Train times & tickets – Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City

There are 6 direct trains a day from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). 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 Ho Chi Minh City


  • The fastest train service from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE1 which departs from Da Nang at 13:42 and is scheduled to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City 16 hours 03 minutes later at 05:45.
TrainDepart Da NangArrive HCMC
SE501:1618:55
SE2109:3106:20
SE311:2804:38
SE113:4205:45
SE722:4216:30

  • The slowest of the train services from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE21, departing at 09:31 and arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at 06:20 the next day, a journey time of 20 hours 49 minutes.

Buy Train Tickets to Ho Chi Minh City


Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City online and avoid the queues at the tickets counters in the train station:

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Travel from Ho Chi Minh City


Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam in terms of its population and the regional capital of the Southern Vietnam. In terms of tourism, Ho Chi Minh City is the most visited place in Vietnam. This is partly because Ho Chi Minh City is a major transport hub and partly because Ho Chi Minh City 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 Ho Chi Minh City:

  • Cu Chi Tunnels: 250 km of tunnels in and around Ho Chi Minh City 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: Ho Chi Minh City‘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: Ho Chi Minh City‘s busiest market and a lively place to come to in the evening to eat. Ben Thanh Market predominantly caters to tourists, although there are still local shoppers as well and some very good, cheap and authentic local food stalls in the market.
  • 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 Ho Chi Minh City depart from Da Nang Railway Station on the Hai Phong Road.

Google Map of Da Nang Railway Station

Location of HCMC Railway 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.

Google Map of HCMC Railway Station

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