12 Mar 2021

Da Nang and Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh) are the two main top tourist attractions in central & southern Vietnam. Traveling from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city, tourists can choose to go by bus or train for sightseeing & experience, while taking a flight is much more comfortable. 

Table Contents
  • I - Take the train from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh 
  • II - Take a bus from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh
  • III - Flights from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
Danang to Ho Chi Minh
Source: Hung Nguyen

The Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh distance is estimated at 966 km, visitors can choose one of the following 4 means: By train, by plane, by bus or book a tour. Each kind of transportation has its unique advantages that will bring different experiences to passengers. For further information, please read on below. 

I - Take the train from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh 

The distance from Da Nang (No. 791, Hai Phong, Tam Thuan ward, Thanh Khe district, Da Nang city) to Sai Gon Station (No. 1, Nguyen Thong, Ward 9, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) is over 935 km with a total of 16-20 hours without stopping.

Train from Danang to Ho Chi Minh

Source: Kenh14

You can refer to the following trains:
- SE5: (01:21am - 6:38pm), take a total of 17 hours 17 minutes
- TN1: (07:15am - 2:30am), take a total of 19 hours 15 minutes
- SE1: (01:41pm - 05:45am), take a total of 16 hours 4 minutes
- SE3: (11:28am - 04:38am), take a total of 17 hours 10 minutes
To book tickets and check the fare information, visitors can visit the official website of Vietnam Railway Corporation. To ensure you receive a reasonable fare and seat, you should book your ticket about a week (7 days) in advance of departure time.
By catching a Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh train, visitors will have a chance to admire lots of beautiful places. First, when leaving Da Nang station to Quang Ngai province, tourists will travel across the Tra Khuc River, which has a great slope. Then you will travel to Binh Dinh province, the train will pass through the majestic Cu Mong pass.
Next, the train will pass through Ca Pass tunnel in Phu Yen province, this pass is one of the biggest and most dangerous passes in central Vietnam, the entire road and 2 main tunnels are 13.5 km long. In Binh Thuan province, tourists will see dragon fruit fields on both sides of the road in Hong Thai communes, Hong Son communes, ... Near Ho Chi Minh city, visitors will be crossing the Dong Nai Bridge on Dong Nai River, which is the natural boundary between Dong Nai province and Binh Duong province.

II - Take a bus from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh

Many bus companies have buses running on the route that depart from Da Nang bus station such as: Cam Van, Hong Hai, Phuc Thuan Thao, Tho Muoi, Tam Minh Phuong, Thang Nguyen, Phuong Trang, Hoang Long, Lovabus, ... Transfer by bus will take about 17 hours depending on the garage.
Some daily routes from Da Nang to Saigon are as follows:
- Cam Van bus:
Contact: 0902006007 - 0905673673
Price: 380,000 VND (16.38 USD) 
Pick-up point: No.246, Dien Bien Phu, Chinh Gian ward, Thanh Khe district, Da Nang city 
Drop-off point: No.49, Tan Thanh, Hoa Thanh ward, district Tan Phu, Ho Chi Minh City
- Hoang Long bus: 
Contact: 02253920920 
Price: 450,000 VND (19.40 USD) 
Pick-up point: Da Nang bus station to 
Pick-up point: Mien Dong bus station
- Tam Minh Phuong bus:
Contact: 19007070 - 1900969681
Price: 350,000 VND (15.09 USD) 
Pick-up point: Hoa Cam Overpass Bridge
Drop-off point: Mien Dong bus station

III - Flights from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City

Flights from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City

Source: Suhyeon Choi

Traveling between two cities, by plane is the best choice to save you time, only about 1 hour 25 minutes, much faster than going by train or bus. Currently, there are 4 airlines operating routes Danang - Saigon (from Da Nang airport to Tan Son Nhat airport): Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Bamboo Airways and Jetstar Pacific, specific information. Ticket prices are as follows:
- Vietnam Airlines: 6 flights / day; Ticket price: 1,400,000- 6,000,000 VND (60,34-258,62 USD) / round trip
- Jetstar Pacific: 4 flights / day; Ticket price: 1,200,000- 3,000,000 VND (51.72-129.31 USD) / round trip
- Vietjet Air: 16 flights / day; Ticket price: 1,600,000- 2,400,000 VND (68.97-103.45 USD) / round trip
- Bamboo Airlines: 3 flights / day; Ticket price: 2,000,000- 3,200,000 VND (86,21-137.93 USD) / round trip.
In general, going by train is a great way of seeing many beautiful landscapes such as Cu Mong Pass, Tra Khuc River, mountain tunnels, very great and majestic natural scenery, so it is suitable for tourists who enjoy beautiful views. However, the travel time is quite long, causing fatigue. Meanwhile, taking flights from Da Nang to Saigon is the main choice nowadays because it is very fast, suitable for travelers who want to save more time. However, the ticket price is also higher than train or bus. 

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