To get from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne (Muine), travellers can take a bus, a train, or an individual transfer (taxi). The Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne bus travel time is 5-7,5 hours, and its ticket cost is $6-10. The train journey time is 3 hours 44 minutes, its ticket cost is $16-18. Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne by transfer will cost $80, the trip duration is 5 hours. The distance between Ho Chi Minh and Mui Ne is 220 km.
If you give preference to travelling by train, note that it will take you not to Mui Ne itself, but only to Phan Thiet. The distance between it and Mui Ne is just 5 km, and it can be covered by taxi or public transport. There are two types of buses delivering tourists from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne: daytime "open buses" and nighttime "sleeping buses". The daytime ones have usual seats in which you can take a nap. There is also another nuance: each carrier makes their own timetable and can change it at any time. Tickets should be bought in advance (especially tickets for "sleeping buses"), because they are quickly sold out.
Mui Ne was once a small fishing village, but today it's becoming more and more popular among tourists. Each year, not only Vietnamese people, but also tourists from other countries come here to enjoy its beautiful sceneries and clean beaches. You can not only swim and sunbathe, but also engage in some active sports – for example, kite- and windsurfing. There are not so many sightseeings in the city – the most interesting one is Cham towers, there are often different festivals and mass celebrations held near them. Mui Ne is also full of natural beauty: the Fairy Stream, the Red Sand Dunes, the White Sand Dunes, etc.
up to $10
up to 7,5 h
Bus tickets to Mui Ne can be bought in a tourist district of Ho Chi Minh – Pham Ngu Lao which is in the city centre. You can get to it from the airport by bus №152 for $1. There are daytime and nighttime buses: "open buses" which are usual buses, and "sleeping buses" which have folding seats in which you can have a comfortable sleep. The duration of the trip is 5-7 hours depending on how much traffic is on the road. The ticket cost for a daytime bus is from $6 to $8, and for a nighttime one – $10. Each carrier makes up their own timetable, but Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne buses don't usually operate after midnight and start running only in the early morning.
from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ho Chi Minh City Airport – Mien Tay Bus Station – Mui Ne
5.5 – 7.5 h. (30 min – to bus station, 5-7 h – bus to Mui Ne)
from 30 min.
"open bus": comfortable seats with armrests, TV, roomy cabin
"sleeping bus": two-storeyed bus, folding seats, air conditioning, blankets, water
$6.03-10.03 (0.3 – to bus station, 6-10 – bus)
young tourists, travellers without children and large luggage, those who want to save money
You can get from the airport to Mien Tay Bus Station by bus №102.
once a day
There is no direct train from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne, but you can first get to Phan Thiet city centre, and then get from it to Mui Ne – the distance between these cities is 5 km. So you can cover it either by bus ($1) which runs at short intervals or by taxi. The SPT2 train to Phan Thiet travel time is 3 hours 44 minutes, and the ticket cost is $16-18. Tickets can be bought at the main railway station of Ho Chi Minh. And there are no overnight journeys. Travelling by train is quite comfortable: cabins are clean, and you can have a sleep or read some magazines during a trip.
Direct SPT2 train to Phan Thiet
each day at 6:40 a.m.
the main railway station of Ho Chi Minh – Ga Bihn Thuan station in Phan Thiet
4 h 55 min (30 min – to train station, 3 h 44 – to Phan Thiet, 30 min – to Mui Ne)
one journey per day
$17.03-19.03 (0.3 – to train station, 16-18 – train, 1 – bus to Mui Ne)
young tourists, travellers without small children and large luggage, large groups of people
You can get from the airport to the railway station by bus №152.
Vietnamese drivers are very punctual. They depart without the passengers who were delayed on the road. The transfer driver will wait for a while if you need an extra stop. Moreover, buses going from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne don't usually operate after midnight. Alternatively, booking a transfer Ho Chi Minh to Mui Neyou can select suitable time of departure.
The resort city of Mui Ne is definitely worth visiting, especially because it is quite easy to get to it from Ho Chi Minh. Travelling by public transport is much cheaper than taking a taxi, but travelling by car is more comfortable, and in some cases it is the most needed. So choose that kind of transport that suits you best, and travel with maximum comfort. Have a nice trip!