Travel options in Vietnam

Getting around Vietnam is getting easier and easier every year as the local transport network in improving continuously. So if you’re asking yourself how you can get around this beautiful country? Here’s a list transportation means to help you to decide what fits you better.

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Travel options in Vietnam

Plane
Flying can save you precious hours or even days when it comes to traveling even you’re on a tight schedule. There are several domestic airports, and there are many flights connecting big cities and towns with each other, such as Hanoi and Ho Chi. You can also find cheap flights to Hué, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc Island.

Train
Taking the train in Vietnam is a great way to get a true taste of local life. There is a railway line running from North to South which stops at nearly all of the main sights along the way.

Private car or motor
Officially, It is not possible for you to rent your own car (or motor) in Vietnam since your driver’s license needs to be Vietnamese. Off the record, you’ll see plenty of travelers being on motorbikes so it’s up to you if you wanna give it a try. If you do, make sure you get a helmet and a rear mirror on your motorbike. It might also be a smart thing to get a renter bike checked out at a mechanic to be 110% sure all is ok. Of course, travel insurance is a must!

Boat
Boats are a part of Vietnamese life, so there will be many to be found! Scheduled ferries sail year-round – weather permitting – to the major islands off Vietnam’s coastline, including Phu Quoc, Cat Ba, and Con Dao.

Also, make sure you go on a boat tour around Ha Long By, one of Vietnam’s most enjoyable trips.

More Travel options in Vietnam

Buses
Most travelers use buses to get around Vietnam. When we are talking about buses in Vietnam you have two options: one is a privately operated service and the other one is national bus service.

Privately operated services usually referred to as ¨open-tour” buses give you the chance to stop off for as long as you want at the main points between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

National bus services link all major cities in Vietnam and most minor towns too. Be aware that not all buses have AC, they stop frequently and breakdowns are fairly common.
Prices for both kinds of buses are almost the same, so keep that in mind when you take a decision.

Cyclo
Cyclo is a bicycle rickshaw. This cheap, environmentally friendly mean of transport can be found in Vietnam’s main cities.
Approximate fares are between 10,000 and 20,0000 VND for a short ride, between 20,000d and 40,000 VND for a longer or night ride, or around 40,000 VND per hour.

Taxi
Taxi is a cheap way to get around the major cities in Vietnam and also a safe way to travel at night. Average tariffs are about 12,000 to 15,000 VND per kilometer. We recommend you to travel only with reputable companies like Mai Linh and Vinasun.

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The Non-Touristy Mekong Delta Private Day Trip

Ted’s video bio claimed that he was “the fun guide” and he was! He was also incredibly professional prior to, during and even after our tour. Ted put my mind at ease before we even met. During the tour he answered all of our questions, gave us fun, interesting facts about the region, and was genuinely interested in us. I really loved how he texted us key Vietnamese phrases and maps of the areas we would visit while we drove to the Mekong Delta. Thank you Ted for makIng our Vietnamese tour truly memorable.

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A customized trip with Tong

Do Tong showed us around Saigon for w whole day in august. I can recommend Tong 100 % to other international travellers. He had great communication the days before his tour customising the stops after our interest.
The tour was very well planned, location, point of interest and getting around the busy city.
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A customized trip with Tong

Tong from start to finish took the time to personalize everything for our tour! He was very genuine and knowledgeable about the culture, history, and food that Saigon has to offer. We had an amazing day and it was the highlight of our trip for sure. We saw everything from cultural landmarks to “hidden gem” street markets. Highly recommend him as a tour guide if you’re looking to truly see and learn about Saigon from a local’a perspective!