Transportation in Vietnam - A Guide to Getting around in Vietnam

When traveling long distances, airplanes, trains, and buses are practical options. However, these options are not feasible for local travel within a city. Luckily, Vietnam has many economical and convenient ways to get around its cities. Some popular options include taxis, buses, cyclos, and taxi-motor (xe oms).

Taxis: Taxis are a reliable and relatively fast way to get around. They are also relatively expensive, but the fare is usually metered and there are no hidden charges.
Buses: Buses are a more economical option than taxis. They are also a good way to see the city and interact with locals. However, buses can be crowded and slow, and they may not go to all parts of the city.
Cyclos: Cyclos are small, three-wheeled bicycles that are pulled by a driver. They are a fun and unique way to get around, but they can be slow and traffic can be chaotic.
Xe Oms: Xe oms are motorbike taxis. They are a quick and convenient way to get around, but they can be dangerous and the drivers may not speak English.

The best way to choose a local transportation option in Vietnam depends on your budget, your travel style, and your destination. If you are on a tight budget, buses are a good option. If you want to see the city and interact with locals, buses and cyclos are good options. If you are in a hurry, taxis are a good option. And if you want a unique and fun experience, a xe om is a good option.

"TIP: No matter which option you choose, be sure to bargain with the driver before you get in. And be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for anything, especially the chaotic traffic."

Some popular taxis:

Hanoi:

Taxis

Phone call

Airport taxi ( taxi to airport )

024. 3 88 66666

Viet Thanh taxi ( taxi to airport )

024. 3 563 6666

Mai Linh taxi

024. 38 61 61 61 (4 seats) 

024. 38 333 333 (5 & 7 seats)

Group taxi 

024. 3 8 53 53 53

Thanh Cong Taxi

024.32.57.57.57

=> Price/km

+ Opening price: 12.000 VND ~ US$ 0.53

+ Next Km to the 30 km: 11.500 VND/ km US$ 0.53

+ From 31 km onward: 8.500 VND/km ~ US$ 0.38/km

Halong: 

Taxis

Phone call

Mai Linh taxi

0203. 3 628 628

Bai Chay taxi

0203. 3 64 64 64

=> Price/km

+ Opening price: 14.000 VND ~ US$ 0.62

+ Next Km to the 30 km: 12.000 VND/ km ~ US$ 0.53/km

+ From 31 km onward: 9.000 VND/km ~ US$ 0.4/km

Hue: 

Taxis

Phone call

Mai Linh taxi

0234. 3 89 89 89

Vina Sun Taxi

0234. 3 788 788

=> Price/km

+ Opening price: 12.000 VND ~ US$ 0.48/km

+ Next Km to the 30 km: 13.800 VND/ km ~ US$ 0.65/km

+ From 31 km onward: 10.000 VND/km ~ US$ 0.5/km

Danang: 

Taxis

Phone call

Mai Linh taxi

0236. 3 56 56 56

Tien Sa taxi 

0236. 3 7979 79

=> Price/km

+ Opening price: 16.000 VND ~ US$ 0.8/km

+ Next Km to the 30 km: 16.000 VND/ km ~ US$ 0.8/km

+ From 31 km onward: 11.200 VND/km ~ US$ 0.6/km

Hoi An :

Taxis

Phone call

Mai Linh taxi

0235. 3 92 92 92

Hoi An taxi

0235. 3 59 59 59 

=> Price/km

+ Opening price: 15.000 VND ~ US$ 0.7/km

+ Next Km to the 30 km: 14.000 VND/ km ~ US$ 0.68/km

+ From 31 km onward: 12.000 VND/km ~ US$ 0.6/km

Nhatrang:

Taxis

Phone call

Mai Linh taxi

0258. 3 83 83 83

Emasco taxi

0258.3 51 51 51

Airport taxi 

02583.528.528

=> Price/km

+ Opening price: 12.000 VND ~ US$ 0.53

+ Next Km to the 30 km: 14.000 VND/ km ~ US$ 0.63/km

+ From 31 km onward: 9.000 VND/km ~ US$ 0.47/km

 Muine:

Taxis

Phone call

Mai Linh taxi

0252. 3 838 888

Tina taxi 

0252.3 838 666

=> Price/km

+ Opening price: 12.000 VND ~ US$ 0.53

+ Next Km to the 30 km: 14.000 VND/ km ~ US$ 0.63/km

+ From 31 km onward: 9.000 VND/km ~ US$ 0.47/km 

Dalat: 

Taxis

Phone call

Mai Linh taxi

0263. 3 511 511

Phuong Trang taxi

0263. 3 556 556

=> Price/km

+ Opening price: 10.000 VND ~ US$ 0.45/km

+ Next Km to the 30 km: 13.000 VND/ km ~ US$ 0.6/km

+ From 31 km onward: 10.500 VND/km ~ US$ 0.47/km

Ho Chi Minh:

Taxis

Phone call

Mai Linh taxi

028. 38 38 38 38

VinaSun taxi

028. 38 27 27 27

Vina taxi

028. 38 111 111

Airport taxi

028.38 42 42 42

Sai Gon taxi

028.38 23 23 23 

=> Price/km

+ Opening price: 11.000 VND ~ US$ 0.5/km

+ Next Km to the 30 km: 14.500 VND/ km ~ US$ 0.65/km

+ From 31 km onward: 11.600 VND/km ~ US$ 0.52/km

 

= > Others Price:

Airport taxi: US$ 15/ way

Taxi-motor "Xe Om": 10,000 VND ~ US$ 0.5 per kilometre

Motor for rent: US$ 15 – US$ 20 / per day 

Bike for rent: US$ 10/ per day

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