The Best Means of Transport in Vietnam – Transportations in Vietnam

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Vietnam Airlines

These days, transportation plays a crucial role in traveling and it is easier to travel in Vietnam because transportation in Vietnam is developing with a variety of kinds of transports. You will have a lot of choices which satisfy you and bring convenience. Vietnam is one of the most densely populated countries in Southeast Asia, so the most popular transport is the bus. Besides, trains, taxis, motorbikes, and airplanes are used for traveling.

Travel in Vietnam by plane

The plane is usually used for long-distance destinations and it can be only used in certain regions because there is not an airport in every region, so travelers can not reach every part of Vietnam by plane. The biggest international airports are Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Van Don, Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Cam Ranh, and Cat Bi. The domestic airports are Buon Ma Thuat, Vung Tau, Dong Hoi, etc.

In general, the service of Vienam airplane is not as professional as some big airline in the world. However, it still brings you lots of convenience and more comfortable. The most reliable airline in Vietnam is Vietnam Airline. Although the cost is a little bit higher than other airlines, it’s the best one. You also can considers other airlines such as Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific, Bamboo Airways.

Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines. Source: Vietnam Airlines

 

Travel in Vietnam by bus

The public buses in Vietnam haven’t been in really good condition. Only in the big cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, they run more regularly and in much more routes. If you need travel in very short distance in the same city, then you might consider this option. On the other hand, the open buses are more common and provide better service. They are suitable for traveling from cities to cities. Reliable open buses in Vietnam are TheSinh Tourist, Futabus, Hoang Long.

Open bus from Hoi an to Hue

Open bus from Hoi an to Hue

 

Travel in Vietnam by train

Trains are one of the best way to travel in Vietnam when you want to get to other cities. In general, the quality of Vietnam trains is high. You had better choose soft seat with air conditioner or bed. They are the most comfortable options. Moreover, when you travel by train, you will get a closer insight into Vietnam with breath-taking villages and stunning landscapes. Foods and drinks are always available on trains. You can book a train ticket online in the official website of Vietnam Railways

Train in Vietnam

Train in Vietnam

Travel in Vietnam by taxi

In big cities, the taxi is popular, but in small cities and mountainous areas, it is difficult to find a taxi to travel. Taxi price is about 16 000 – 20 000 VND per 1 km. Furthermore, Vietnam has a tropical climate with the hustle and bustle atmosphere, traveling by taxi will make you more comfortable. However, the taxi is an expensive option for travelers. Mai Linh, Taxi Group, ABC and Vinasun are recommended taxi brands. Besides, Grab Car is more and more common in Vietnam. You can consider the options.

Taxi Mai Linh in Vietnam

Taxi Mai Linh in Vietnam

Travel in Vietnam by motorbike

When you come to Vietnam, you will be overwhelmed by the street with the bustling motorbikes. It is convenient to travel within a city and it is also a chance for you to enjoy the picturesque scenery. It is the cheapest option for transportation in Vietnam. You can rent a motorbike at about $7 per day. When you ride yourself, you can stop anywhere to take a rest, enjoy fresh air or even experience the local life. You should wear a helmet, ride properly and carefully to keep safe. Moreover, you should take a mobile phone with a map and GPS navigation to avoid getting lost. If you want to rent a motorbike, you might be able to deposit money and don’t forget to check your contract carefully. If you don’t know how to ride a motorbike, you can book Grab bike.

Motorbike tour from Hoi an to Hue

Motorbike tour from Hoi an to Hue

 

Travel in Vietnam by boat

Boats are also widespread means of transport in Vietnam. However, it is only used for travelers who pay a visit to the islands. One of the most well-known boat trips in Vietnam is the trip to Ha Long Bay. Besides, there are also many boat routes in Vietnam: Hai Phong – Cat Ba, Quang Ngai – Li Son, Rach Gia – Nam Du Island, Ha Tien – Phu Quoc, Hoi An – Cham Islands.

Tourists-on-the-boat-in-Mekong-Delta

Tourists-on-the-boat-in-Mekong-Delta

In conclusion, these above are the most common and convenient means of transport in Vietnam. Have a great trip in Vietnam! Visit our website to read more about Vietnam Travel Guide

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