, creating a personalized journey of cultural immersion and breathtaking experiences.

15. What are the most interesting things or facts about Vietnam?

    • Vietnam, a country with a captivating allure, is celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes, including the mesmerizing limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the terraced rice fields of Sapa, and the bustling waterways of the Mekong Delta. Its rich history unfolds through ancient temples in Hanoi, the imperial city of Hue, and the Cu Chi Tunnels, providing a glimpse into Vietnam’s resilience during wartime. The country’s vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality further enhance the allure of this Southeast Asian gem. Read this: 15 Interesting Things of Vietnam.

16. What to expect from Vietnam Culture?

    • Expect a vibrant cultural tapestry in Vietnam, characterized by traditional values, a strong sense of community, and a deep-rooted respect for family. You’ll encounter a fusion of French, Chinese, and indigenous influences in art, architecture, and cuisine. Traditional water puppetry, folk music, and dance performances showcase the country’s artistic flair. The importance of rituals and festivals in daily life adds a colorful dimension, while the warmth and friendliness of the Vietnamese people make for a welcoming and enriching cultural experience.

17. What is the weather in Vietnam and what to expect?

    • Weather in Vietnam varies with a tropical climate featuring distinct wet and dry seasons. In the north, the dry season (October to April) brings cooler temperatures, while the wet season (May to September) is marked by higher humidity and heavy rainfall. Central Vietnam experiences a dry period (January to August) with lower humidity and a wet season (September to December) characterized by increased rainfall. In southern Vietnam, the dry season (December to April) offers warm temperatures, while the wet season (May to November) brings higher humidity and occasional heavy rainfall. For accurate information, check local forecasts.

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🚍 Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne – Schedule / Timetable + Bus Tickets:

Bus Schedule - Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Mui Ne

Bus Ticket

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

06:30

12:30

From $7.00

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

07:30

13:30

From $7.00

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

08:00

14:00

From $7.00

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

09:00

15:00

From $7.00

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

10:00

16:00

From $7.00

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

11:00

17:00

From $7.00

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

13:00

19:00

From $7.00

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

14:00

20:00

From $7.00

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

15:00

21:00

From $7.00

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

19:00

01:00

From $7.00

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

23:30

05:30

From $7.00

Hanh Cafe

05:00

08:00

From $8.00

Hanh Cafe

06:20

09:20

From $11.00

Hanh Cafe

07:20

10:20

From $11.00

Hanh Cafe

08:00

11:30

From $11.00

Hanh Cafe

09:50

12:50

From $8.00

Hanh Cafe

10:45

14:45

From $18.00

Hanh Cafe

11:50

14:50

From $11.00

Hanh Cafe

14:20

17:20

From $8.00

Kumho Samco

07:00

11:30

From $9.00

Kumho Samco

08:30

13:00

From $9.00

Kumho Samco

10:00

14:30

From $9.00

Kumho Samco

11:30

16:00

From $9.00

Kumho Samco

13:00

17:30

From $9.00

Kumho Samco

14:30

19:00

From $9.00

Kumho Samco

16:00

20:30

From $9.00

Kumho Samco

18:00

22:30

From $9.00

Kumho Samco

21:30

02:00

From $9.00

Tam Hanh

08:15

14:15

From $10.00

Tam Hanh

11:00

17:00

From $10.00

Tam Hanh

12:15

18:15

From $10.00

Tam Hanh

14:45

20:45

From $10.00

Tam Hanh

16:30

22:30

From $10.00

Tam Hanh

17:45

23:45

From $10.00

Tam Hanh

22:00

04:00

From $10.00

G5 Car (Limousine)

08:10

12:40

From $19.00

G5 Car (Limousine)

10:10

14:40

From $19.00

G5 Car (Limousine)

07:30

12:30

From $19.00

G5 Car (Limousine)

09:30

14:30

From $19.00

Techbus

04:30

09:10

From $18.00

Techbus

05:00

09:40

From $18.00

Techbus

06:15

10:55

From $26.00

Techbus

06:15

10:55

From $26.00

Techbus

07:00

11:40

From $28.00

Techbus

08:00

12:40

From $28.00

Techbus

08:40

13:20

From $26.00

Techbus

09:40

14:20

From $26.00

Techbus

10:10

14:50

From $26.00

Techbus

11:45

16:25

From $28.00

Techbus

13:45

18:25

From $28.00

Techbus

16:30

21:10

From $18.00

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🚆 Train from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne (Binh Thuan) – Schedule + Train Tickets:

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Train Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Binh Thuan

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Train SE2

20:55

00:20

Book from $5.60

Train SE4

19:00

22:32

Book from $5.60

Train SE8

06:45

10:22

Book from $5.60

Train SE6

15:30

19:19

Book from $5.90

Train SE22

11:00

14:57

Book from $5.00

Train SE10

14:30

18:21

Book from $5.50

Train SE12

07:45

11:09

Book from $5.50


🚆 Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet – Schedule + Train Tickets:

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Train Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Phan Thiet

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Train SPT2 (soft seats, sleeper)

06:30

10:50

Book from $6.00

Train SPT4 (soft seats, sleeper)

07:20

11:07

Book from $10.40


🚕 Taxi Schedule / Timetable – Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne + Prices:

Taxi Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

Departs

Travel time

Price (Car)

Mui Ne Sky Travel

Any Time

03:40

From $86.00

Mui Ne Sky Travel

Any Time

03:20

From $86.00

Hai Van Transport

Any Time

04:30

From $141.00

Tiim Group

Any Time

05:00

From $159.00

Tiim Group

Any Time

05:30

From $169.00

Tiim Group

Any Time

04:00

From $186.00

Tiim Group

Any Time

04:30

From $197.00

Ouros Travel

Any Time

04:10

From $81.00

Nga Linh Trans.

Any Time

02:45

From $65.00

Saigon DMC

Any Time

03:30

From $68.00

Saigon DMC

Any Time

03:45

From $68.00

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Volga Apartment Hotel in Phan Thiet (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels in Phan Thiet + Mui Ne.
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Princess d’An Nam Resort & Spa in Phan Thiet (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury resorts+hotels in Phan Thiet/Mui Ne.

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