Nha Trang is a city in Khan Hoa Province, having a population of about 300 000 inhabitants. Where is Nha Trang? This beach town is specifically located in the southern portion of Central Vietnam, bordered on the South by Cam Ranh district, on the West by Dien Khanh town, on the east by the South China Sea and on the North by the Ninh Hoa town. Nha Trang is famous for its white sand beaches, tourist spots and its central transport circle with the Nha Trang airport, Cam Ranh harbor and well-built network of roads and railways. Because of its extensive transport facility, getting to Nha Trang is not complicated and one can quickly arrive there without any hassle.
If you want to know about getting to Nha Trang by air, there is Cam Ranh International Airport, which is only 30 km away Nha Trang. Currently, it only serves limited international flights, and has several flights to other parts in Asia. Major airlines flying to Cam Ranh include Jetstar Pacific, Vietnam Airlines and Vladivostok Air. Taxi fare from the airport to Nha Trang downtown costs 320 000 VND, which is a fixed rate. However, many hotels offer free airport shuttle service. A cheaper alternative is to catch the airport bus, which costs 40 000 VND going to the old Nha Trang Airport. Tickets are sold at a desk close to the airport exit. The previous airport terminal is situated within the city, near from various hotels and establishments. Moreover, another interesting way of traveling to Nha Trang is by train. Getting to Nha Trang by land via train is an experience itself and turns out to be an integral part for your visit to Vietnam. For independent travelers, it is the best way to witness Vietnam at the ground level. Vietnam trains are air-conditioned with sleepers as well as on-board catering links when passing through Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Nha Trang and Saigon. Hence, riding the train is safe, comfortable and cheap. Inexperienced travelers might mistakenly choose domestic flights thinking it will save time. Taking the train is not only much cheaper than a flight: it may even save time because the train leaves Hanoi during evening and arrives in Hue next morning. The sleeper trains also save hotel bills. You can notice breathtaking scenery while traveling from Hanoi to Nha Trang/Saigon. The best part is in between Hue and Danang passing the Hai Van Pass, particularly when the train runs along islands and coast bays and through hills. If you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, you might want to know about getting to Nha Trang by bus or by car. Most open tour buses from HCMC in the south arrive 10 -12 hours while it takes 16 hours from Hoi An in the north. Passengers drop by the main tourist area in Bien Thu. The public bus station is located at 58, 23 Thang 10, taking nearly a 10-minute walk west from the center. If you choose to rent a car with a driver, there are modern air-conditioned cars that can be chartered for 1 000 000 VND per day. Prices for car rental commonly increase during peak holiday season, particularly during Tet (Vietnamese New Year). You can avoid hefty prices by booking in advance with the car rental services.