Getting to Mui Ne

The closest international airport to Mui Ne is Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) airport. The easiest and fastest way to Mui Ne by taxi, about 4 hours, and probably cheaper than you think. There is nothing quite as reassuring, when arriving in a strange country for the first time, as a smiley man holding up a sign with your name on it when you come out of the arrivals hall, who then ushers you into the back seat of an aircon taxi! Read more about our Saigon to Mui Ne taxi service or just go ahead and...

Book a taxi online

The other alternatives are to head into Saigon city centre and get a bus or a train to Mui Ne. For either of those options you'll need to take a taxi from the airport. Insider tip: Turn left as you walk out of the arrivals building and ignore all the touts hassling you to take a fixed price taxi - at the end of the pickup lane you can find a meter taxi, which will cost you half the price - around 150,000VND ($7USD).

For a bus to Mui Ne, you'll need get a taxi to Pham Ngu Lao - pronounced Fam (as in 'dam') Noo (as in 'Sue') Lao (as in 'cow') - the main backpacker/tourist area in District 1. Sorry, there are no buses directly from the airport to Mui Ne! The bus journey takes 5 to 6 hours. You can book a bus ticket online, from or to any of the tourist destinations in Vietnam, at our dedicated online bus booking site here:

Book a bus online

Update December 2017: we are now able to offer buses directly from Saigon Airport (Tan Son Nhat) to Mui Ne, and from Mui Ne to Saigon Airport! The pick-up/drop off is directly at the airport international terminal. Click on this link for information on buses from Saigon Airport to Mui Ne.

Travelling by train will almost certainly involve a night in Saigon as the train to Phan Thiet (the closest station to Mui Ne) leaves once a day at 7am. You will need to buy your ticket the day before to be sure of a seat, although if you turn up at the station at 5.30am, you're in with a fair chance of getting a ticket. Tickets are around 160,000VND (8USD) and the journey takes around 4 hours. When you get to Phan Thiet, you'll have no problem finding a meter taxi to take you to Mui Ne, for about 300,000VND ($15USD). So, not the most direct way to Mui Ne, but much more relaxing than the bus - and you can enjoy a few beers and a pho bo (beef noodle soup) in the 1940s style restaurant car - we love it!

If you're coming from other places in Vietnam, drop us a line and we'll give you the heads up on the best way to do it.