Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang Train: from Economy to Luxury Options

July 19, 2021 - 3325 views

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.\

Golden Train Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang


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

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)

No Class Code Price (VND)
1 Business-class B 2,400,000
2 5-star club C 450,000
3 Deluxe D 330,000
4 Standard M 220,000


Travel by train from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang

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.

Jenny Tran

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Does the train from saigon to Nha Trang go the other way?

@Semonne Hogg:

they only have one route for the train to go so they don't have the other way

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Does the day time SE6 train from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang operate on 05/06/23?

@Graham McGinnity:

Yes but the ticket havent open for sale yet.

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