Trains from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

By train the journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to take from 32 to 42 hours depending upon which train you take.

Train Times from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


There are currently 7 trains a day from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

TrainHanoiHo Chi Minh City
SE705:5016:30 + 1 day
SE1108:0021:25 + 1 day
SE508:4018:50 + 1 day
SE913:5004:35 + 1 day
TN514:2008:45 + 1 day
SE319:2005:00 + 1 day
SE122:1506:20 + 1 day

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It is worth booking a First Class Sleeper berth because this is a really long train journey. Most of the trains take two nights to reach Ho Chi Minh City.

Location of Hanoi Train Station


See more information about Hanoi Railway Station.

Google Map of Hanoi Railway Station

Location of Ho Chi Minh City Railway Station


See more information about Saigon Railway Station which is the main railway station in Ho Chi Minh City.

Google Map of Siagon Railway Station

About the Reunification Line


The train journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City journey covers the entire length of the famous Reunification Line. This railway line has a special significance because it links the former capitals of North Vietnam (the Democratic Republic of Vietnam) and South Vietnam (the Republic of Vietnam) which were unified on 2 July 1976 as single state: the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Notre Dame de Saigon
Notre Dame de Saigon

Two strategies to cope with a journey of this length: 1. Make it as comfortable as possible by booking a ‘soft sleeper’ seat well in advance. 2. Break up the journey by stopping overnight in Da Nang and visiting the historic city of Hoi An, which is just 31.4 km from Da Nang.

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