How to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south of Vietnam is the biggest city in the country. Ho Chi Minh City is 1,800km from Hanoi. The convenient ways to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City are as follows:

 By air: There are daily flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the flight time is 2 hours 15 minutes. Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport is 8km from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) City center. Hanoi Noi Bai Airport is 40km from the city center.

By private car: due to the long distance and busy traffic, traveling from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by car is not convenient. The road trip should take 3-4 days.

By local bus: There are several bus companies operating daily buses from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The journey takes 38-40 hours. The departure bus stations are Nuoc Ngam, Yen Nghia; and the arrival station is the Eastern Station.

By train: There are many overnight trains from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) with soft seat cabins and sleeper cabins. The train journeys take approximately 30-34 hours. Both train stations are centrally located in each city.