How to travel from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon) is 850-950km south of Da Nang depending on the routes. The road from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City has a good part by the seaside with wonderful landscape; another road goes via the western region of Vietnam and the Central Highlands. The convenient ways to travel from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City are as follows:

 By air: There are daily flights from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City, the flight time is 1 hour twenty minutes. Ho Chi Minh City Airport is 8km from Ho Chi Minh City center. Da Nang Airport is 4km from the city center.

By private car: The road trip by car brings you on a coastal road from Da Nang to Phan Thiet where you continue inland on a highway to Ho Chi Minh City. The road conditions are good and traffic can be busy at certain part. The journey should take 18-19 hours. It is recommended to stop at a couple of several beaches on the journey to make it a relaxing pace.

By local bus: There are some bus companies operating daily buses from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City. The trip start from Da Nang’s Central Bus Station and concludes at the Eastern Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City. The journey takes 19-21 hours.

By train: There are many day train and overnight trains from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City with soft seat cabins and sleeper cabins. The train journeys take approximately 17-18 hours. Both train stations are centrally located in each city.