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Getting around Vietnam

1. TAXI

1. TAXI

Taxis are plentiful, clean, safe, and inexpensive in Vietnam and can be found at taxi stands or busy city areas and are easily hailed on the streets.

Tips and information

– Most of the drivers cannot speak English, so before taking a taxi, it is a good idea to have your hotel (or a Vietnamese friend) write down your destinations on a small piece of paper in both Vietnamese and English

– Tip is not necessary.

– Recommended taxi: Vinasun Taxi, MaiLinh Taxi

2. PUBLIC BUSES

2. PUBLIC BUSES

Each province in Vietnam has its own bus terminal in big cities including Hanoi (My Dinh Bus Station, Giap Bat bus stations), Hochiminh City(Mien Tay, Mien Dong). The price depends on the distance and the type of the route.
Hours of operation: around 04:30am- around 07:30 pm

Tips and information

– Buy bus tickets from registered booths of large companies inside the terminals. For “city route bus” ticket can be bought on site.

– Avoid waiving bus along the way for your own safety reasons (those buses may run around the cities until it collects enough passengers, which may take hours.

– For city route bus, make sure you catch bus at the station and know exactly where you want to get off and show the bus staff/driver.

– Bring along with you a piece of paper and a pen to write down your destination or questions, as language barrier can cause difficulties

– Keep strict eye on your luggage and wallet, especially if using public and local bus

3. CAR RENTAL

3. CAR RENTAL

HERITAGE MICE & Travel is pleased to offer you a car rental service throughout Viet Nam. Our team can source vehicles to suit your requirements in advance.

We provide a fast response for hiring facilities and for amendment or changes to ground services.

Vehicle

Our vehicles are 100% roadworthy condition, clean and tidy and smoke free. They are well equipped air-conditioning with a heating system for the North, as well as necessary safety items such as fire extinguisher, seat belts, spare tire, mechanical jack, basic first aid kit, separate cooler for water and wet tissues.

We provide various kinds and types of vehicles to match the number of occupants. We have 4-seater car, 7-seater minivan, 16-seater van, 29-seater coach, 35-seater minibus, 45-seater bus to meet specific customers (high-end limousine, 4 WD land cruiser), luxury, limo, coach transfers.

Driver

According to the current laws in Viet Nam, the International Drivers License is not accepted. Car rental with driver is therefore a priority for foreigners.

The drivers are well trained. They not only have safe driving skills but also possess local knowledge. More importantly, they are familiar with the roads in Viet Nam. Some drivers can communicate with guests in English.

 

4. TRAIN

4. TRAIN

Vietnam trains are the ideal way for independent travelers to get around Vietnam and see Vietnam at ground level. Vietnam Air-conditioned trains are safe, comfortable and inexpensive. Trains between Hanoi and Saigon are sometimes referred as the Reunification Express by guide books and tourist agencies.  Trains leave Hanoi city centre in the evening and arrive in Hue city centre next morning.
There are four categories of Vietnam trains: air-conditioned soft sleepers, air-conditioned hard-sleepers, air-conditioned soft seats, air-conditioned hard seats.

There are some main routes for travelers to go by train:
+Hanoi- Hue- Danang- Nha Trang- Hochiminh City
+Hanoi- Laocai & Sapa
+Hanoi to HaiPhong
+Hochiminh City- Phan Thiet & Mui Ne
+Dalat railway station

5. FLIGHTS

5. FLIGHTS

Flying is the quickest way to travel if your time is short. Flying helps you access the destinations within and outside Vietnam.The following airlines are listed to help travelers select the right services.

NATIONAL AIRLINES:

- Vietnam airlines

On Apr 1993, Vietnam Airlines was officially established as the country’s national flag carrier with domestic and international routes. Positioning its internationally recognized brand as a young and modern carrier, Vietnam Airlines excelled further when signing large purchase orders of world’s most modern, environment-friendly aircraft, such as Boeing B787 and Airbus A350-900. The airline is expected to reach 101 and 150 modern aircraft in 2015 and 2020, respectively, making solid steps integrating into the global aviation industry as one of leading regional carrier, which is fully ingrained with Vietnamese traditional culture.
View Vietnam Airlines fly map

 

LOW COST AIRLINES:

- Vietjet Air.

Vietjet Air , which is classified as the low cost airline, is a dynamic, innovative airline. Vietjet  is operating an intensive flight network in Vietnam and is planning to expand its operation throughout Asia-Pacific region.
> View Vietjet Air’s fly map

- Jetstar Pacific Airlines

Jetstar Pacific Airlines, which is classified as the low cost airline headquartered in Tan Binh District, Hochiminh City, Vietnam.  With its hub at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Hochiminh City), operates scheduled domestic and international services along with charter flights.
> View Jetstar Pacific Airlines  fly map

6. SEAPLANE / HELICOPER

6. SEAPLANE / HELICOPER

Seaplane offers the travelers the view from the top and provide the first premium seaplane service. Sea plane offers ticket booking to Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Mui Ne and seaplane charter to Phu Quoc, Con Dao…