Vietnam Transportations

  1. BY AIR

Currently, air transport in Vietnam is more popular in the past, therefore, tourists can travel to Vietnam easily by air. Vietnam Airlines is the largest carrier in Vietnam that provides both domestic and international flights. There are three main international airports which are Noi Bai International Airport, Da Nang International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport located in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City respectively. All the International airports have free Wi-Fi and snack bars. When being to Vietnam, it is also convenient if tourists want to travel domestic places by air. Besides with Vietnam Airline, there are other carriers like Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Vietjet Air, they also provide domestic flights creating more choices for tourists.

Tips:

+ Vietjet Air is a low-cost airline in Vietnam, so the price often is cheaper compared to Vietnam Airline.

+ You can let the Travel Agent to arrange your flights, it will take some service fee but they support you a . To see price schedule, visit www.vietnam-transports.com 

  1. BY TRAIN

Vietnam railway system has the total length of 1.726km from North to the South connecting almost cities and provinces in the country. Many tourists favor travelling Vietnam by train. Vietnam railways travel though many types of terrains such as mountains, forests, seas, and so on. Therefore, it is an ideal way for tourists to travel Vietnam with reasonable price and safety. There are three main stations that located in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City. There are four main ticket classes: hard seat, soft seat, hard sleeper and soft sleeper. Some modern trains have air condition and wi-fi.

Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)/ North – South Line: This is the main route that is widely used by both Vietnamese citizens and foreign people. North – South Railway has the length of around 1,726km (1,072 mi) with more than 190 stations in many popular destinations such as Hue, Da Nang (for Hoi An), Quang Ngai, Nha Trang, Thap Tram, Dieu Tri (for Quy Nhon), Muong Man (for Mui Ne), Vinh, Dong Hoi, Dong Ha, Hanoi, and Saigon.

View Vietnam Train Schedule

North – South Route:

Hanoi – Lao Cai: Hanoi to Lao Cai running line is mainly used by travelers who want to move between Hanoi and Sapa – one of the most favorite spots in the North.

See other train schedule from main destinations:

Hanoi Sapa Trains

Trains from Hanoi – Hue – Da Nang – Nha Trang – Saigon

Trains from Ninh Binh

Trains from Hue

Trains from Da Nang

Trains from Nha Trang

Trains from Saigon (HCM) – Nha Trang – Quy Nhon – Da Nang – Hue – Hanoi

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Tips:

+ Book the tickets in advance so you can choose the best seat. Online reservation is very easy. Reference link: http://vietnam-transports.com/train-ticket 

+ Bring neck pillow if you have an overnight trip in hard or soft seat

+ Bring along some food if you afraid of food quality on train.

+ Take great care of your luggage on your own because there might be some robbers on the train.

  1. RENT A CAR/ TAXI
  • Taxi: Taxi has been popular and convenient In Vietnam recently, especially in big cities and urban areas in Vietnam. There are two main types of taxi services: taxi of corporations (also called official taxi) and taxi belongs to individual drivers (or called unofficial taxi). Official taxi is more credible with reasonable price and consistent quality while unofficial taxi is often poor in quality of service, more expensive, and less safe. Therefore, foreigner’s tourists may experience scams by this type of unofficial taxi.

Tips for taxi:

+ You should get a taxi of trustworthy brands in the city you travel. If you do not know any trustworthy brands, ask a receptionist at your hotel to help.

Suggestions: Mai Linh Taxi, Vina Sun Taxi, Group Taxi, Grab or Uber taxis are popular with everyone now. You just need to download apps on your phone and request to check prices in advance.

  • Rent a car: Car rental is great option when tourists travel to place that is inaccessible to public vehicles like bus or taxi. Car rental has some advantages such as independence, convenient, and flexibility when tourists can visit any place they like and create their own schedule. On the other hand, the cost is high which ranges from 500,000 – 1,000,000 VND per day depending on types of cars, and the traffic system in big cities is not really good.

Tips for renting a car:

+ You need to have a Vietnamese Driving License

+ Checking the car conditions before renting

+ Traffic system in Vietnam is very complicated so be careful.

