Train times & tickets – Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City

Trains from Nha Trang to Sai Gon get busy at the weekends, particularly on Sundays, during the high season for tourism in the seaside resort with people returning to Sai Gon 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 Sai Gon.


Times from Nha Trang to Sai Gon 

There are 11 direct train services a day from Nha Trang to Sai Gon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City).

TrainNha TrangSai Gon
SNT120:05 05:23

  • The fastest train is Train #SE3 departing from Nha Trang at 22.15 and scheduled to arrive 7 hours 05 minutes later at 05:20 the next day.
  • The slowest train is Train #SNT1 which departs at 20:05 is scheduled to arrive the next day in Sai Gon 9 hours 18 minutes later at 05:23.


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Location of Nha Trang Station


Location of Sai Gon Train Station


About Sai Gon

Sai Gon, formally known as Ho Chi Minh city, is Vietnam’s largest city but not is capital city which is Ha Noi. Sai Gon 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. Sai Gon 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.

Sai Gon Central Post Office

Sai Gon Central Post Office

The city grew from the 1600s onward with ethnic Vietnamese settlers coming to the area and in 1698 being incorporated into the emerging nation of Vietnam by the Nguyễn Nguyen dynasty based in Hue. Sai Gon’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 Sai Gon with nearby urban districts by the newly formed Socialist Republic of Vietnam. There are plenty of interesting things to see and do in Sai Gon relating this 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.

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