Local transport in Viet Nam

It is a bit difficult for those who first visit Viet Nam to choose suitable local transport. Thereby, we will share with you some information as well as the price of every means of transport here.

1. Bicycle

In such noisy cities with traffic jams, a bicycle is an ideal choice. This kind of vehicle is loved by many tourists, especially foreign tourists. As riding the bike, you can both watch the street and easily stop by to enjoy street food

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However, you should keep in mind that always keep it safe or it will be stolen. If traveling in Hanoi, around West Lake, the Old Quarter, Thanh Nien Street, Hoang Hoa Tham Street, you may encounter many bike rental shops.

The rental price is from 80,000 – 100,000 VND /day (equivalent to 400-500yen).

2. Motorbike

In Vietnam, motorbikes are the most common type of vehicle. Using motorbikes has many advantages such as helping you be proactive, save time.

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Moreover, their size is small enough to move easily inside narrow streets. When you rent a motorbike, make sure that it is still in good condition to use, and you also need to negotiate a firm price before deciding to rent. To hire motorbikes, you need to have a passport, a valid driving license that is effective like a Vietnamese driver’s license

The rental price ranges from VND 100,000 – 150,000 /day (equivalent to 500-850yen).

If you rent for many days, the price may be cheaper
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If you rent for many days, the price may be cheaper. One thing to note when riding a motorbike is the parking lot. You can only park your vehicle in the place allowing motorbikes.

If you don’t pay attention, you can be punished. Before keeping motorbikes somewhere, it is a good idea to ask about prices first and make sure they look after your motorbikes carefully. Parking price ranges from 5,000 VND / car – 20,000 VND / car, depending on locations.

3. Bus

Like many other cities in the world, buses are a popular type of public transport in Vietnam. Using the bus is also economical because the tickets are only 7,000 VND / person.

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However, because this is public transport, the number of users is very large, especially during peak hours. If you are on a bus, you need to pay attention to your property because it is easy to be stolen in such crowded places.

4. Xe om

Xe om is a common type of vehicle and is used by many people thanks to its convenience. However, it is difficult for us to price and not to be safe. According to many people’s experience, before getting on xe om, remember the license plate numbers and the brand of your vehicle.

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Pay attention to the driver’s attitude and behavior. Make sure they are still awake so they can carry you safely. At the same time, before agreeing to use xe om, it is better to agree on the price in advance.

5. Taxi

Taxis are the most convenient and safest means of transportation. Therefore, the price will be higher than other vehicles. You can catch a taxi anywhere in the city without worrying about the weather or smoke on the road.

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Basic taxi fare: 12,000 dong (about 60 yen) / 1 km

The most expensive price per 1km is 18,000 Dong / Km (about 90 yen)

That above information is necessary that you cannot ignore when traveling to Vietnam.

Hopefully, this will help you to explore the country with many memorable experiences. ^^