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Nha Trang

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

Lien Tinh bus station (Ben Xe Lien Tinh; 822 192; Ð 23 Thang 10) is Nha Trang’s main intercity bus terminal, 500m west of the train station. Seven daily buses head north to Quy Nhon (65, 000d, 5½ hours), with at least two continuing to Danang (120, 000d). Regular buses head south to Phan Rang (24, 000d, 2½ hours), with a dozen continuing on to HCMC (110, 000d, 11 hours) and a similar amount heading into the highlands to Dalat (60, 000d, seven hours).

Nha Trang is a major stopping point on all of the tourist open-bus tours. These are the best option for accessing Mui Ne, which is not served by local buses. Sinh Café runs a comfortable coach at 7.30am, reaching Ca Na before 11am and Mui Ne just after midday. It stops here for lunch before continuing on to HCMC (arriving 5.30pm). It also runs services to Dalat (six hours) and Hoi An (11 hours).

Car & motorbike

Road distances from Nha Trang are: 235km to Quy Nhon, 523km to Danang, 104km to Phan Rang, 250km to Mui Ne, 448km to HCMC, 205km to Dalat and 205km to Buon Ma Thuot.

Train

The Nha Trang train station (822 113; Ð Thai Nguyen; ticket office 7-11.30am, 1.30-5pm & 6-10pm) is down the hill west of the cathedral. Destinations include Danang (203, 000d, 8½ to 12½ hours, seven daily), Tuy Hoa (44, 000d, 2½ hours, five daily), Thap Cham (35, 000d, 1½ to 2½ hours, eight daily) and HCMC (160, 000d, seven to 12½ hours, nine daily).

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Air

Vietnam Airlines (526 768; 91 Ð Nguyen Thien Thuat) connects Nha Trang with HCMC three times a day, and Hanoi and Danang daily.

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