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 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 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.
Open bus/Sleeping bus
Several journeys per day
Mien Tay Bus Station – Phan Thiet
5.5 – 7.5h (30min – bus to the bus station, 5-7h – bus to Phan Thiet)
«Open bus»: comfortable seats, TV, roomy cabin
«Sleeping bus»: 2-storeyed bus, folding seats, air-conditioning, blankets, water
$5.03-15.03 ($0.3 – to the bus station, $5-15 – 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.
One journey per day
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.
Direct SPT2 train
Every day at 6:40 am
Main train station – Ga Bihn Thuan station in Phan Thiet
4h 25min (30min – to the railway station, 3h 44min – bus to Phan Thiet)
One journey per day
$16.03-18.03 (0.3 – to the railway station, $16-18 – train)
Young tourists, travellers without children and large luggage, large groups of people
You can get from the airport to the railway station by bus №152.
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.
To the hotel in Phan Thiet or given address
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
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.
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
Taxis can be found at the taxistand near the exit from the airport terminals building.
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!