Train times & tickets – Hue to Ho Chi Minh City

There are 4 direct trains from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City available to book online. The journey by train takes around 19 to 21 hours depending the train service you use and any delays.

Train Times to Ho Chi Minh City


  • The fastest train service from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE1, which departs from Hue at 10:54 and is scheduled to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City 18 hours 51 minutes later at 05:45 the following morning.
TrainDepart HueArrive Ho Chi Minh
SE308:3204:38
SE110:5405:45
SE719:5616:30
SE522:3018:55

  • The slowest of the train services from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE7, departing at 19:56 and arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at 16:30 the next day, a journey time of 20 hours 34 minutes.

Buy Train Tickets to Ho Chi Minh City


Use the Search Box below to find your train tickets from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City 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


Ho Chi Minh City 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 Ho 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 Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok so you need to first head toward Phnom Penh if your intention is to catch a direct bus from Cambodia to Bangkok. Minivan services are scheduled to take around 5 hours 30 minutes to travel between Ho Chi Minh City 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 Ho Chi Minh City 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 Ho Chi Minh City 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 travel direct to Siem Reap from Ho Chi Minh City. 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 Ho Chi Minh City 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 Saigon Station


Trains from Hue terminate at Saigon Railway Station which is located on side road off the Nguyễn Phúc Nguyên Road in Ho Chi Minh City.

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