How to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City?

When coming to Vietnam to explore the whole country, you should know how to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

There are different ways though which you can travel on this route which includes traveling though bus, train, airplane and personal car.

Some people like to see attractions during the journey and take many stops, that is good for a car. The others prefer to reach the other city as early as possible to spend more time to explore its area.

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Ho Chi Minh City is an active place although Hanoi is the capital.

Distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

The total distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is about 1161 KM straight ahead. But you should always is about 1700 KM if you are traveling by train, bus or rental car.

Ideally, it takes you two hours by airplane to fly between two this city while a train may take up to 40 hours to go all the way. There is not much difference of time if you are traveling by bus or rental car as the roads are not always empty.

Travel by train

Currently, there are four trains on this route which belong to Reunification Express train. The name of trains are SE1, SE3, SE5 and SE7, who departs from Hanoi at 19:30, 22:00, 9:00 and 6:00 respectively and cost depends on the type of seats.

As per railway rule of Vietnam, you can carry bags of 20KG where for children the limit is 10KG per ticket. The government has renewed the trains to make the whole tour exclusives for the tourists. You will enjoy many beautiful attractions while the whole route is covered with beautiful sceneries and beautiful mountains of the country.

To get good travel by train, you should book the tickets with many stops along Vietnam. Then, you can explore the beauty of Vietnam at different destinations.

Travel by road

By traveling through a bus or private rental car from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you could get a chance to explore the whole country easily. You can take maximum stops during the travel and enjoy the food, shopping, and weather of different cities in Vietnam a long the way.

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Especially, if you have booked your route through a rental car company, then you can also plan to stop different popular cities of Vietnam.

Daily, there are dozens of buses leave from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City; the price of the ticket also depends on the type of bus and facilities offered in the bus. It took up to 35-40 hours to reach from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by road.

Travel by air

The fastest way is to travel by air. Many flights depart from Noi Bai Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport in Hoi Chi Minh City.

When you travel by air, you will miss many beautiful landscapes and great cuisines of many cities along Vietnam. There are some flight companies offering the tickets for tourists. Vietnam Drive recommends you use Vietnam Airline, one out of the big aviation companies in Vietnam, to get better services and to reduce delaying to avoid influence your plan of your holidays.

Above are some suggestions for you to know how to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam Drive hopes you can choose the best way to fix your hobby and time to travel in Vietnam.

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