Vietnam Transportation

  • Ho Chi Minh City airport.
    Ho Chi Minh City airport.
    by cachaseiro
  • The Airport.
    The Airport.
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  • Mailinh taxi
    Mailinh taxi
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Vietnam Transportation

  • Taxis

    Ho Chi Minh City Transportation

    Taxis are not cheap to get around the city, but they're certainly good and better than those bicycle and motorbikes in big cities like Hanoi and HCMC We figured out some of taxi drivers are smart ! they can make your ride longer to appear at their running meter Be sure you remember some any streets on the way to your hotel It happened to us while...

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  • Taxis

    Hanoi Transportation

    I have lived in Hanoi several months now.... there are many taxi companies and one of the first things you will share with is what taxi companies you can trust. Mai Linh with its green and white large cars is touted by all hotels in Hanoi to be reputable. Compared to other reputable companies (thanh nga, thang cong) it is expensive so we never ever...

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  • Buses

    Ho Chi Minh City Transportation

    The bus No. 152 air-conditioned airport bus is the cheapest way to the city from the airport. For 3,000 dong per person plus a fee for bags which varies randomly, it will drop you off on the west side of the Pham Ngu Lao area, or at the bus terminal on the south side of the Ben Thanh Market roundabout. Upon exiting the airport, turn right and you...

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  • Buses

    Hanoi Transportation

    Everybody, Be aware, please reconfirm and recheck when you select travel agent and buying bus ticket. I and my wife, cheated by sihn cafe travel, which sales are fang and fiona, address: 58 hang be str, hanoi, vietnam, tel (84-4) 3934 4103, email sinhtravel@hn.vnn.vn - sinhcafetrafel@vnn.vn, www.sihncafetravel.com They cheat us, we pay for the...

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  • Motorcycle

    Ho Chi Minh City Transportation

    Wherever you go in Vietnam, you’ll find all the roads full of motorbikes. It’s for all ages! Riding in tandem is allowed in the country. My friends and I were shocked when we saw a family in 1 motorbike! This is usually the order how a family rides in a motorbike- father driving, 2 kids and the mother. Well, I guess it’s okay since they are all...

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  • Transportation in general

    Hanoi Transportation

    Most visitors have a love-hate relationship with the traffic in Hanoi. They hate it for being messy, scary and are even perceived as dangerous. But most, if not all, will tell you that crossing the Vietnam streets is one of the best experiences during their Hanoi travel. Vietnam drivers and riders depend a lot on the body language as a guide. So...

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  • Cyclos

    Ho Chi Minh City Transportation

    Because we had read of tourists being fleeced by cyclo riders in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), we were extra careful when we decided to take the cyclo to save us some walking from Ben Thanh market to the Bitexco Financial Tower which is a distance you can cover on foot in 10 minutes. The riders told us 15,000 dong per person and to avoid any...

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  • Cyclo

    Hanoi Transportation

    Cyclo is not a type of transport I want to use around in Vietnam. The city traffic is too dangerous for those bicycle it took me awhile before I've tried it While we were in Hanoi I've noticed is less traffic than Ho chi minh and there were many of empty cyclo waiting for passengers. I approach one of the cyclo and ask how much. He said 250.000...

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  • Miscellaneous

    Ho Chi Minh City Transportation

    As British citizens we required visas when we visited Vietnam in May 2013. We had two choices. We could either obtain a visa in the UK prior to our trip or we could obtain a visa upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat Airport. Ordinarily, we'd have chosen the latter, especially as it was the cheaper of the two options. However, after...

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  • Trains

    Hanoi Transportation

    We used the train to travel from here to Lao Cai..to get ourselves to Sa Pa. Our experience was limited though to “showing up” at the appointed time previous to our departure and picking up our pre-arranged tickets and getting onto the train. We arrived straight from the airport upon our arrival from Da Nang. With some time to kill before our...

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  • Cars and Drivers

    Ho Chi Minh City Transportation

    Booking a private tour for a really small group is dang more expensive than booking than in a big tour group but there are advantages in it like having your own time in touring a particular area and that you are not rushed in your pace. The only drawback is the price as it would cost about twice the price of the regular big group tours and you have...

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  • Airplane

    Hanoi Transportation

    Hanoi airport is suprisingly small and very easy to get around. For a city of this size it's really undersized and the vietnamese goverment is currently building a new airport in Hanoi, but that will take some time to finish. But at least it's very easy to find your way around with only one terminal and very little hassle. It's a fairly good...

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  • Ship/Boat

    Ho Chi Minh City Transportation

    They have a number of Saigon River day cruise and night cruise available for all types of budgets. The Day cruise usually goes around the Saigon River and to other parts of the South like in the Cu Chi Tunnels or the Mekong Delta or to then famous beach town of Vung Tau (which is a two hour boat ride away via a fast catamaran). The Saigon River is...

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  • Motorbike

    Hanoi Transportation

    Road safety is definitely not one of the country's strong points. Vietnam's intercity road network of two-lane highways is becoming more and more dangerous due to the rapid increase in the number of motor vehicles that now travel on it. Negotiating before you go, motorbike drivers are hard to negotiate sometimes. If they don't agree your price...

