best things to do in Mui Ne Vietnam

How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

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Located 22km North-East of Phan Thiet, Mui Ne is now a popular attraction in Vietnam with vast white sand hills and coconut palms bending around the coast. Mui Ne is also a great destination for a getaway weekend from Ho Chi Minh city.

How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne?

This article is a complete transportation guide from Saigon to Mui Ne by bus, train, and flight, along with time schedule and tips to book online tickets.

how to get from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne train bus

Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne Bus

Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Cost: starts at 120 000 VND (~$5)

Traveling from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne by bus is one of the most common options.

There are several buses departing from Saigon to Mui Ne daily, and the recommended bus providers are The Sinh Tourist, Hanh Cafe and Phuong Trang (Futa Bus).

Tips: You should take a night sleeper bus from Saigon to Mui Ne, so you can take a rest during the trip and arrive in Mui Ne in the early morning.

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Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne train

Duration: 3 hours 48 minutes (train) + time

Cost: 168 000 VND (~ $7.5) + taxi/ bus

Taking a train from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne is an exceptional experience. You will get a chance to experience a 5-star train from Saigon to Phan Thiet with high-quality service and shorter travel time.

After arriving at Phan Thiet station, you will need to take a bus or taxi or private transfer from Phan Thiet to Mui Ne. The journey is about 20 km from Phan Thiet to Mui Ne.

Time schedule

Vietnam Railways offers daily train from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon station) to Mui Ne (Phan Thiet station).

There’s one 5-star train departing daily from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne at 6:40 pm, and departing at 13:05 (1:05 pm) on the way back from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh.

Stations

The railway from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet is approximately 187 km. It takes approximately 3 hours 48 minutes to get from Saigon station to Phan Thiet Station.

  • Saigon Railway Station: 1 Nguyen Thong, 9 Ward, 3 District, Ho Chi Minh.
  • Phan Thiet Railway Station: 1 Le Duan, Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province

Seat selections

The seat types include

  • Hard seat
  • Soft seat
  • Hard berth (6 berths in a cabin)
  • Soft berth (4 berths in a cabin)

From Soft seat to Soft berth, all carriages and cabins are equipped with air-conditioner and comfortable seats/berths.

You can select your seats while booking online with Baolau. Remember to choose seats on the right side so you can enjoy a beautiful view of Vietnam’s coast.

Passengers are allowed to bring up to 20 kg/ per person and can purchase food and drinks on the train from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet.

-> Read Vietnam Train Travel Guide for more information about traveling by train. 

How to book a train ticket from Saigon to Mui Ne?

You can buy online train ticket easily with Baolau or 12go.asia

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


Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne private car

Cost: ~$130

You can also book a private transfer from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne. Traveling from Saigon to Mui Ne with private transfer offers independence, convenience, and flexibility as you can have your own schedule.

However, this option is recommended if you travel in a group as it can be costly for solo travelers. If you travel alone, we recommend booking a bus or train instead.


Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne flight

Duration: 1 hour (flight) + 5 hours (bus)

Cost: starts at $20

Currently, there are no direct flights Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang, then go to Mui Ne by train or bus.

Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines offer daily flights from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang, and the journey takes only 1 hour.

From Nha Trang, you can take a direct bus to Mui Ne with The Sinh Tourist or Hanh Cafe. The journey takes from 5 to 5.5 hours.


Where to stay in Mui Ne?

Mui Ne is a great beach destination with a wide range of accommodation. Whether you prefer a fun time at a party hostel or a luxury service in a high-end resort, you can find it here.

-> Read tips to book an awesome stay

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What to do in Mui Ne?

There are several outdoor activities that you can do in Mui Ne. Visiting the seafood market at dawn, exploring the red sand dunes, watching beautiful sunrise and sunset are amazing things to do in Mui Ne.

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Especially, if you are a fan of sea sports such as windsurfing, sailing or paragliding, Mui Ne is an ideal destination for you.

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