Getting around Vietnam: transport
Compilation of methods of transport in Vietnam: plane, train, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, car, taxi, boat and train.
Transportation in Vietnam
Getting around in Vietnam Motorcycle scooter
The most economical transportation to move around Vietnam, with the exception of navigate on foot, is the motorcycle, or better said, the small scooter that circulate by millions in the streets of Vietnam (see Vietnam and motorbikes).
A small Vietnamese scooter can be rented for 5€ a day, gasoline consumption is minimal and allows you to move freely through the streets of Vietnam. It is the favorite mode of transport of the Vietnamese people, as it is very economical, can operate with ease by any narrow street or road conditions. Moreover, when all local park, shops and other places imaginable feature for bike parking.
Getting around Vietnam
Parking a bike in Vietnam
Although the bike can park on the sidewalk, it is not advisable to leave the bike in a place without supervision, since friends of the alien can destroy us holidays.
In small shops to park the bike is free, the watchdog will give us a paper and/or it will point a number with chalk in the seat of the bike. In shopping malls and some restaurants parking carries a symbolic cost of 2,000 VND * ( * see) Vietnam currency). If we Park our bike for several hours, the best thing is a public parking for bikes (it is also very curious).
Chalk marks on the seat of a motorbike in Vietnam
Motorcycle Parking - Vietnam
Taxi in Vietnam
Unlike Spain, the Taxi in Vietnam is private. There are also several taxi companies and taxi drivers autonomous. Each one has a fleet of different vehicles with different fare.
Taxi fares and prices in Vietnam
A taxi in Vietnam is very cheap and also rates the Taxi in Vietnam does not have any kind of supplement, the price that marks the taximeter is the price to pay without surcharges or additional surprises. The price of the taxi's career is calculated depending on the miles and also according to the time which has been detained. All taximeters have 3 indicators: the price of the race, distance traveled and long taxi has been arrested.
Taxi in Vietnam
Depending on the cab company and the number of seats the vehicle rate is different (not the same take a taxi 7 seater minivan that a small utility for 4 people). The average rate is around 12.000VND * per kilometer (* about 30 cents, * see Vietnam currency).
Taxi Companies recommended
Although a priori any taxi company is safe and recommended, our favorite taxi companies * are:
- Mai Linh
Bus in Vietnam
Bus by Vietnam recommend it only to the more adventurous. Los buses in Hanoi are red and yellow, and in Ho Chi Minh City buses are white and green. Depending on traffic, you can bus take another carreterera, it does not stop at our stop, etc. Single ticket is paid directly by the bus, and there is also the possibility to buy tickets for multiple journeys, which are cheaper.
Bus transport in Vietnam
Train from Hanoi to Hanoi
There is a bus from the airline Jetstar performing the route Hanoi airport (HAN) - Hanoi (city center). This bus is orange and leaves from the domestic terminal of the airport in Hanoi and has several stops in the city center, most recently in the offices of Jetstar (about 5 minutes walk from Hoan Kiem).
Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia
Here you have information relating to Coach from Vietnam to Cambodia, If you urge to go to the Temples of Angkor.
Moving in car for Vietnam
Car rental in Vietnam
Unfortunately, the driving license is not valid in Vietnam and therefore can not rent a car, unless we contract a Vietnamese driver or obtain Vietnamese driving licence. It is much easier to take a taxi and negotiate the price with the driver for long journeys or for full days.
Vietnam car transportation
Vietnamese driving license
Just because a foreigner and have a driver's license in our respective countries of origin, which automatically makes us validate the theoretical examination, however we will have to pass a practical test on the streets of Vietnam. The price of obtaining a driving license Vietnamese around 150€.
Cycling in Vietnam
The climate of Vietnam is extremely hot and humid, with what should be thinking 2 times scroll bike by Vietnam. It is easy to rent bicycles (usually at the same site where rented motorcycle), we recommend the electric bicycles.
Bicycle Transportation in Vietnam
Transportation in Vietnam - Moto scooter
In Vietnam train
El Tren in Vietnam is not comfortable, only recommend it if you want to visit the mountains of the area of Sapa.
Navigate by Air in Vietnam
The plane is the fastest and most comfortable to move from North Vietnam to the center and south of the country. The main airports in Vietnam are:
Aircraft & Transport in Vietnam - Vietnam Airlines
Airlines to move around Vietnam
There are 3 airlines that allow us to move through Vietnam by plane:
- Vietnam Airlines
- Jetstar Pacific
- Air Mekong
Company country star and symbol of most travel agencies backpackers areas. Its price is usually the most expensive, although the airline with more flights inside the country.
Jetstar: Low Cost Company of Vietnam
We can say that Jetstar is Ryanair Vietnamese. Prices are very affordable, and as Council will tell you that the price of the ticket is 5% cheaper if we pay in Vietnamese Dong instead of dollars on the company's website.
Do not leave Vietnam without riding boat. Whether a Cruise on Halong Bay, A boat on the Perfume River, a fishing boat on the river of Hoi An, A small boat on the Mekong Delta or ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau.
Sailing boat on Hoi An, Vietnam
Related transport Vietnam
- Taxi Companies in Vietnam Taxi companies reliable and safe to move in Vietnam
- Information about Vietnam General information, recommendations and advice on Vietnam
- Cities of Vietnam Guide to the major cities of Vietnam, for example Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hoi An
- Travel to Vietnam Routes and points of Vietnam should visit during your trip to Vietnam