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  • Ship/Boat

    Hanoi Transportation

    Try Handspan Adventure Travel's Lagoon Explorer 1 junk for a comfy sailing around Halong. $124 for a 2-day cruise. Leave Hanoi at 8:30am on day 1 and back in Hanoi on day 2 at 4pm. Exclusive pier in Halong, you won't experience the chaos of the regular pier used by other Halong Bay junks. Lagoon Explorer 1 has only 3 cabins. About 4 crew members...

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  • Bicycle

    Hanoi Transportation

    You can rent a bicycle for about less than 1USD to explore the city. Its much easier and you get to experience first hand on being on the streets with the locals. Hanoi is a relatively flat terrain, so cycling is relatively effortless.

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  • Hanoi airport

    This was just my exit airport from Vietnam, it is a good size two tier airport and easy to navigate. I came from Da Nang for transfer to Paris CDG, and it was smooth.Was the air force airport before 1975 and then it was open to commercial use by 2001. you have a public bus line, shuttle bus and taxis plentyful at curbside.gate 7 was my departure...

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  • Da Nang airport

    This is a busy airport especially in summers as it is a tourist center with plenty of beaches, and casinos, great town very lively even if off periods like now.I was staying at a cheap beach hotel and had lunch and time to drive around town, very nice place. The beach area is good and very inexpensive.

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  • Chu Lai airport

    This was done as a B52 air force base by the US during the war, and finally in about 2004-5 it was open to commercial traffic by Vietnam, the US help with the recontruction. I took an easy flight from Saigon here on VASCO the domestic airline of Vietnam Airlines and it was easy, the airport is just basic ,and had driver waiting outside with a...

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  • Airport Bus # 152

    Bus no.152 from the airport is the cheapest way to get into the city center of Ho Chi Minh, for only 5000 dong per person and plus another 5000 dong if you have luggageTaxi cost us more than 300,000 dong from the city center to the airport, as we have no time catching the bus going back to the airport

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  • Taxis

    Taxis are not cheap to get around the city, but they're certainly good and better than those bicycle and motorbikes in big cities like Hanoi and HCMC We figured out some of taxi drivers are smart ! they can make your ride longer to appear at their running meter Be sure you remember some any streets on the way to your hotel It happened to us while...

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  • 友谊关 - Travel...

    Border crossing by car, bus or other whilst traveling by bus from Hanoi all the way through to Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Province in south-west China. From Nanning I was able to fly back to Ganzhou where I currently work.The service was very good, taking about eight hours from start to finish. The Chinese border crossing was simple enough....

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  • Ho Chi Minh City airport Vietnam

    a nice built airport , friendly staff,and helpful. I was here briefly two days so cant tell you about everything, just in and out stuff; it is the main airport in the country the biggest and it handles now about 17 millions passengers. Terminal 1 and 2 and I was pickup by local driver.the airport was first built by the French in the 1930's, then...

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  • Cheap airport transfer and shuttle bus

    Hoian Express offer quality Airport Transport service:- Only $5.5/ person for airport transfer for Hoian, Vietnam to Da Nang Airport, Vietnam- 16 seats van, 8 pax max. - Run everyday, any time. Plus cheap CAR RENTAL & DAILY TOUR in Hoian and Ho Chi Minh.

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  • Visa on Arrival

    Hi Larahelen,As an Australian citizen, you can get a visa on arrival in HCMC. I used http://www.myvietnamvisa.com and got the visa approval letter within 24 hours. You take this letter, a photo and a visa on arrival form to the visa office on arrival and with US$25 and we had our visas within 15 minutes. I have an aversion to mailing my passport...

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  • Ho Chi Minh City International Airport

    Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the only international airport in Ho Chi Minh City. It is situated just seven kilometers northwest of the city center of Ho Chi Minh City. It is the largest and busiest airport in Vietnam. The international airport has the capacity to handle at least 15 million passengers per year. Today it handles nearly two...

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  • Transportation by motorbikes

    Motorcycle or motorbike is the most common sight on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Locals certainly prefer motorbikes than other means of transportation as it is easy to move around town. Motorbikes are available for hire in cities in Vietnam especially Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors can also get a lift from the locals on the back of their...

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  • Transportation by trishaw or cyclo

    Trishaw or cyclo as locals call it, is a common sight on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City or anywhere else in large cities in Vietnam such as Hanoi and Da Nang. Cyclo is an ideal and inexpensive means of transportation to see the city in Vietnam. Locals even use it to transport goods along the streets. It is also comfortable to ride on it. Most of...

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  • Transportation by boat

    Travelling by boats is an excellent way to visit and explore the various tourist attractions in and around Ho Chi Minh City. Large and small boats such as sampans and canoes are used especially for Mekong Delta and Mekong River cruises. We certainly had a great boat tour at Mekong Delta to visit among others honey making bee farm and candy factory...

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  • Flying Vietnam Airlines.

    Vietnam Airlines is the nationalæ carrier of Vietnam and i have flwon them many times.The airline used to be a rin down airline with old russian planes and endless delays, but these days it has been modernised and the planes are new and the service is good.They are also a member of the Skyteam alliance so you can collect frequent flier points if...

