Trains from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City get busy at the weekends, particularly on Sundays, during the high season for tourism in the seaside resort with people returning to Ho Chi Minh City to work or go to school on the following Monday. We recommend booking in advance during the months of February, March, and April if you want to secure one of the better seats on a train from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City.
Train Times from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City
There are currently 6 direct train services a day from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City.
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- The fastest train from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE1 departing from Nha Trang at 22:52 and scheduled to arrive 7 hours 38 minutes later at 06:30 the next day.
- The slowest train from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE21 which departs at 19:03 and is scheduled to arrive the next day in Ho Chi Minh City 8 hours 57 minutes later at 04:00.
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Location of Nha Trang Train Station
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About Travel to Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon, formally known as Ho Chi Minh City, is Vietnam’s largest city but not is capital city, which is Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh City is a sprawling metropolis with a population that is estimated as being between 7.5 and 8.5 million, although that the precise number is difficult to estimate as the last official census of the population was carried out in 2009. Ho Chi Minh City began as a smaller settlement known as Prey Nokor sited within a forest which covered much of the area where the city is now located. Historians generally agree that the original settlers of the city where the Khmer people who also inhabited much of Cambodia, famously constructing the ancient city of Angkor Wat.
The city grew from the 1600s onward with ethnic Vietnamese settlers coming to the area and in 1698 was incorporated into the emerging nation of Vietnam by the Nguyễn dynasty based in Hue. Ho Chi Minh City’s growth continued after the invasion of the country by the colonial powers of France and Spain in 1859. Modern Ho Chi Minh city came into existence in 1976 with the amalgamation of Saigon with nearby urban districts by the newly formed Socialist Republic of Vietnam. There are plenty of interesting things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City relating to its turbulent history:
- Reunification Palace: Formerly South Vietnam’s presidential palace where the Vietnam ended with the deeply symbolic act of a tank crashing through the gates of the seat of what remained of South Vietnam’s government
- City Hall: A beautiful building dating back to the French colonial rule now renamed as the People’s Committee Hall.
- Notre Dame Cathedral: City centre Catholic church built by the French colonialists.
- Quan Am Pagoda: The oldest pagoda in the city.
- Saigon Opera House: Ornate opera house built by the French invaders.
- Cu Chi Tunnels: Tunnel system under Ho Chi Minh city used by the North Vietnam forces during the Vietnam War.