How to get from Hanoi to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Mui Ne is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful marine eco-tourism destinations, located in Phan Thiet, about 1,510 km south of Hanoi. If you will start your trip in the capital city and will want to travel directly to the beach town, there are several ways for getting from Hanoi to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.

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As the best way of traveling between these tourist destinations depends on personal preferences, we will provide the essential information about how to get to Mui Ne from Hanoi that should help you choose the most convenient way.

Flight from Hanoi to Mui Ne

As the distance between the cities is really long, flying is the fastest and most comfortable way of traveling from Hanoi to Mui Ne. However, there is no direct flight from Hanoi to Mui Ne so you would need to fly the most of the distance and then complete your trip by another mean of transportation. In general, you can choose one of 2 ways for flying.

Airport

Flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City + trip to Mui Ne

The most popular way is taking a flight from Noi Bai Airport (HAN) in Hanoi to Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City. This option is really convenient as you need to fly between Vietnam’s two busiest airports that are well connected. There are many daily departures from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. For schedule and ticket prices check:

Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

After landing in Ho Chi Minh City, you will need to travel to Phan Thiet / Mui Ne by bus, train or another mean of transportation. The journey can take about 4 hours or even more. The most detailed and complete guide on traveling from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne can be found here: How to get from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.

Flight from Hanoi to Nha Trang + trip to Mui Ne

The second way is taking a flight from Noi Bai Airport (HAN) in Hanoi to Cam Ranh Airport (CXR) in Nha Trang and reaching Phan Thiet / Mui Ne from there. Nha Trang Airport receives fewer flights than Ho Chi Minh Airport but you might still find a good flight deal and convenient departure time. For schedule and ticket prices check:

Flights from Hanoi to Nha Trang

The journey from Nha Trang to Mui Ne can also take more than 4 hours.

Currently, domestic airlines of Vietnam such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar and VietJet Air all operate on this route.

Bus from Hanoi to Mui Ne

Travelling by bus from Hanoi to Mui Ne can be the cheapest way but also the most dangerous and inconvenient one. When choosing to travel this way, you will need to be on the road for more than one day and the road along the way won’t be smooth.

Bus

If you will decide to travel from Hanoi to Mui Ne by bus, you can buy bus tickets at Nuoc Ngam Bus Station. Buses usually drop off passengers in Phan Thiet City from where you can take a taxi to Mui Ne.

There are many high-quality bus companies operating on the route Hanoi-Phan Thiet-Mui Ne such as Phuong Trang Bus, Mai Linh Express Bus or Hoang Long Bus. With a distance of 1510 km, traveling by bus can take about 20-30 hours. Ticket prices range from 700,000 VND to 800,000 VND per passenger.

Train from Hanoi to Mui Ne

There is no railway station in Mui Ne but you still can choose a train for getting from Hanoi to Mui Ne. Traveling to Mui Ne by train is safer option than taking a bus.

Train

There are 2 railway stations located not far from Mui Ne: Binh Thuan Railway Station (former Muong Man Railway Station) and Phan Thiet Railway Station. However, the trains departing from Hanoi Railway Station only stop at Binh Thuan Railway Station. From Binh Thuan Railway Station you would need to take a taxi for another 40 km to Mui Ne.

There are 5 daily trains from Hanoi to Mui Ne. Train timetable:

  • Train SE1: 22:15-02:31 (travel time: about 28 hours)
  • Train SE3: 19:25-01:02 (travel time: about 29 hours)
  • Train SE5: 08:50-15:14 (travel time: about 30 hours)
  • Train SE7: 06:00-12:50 (travel time: about 30 hours)
  • Train SE9: 14:25-23:36 (travel time: about 33 hours)

Train ticket prices range from 800,000 VND to 1,700,000 VND, depending on the train and the seat type you choose. Train tickets for long journeys should be booked at least few days in advance. Tickets for the train from Hanoi to Mui Ne can be booked here: Train from Hanoi to Mui Ne.

Alternatively, you can combine taking a train with traveling by bus. Many people prefer taking a train from Hanoi to Nha Trang as it takes about 26 hours and then transferring by bus directly to Mui Ne. Such a trip can be faster and cheaper than taking only train along the route.

Private Transport

In addition, you can choose to travel from Hanoi to Mui Ne by private transport such as car or motorbike. Travelling around Vietnam by a private car or motorbike is a memorable experience. It offers a great amount of interest and you can stop to enjoy stunning natural beauty which is truly breath-taking along the way from the North to the South. However, this is a long journey so you need to be healthy and mentally well prepared. You can check Google Maps to select the appropriate route.

Booking Tickets

You can book tickets for transportation between Hanoi and Mui Ne at a tour company in Hanoi or Mui Ne. However, we would recommend booking tickets online on a reliable website where you can check travel details such as schedules, pick up/drop off points, prices and facilities of all companies, and choose the most suitable transportation for yourself.

Tickets for trains, buses, limousines or private transfer can be easily booked online. We would suggest using these reputable websites:

  • Bookaway and 12go.Asia: The main websites that we used for booking our transportation in Vietnam. These websites can also be used when travelling to other countries in Southeast Asia.
  • Klook: Another website that we used for booking transfers, local SIM cards, tours and activities in Vietnam.