Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang: Transport Guide

In this travel guide, you’ll find useful information about traveling from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang by flight and train, including timetable, ticket prices, and tips.

Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang Overview

The distance between Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang is about 858 km (533 miles), and you can easily travel between the two cities by plane and train.

Flying is the most convenient way to travel to Da Nang. Taking a train is an alternative option if you’re on a budget.

TypeTimeCostTickets
Flight1 hour 20m$30 (€28)Check tickets
Train16 hours$26 (€24)Check tickets
Travel options from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang.

Travel tips

Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang flight

Flying is the fastest way to travel to Da Nang. 

Vietnam Airlines, VietJet, and Bamboo Airways offer direct flights from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang, and the journey takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. 

April to August is the best time to visit Da Nang. The weather is sunny and very convenient for sightseeing and outdoor activities. However, this is also the peak period, so airfares often increase and sell out quickly. Therefore, you should book tickets for at least one month to get good deals.

I usually use Skyscanner and 12go to find cheap flights and get the best deals.

Da Nang airport Vietnam.
Flight info
Journey time1 hour 20 mins
PriceFrom $30 (€28)
Distance858 km (533 miles)
Frequency38 flights per day
First flight5:35 am
Last flight11:15 pm
DepartureTan Son Nhat airport
ArrivalDa Nang international airport
ChangesDirect flights available
OperatorsVietnam Airlines, VietJet, Bamboo
Flight information from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang.
ProviderDepartureArrivalTickets
Bamboo Airways05:5007:20Check tickets
Vietjet06:1507:35Check tickets
Vietnam Airlines07:1508:40Check tickets
Vietnam Airlines09:4511:10Check tickets
Vietjet10:3511:55Check tickets
Flight schedule from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang. You can check more schedules here

How long is the flight from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang?

The flight from Saigon to Da Nang takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Please note that the flight time depends on many factors such as weather conditions and the airline you choose. The flight time of airlines also has a difference from 5 to 10 minutes.

How much is the flight ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang?

The flight tickets from Saigon to Da Nang are from $30 to $60 each way. If you book flight tickets in advance, you can get cheap flights and the prices are not too different from taking a train.

Where are the departure and arrival airports?

Planes frequently depart from Tan Son Nhat airport and arrive at Da Nang International Airport.

When is the first and last flight depart?

The first flight departs at 5:35 am, and the last flight leaves the airport at 11:15 pm.

Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang train

Traveling by train to Da Nang is another great option.

There are few delays, and it’s generally safer than buses and cars. Also, sitting in the cabin, you can see many beautiful landscapes and vibrant local lives along the way.

Vietnam Railways offers daily trains from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang, which takes about 16 hours. Taking a night train may be a better idea as you can sleep on board.

On this route, you can choose either AC seats, a 6-berth or 4-berth cabin. Prices start from $26 (€24) – $43 (€40).

You should buy tickets early to secure the best seat, especially if you travel during the peak period (June to August).

Train info
Journey time16 hours
PriceFrom $26 (€24)
Distance858 km (533 miles)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train6 am
Last train9:10 pm
Departure stationSaigon station
Arrival stationDa Nang station
ChangesDirect trains available
OperatorsVietnam Railways
Train information from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang.
ProviderDepartureArrivalTickets
Vietnam Railways6:0000:32Check tickets
Vietnam Railways10:255:55Check tickets
Vietnam Railways16:0010:26Check tickets
Vietnam Railways19:0011:59Check tickets
Vietnam Railways21:1013:17Check tickets
Train schedule from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang. You can check more train schedules here

How long is the train from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang?

The train from Saigon to Da Nang takes 16 to 18 hours, depending on the train. Please note that the schedule may change due to weather or unforeseen situations. You should be at the train station at least 30 minutes before departure.

How much is the train ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang?

Depending on your seat choices, the train ticket to Da Nang costs $26 (€24) to $43 (€40). You should book your tickets in advance to secure the best seat and prices.

Where are the departure and arrival stations?

All trains depart from Saigon railway station (1 Nguyễn Thông, Phường 6, Quận 3, Ho Chi Minh) and arrive at Da Nang railway station (791 Hải Phòng, Tam Thuận, Thanh Khê, Đà Nẵng).

When is the first and last train depart?

The last train leaves the station at 6 am, and the last one departs at 9:10 pm. For the latest schedule, please check here.

Getting around Da Nang

You can easily explore Da Nang by car, bus, motorbike, or on foot.

I recommend booking a private car charter or renting a scooter to explore the city.

Scooter rental costs only $4/ day, so it’s a budget-friendly option. Also, Da Nang is a walkable city with little traffic, so walking around is ideal.

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