By train the journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to take from 31 to 42 hours depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
There are currently 10 trains a day from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.
|Train||Hanoi||Ho Chi Minh|
|SE7||06:00||16:30 + 1 day|
|SE11||08:00||21:30 + 1 day|
|SE5||08:50||18:55 + 1 day|
|TN3||12:25||03:00 + 1 day|
|SE9||14:25||03:25 + 1 day|
|TN5||15:30||07:32 + 1 day|
|SE3||19:25||04:45 + 1 day|
|SE19||20:00||10:36 + 1 day|
|SE23||20:25||14:00 + 1 day|
|SE1||22:20||05:45 + 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.
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.
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. The end to end journey on the Reunification Line is scheduled to take from 31 to 42 hours.
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.