How to get from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Mui Ne is the famous tourist destination in Southern Vietnam. The most convenient way for getting there is flying to Ho Chi Minh Airport and transferring to the beach town. There several ways how to get from Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.

Saigon Airport

Mui Ne is famous for its vast sand dunes, beautiful beaches, picturesque fishing village and peaceful atmosphere. The name "Mui Ne" came from the fact that fishermen get here to hide from the storms during their fishing days.

For getting to Mui Ne, most of travelers just fly to Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and then continue the trip from Saigon to Mui Ne. Some of tourists make a stopover in the largest city of Vietnam, others don’t.

If you are not planning to spend time visiting Ho Chi Minh City, you can use various types of transportation for getting from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. Detailed information about different ways how to travel from Saigon Airport to Mui Ne is provided below.

Bus from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne

There is no direct bus from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne so for getting from the airport to the beach town you need to reach Ho Chi Minh City center or bus station first.

Most of bus companies working on the route Ho Chi Minh City – Mui Ne have offices in the city center and pick passengers from Pham Ngu Lao or Duong De Tham streets in District 1. For getting into the city center from the airport, you can use Saigon Airport Bus routes 152 or 109.

Saigon Airport Bus

Buses to Mui Ne also depart from Mien Dong Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City. For getting to this bus station from the airport, you would need to change public buses that might be quite a difficult task if you are not familiar with local public transportation.

On holidays, airport buses can be quite crowded and you might need to stand all the way as the number of seats on the bus is limited. This option is recommended only for those who travel without big luggage and want to experience local way of traveling. If you are not that adventurous, take a taxi or even better book a private transfer from Ho Chi Minh Airport to the departing point of you chosen bus to Mui Ne.

Before traveling from the airport into the city, you should choose the bus company to continue your trip to Mui Ne as buses depart from different places.

Bus Companies Operating on the Route

There are several companies providing buses on the route from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. We’ve made a list of the most famous and reliable bus companies offering trips from Saigon to Mui Ne.

1. The Sinh Tourist

Tourist Bus BY THE SINH TOURIST

Bus Type: Seater or Sleeper bus, depending on availability​

Departure time from Saigon: 07:00 (Seater or Sleeper bus), 14:00 (Seater bus), 21:00 (Sleeper bus)

Pick up point in Saigon: The Sinh Tourist Office, 246 Duong De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Drop off point in Mui Ne: The Sinh Tourist Agency, 144 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne (near Mui Ne resorts area)

Price: Starting from 160,000 VND per person

Tickets: Sinh Tourist Bus Ticket

2. Hanh Cafe

Hanh Cafe Bus

Bus Type: Sleeper bus

Departure time from Saigon: 07:00, 08:00, 09:30, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:30, 20:00, 22:30

Pick up point in Saigon: 229 Phạm Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Drop off point in Mui Ne: 117 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne

Price: Starting from 140,000 VND per person

Tickets: Hanh Cafe Bus Ticket

3. Kumho Samco

Kumho Samco Bus

Bus Type: Sleeper bus

Departure time from Saigon: 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

Pick up point in Saigon: Mien Dong Bus Station (Eastern Bus Terminal), 292 Dinh Bo Linhc Street, Ho Chi Minh City

Drop off point in Phan Thiet: So 1 Tu Van Tu, Phu Trinh, Phan Thiet

Price: Starting from 210,000 VND per person

Tickets: Kumho Samco Bus Ticket

4. Futa Bus

Futa Bus

Bus Type: Sleeper bus

Departure time from Saigon: 07:30, 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 19:00, 22:00, 23:30

Pick up point in Saigon: Futa Buslines, 272 Duong De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Drop off point in Mui Ne: Phuong Trang FUTA Express Mui Ne

Price: Starting from 180,000 VND per person

Tickets: Futa Bus Ticket

5. Tan Hanh Travel Bus

Tan Hanh Travel Bus

Bus Type: Sleeper bus

Departure time from Saigon: 07:30, 12:00, 18:00, 22:30

Pick up point in Saigon: TAM HANH Travel HCM City, 199 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Drop off point in Mui Ne: 138 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne

Price: Starting from 175,000 VND per person

Tickets: Tan Hanh Travel Bus Ticket

Taxi from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne

Taking a taxi from Ho Chi Minh Airport directly to Mui Ne is also possible. Taxis are located in front of the exits of arrivals halls in both Tan Son Nhat Airport Terminals 1 and 2. Traveling by taxi is convenient as you'll arrive to your destination in comfort, and you'll get a chance to see some amazing views of the city on the way. However, as the taxi fare is normally based on a meter, the journey from Saigon Airport to Mui Ne can be very expensive. Quite often taxi drivers might even insist on setting a fixed price that would be higher than you would pay for a pre-booked private transfer.

