Nha Trang Train And Bus Routes: How To Travel In Vietnam For Cheap

Vietnam is a pretty big country. And, if you’re planning on seeing everything that it has to offer, you’re going to have to use public transportation. In this post, we’ll talk about the Nha Trang train and bus routes. It’s quite a “connected” city located in the southern coast of Vietnam.

From there, you can get to all the major cities of Nam both on a bus or a train. As the capital of the Khanh Hoa province, it plays a key role in the country’s communications and is easy to reach from all four sides.

The exact address of the train station: 17 Thai Nguyen, Phuoc Tan, Tp. Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa 650000. It is 15 minutes away from the famous Cham Towers and even closer to the Cathedral, the Cho Dam market, and other popular spots in Nha Trang.

There are several bus stations in the city, and a bus ride is incredibly cheap in Vietnam. Ok, now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, let’s check out the available routes, both on train and bus, and see the average prices of the tickets.

Nha Trang Train And Bus Routes – Da Lat And Dak Lak

Da Lat is one of the most popular destinations for international tourists. The climate, nature, and coffee plantations are the main attractions. The city is approximately 130 kilometers away from Nha Trang.

A bus is the best choice of transportation if you want to save some money and enjoy the view. The trip will cost you up to 7 US dollars, and the ride will be 4-5 hours long. The most popular and respected bus companies are:

– The Sinh Tourist:

90C Hung Vuong St.

On the official website, you can see the available routes, prices, and everything else in between (www.thesinhtourist.vn).

– Hanh Cafe:

10 Hung Vuong Street.

Here’s their website: hanhcafe.vn. Most of it is in Vietnamese, but you’ll make sense of it all in no time.

– Phuong Trang (AKA FUTABuslines):

7 Hoang Hoa Tham

This is arguably the biggest bus company in Vietnam. On the official website, you’ll find all the necessary information: futabaslines.com.vn/en-US.

To catch a ride, reach the office of any of these companies 15-20 minutes prior to departure.

To get to Dak Lak, you’ll also need to pay 5-7 US bucks and sit in the bus for about 4-5 hours. Here is the bus station the tourists will need to visit: Ben Xe Phia Nam 58 Hai Muoi Ba Thang tp. Nha Trang.

Nha Trang Train And Bus Routes – Hanoi, Ha Long, And Sapa

Hanoi is known as Vietnam’s northern capital and is a lovely place to visit. The Ha Long Bay, in turn, is also quite amazing, as is Sapa, the mountain city. While a plane is the fastest way to get from Nha Trang to Hanoi, it’s also quite expensive. Besides, you won’t get to see the beautiful nature.

And what about the bus routes, you might ask? Well, even if you see “Nha Trang – Hanoi” on your ticket, that still means you’ll need to make two stops before reaching the city (in Da Nang and Hue).

The ride will be pretty long and might take an entire day. The average ticket cost is 30 US dollars. Thankfully, there are lots of seats where you can lie and take a nap. Here are the companies that will take you there:

– The Sinh Tourist

– Phuong Trang (AKA FUTABuslines)

– Hanh Cafe

If you’re all about comfort, a train will be right up your alley. You’ll still have to ride for about 24 hours, though. Every day, four trains leave for Hanoi (in the morning, during the day, and later at night). Check out the exact schedule and rates here: vietnam-railway.com/train/route/train-from-nha-trang-to-hanoi.

Nha Trang Train And Bus Routes – Ho Chi Minh

AKA Saigon, this is another big Vietnamese city with a population of 8.5 million people. From there, you can get to Cambodia, Malasia, Singapore, and Indonesia. The easiest way to reach Ho Chi Minh is through Phan Rang. This city is 100 km away from Nha Trang.

On a public bus, the ride takes 3 hours (the ticket costs 3-4 US dollars). Here’s the address of the bus station: Ben Xe Phia Nam  58 Duong 23/10, tp. Nha Trang. The buses leave every 30 minutes during the 5:30 AM – 15:00 PM period.

Trains also go in that direction. Just visit the train station in Nha Trang I mentioned earlier and buy a ticket. See the rates and departure times here: https://12go.asia/en/bus/ho-chi-minh/nha-trang?gclid=Cj0KCQiArqPgBRCRARIsAPwlHoWT4QS8e5_Qu6dB3skf_KHcJTr8_7AiCXoIpbJvB5OhEfEKE6AvNGcaAoB4EALw_wcB.

On your way to Saigon, you can stop in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. Or, go straight for the “big fish”. A bus ride from Nha Trang to Saigon costs up to 12 dollars. The bus usually gets there in 10 hours. You can catch one in the morning (9 and 10 AM) and in the evening (19 and 20 PM). We’ve already mentioned the companies that will take care of the road:

– The Sinh Tourist

– Phuong Trang (AKA FUTABuslines)

– Hanh Cafe

As you might’ve noticed when checking the trains that leave for Phan Rang, they all head to Ho Chi Minh, and Phan Rang is just a stop on the way. So, everything that you read there applies to Saigon as well. Obviously, buses and trains are also available from Saigon to Nha Trang. The path mostly lies along the enchanting coast with the ocean on your right side.

Nha Trang Train And Bus Routes – Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue

We’ve already talked about Da Nang briefly when discussing the path to Hanoi, but let’s talk more about this city and the ones close it. That’s one of the best things about Vietnam: most of the popular tourist destinations are located relatively close to each other.

Central Vietnam is gorgeous and carries a strong historical value. Hoi An is the first city you’ll reach when moving north from Nha Trang. Located 510 kilometers away, it’s only 30 km away from Da Nang. Hue, in turn, is 635 km away from Nha Trang.

One-way tickets to each destination will cost you 10-12, 15-17, and 20-22 dollars respectively. As a general rule, buses always go all the way up to Hanoi but make stops when reaching these cities.

Estimated time of arrival: 8-10 hours to Hoi An, 10-11 hours to Da Nang, and 12-14 hours to Hue. The buses leave 6 times a day: at 8, 9, 11, 13, 19, and 20 o’clock. At one of the stations, you might have to switch to another bus. The companies are, again, the same:

– The Sinh Tourist

– Phuong Trang (AKA FUTABuslines)

– Hanh Cafe

On a train, these destinations are also reachable. However, to get to Hoi An, it would be best to grab a taxi (up to $20) or a bus ($2-3) in Da Nang. Check out this website to see the departure times, costs, and available “packages”: http://giotaugiave.vr.com.vn/.

Alright, that’s pretty much it for the Nha Trang train and bus routes. Take care, and safe travels!


Nolan G.
December 9, 2018
We really enjoyed our train ride to Ho Chi Minh. It was quite intriguing, and we even made new friends along the way. The ticket prices are very affordable; so are food, gifts, and hotels.
Diego A.
November 16, 2016
The quality of service, the friendliness of the locals, and the comfy "sleeping seats" took my breath away! The experience was something entirely different from what we are used to back home, that's for sure!
Brooke S.
May 18, 2015
I was to Hanoi before but never really thought that there were other interesting stops in Northern Vietnam. Will definitely make sure to check them out the next time I visit.

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