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How to travel from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City

5-star train from Nha Trang to Saigon

Airplane, bus and train are means of transport to go to Nha Trang from Saigon. Please take notice that during the peak time of summer holiday, any forms of transportation from Nha Trang to Saigon are likely to be very busy and prices would be higher than usual. Holidays Indochina

Train from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City

Train from Nha Trang to Saigon

Train from Nha Trang to Saigon- source: internet

The railway between Nha Trang station and Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) station is about 411 kilometers. On this route, there are 6 trains running including: SE 21, SNT1, SE1, SE3, SE5 and SE7 (which all belong to Reunification Express train). They depart daily and take from 7 to 10 hours (to Saigon from Nha Trang or vice-versa). The types of seats are the soft berth (4 berths), the hard berth (6 berths), the soft seat and the hard seat, all of which are called cabin. All of the cabins are equipped with the comfortable seat and the air-conditioner.

The railway between Nha Trang station and Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) station is about 411 kilometers. On this route, there are 6 trains running including: SE 21, SNT1, SE1, SE3, SE5 and SE7 (which all belong to Reunification Express train). They depart daily and take from 7 to 10 hours (to Saigon from Nha Trang or vice-versa). The types of seats are the soft berth (4 berths), the hard berth (6 berths), the soft seat and the hard seat, all of which are called cabin. All of the cabins are equipped with the comfortable seat and the air-conditioner.

SE1 leaving Nha Trang at 8.28 PM and arriving in Saigon at 4.10 AM (the next day) makes it a around 7-hour journey. SE 3 leaving Nha Trang at 10.03 PM and arriving in Saigon at 5.00 AM (the next day) makes it a 7-hour-3-minute journey. SNT1 leaving Nha Trang at 7.00 PM and arriving in Saigon at 3.56 AM (the next day) makes it a 8-hour-56-minute journey. SE7 leaving Nha Trang at 7.37 PM and arriving in Saigon at 3.05 PM (the next day) makes it a 7.5 hour journey. SE5 leaving Nha Trang at 11.13 AM and arriving in Saigon at 6.37 PM (the next day) makes it a 7-hour-24-minute journey. SE21 leaving Nha Trang at 9.35 PM and arriving in Saigon at 7.10 AM (the next day) makes it a around 9-hour journey. centre vietnam travel tours

How to book:

5-star train from Nha Trang to Saigon

5-star train from Nha Trang to Saigon- source: internet

Ticket can be online booked in advance at http://vetau.com.vn/ or booked directly at the ticket counter in the station. Buying ticket off the counter at Nha Trang train stations can save you up to 20%, so, it is highly recommended. However, since soft-berth options on this route are often sold out rapidly, it sometimes might be difficult for you to get a ticket as you arrive. You can have an advanced booking with an online ticket agent, however, expect that they will charge you extra fee when you reserve online. Some of them even provide free ticket delivery.

Ticket price ranges from VND 237.000 ($10.3) to VND 585.000 ($25.4) with the cheapest being SE21 – hard seat and the most expensive being SE3 – soft berth. The price varies depending on train speed and your choice of seat or beds.

All trains except SPT will make a stop at Nha Trang – a major station. Since SE train has higher priority, it is highly recommended for you to take this one. As the beds in the sleeping cabins are fixed, during the day, they are not converted into seats. This trip is tailored for those who like lying in bed all day reading interesting books.

Nha Trang railway station:

Address: No 17 Thai Nguyen Street, Phuoc Tan District, Nha Trang City

Ho Chi Minh railway station (a.k.a. Ga Hoà Hưng)

Address: No 1 Nguyen Thong Street, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight from Nha Trang to Saigon

Flight from Nha Trang to Saigon- source: internet

For those who have money to spend, taking the flights is strongly advised as it can save more time. There are flights from CXR to SGN operated by Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar. The websites to go to are: Vietnam Airlines – Reach Further, VietJetAir.com – Enjoy Flying! , Cheap Flights Jetstar. Remember to compare the prices before booking. Flight time is around 1 hour. The ticket price ranges from $40 to $70 depending on the season and your seat class with the cheapest one offered by Jetstar.

Coach from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City

Coach from Nha Trang to Saigon

Coach from Nha Trang to Saigon- source: internet

On the 452-km route from Nha Trang to Saigon, there are 61 buses offered by 14 bus companies: Viet Nhat, Tra Lan Vien, Hanh Cafe, TheSinhTourist (Sinh Cafe), Huynh Gia, Ha Linh, Quang Hanh, Hoang Long, Lien Hung, Phuong Nam, Tam Hanh, Phuong Trang, Nam Phuong, Xe Nha  running every day. A bus ride takes you around 8 hours. It is recommended to take the bus of Hoang Long, Mai Linh and Phuong Trang, since they are popular amongst Vietnamese. The ticket fare is about VND 185.000 ($8).

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