Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang Train: from Economy to Luxury Options
Trains prove a good option for travellers to see more of the countryside in Vietnam, yet travel more comfortably than the bus, reasonable than the flight. Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang train route gives you more options than any other one, so learn more about this route by reading our article below.
Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang train overview
The train journey time from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang is around 7h51m and covers a distance of around 411 kilometres. There are more than 10 train trips every day, running from morning to night. The fastest train normally takes 6h 52m, while the slowest one need more than 11 hours
Types of the train include Saigon Golden Train - 5 stars train (SNT2) & Reunification Express Train
Saigon Golden Train - 5 stars train (SNT2)
The SNT2 train has a modern and luxurious design, it offers comfortable seats, spacious luggage compartments, and clean toilets. Each train includes ten carriages, classified into Business Class cars, two 5-Star Club cars with 32 seats, two Deluxe cars with 44 seats, and two Standard cars with 84 seats. Each carriage consists of 7 cabins, 4 berths per cabin, which means that the total capacity of each train is 56 berths.
The train departs Saigon at 20:30, stops at main stations such as Di An, Bien Hoa, Thap Cham, and arrives in Nha Trang at 5:27. The SNT trains have the best quality cars but are slower than the SE trains.\
Reunification Express Train
Reunification Express train has been the main service of trains from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang. There are 4 types of tickets: hard seats, soft seats, 6 berth sleepers, and 4 berth sleepers.
Hard seat tickets are the cheapest of the four types of seats available on trains in Vietnam. Hard seats are wooden benches with no armrests between passengers, you will need to share the bench with 3 other people. The hard seat carriages have air-conditioners on some trains, some have cool fans with windows open. You are not recommended to take this kind of seat for long-distance travel like from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang
Soft Seat tickets are a bit more expensive than hard seats. Soft seats are a bit like seats on a plane with an armrest and fold-down tray table. Soft seats are arranged two each side of the aisle and recline to a greater or lesser degree. Soft seats are an economical choice and it is the best option if you take a daytime train.
6 berth tickets have three tiers of beds, there are six berths per cabin. The upper berth is the cheapest and the lower is most expensive and their level of comfort ascends by the price.
4 berth tickets have two tiers of beds, there are four berths per cabin. The upper berth is cheaper than the lower one. These compartments have a door.
4 berth train ticket
Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang Train Price & Schedule
The train starts in Saigon stops at the main stations, and the arrival station is in Nha Trang. Please see the train price and schedule below:
Reunification Express Train
|Train Number||Departure & arrival||Duration||Hard seat||Soft seat||6 berth||4 berth|
|SE2||19:30 pm – 03:13 pm||8 hours||200,000||370,000||420,000||450,000|
|SE4||22:00 pm – 04:52 pm||6 hours||310,000||370,000||430,000||620,000|
|SE6||9:00 am – 16:21 pm||7 hours 21 minutes||240,000||350,000||580,000||720,000|
|SE8||06:00 am – 13:18 pm||7 hours 18 minutes||200,000||350,000||450,000||580,000|
|SE22||11:55 am – 19:02 pm||7 hours 7 minutes||230,000||350,000||450,000||660,000|
|SE26||19:55 pm – 03:49 am||8 hours||220,000||350,000||580,000||700,000|
Saigon Golden Train - 5 stars train: SNT2 (20:30 pm – 05:30 am) & SNT4 (22:25 pm – 15:47 pm)
Travel by train from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang
Tips to travel by train from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang
Below is the list of things that you should remember when travelling by train in Vietnam.
- Book the tickets early in advance to get the best seats
- Print out your e-tickets
- Don’t forget your ID or passport
- Arrive at the station 60 minutes before departure time
- Bring a maximum of 20 kg. Do not bring too much luggage; you cannot sleep well while you watch over your belongings all the time.
- Take care of your belongings
- Bring some food or drink for a late evening meal or snack in between if you are afraid of food quality on the train. The food served on the train is not very diverse and the price is quite high as well.
- Wear comfortable outfits.
- Bring toilet paper and a towel which can be used as a blanket to keep you warm during the long journey.
- Take the small change to pay for the taxi from the station and for food on the train.
- If there are problems with your seat or the food, do not hesitate to report them to the conductor.
Overall, although it costs time, the train is still an interesting way to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang. If you are looking for Nha Trang tours, please do not forget to visit our website bestpricetravel.com and find the best one.
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Questions & Answers (2)
Does the train from saigon to Nha Trang go the other way?
they only have one route for the train to go so they don't have the other way
Does the day time SE6 train from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang operate on 05/06/23?
Yes but the ticket havent open for sale yet.