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

Hill Tribe Adventure

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The Only Authentic Cu Chi Tunnels Tour With a Local

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Football Experience: A match with the locals

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charlotte Ho Chi Minh City
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The Only Authentic Cu Chi Tunnels Tour With a Local

We really enjoyed the tour to the cu chi tunnels. What we liked the most is that we visited the part of the tunnels where there aren’t a lot of people. It was very quiet there so we really had the chance to experience the tunnels in a relaxed way. Jecky is a funny guy. He told a lot of interesting things. We’re happy we chose this tour instead of the ‘regular’ tours you can book anywhere in Saigon. Only thing we missed was a quick lunch. We were back in the city around 3pm so we were hungry at the time.

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Joucko Ho Chi Minh City
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The Only Authentic Cu Chi Tunnels Tour With a Local

We spend a day with Jecky who told us everything about the tunnels in Cu CHi.
He did not take us to the tunnels with the mass tourisme but another one in the area where there were almost no tourists. He told us everything we wanted to know in almost fluent English. The kids enjoyed it also very much. Jecky knows how to keep the kids interested.

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Louise Ho Chi Minh City
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Saigon Street Food Tour: the 10 Tastings

Elise was the perfect guide for us. We’d just arrived in Ho chi min and were very overwhelmed. She was lovely with our children and took time to explain so much to us. 100 % recommend Elise and this fantastic, yummy food tour. Just make sure you go really hungry as there is soooo much food!!!