Distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is a long way connecting the North with the South, bridging two economic and cultural centers of Vietnam. Quite a few people would like to get more information about the distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and the way to move from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

Distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you have to cross the road of 1,730 kilometers. There are a lot of ways to move between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City such as coach, train, plane and private vehicles.

Means of transport

By coach

You can go to bus stations in Hanoi to choose some coaches that follow Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City route such as Hoang Long, Mai Linh, Ngoc Le and A Ba. It will take you up to 37 or 38 hours to reach the destination. Depending on the quality of the coach, the fare ranges from 600,000 VND to 900,000 VND.

Bus from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

By train

If you choose to go by train, you go to Hanoi Railway Station to buy the ticket for Hanoi – Saigon route. The most common train is SE1. Ticket prices depend on the quality of each coach. Besides, you can visit the website of Đường sắt Việt Nm to select the most appropriate ticket.

Traveling from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train

By plane

Almost all the airlines in Vietnam provide flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. This route is quite popular; therefore,  you can get cheap tickets, even less than 10,000 VND if you book tickets in advance.

By plane

By private means

If you desire to admire the landscape throughout Vietnam, you should travel by private means. You can divide your stretch of road into three stages.

Stage 1: From Hanoi to Quang Binh

Departing from the center of Hanoi, you take Phap Van – Cau Gie Expressway, then continue to follow Cau Gie – Ninh Binh Expressway. After that, you turn right into Highway 10 to reach Ninh Binh and then move to Tam Diep. Following Highway 1, you will go through Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh in turn.

Stage 2: From Quang Binh to Khanh Hoa

From Quang Binh, you follow National Highway 1 to come to Hue. After crossing Hai Van pass, you go to Danang. Moving additional 205 kilometers, Quang Ngai will be the next destination. After that, you go on the journey to Binh Dinh, then Song Cau town, Tuy Hoa (Phu Yen). Going through Phu Yen, you will approach Khanh Hoa.

Stage 3: From Khanh Hoa to Ho Chi Minh City

Coming to Khanh Hoa, you can spend time relaxing on Nha Trang beach before going on the journey. You go along Highway 1 to reach Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan.

From here, you take Highway 1 to turn into Ho Xuan Huong street and get to Long Khanh town, Dong Nai. Going more 7 kilometers, you can reach Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway. Going into Thu Thiem tunnel, you will be led to the center of Ho Chi Minh City.

By motorbike

The above-mentioned is the information about the distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. While moving between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, you will get a chance to see a lot of beautiful scenery. Hope that you can find out the most suitable route.