Transport in Vietnam: The Easy Guide To Getting Around Vietnam

There are different modes of transport to get around Vietnam, coming in all different shapes and sizes, from taxi, motorbike, bus, train to airplane. Below is an overview of some options for transportation in Vietnam.


Transport in Vietnam: The Easy Guide To Getting Around Vietnam


Taxi is known as one of the popular choices in Vietnam, especially in most main cities, because of its safety and convenience. Comparing to the international standards, the taxi fee in Vietnam is quite cheap, with the average price from 10,000 to 15,000 VND per kilometer.  Mai Linh taxi and Vinasun taxi are two excellent reputable taxi brands that should be on your list.

Taxi on Vietnam streets


Motorbikes are used widely all around Vietnam due to its cheap price and convenience. If you are planning to travel short distances, motorbikes are the most convenient way.

However, many travelers would like to try this type of transport for long-distance to enjoy spectacular views in their adventure. Pay more attention to the road, observe the local driving style, so you will be safe.

You can find some rental shops in the center of every city, with an average price ranging from 150,000 to 300,000 VND/day. Be noticed that you must always wear a helmet and carry the ticket number after leaving the parking lot.

Transport in Vietnam Motobikes


If you are going on an overland tour, the bus may be the best option for transportation choices. City buses, mini-buses, tourist buses, long-distance night buses, there are many types of bus with various companies for you to try. In some buses, there are comfortable facility for lying, watching TV or charging smartphone.

Some top destinations such as Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Mui Ne, and Ho Chi Minh City always have regularly scheduled. It is recommended that you should book one are two days ahead before the journey on a normal day, and at least two weeks in advance on the Vietnamese holiday.

Transport in Vietnam Bus


The train is one of the safe and cheap options when it comes to transportation in Vietnam. Many travelers said that the train is an ideal way to travel around this country and enjoy Vietnam’s landscape. There are many options with few types of seats and berths when using the train, such as hard seat, soft seat, hard sleeper, soft sleeper, 4 berths cab, and 2,4,6 berths cab. Please book a ticket about 60 to 90 days before the official departure. From January to February, during the Lunar New Year period, it is highly recommended to book as soon as possible!

Transport in Vietnam Train


Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, and Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon are two main international airports in this country. Da Nang Airport in Da Nang is known as the third one that accepts a smaller number of international flights. It is a need for a passport with at least six months’ validity for the majority of foreign travelers and issued visa to enter Vietnam.

For those who don’t have enough time, the airplane should be the most convenient way to visit and explore famous destinations in Vietnam. The price for each domestic  flight is acceptable with daily flights to Vietnam’s top tourist attractions.

Prices for domestic tickets are surprisingly reasonable, and there are daily flights to all of the country’s top destinations.

In Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar or VietJet are some popular brands for you to consider to travel around the country.

Cargo dollies sit on the tarmac as a Vietnam Airlines JSC aircraft is loaded at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. The Vietnamese economy expanded more than 6 percent last year and is set to be among the world’s best performers over the next two years with growth rates exceeding 6 percent, according to the World Bank. Photographer: Linh Luong Thai/Bloomberg

There is a variety of transportation in Vietnam. Before deciding which types of vehicles, you should decide what kind of experience you want to help. Vietnam tour may be more exciting if you choose the right kind of transportation to get around.