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Guide To Nha Trang Transportation For Travelers

Nha Trang, a jewel of South Central Vietnam, is an amazing beach city that attracts millions of tourists every year for its pristine beaches, heavenly islands, and splendid coral reefs. If you plan to visit this stunning city, let’s see which transportation in Nha Trang is suitable for your trip.

How to get to Nha Trang

How to get to Nha Trang with suitable transportation


How to Get to Nha Trang?


Nha Trang is serviced by Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR), 30 kilometres south of the city. It is a small airport that has become overcrowded due to the increased number of passengers. 

Nha Trang Transportation Airway

Nha Trang Transportation by Airway

Since Cam Ranh is an International Airport, you can book a flight to Nha Trang from domestic and international destinations.

Domestic destinations include Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City. While the international destinations are China, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and Russia. There’s no economic flight, so tourists normally have to transit to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, or Da Nang.

It takes 50 minutes to reach the city from the airport along a good scenic coastal road. The taxi service from Nha Trang airport to the city centre ranges around 13-16 USD.



Depending on the different routes, there are regular seat or sleeper buses, limousine buses, and cabin sleeper buses with different price ranges that you can choose when traveling to Nha Trang. You should consider your situation to pick a money-saving or a high-class option.

The National Route 1A allows motorcycles to get in, so you can definitely think about riding private transportation like cars or motorbikes.

Departure point

Travel distance

Estimated duration

Travel route

Ho Chi Minh city

450 km

11 hours

National Route 1A from South to North

Mui Ne

220 km

5 hours

National Route 1A from South to North

Da Lat

140 km

4 hours

National Route 27C

Hoi An/Danang

510 km

11 hours

National Route 1A from North to South


610 km

13 hours

National Route 1A from North to South


1300 km

30 hours

National Route 1A from North to South



For those looking for a scenic way to get to Nha Trang, the railway provides an excellent opportunity to take in the scenery at a leisurely pace.

Railway is another option to get to Nha Trang

Railway is another option to get to Nha Trang

You can either buy the train ticket online, through a travel agent, or directly at the train station. The prices are fixed, the capacity is high, and the view from the cabins is awesome. This makes the train a good choice of vehicle to travel to Nha Trang.

The Vietnam National Railway offers 3 different types of seats: the soft seat, hard sleeper berth, and soft sleeper berth. Accordingly, a soft seat is the cheapest option, while a soft sleeper berth is the most expensive.



Another exotic way to get to Nha Trang from other countries is to cruise via a waterway. There are several international cruises from Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, China, Russia, England, and the US.

The journey normally takes days, or even weeks, and stops by several amazing sea cities that the cruise passes by. A cruise tour to Nha Trang may cost you higher than the other ways, but it’s worth it. The experience on the ocean is fascinating, and in addition, you will have more “first-time experiences” in the other cities and on the cruise as well.


Popular Routes to Nha Trang

To go to Nha Trang, you have numerous choices of departure destinations. And as a local guide, here are the most popular routes tourists choose to go:

- Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang: It takes 10-12 hours by land and a 1-hour flight. This is a popular route, so there are plenty of buses, trains, and flights at all times every day. If you don’t have much time, flying to Nha Trang is the best to choose, but train and bus are good ways to enjoy the stunning scenery on the way.

- Da Lat to Nha Trang: Da Lat and Nha Trang are not too far from each other, only 140 km, and you can consider taking a bus, private car service, or motorbike to travel from Da Lat to Nha Trang. There is no train or direct flight. Because the road of this highland area from Da Lat is quite steep, it takes approximately 4 hours to cover the distance. A motorbike is a good way to enjoy the stunning scenery on the way.

- Hanoi to Nha Trang: Hanoi is 1,300 km away from Nha Trang. Except for the waterway, all transportations listed above are available for your consideration. The bus is cheap, but it will cost you more than a day to travel. The train takes about the same duration, but it’s more comfortable than the bus; the price is also higher, while flying is the most popular way tourists travel to Nha Trang from Hanoi

- Da Nang to Nha Trang: From Da Nang to Nha Trang, it takes 1 hour of flying, or half of a day going by bus or train. The air ticket of this route normally does not run out too fast even in the high season, and you can absolutely buy it at the price of 40 USD.


There are various options for traveling routes in Nha Trang, means of transportation, and transfer providers. It is best to book flights or a Nha Trang tour package with a travel agent who will consult you about the best way to travel.