Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An Vietnam: Transport & Ticket Guide

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How to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An?

This article is a detailed transportation guide from Saigon to Hoi An Vietnam, including ticket prices, time schedule, and how to book online tickets.

 

Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An Overview

There are 2 main options to travel from Saigon to Hoi An

  • Flight
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, taking a flight would be the most suitable option. However, if you’d like to travel more sustainably and enjoy the scenery, take your time on a train.

How far is Ho Chi Minh from Hoi An?

The distance between Saigon and Hoi An is about 948 km by land. The flying distance is about 600 km.

How long does it take to get from Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An?

The travel time from Saigon to Hoi An can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. It takes about 1 hour 20 minutes for flights or 17 hours for trains.

How much does it cost to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An?

The cost of your trip to Hoi An from Saigon varies depending on your transport method. 

The most affordable operator is Vietnam Railways, you can expect to pay $24 for your train ticket. However, if you enjoy high-end travel, opt for a private train. A one-way train ticket can cost you $77.

TypeTimeCostTickets
Flight1 hour 20 minutes$40Book tickets from $40 
Train + Bus18 hours$16Book tickets from $24
Bus24 hours$24Book tickets from $16

*For the latest schedule and prices, please check here.

 


Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An flights

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (flight) + 1 hour (bus)

Cost: $40

Flying is the fastest option to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An

However, as there’s no airport in Hoi An, you will need to fly from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang, then take a bus/ taxi to Hoi An. 

Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet, and Bamboo Airways offer several daily flights to Da Nang, and the journey takes approximately 1 hour.

After arriving at Da Nang airport, you can a bus to Hoi An. The distance between Da Nang and Hoi An is about 30 km, and the journey takes 1 hour. 

 


Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An train (Schedule + Price)

Duration: 17 hours (train) + 1 hour (bus)

Cost: $24 (train) + $5 (bus)

If you have lots of travel time, traveling by train to Hoi An is a good option. . However, you’ll need to get to Da Nang train station first and then take a bus or taxi to Hoi An.

Vietnam Railways offer daily trains from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang, and the journey takes approximately 17 hours.

Train Schedule

ProviderDepartureArrivalTickets
Vietnam Railways6:001:14 (next day)Book tickets from $24
Vietnam Railways11:407:39 (next day)Book tickets from $24
Vietnam Railways15:2011:15 (next day)Book tickets from $24
Vietnam Railways19:25 pm13:36 (next day)Book tickets from $24

*For the latest train schedule and prices, please check here.


Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An bus (Schedule + Price)

Duration: 24 hours 5 minutes

Cost: $16

Another option to travel to Hoi An is by sleeper bus. FUTA bus provides daily services from Saigon to Hoi An, and the journey takes 24 hours 5 minutes.

Bus Schedule

ProviderDepartureArrivalTickets
FUTA10:3010:35 (next day)Book tickets from $16
Vietnam Railways13:0013:05 (next day) Book tickets from $16
Vietnam Railways16:3016:35 (next day) Book tickets from $16
Vietnam Railways19:4519:50 (next day) Book tickets from $16

*For the latest bus schedule and prices, please check here.


How to book online tickets

You can buy online tickets easily with Baolau or 12go.

After entering your desired day of departure, you can find a fully detailed schedule of the day with different buses.

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