Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne: 5 Best Ways to Travel

December 14, 2023 - 1426 views

Ho Chi Minh City and Mui Ne are the 2 main tourist attractions in the south of Vietnam. Many tourists start their trip in Ho Chi Minh city, then Mui Ne. If you are planning to do the travelling route like that, do not miss this article. It is about Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne: 5 Best Ways to Travel. Hope you can find the best kind of transfer for you after reading it.

If traveling to Vietnam without going to Mui Ne, it is a pity because this is a beautiful place with natural scenery like a beautiful picture. The trip that many people choose the most is from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne. Let's find out more about all the routes, locations, and distances from Saigon to Mui Nach in the most detailed through the article below.

Ho Chi Minh city to Mui Ne

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Distance from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

Phan Thiet is located 193 km northeast of Ho Chi Minh city centre. From the city centre of Phan Thiet to Mui Ne is 10.6km, very easy for tourists to move here. 

The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne is about 215km to the East. That distance is not too far, you can choose from many different means of transport such as bus, train, car or motorbike. 

With that distance, it does not take too long to go from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne. Depending on which means of transport you choose, the slowest one is only 4 hours per trip.

Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

How to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

There are 5 best ways to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne below and pick up the one which is best for you.

1. Shuttle Bus

There are many shuttle buses running from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne. Visitors can go to Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, buy the tickets and wait for the departure time of the trip. The bus will depart at Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, and stop at Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Huynh Thuc Khang streets in Mui Ne. Depending on the office, the shuttle bus can stop at other places. The price for each bus ticket is from 90.000 VND to 130.000 VND. 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.

Bus Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne


2. Limousine Luxury Bus

If you have to share the transfer with many other people on the shuttle bus, then the limousine luxury bus has a limited number of guests on the limousine. You will have more comfort as the car is more luxurious, the service is more professional and dedicated. Travelling on the limousine, you will need to pay a little bit higher than a shuttle bus, it is about 200,000 VND per ticket. Travelling time on the limousine bus is more than 4 hours.

Limousine bus Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne


3. Private Car

Private car saves a lot of time than other kinds of transfer like shuttle bus, or limousine luxury bus. You will need only 3.5 hours to travel directly from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne. Transfer companies provide private transfer by car 4-seater, 7-seater, and 16-seater with modern vehicles and good air-conditioned. After you have collected your luggage, your driver will be driving you to your accommodation in Mui Ne.   

Besides saving time, a private car brings comfort, privacy for its customers. There is no hidden cost for private cars as it is a fixed price. Moreover, you do not have to worry about any late or delay as the driver knows the time you will need in Mui Ne.

Please see the price for private cars below:

Types of private car 4 seats 7 seats 16 seats
Price 100 USD 106 USD 145 USD


Private Car Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne


4. Train

Besides taking a car or bus, you can choose to travel by train from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet. There are 2 trains for you to choose from, SPT1 and SPT4. SPT1 runs in the morning while SPT4 runs in the evenings and weekends. Train ticket price starts from 111.000 VND. A tip for travelling by train is that you should buy a ticket to depart at Phan Thiet city as it is the closest station to Mui Ne. Right on the train, you can buy the bus ticket to Mui Ne, which is about 30,000 VND / person. The travelling duration is 3 hours and 44 minutes.

Please see the timetable of the train from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet below:

Train Number Departure train station Arrival train station Departure time Arrival time
SPT2 Saigon Phan Thiet 6:40 10:26
SPT4 Saigon Phan Thiet 7:25 11:10


Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne train


5. Motorbike

If you want to make your own trip to Mui Ne, you can use a motorbike. Currently, there are two routes to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne.

Route 1: Departing from Ho Chi Minh City in the direction of National Highway 1A, you will arrive in Binh Thuan province. Next, you will turn right at Suoi Cat junction to Phan Thiet and continue to follow provincial road 706 to reach Mui Ne. This route is very suitable for those who come to Mui Ne for the first time because they mainly go straight, there are quite a few car repair shops, roadside gas stations on the way.

Route 2: Departing from Ho Chi Minh City, you start moving to Cat Lai Ferry and Ba Ria Vung Tau. Then you go to Binh Chau, La Gi, and Mui Ke Ga. Here you can reach Binh Thuan and then continue to go deep into the city. Then you can reach Mui Ne. This route has a beautiful road with little traffic, so you can enjoy the scenery along the way.

However, the distance is quite long, about 242 km, so this road is only suitable for young people who love to travel, love to explore. Although it is a bit hard, if you can go this route, you will definitely have a memorable trip. Travelling by motorbike is quite cheap, you only need to spend gas money to travel, so if you love to travel, you can also choose a motorbike.

Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne motorbike


Recommended tours from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

There is another way to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne which is to join a package tour. A package tour includes all the transfers in Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne, and between these two cities, as well as hotel, tour packages, etc. BestPrice recommends our best tour in South Vietnam including the visit to Ho Chi Minh City and Mui Ne

Southern Beauty and Relaxation 8 days: It is 8 day tour where you will spend time exploring Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnel, Mekong Delta, then travel on bus or train from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne, spend a few days in Mui Ne. And the tour ends in Ho Chi Minh airport where you catch the flight to the next destination.

If you choose a bus to Mui Ne from Ho Chi Minh, you can choose one of many different car manufacturers. There are high-quality bed car companies going from Saigon to Phan Thiet, departing from the East bus station or De Tham street, District 1.

With fares from 5 USD to 5.6 USD depending on the different airlines that visitors choose. By bus, the price is not too high and the travel time does not take too much.

Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

Local tips to get from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

Depending on your budget, interest, you can choose the kind of transfer which you like best. Shuttle bus is the cheaper way to travel, while limousine is comfortable but expensive. The private car is the most convenient to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne but is it the most expensive way.

Motorbike brings great experience to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery, however, you need to have driving experience in Vietnam before as it can be very dangerous. The train trip is safe, reasonable if you do not mind using another kind of transfer to get from the train station to Mui Ne.

All in all, booking a package tour which includes few days of stopping in Ho Chi Minh and Mui Ne is the best way to enjoy the travel. No matter which kind of transfer you choose, the scenery is beautiful, so just enjoy it.


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