+ Hiring a local driver at agency if you are not confident in your driving skills or you don’t know how to reach your desired destination.

  1. MOTORBIKE / MOTORBIKE TAXI (XE OM)

In Vietnam, motorbike is widely used that it is more popular than car, bus, train and other transportation methods. Therefore, it is easy to travel local places by motorbikes. Tourists can take a “xe om” (motorbike taxi) and sitting on the back of a “xe om” driver to move from one place to others with cheap price (8,000 – 12,000 VND per kilometer).

Tips:

+ Both motorbike riders and the person sitting behind have to wear helmets, therefore asking the “xe om” driver to give the helmet to you.

+ Have an agreement on the price before sitting on the back of the motor driver.

Otherwise, tourists can hire a motorbike and ride one on their own. The price ranges from 100,000 to 120,000 VND. Hotels may offer this service so asking a receptionist at the hotel to help. Tourists need a driving license to ride a motorbike (required by Vietnam law); however, traffic police hardly stop foreign tourists for license check.

Tips:

+ Check your motorbike before renting, such as turn signals, lights and brakes.

+ Get the information contact of rental agency in the case that your motorbike breaks down, the rental agency may help you.

+ If the helmet isn’t in good order, ask to new one.

  1. BICYCLE

In Vietnam, riding bicycle may become very enjoyable if you travel on the beach, in the countryside or in some tourist attraction such as Da Lat. However, you should avoid riding the bicycle in big cities because of the pollution and terrible motor bike drivers. In contrast, you can enjoy the bike tours in the mountain and countryside, it is easy for sightseeing.

To rent a bicycle, you can come to travel agents or ask the hotel receptionist, they will ready help you to hire a bicycle. The price of renting is different depend on the location that you travel, but it is no more than $5 per day.

  1. BUSES

In Viet Nam, bus can be considered as the cheapest and convinient means in transportation for moving in long route. Also, the bus system is built and developed well for almost provinces and cities in Viet Nam.

  • Interprovincial buses

+ Each Vietnamese province has at least one major terminal where all the interprovincial buses come and go. Therefore, ou can catch the bus to go to any tourism destination or province in Viet Nam.

+ Many people like to catch the interprovincial bus on the road, but it is prohibited in the big city, so you should buy the ticket on the ticket office of the terminal, find your bus, and then give it to the conductor on the bus. There are no limitation for size and numer of baggage. The price always depends on distance of the road and types of the seat that you chose.

+ The ticket can be booked via phone or book online ( but internet booking normally is applicable for some big bus company only such as Hoang Long).

  • Local buses:

+ The public bus service is available in cities. The bus stops spread everywhere in the big cities and scatter around the province.

+ The ticket is very cheap (lower than 10,000 VND) and selling directly by the conductor. However, the quality of local bus is not so good, it is usually very crowded; you might be theft and the conductor normally cannot speak English.

Bus travel tips:

+ You should buy tickets from ticket office of the terminal and chose resisted booths of large bus companies such as Hoang Long, Viet Thanh.

+ Avoiding catching the bus on the road because it is prohibited in big city and also may bring dangerous for you.

+ The interprovincial buses normally run around the city to get the full passengers so it can take hours for this. The buses may collect the number of passenger that is over the limitation of the seats, especially on the weekend or in holiday.

+ Checking the price before the bus start moving or you may be overcharged.

+ Be careful when using the local bus, if not your luggage/wallet/phone may be theft.

+ The language barrier is a problem sometimes, so you should write down your destination, and asking Vietnamese people around you to help.

  1. CYCLO

Cyclo seems to be the most enjoyable one to travel in Vietnam. Take a cyclo, tourists have a chance to experience Vietnam cultures and closely watch various people on the street. Moreover, it is cheaper than other transportation means and also easy to take photographs. Cyclo is not available everywhere on the streets of Vietnam but you can find it at famous places for tourist and sometimes near the hotels. You should make an agreement of price before riding a cyclo. In Hanoi, the fare for an hour ride is about 100,000 VND – 160,000 VND two passengers.

Tips:

+ Bargaining is very important to help you to avoid overpaying. You should ask the cyclo driver clearly about the price of a person and per hour.

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