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  • Vietnam Airlines

    I just recently booked our flight to Nha Trang from HCMC for March 14th. We shall see what happens this timeIt is more costly than in the past but the cost break down was the ticket was 1,100,000 dong but after taxes it came to 2,508,000. The translates to about $120.00 USD round trip. It is the tzxes that get you more than the amount of the...

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  • Sinh Cafe- OPEN BUS (SLEEPER BUS)

    I had been taking sleeper buses from one city to another. I took one from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang. Nha Trang continued to Hoi An and Hue, then Hanoi.The bus is comfortable to sleep because you can really lay your body down to sleep in the bus. Most of the passengers are backpackers from all over the world. The fares are reasonable. You can...

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  • Phu Quocto Cambodia by ferry and bus

    From Phu Quoc you can go by ferry to Ha Tien, from there with motorbike taxi to the borden (only if you have the visa allready) and on to Kep, then Kampot and Phnom Penh (or Sihanoukville). You can get also from Ha Tien to Chau Doc by bus and from there by riverboat (visa is available on the boat border stop) to Phnom Penh.

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  • Open Tour Bus

    If you use overnight Open Tour Bus avoid Seat/Bed 10, 11, 30 and 31 (this is for Sinh Bus, but the other Companies use the same Buses and probably the same Seat Numbers,they are the Beds after the second Door and about 20 cm shorter and only fit for children).

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  • Trains in Vietnam

    The train takes 30 hours or more between Hanoi and Saigon, sleeper is only good if you are small, particular bad is the upper berth (i am 1.82, and usually like sleepers, but in Vietnam the sleeper was quite uncomfortable). Expressbus is probably 50 hours. Open-tour bus is probably the cheapest way, allow`s you to go on and off at all the tourist...

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  • Book Cheap Vietnam Airline

    I am living in Sydney and come back to Vietnam for traveling in June 2011. It is wonderful trip for me. After 10 years live far away from our country and come back with so much surprise about the change of Vietnam. Nha Trang, Da Lat, Phu Quoc are nice place to travel. However, in June and July those place are very crowded because Vietnamese people...

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  • flying within VN during Tet

    cgf has a good point.. Tet which falls around the same dates is the most travelled time in Vietnam as most people try to go back to the homes or ancestral homes.I agree VN site is not very friendly, Jetstar asia is usually good.since it is so close to tet I will get any ticket and buy them quickly..also some of the website dont release the fare...

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  • Temporary license for renting scooters

    Vietnam does not recognize the IDP (International Driver's Permit), so you will not easily be able to drive without going through hurdles to get a local license.However if you are renting a scooter, technically, you will get a temporary license. Its part of the paperwork of the rental and an obligation of the renting company. Its included in the...

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  • A good taxi company.

    When in Vietnam I would recommend the taxi company Vinasun as the best choice if you need to grab a cab.They have good quality taxis, generally always run by meter and i have never had anything but good experiences with them.The phone number 38 27 27 27 should be written on the door as some fake Vinasun taxis are known to operate and not be...

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  • The real Sinh Cafe

    The real Sihn Cafe is located on 246-248 De Tham Street in HCMC. I used them for a ten day tour of Vietnam. It was a wonderful experience. I had one little glitch when I arrived at Hanoi Airport. No one was waiting for me as previously agreed. I paid $15.00 for a taxi to my hotel. When I called Sinh Cafe in Hanoi, they were very apologetic and...

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  • Immigration/Visa

    Since May 2005 the Vietnamese authorities have eased the rules for visa for citizens of Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.you wont need a visa if:- your stay is less than 15 days- your passport is valid for at least 90 days from date of entry- you have a valid returnticket that documents the date of departure within 15 days.On...

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  • The reunification express.

    The reunification express is one of the great train journeys of this world, linking Hanoi and Saigon.As i am writing this in february 2011 this is stil, a fairly old fashioned train with simple compartments and a very old fashioned dining car, but it´s cheap and the scenery is just the same as if you had taken a luxury train.And the vietnamese can...

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  • Take your bicycle to Vietnam

    Cycling Vietnam is a great alternative to the more traditional ways of travelling.Bikes can be rented in many places and since many vietnamese people cycle themselves, the people are used to them on the roads and that makes it safer to cycle.Be aware though that the traffic can be very heavy in some parts of Vietnam, so try and prepare yourself a...

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  • Open bus tours - inexpensive and...

    Open bus tours of Vietnam is very popular with the backpacking crowd. The prices are amazingly inexpensive…less than $50 from one end of Vietnam to the other. Traveling this way gives you quite a bit of flexibility since you choose where to stop and how long you stay at each location. The bus also makes short stops at in-between tourist...

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  • Driving in Vietnam for tourists or...

    Some facts about driving in Vietnam for foreigners.You need a VN licence which I have and it took me 1 month of tests etc to get it although it only cost me 30,000vnd. But according to the Vietnamese Govt website if you have an accident and someone is injured and you dont have a VN licence its 10yrs jail. If you have an accident and someone is...

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