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Vietnam transports

 

 

Flights
If you intend to visit only a few cities in Vietnam, flying is the most convenient way to travel. Vietnam Airlines flies to places like Phu Quoc Island and Rach Gia that are difficult to reach by other means. The major problem with flying is reserving a seat. It is essential to book flights early especially on popular routes. Internal flights are reliable but can be infrequent to the less popular destinations. Vietnam Airlines and Pacific Airlines are the two carriers that operate domestic routes. Prices are fixed by the National aviation Authority. Foreigners pay approximately double the price locals pay for the same tickets.

Trains:
There is a regular train service between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and most cities in between. Many people like to travel the length of the country by this means. Tickets allow passengers to break their journey at the major regional cities like Hue, Da Nang and Nha Trang. The trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes between 36 and 48 hours non-stop, depending on which service is used. Passengers can book a sleeping compartment, soft seat, or economy class.

Buses
Vietnam has a regular bus service that connects even the remotest areas of the country. it is very cheap but the emphasis is on economy not comfort with people having to squeeze into seats comparable to those found in kindergartens. No point in buying two tickets to secure extra space. as seating is allocated to all available space. Nevertheless, buses are a great way to meet the locals.

Taxis
In the major cities the easiest method of transport are taxis. Most are relatively new models of car and are air-conditioned. Prices are very cheap and most trips within a city cost between USD2 and USD%. Contrast this with the price of a cyclo trip (about the same), and except for the novelty of the transport, taxis provide a better service. Tourism authorities advise tourists not to take cyclos at night.

Honda "Om"
On any street corner in Vietnam, we can find men with motorcycles willing to carry you anywhere. This mode of transport it known as "Honda Om" or Honda embrace. It is usually cheap and reliable although the fare should be negotiated before commencing the journey. The biggest problem is explaining the destination to the driver because pronunciation is everything in Vietnamese. Carry a pen and paper or a map

 

Distance between cities (km)

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Ha Noi

105

Hai Phong

165 75

Halong Bay

340 445 505

Lao Cai

380 485 545 40

Sapa

75 180 240 415 455

Hoa Binh

150 255 315 490 530 75

Mai Chau

309 414 474 505 465 234 159

Dien Bien Phu

474 579 639 340 300 549 324 165

Son La

92 197 257 432 472 167 242 401 566

Ninh Binh

291 396 456 631 671 366 441 600 765 199

Vinh

486 591 651 826 866 561 636 798 960 394 195

Dong Hoi

658 763 823 998 1038 733 808 967 1132 566 367 172

Hue

763 868 928 1103 1143 838 913 1072 1237 671 472 277 105

Da Nang

793 898 958 1133 1173 868 943 1102 1267 701 502 307 135 30

Hoi An

1277 1382 1442 1617 1657 1352 1427 1586 1751 1185 986 791 619 514 848

Nha Trang

1488 1593 1653 1828 1868 1563 1638 1797 1962 1396 1197 1002 830 725 695 211

Da Lat

1300 1405 1465 1640 1680 1375 1450 1609 1774 1208 1009 814 642 537 507 207 179

Buon Ma Thuot

1527 1632 1692 1867 1907 1602 1677 1836 2001 1435 1236 1041 869 764 734 250 220 445

Mui Ne

1724 1829 1889 2064 2104 1799 1874 2033 2198 1632 1433 1238 1066 961 931 447 310 489 197

Ho Chi Minh City

2025 2130 2190 2365 2405 2044 2175 2334 2499 1933 1734 1539 1367 1262 1232 748 611 790 498 301

Chau Doc

1893 1998 2058 2233 2273 1968 2043 2202 2367 1801 1602 1407 1235 1130 1100 616 479 658 366 169 94

Can Tho

 


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