Train times & tickets – Da Nang to Sai Gon

There are 6 direct SE class trains a day from Da Nang to Sai Gon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City). The journey by train takes between 17 hours and 20 hours depending upon which train you take. All of these trains travel during the night and we recommend that you book a sleeper berth in advance. VIP sleeper berth generally need to be booked several weeks in advance as the demand for these types of tickets generally outstrips supply, particularly with a large percentage of the tickets being bought by agencies to sell on at a higher price.


Train Times to Sai Gon

  • The fastest train service from Da Nang to Sai Gon is Train #SE1 which departs from Da Nang at 11:40 and is scheduled to arrive in Ha Noi 17 hours 00 minutes later at 04:40.
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  • The slowest of the train services from Da Nang to Ha Noi is Train #SE21, departing at 09:35 and arriving in Sai Gon at 05:51 the next day, a journey time of 20 hours 16 minutes.
  • 1st Class sleeper berths are available on Trains #SE5, #SE9, #SE21, #SE1, #SE3 and #SE7.
  • VIP sleeper berths are available only on Trains #SE1, and #SE3.


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Travel from Sai Gon

Sai Gon is the largest city in Vietnam in terms of its population and the regional capital of the Southern Vietnam. In terms of tourism, Sai Gon is the most visited place in Vietnam. This is partly because Sai Gon is a major transport hub and partly because Sai Gon is a vibrant thriving city with lots of things to see, great food to eat, places to stay and a very lively nightlife.

Ben Thanh Market in Sai Gon

Ben Thanh Market in Sai Gon

Here is a run down of our top 5 places to visit in Sai Gon:

  • Cu Chi Tunnels: 250 km of tunnels in and around Sai Gon built by the Viet Cong in the 1940 when they were fighting the French colonialists and again used by the communist forces in the 1960s when they were fighting US and South Vietnamese forces.
  • Saigon Opera House: Built by the French in 1897, today this magnificent building is the location for weekly performances by both the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Ho Chi Minh Symphony Orchestra.
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street:  Sai Gon’s equivalent of the Khao San Road in Bangkok. Cheap hotels, bars and restaurants with a wide variety of inexpensive local and international food.
  • Ben Thanh Market: Sai Gon’s busiest market and a lively place to come to in the evening to eat. Ben Thanh Market predominantly caters to local residents, rather than tourists, and the majority of what is on sale is authentic local produce and household goods.
  • Giac Lam Pagoda: Built in 1744, Giac Lam Pagoda now stands in the middle of a built up part of the city. The central feature of this city-centre temple complex is a 32 metre high hexagonal stupa. This is a Buddhist temple with over 100 statues and a Bodhi tree which has been growing there since 1953. Admission is free.


Location of Da Nang Station

Trains to Sai Gon depart from Da Nang Railway Station on the Hai Phong Road.


Location of Sai Gon Station

Trains from Da Nang terminate at Sai Gon Railway Station which is located on side road off the Nguyễn Phúc Nguyên Road in central Sai Gon.

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