By train the journey is scheduled to take between 26 and 31 hours to travel 1,417 km from Vinh to Ho Chi Minh City depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Vinh to Ho Chi Minh City
- The fastest train service from Vinh to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Train #SE1 departing from Vinh at 03:50 and scheduled to arrive in HCMC 25 hours 55 minutes later on the next day at 05:45.
|SE3||01:24||04:38 + 1 day|
|SE1||03:50||05:45 + 1 day|
|SE7||11:59||16:30 + 1 day|
|SE5||14:58||18:55 + 1 day|
|SE11||19:31||02:30 + 1 day|
|SE9||20:46||03:25 + 1 day|
- The slowest of the train services from Vinh to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE11 departing at 19:31, which is scheduled to complete the journey in 30 hours 59 minutes.
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Location of Vinh Train Station
Location of Ho Chi Minh City Train Station
The main train station in Ho Chi Minh City is known as Saigon Railway Station.
About Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is Vietnam’s most populous city and its most economically prosperous generating around 20% of the country’s GDP. According to the 2019 census 8.9 million people live in Ho Chi Minh City. The city covers over 2,000 square kilometres although most tourists coming to Ho Chi Minh City only visit a small area in the centre of the city near to the river where most of the major tourist attractions are located. The main area where tourist stay is on or near Pham Ngu Lao Street, which is full of hotels, bars and restaurants catering primarily to foreign visitors.
There are lots of places to see and things to do Ho Chi Minh City, the most popular of which are:
- Tao Dan Park: Tao Dan Park is Ho Chi Minh City’s largest park with lots of interesting statues and monuments. Local people use the park extensively for sport and famously to spend time with caged signing birds. A trip to Tao Dan Park is a great cultural experience.
- Saigon City Hall: Constructed in 1909, Saigon City Hall was built by the French colonial government and resembles the type of grand municipal building that was being constructed in France at the end of the 19th Century. Saigon City Hall is located at the Western end of Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, which is the main public promenade in the city.
- Ben Thanh Market: The oldest and largest market in Ho Chi Minh City. The market is housed within an art-deco influenced structure completed in 1912.
- Saigon Opera House: One of the most striking architectural remnants of French colonial rule, the opera house was constructed between 1897 and 1900 and resembles the famous Palais Garnier in Paris. The opera house was a commercial failure and fell into disrepair until extensive repair work was undertaken by the Communist government after reunification.
- Saigon Central Post Office: A functioning post office in a striking European style building first opened in 1891. The interior of the post office has a lot of original features and is well worth going inside for a look around.
- Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral: Located on the same square as Saigon Central Post Office, this Catholic cathedral has twin bell towers reminiscent of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.
- Reunification Palace: This was where the Government of South Vietnam resided when the Vietnam War ended in 1975. The tank which broke through the gates of the compound, symbolically bringing the war to an end, is parked in the grounds of the Reunification Palace.