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.

Top cool tours in Vietnam

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Wendy Elise
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Local Vietnamese Cooking Class

Elise speaks good english and is able to explain the instructions proficiently. the hosts are warm and friendly. it will be better if printed recipes could be provided during the lesson. Good for tourists who like cooking demo and social interaction over dining table in a real local home. A tour of a supermarket of local Viet produce was good.

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Jaeho Ho Chi Minh City
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The Non-Touristy Mekong Delta Private Day Trip

I and my family started Mekong Delta tour with Ted despite weather was raining and hot, but Ted well organized transportation(Car, boats) and walking route, so we did not feel any inconvenient during travel. He kindly explained about specific information of attraction in the course, so my wife and kids were easy to understand Vietnam's culture and histories. Overall, my family and I had great time and enjoyed the tour with Ted.

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Half-day Exploring HCMC in a Unique Way

Tong was absolutely great! He worked up a modified and longer itinerary and it was fantastic. He was a great communication, before, during and after our tour and he was an absolute pleasure to spend time with. He is extremely knowledgeable and shared great insights about the sites that we saws. I highly recommend Tong!