The journey by train from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon and HCMC) is scheduled to take from 17 to 20 hours depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
There are currently 5 direct trains a day from Da Nang 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 13:43 and is scheduled to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City 16 hours 47 minutes later at 06:30.
- The slowest of the train services from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE21, departing at 08:05 and arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at 04:00 the next day, a journey time of 19 hours 55 minutes.
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Location of Da Nang Railway Station
Trains to Ho Chi Minh City depart from Da Nang Railway Station on the Hai Phong Road.
Location of HCMC Railway Station
Trains from Da Nang terminate at Saigon Railway Station which is located on a side road off the Nguyễn Phúc Nguyên Road in central Ho Chi Minh City.
About 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 one of 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.
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.