How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet?

This article is about how to get from Ho Chi Minh Airport to Phan Thiet: distance, travel time, stops, and cost

How to get from Ho Chi Minh Airport to Phan Thiet?

You can get from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet by train, bus, or taxi (private transfer). The travel time for the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet is 5-7 hours, its ticket cost is $5-15. The train gets to the destination in 3 hours 44 minutes, the journey cost is from $16 to $18. The transfer Ho Chi Minh Phan – Thiet will take you there in 5 hours, and you will have to pay for it a minimum of $80. If you’d like to know the distance from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet – there are 200 km between these cities.

In Vietnam, there are two types of the Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet bus: the daytime «open bus» and the overnight «sleeping bus». The second one is usually more expensive because you can have a comfortable sleep there. You should check the bus timetable on the website in advance as the carriers set the departure time themselves and can change it at any time. Although there are some overnight buses, they are not available 24/7, and the last one usually departs not later than at 11 pm. Trains are also not available at night, so in this case you can take only a taxi or a transfer.

Phan Thiet – the resort for family holidays

Phan Thiet is a quiet resort city in Vietnam which is especially loved by families with children. It’s no wonder because water and beaches here are very clean and enjoyable. However, you can not only swim and sunbathe – there are also a lot of magnificent sights and elaborate buildings in this city. For instance, Khe Ga lighthouse, which is 4 km from city, is considered the most beautiful one in Asia. The ruins of ancient Poshanu Towers are the only thing left from the ancient Cham people. And there are also Pink Dunes near Phan Thiet city centre which got their name due to the colour of their sand. It is really a wonderful sight!

Bus Ho Chi Minh — Phan Thiet

Bus Ho Chi Minh — Phan Thiet
Cost

$15

Waiting time

2 h

Travel time

7,5 h

Clients

Ind.tourist

Bus tickets to Phan Thiet can be bought in the tourist district of Ho Chi Minh – Pham Ngu Lao which is in the city centre. You can get there from the airport by bus №152 and for $1. There are both daytime and nighttime Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet buses: daytime buses have only usual seats, while nighttime ones are two-storeyed and equipped with folding seats. The travel time is 5-7 hours depending on the road traffic. The ticket price for a daytime journey is $5, for a nighttime one – $5-15. Each carrier sets up their own timetable and can change it at any moment.

Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet bus:

Open bus/Sleeping bus

Timetable:

Several journeys per day

Route:

Mien Tay Bus Station – Phan Thiet

Travel time:

5.5 – 7.5h (30min – bus to the bus station, 5-7h – bus to Phan Thiet)

Waiting time:

From 2h

Comfort level:

«Open bus»: comfortable seats, TV, roomy cabin
«Sleeping bus»: 2-storeyed bus, folding seats, air-conditioning, blankets, water

Cost:

$5.03-15.03 ($0.3 – to the bus station, $5-15 – bus)

Clients:

Young tourists, travellers without children and large luggage, those who want to save money

How to find the bus to Phan Thiet stop at Airport:

You can get from the airport to Mien Tay Bus station by bus №102.

Train from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet

Train from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet
Cost

$18

Waiting time

One journey per day

Travel time

~4,5 h

Clients

Ind.tourist

There is the morning SPT2 train running between Ho Chi Minh and Phan Thiet each day. Its travel time is 3 hours 44 minutes, and the ticket cost is $16-18. Tickets can be bought at Main railway station from where the train departs. There are no overnight journeys, and the train departs once a day. On the train, you can have a rest in a comfortable seat, read the latest newspapers or enjoy the landscape out the window.

Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet train:

Direct SPT2 train

Timetable:

Every day at 6:40 am

Route:

Main train station – Ga Bihn Thuan station in Phan Thiet

Travel time:

4h 25min (30min – to the railway station, 3h 44min – bus to Phan Thiet)

Waiting time:

One journey per day

Comfort level:

Medium

Cost:

$16.03-18.03 (0.3 – to the railway station, $16-18 – train)

Clients:

Young tourists, travellers without children and large luggage, large groups of people

How to find the train platform at Airport:

You can get from the airport to the railway station by bus №152.

Transfer Ho Chi Minh - Phan Thiet

Transfer Ho Chi Minh - Phan Thiet
Cost

$80

Waiting time

5 min

Travel time

5 h

Clients

Family

You can get from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet by taxi or transfer in 5 hours, the journey cost is from $80. Taxis and private transfers are a great option for those who are travelling with large luggage or small children, are afraid to get lost in the city (because to catch a bus or a train you’ll have to get from Tan Son Nhat Airport to the centre of the tourist district of Ho Chi Minh), arrive at night and don’t want to wait for public transport until morning.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

To the hotel in Phan Thiet or given address

Travel time:

5 h

Waiting time:

You’ll spend 3-5min looking for a taxi
There is no need to look for a pre-booked transfer: the driver will meet you at the exit from the arrivals area with a name sign

Comfort level:

Taxi on the spot: fast travel without stops and other passengers
Pre-booked transfer: air-conditioning, English-speaking operator supervising the trip, help with luggage, capacious vehicle for a group of tourists, paying online via card, pre-booking, child seat, etc.

Cost:

From $80

Clients:

Large groups of tourists, families with children, travellers with large luggage, those who arrive at night, aged tourists, those who are in Vietnam for the first time

How to find the taxistand to Phan Thiet at Ho Chi Minh Airport:

Taxis can be found at the taxistand near the exit from the airport terminals building.

How to get to Phan Thiet from Ho Chi Minh:

How to get to Phan Thiet from Ho Chi Minh

To get from Ho Chi Minh to the resort city of Phan Thiet, take public transport (a bus or a train) or a taxi. The first travel option is cheap and relatively fast. The journey by car takes more time than that by train, however it has a number of undeniable advantages. Choose the most comfortable vehicle option for you and explore Vietnam with pleasure. Have a nice trip!

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