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.
|Flight||1 hour 20m||$30 (€28)||Check tickets|
|Train||16 hours||$26 (€24)||Check tickets|
- Guide: Having fun in Ba Na Hills, Asia Park, and Than Tai hot spring are amongst the best things to do in Da Nang.
- Accommodation: TMS Hotel and A La Carte Hotel are our favorite places to stay in Da Nang. Both have excellent locations, comfortable beds, and friendly staff.
- Tour: You can join the Da Nang day trip to explore historic sites and attractions in the city, such as Cham Sculpture Museum, Marble Mountains, and a local market.
- Transport: You can book a private car charter for half a day or a full day to explore the city. Renting a scooter is also an excellent option.
Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang flight
Flying is the fastest way to travel to Da Nang.
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.
|Journey time||1 hour 20 mins|
|Price||From $30 (€28)|
|Distance||858 km (533 miles)|
|Frequency||38 flights per day|
|First flight||5:35 am|
|Last flight||11:15 pm|
|Departure||Tan Son Nhat airport|
|Arrival||Da Nang international airport|
|Changes||Direct flights available|
|Operators||Vietnam Airlines, VietJet, Bamboo|
|Bamboo Airways||05:50||07:20||Check tickets|
|Vietnam Airlines||07:15||08:40||Check tickets|
|Vietnam Airlines||09:45||11:10||Check tickets|
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.
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).
|Journey time||16 hours|
|Price||From $26 (€24)|
|Distance||858 km (533 miles)|
|Frequency||5 trains per day|
|First train||6 am|
|Last train||9:10 pm|
|Departure station||Saigon station|
|Arrival station||Da Nang station|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Vietnam Railways||6:00||00:32||Check tickets|
|Vietnam Railways||10:25||5:55||Check tickets|
|Vietnam Railways||16:00||10:26||Check tickets|
|Vietnam Railways||19:00||11:59||Check tickets|
|Vietnam Railways||21:10||13:17||Check tickets|
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.
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.