How to travel from Nha Trang to Hanoi

How to travel from Nha Trang to Hanoi

Nha Trang Railway

If you are planning to visit Hanoi after spending few days in Nha Trang, how to travel from Nha Trang to Hanoi is the first thing to know.


Vietjet Air

Vietjet Air- source: internet

The beach city of Nha Trang is serviced by Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR), which is about 30 kilometers south of this city center. After a 50-minute car ride along a good scenic coastal road, you will reach the city from the airport. There are daily flights to some big cities in Vietnam together with international and charter flights. Though CXR is only a small airport, now, it is overwhelmed by the large number of travelers coming through. Halong bay Pelican cruise

Domestic flights to Hanoi are offered by Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air and Jetstar Pacific. There are direct flights from Nha Trang Airport (NHA) to Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). From the airport to Nha Trang, fixed rate taxis are set at VND 350,000 ($15). You can choose a taxi which is not part of the stand and negotiate it down to VND 300,000 ($13). It is not wise to go by meter as it will cost you more. Prearranging pick-up with your hotel for VND 300,000-350,000 ($13-15) is a safe bet. You even can negotiate a taxi from Nha Trang to the airport for VND 250,000 ($11).

Cam Ranh International Airport

Cam Ranh International Airport- source: internet

Traveling by the airport minibus for VND 65,000 ($2.8) per passenger is a cheaper way to get between Cam Ranh International Airport and Nha Trang. You will be dropped off at the old Nha Trang airport (no longer in use) located at the southern end of the tourist center. From there, you can catch a taxi to go to your hotel. To transfer from Nha Trang to CXR, make sure to go to the depot (situated at the end of the small street beside The Light Hotel on Tran Phu Boulevard) at least 2 hours before the take-off time of your domestic flight.

The flight ticket is around VND 2,500,000 ($109) and a flight trip takes you about 1 hour 50 minutes. Currently, there are 10 flights daily from Nha Trang to Hanoi with the earliest flight departing at 06.30 AM and the latest flight departing at 11:45 PM. You can read more: Jasmine cruise halong bay


Train from Nha Trang

Train from Nha Trang- source: internet

The railway between Nha Trang station and Hanoi station is about 1315 kilometers. Running on this route are 5 trains including SE2, SE4, SE6, SE8 and TN2 (which belong to Reunification Express train). They depart every day and take from 24 hours 30 minutes to 30 hours 1 minute (from Nha Trang to Hanoi or vice versa). The types of seats include the hard berth (6 berths), the soft berth (4 berths), the hard seat and the soft seat, called cabin. All the cabins are designed with the comfortable seat and the air-conditioner.

It is highly recommended to book in advance, especially for sleepers on weekend trains. Visiting the station in person a few days in advance or buying them through a hotel/hostel/travel agency, with an extra small commission is the easiest way to buy train tickets. Also, it is possible to buy tickets through Vietnam Railways’ official website or a string of reputable agency websites. Pick your ticket up at the station if it does go through.

Vietnam train options, in order of discomfort:

Nha Trang Railway

Nha Trang Railway- source: internet

  • Ngoi cung: Hard seat (only available on SE6, SE8, TN2)
  • Ngoi cung dieu hoa: Hard seat with air-conditioner (only available on SE6, SE8, TN2)
  • Ngoi mem dieu hoa: Soft seat with air-conditioner
  • Nam cung dieu hoa: Hard sleeper (6-berths per cabin with air-condition)
  • Nam mem dieu hoa: Soft sleeper (4-berths per cabin with air-condition)
  • Nam mem dieu hoa (VIP): Higher quality soft sleeper (4-berths per cabin with air-condition), only available on certain trains

Trains in Nha Trang depart at 03:31, 05:00, 13:26, 16:29 and 21:29. The ticket price ranges from VND 543,000 to VND 1,400,000 ($24-$61).

Nha Trang railway station:

Address:  No 17 Thai Nguyen, Phuoc Tan District, Nha Trang City

Hanoi railway station:

Address:  No 120 Le Duan ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City


Bus from Nha Trang to Hanoi

Bus from Nha Trang to Hanoi- source: internet

As a favorite tourist site, Nha Trang is well served by the Open Bus Tour companies as well as other higher quality buses. Even though Open Buses cost more than local buses, pick-up/drop-off is convenient from the company office right downtown rather than an outlying bus station. A 27-hour bus ride from Nha Trang to Hanoi costs VND 620,000 ($27).

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