Taxi

Private Transfer

The most comfortable way for getting from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne is private transfer, offering door-to-door service. You can choose the most suitable time and the driver will be waiting for you at the airport.

The difference between taking a taxi and traveling by a private transfer is that the private transfer is pre-booked for a fixed price and you don’t need to worry about being overcharged. If you are traveling in a large group, booking transportation prior to arrival is recommended as you will get a vehicle that suites your needs the best.

One of the most reliable companies offering private transfer from Ho Chi Minh Airport to Mui Ne is Hoi An Express. This is a Vietnam based travel company, run by a dedicated team of professional holiday planners to provide you with high quality, high-value holidays with an emphasis on personalized and attentive service. Details of a direct private transfer service from Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet:

Private Transfer Type: Standard Car 3 PAX

Departure Time from Saigon: 05:30 - 21:30

Pick up point: Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Drop off point: Any Hotel in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Duration: Approximately 4 Hours

Price: Starting from 3,000,000 VND per car

Bookings: Hoi An Express Private Transfer

Train from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne

There is no direct train from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Mui Ne. You need to get from the airport to Saigon Railway Station first and then take a train to Phan Thiet Railway station or Binh Thuan Railway Station.

If you want to travel from the airport to train station by public transportation, you need to take Saigon Airport Bus route 109 or 152 to the city center and then public bus 65 or 07 to get to Saigon Railway Station.

Another option is taking a taxi or booking a private transfer from Tan Son Nhat Airport to the railway station.

Train from Saigon to Phan Thiet

Depending on the time of your arrival at Saigon Railway Station you can choose the railway station to take train to. Phan Thiet Railway Station is located more near to Mui Ne but the number of trains stopping there is very limited.

Train

There are only 2 trains from Saigon to Phan Thiet (Mui Ne):

  • SPT2 train departing from Saigon at 6:40 and arriving in Phan Thiet at 10:24
  • SPT4 train departing from Saigon at 7:15 and arriving in Phan Thiet at 10:54

The SPT2 train runs daily but the SPT4 train runs only on the selected days and departure time might change.

Phan Thiet Railway station is located about 20 km from Mui Ne. From Phan Tiet will need to take a local bus or taxi to your hotel.

Train from Saigon to Binh Thuan

There are more trains that make a stop at Binh Thuan Railway Station (Muong Man Railway Station) which is located about 40 km from Mui Ne.

Train

Trains from Saigon to Binh Thuan (Mui Ne):

  • SE8 train departing from Saigon at 6:00 and arriving in Binh Thuan at 09:33
  • SPT2 train departing from Saigon at 6:40 and arriving in Binh Thuan at 10:09
  • SPT4 train departing from Saigon at 7:15 and arriving in Binh Thuan at 10:40 (selected days only)
  • SE6 train departing from Saigon at 8:40 and arriving in Binh Thuan at 12:10
  • SE22 train departing from Saigon at 11:40 and arriving in Binh Thuan at 15:17
  • SE10 train departing from Saigon at 14:30 and arriving in Binh Thuan at 18:21
  • SE26 train departing from Saigon at 14:30 and arriving in Binh Thuan at 18:21 (selected days only)
  • SE4 train departing from Saigon at 19:25 and arriving in Binh Thuan at 22:55
  • SQN2 train departing from Saigon at 20:00 and arriving in Binh Thuan at 23:39 (selected days only)
  • SE2 train departing from Saigon at 21:55 and arriving in Binh Thuan at 01:05

From Binh Thuan Railway Station you need take a taxi to Mui Ne. Otherwise, you can take a motorbike taxi or taxi to Phan Thiet City and change to the local bus there.

Train stations

Saigon Railway Station: 01 Nguyen Thong, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Phan Thiet Railway Station: 1 Hoang Hoa Tham, Phu Trinh Ward, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province

Binh Thuan Railway Station: Muong Man, Ham Thuan Nam District, Binh Thuan Province

Train tickets

Train ticket price for a trip from Saigon to Mui Ne varies from 160,000-350,000 VND per person.

Train tickets from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne can be booked here:

Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet

Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne (Binh Thuan)

How to get from Hanoi to Mui Ne

As there are no flights from Hanoi to Phan Thiet, you need to book a flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and continue your trip from the airport to Mui Ne by bus, taxi or train, as instructed above.

Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City can be booked here:

Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Other transportation options for traveling from Hanoi to Mui Ne are detailed here: How to get from Hanoi to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.

Booking Tickets

You can book tickets for transportation between Saigon Tan Son Nhat Airport and Mui Ne at a tour company in Ho Chi Minh City 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.