How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang on your own?

Nha Trang is a real heaven of Vietnam. It’s popular because of its mild climate (23 degrees Celsius all year long) and considered to be one of the most favorite Vietnam resorts. Nha Trang is good both for those who love passive vacations and active tourists as well — you will be enjoying the city beach and special mud baths, excursions around the area and diving lessons.

All type of transport from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang

The distance between Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang is not that little — 440 kilometers. You can easily cover the distance if going by train, bus, taxi / transfer.

The bus trip is pretty cheap – $19, yet you will have to spend over 10 hours in the road. It’s much faster with the train (still, more expensive — $34). As for taxi / transfer — it’s pretty fast (around 8 hours in the road), but of course, you’ll have to spend more money.


Please note that the price and trip time for taxi and transfer may differ. If you opt for transfer from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang, you will spend 8 hours with the maximum comfort and pay $185 for a car.

Regarding the taxi on the spot — you cannot be sure about the price and better ask the driver right before the trip.

Some tips on the route Ho Chi Minh — Nha Trang

Sure, many travelers who don’t have many bags but do feel happy about going by public transport can opt for buses. Still, buses from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang are very small and don’t have enough space inside. They can hardly be good for people taller than 1.7m. You will unlikely find much space for luggage there. We can say that trains are a better transport option — they need less time to cover the distance, even though the train trip is more expensive. The most comfortable way to get from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang is to book a transfer online or take a taxi on the spot. It’s a perfect option for families with little children, for your elderly parents or for those tourists who are first time to Vietnam and don’t want to risk in any way.

Buses from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang

  • Ho Chi Minh Airport – bus station / tourist district – Nha Trang
  • 10+ hours (including 20-30 minutes to get the bus station)
  • 1 hour waiting at the bus stop
  • Price over $19 (including $7 for a taxi to the bus station)
  • Comfort level: low

Trains from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang

  • Ho Chi Minh Airport – GaSaigon – Nha Trang
  • 8+ hours (including 25 minutes to get the train station)
  • 3 hours waiting at the train station
  • Prices over $27
  • Comfort level: middle

Taxi / transfer from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang

  • Transfer / taxi on the spot
  • 8 hours in the road
  • No need to wait (meeting at arrival) / taxi 5 minutes waiting
  • Transfer price is fixed $185
  • Comfort level: high

Don’t forget to see in Nha Trang:

  • Po Nagar temple tower
  • Long Sơn Pagoda
  • Statue of Buddha
  • The city beach

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