Phan Thiet To Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: Transport & Ticket Guide

Phan Thiet is a famous tourist destination in Vietnam with white sand beaches and long lines of coconut trees. 

How to get from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh city?

This article is a complete transportation guide from Phan Thiet to Saigon, Vietnam, by bus and train, including ticket price, timetable, and how to book online tickets. 

Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam


The distance between Phan Thiet and Saigon is approximately 177,5 km. There are two popular options to get to Ho Chi Minh City:

  • Option 1: By bus (3.5 to 5 hours, $7)
  • Option 2: By train (4 hours 15 minutes, $11)

Travel tips

  • Guide: Check my Ho Chi Minh travel guide to plan your trip. I recommend spending about two days exploring and enjoying the vibrant vibe of the city.
  • Accommodation: I recommend booking your hotel in advance. You can check the options here.
  • Tour: Taking the Mekong delta tour is an excellent idea for a day trip from Ho Chi Minh.

Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh Bus

  • Duration: 3.5 to 5 hours
  • Cost: starts at 187 000 VND (~$7)

Traveling from Phan Thiet to Saigon by bus is one of the most common options.

Hanh Cafe, Phuong Trang (FUTA), and The Sinh Tourist offer several rides daily at a reasonable fare, from 187,000 VND to 284,000 VND, depending on the providers. 


You can get the earliest bus at 1:30 am and arrive at Saigon in the early morning and explore the city.

The latest bus departs at midnight, and you’ll reach Ho Chi Minh city at 5:20 am. 

How to book your bus tickets online

You can book train tickets easily with 12go.

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

Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh Train

  • Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Cost: starts at 281 000 VND ($11)

Nowadays, the new expressway put into service. The travel time has reduced so there are not many trains from Phan Thiet to HCMC.

There is only one train at the weekend which usually departs at 1:10 pm and arrives in Saigon at 5:35 pm. 


The railway distance between Ho Chi Minh and Phan Thiet is approximately 187 km.

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

Seat selections

You can select your seats based on your preference.

  • Soft seat
  • Sleeper 4-berth

In soft seat and sleeper berth, all carriages and cabins are air-conditioned with comfortable seats/berths.

Also, you are allowed to bring up to 20 kg/ per person and purchase food and drinks on the train.

Read more: You can check my Vietnam train travel guide for more tips.

Packing tips

You should bring light luggage because the distance from the gate to the boarding station is quite far. Also, bringing some food with you is a great idea.

travel luggage

How to book online train tickets to Saigon

You can book train tickets easily with 12go.

You will find information on the travel time and seat by entering your desired travel date.

Choose your seat, fill in your information, pay the fee, and you’re done. You will then receive your confirmation email when your tickets are processed. 

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