Train times & tickets – Hue to Ho Chi Minh City

There are 6 direct SE standard trains from Hue to Sai Gon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City). By train it takes around 20 hours to cover a distance of over 1,000 km. This is a long journey to complete in a single go, and unless you are in hurry to get to Sai Gon you might choose what many other people do on this route which is to stop-over on the way in the seaside resort town of Nha Trang and then continue onward a day or two later for the remainder of the journey to Sai Gon. Nha Trang which is 12 to 13 hours by train which is slightly over halfway between from Hue to Sai Gon.


Train Times to Sai Gon

  • The fastest train service from Hue to Sai Gon is Train #SE3, which departs from Hue at 10:35 and is scheduled to arrive in Sai Gon 18 hours 45 minutes later at 05:20 the following morning.
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  • The slowest of the train services from Hue to Sai Gon is Train #SE21, departing at 06:47 and arriving in Sai Gon at 05:50 the next day, a journey time of 23 hours 03 minutes.
  • 1st Class sleeper berths are available on Trains #SE9, #SE21, #SE1, #SE3, #SE7 and #SE5.
  • VIP sleeper berths are available only on Trains #SE1, and #SE3.


Buy Train Tickets to Sai Gon

Use the Search Box below to find your train tickets from Hue to Sai Gon online:

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Booking online allows you guarantee your seat and gives you more time to enjoy your time in Vietnam rather than queuing for tickets at the train station and struggling with language barriers when you eventually reach the ticket counter.


Travel to Cambodia

Sai Gon is the connection point for travel services from Vietnam to the neighbouring country of Cambodia. From Cambodia you can continue your journey overland to Thailand, then to Malaysia and beyond. 

Sai Gon Central Post Office

Sai Gon Central Post Office

Direct bus and minivan connections to popular destinations in Cambodia depart from Hi Chi Minh city:

  • Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and the connection point for direct bus services to Bangkok. There are no direct public transport options for the overland journey from Sai Gon to Bangkok so you need to first head toward Phnom Penh if your intention is to ctach a direct bus from Cambodia to Bangkok. Minivan services are scheduled to take around 5 hours 30 minutes to travel between Sai Gon and Phnom Penh and bus services are scheduled to take around 6 hours 30 minutes. Booked online using the Search Box above a ticket from Sai Go to Phnom Penh will cost in the region of $12 to $17 USD depending on which service you take.
  • Sihanoukville: Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s main beach resort town. Sihanoukville is expanding rapidly and is especially popular with Chinese tourists who make up the majority of the foreign visitors to Sihanoukville. Western visitors to Sihanoukville tend to come to the city for different reasons and stay in different parts of the city. Direct bus services from Sai Gon take around 11 to 12 hours to reach Sihanoukville and cost in the region of $30 to $35 USD. 
  • Siem Reap: Many travellers on the overland route around South East Asia opt to by pass Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville altogether and head direct to Siem Reap from Sai Gon. Siem Reap is the town adjacent to the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat, which is the number one tourist attraction in Cambodia and arguably the most important archaeological site in Southe East Asia. Direct bus services from Sai Gon take between 10 and hours to travel to Siem Reap and cost, per person, around $25 to $30 USD. From Siem Reap its very easy to travel onward to Bangkok.  The cheapest way to get from Siem Reap to Bangkok is take a public bus or minivan service for the 3 hour journey to the border town of Poipet. Once you cross over the border from Poipet into Thailand you then need to travel 6.5 km by taxi or tuk tuk to Aranyapathet Bus Station. The journey by bus from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok takes 5 hours 30 minutes and costs 245 THB per person.


Location of Hue Train Station

Hue Train Station is located a short distance from the Perfume River located at 2 Bui Thi Xuan 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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