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

Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon) is 970-1050km south of Hue. The road from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City has a good part by the seaside with wonderful landscape. The convenient ways to travel from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City are as follows:

 By air: There are daily flights from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City, the flight time is 1 hour fifty minutes. Ho Chi Minh City Airport is 8km from Ho Chi Minh City City center. Hue Phu Bai Airport is 20km from the city center.

By private car: The road trip by car brings you on a coastal road from Hue 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 19-20 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 Hue to Ho Chi Minh City. The trip start from Hue tourist quarter or Hue’s Sothern 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 Hue to Ho Chi Minh City with soft seat cabins and sleeper cabins. The train journeys take approximately 20-21 hours. Both train stations are centrally located in each city.