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

Da Nang is 850km north of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Da Nang is a popular beach destination to both foreign visitors and Vietnamese tourists. From Da Nang, one can conveniently day-trip to nearby tourist attractions in the Central Region of Vietnam. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang are as follows:

 By air: The trip by air starts at Tan Son Nhat Airport and arrives at Da Nang Airport after one-hour thirty minutes. The airport in Saigon is 8km from the city center and that in Da Nang is 4km from Da Nang City.

By private car: The road from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang is in good conditions, but the traffic can be very busy. There is a great deal of the road traveling by the seaside which offers spectacular landscape. The road trip takes 19-21 hours.

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

By train: There are several train including luxury trains from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang. The journey takes 17-18 hours depending on each train. The starting train station is Saigon and the finishing one is Da Nang. Both train stations are located close to the city centers.