Transportation in Vietnam includes a variety of vehicles that support the development of Vietnamese tourism industry. The country has become an attractive destination that tourists should set the step onto because of its glorious nature-created landscapes, hospitable and friendly local people and uniquely traditional cuisine.
If you really want to visit this beautiful land, but have no idea how you can travel to take a look for all of the planned sights and how much it costs, our information may help you out!
Traveling by motorbikes in Vietnam
Motorbikes are the main transportation vehicles in Vietnam, which is a fact that the country ranks second in owning the most motorcycles all over the world (after Taiwan). Because of the narrow streets and the density of population in big cities, motorbikes help you be easy to travel to different locations.
For the tourists who stay in Vietnam for the short time, you do not need to possess a motorcycle; if you still want to transfer by this kind of transportation, it is cheaper and more convenient to order a Grab motorbike via the app Grab (similar as Uber in the USA). The price is fixed at a certain distance so as not to bargain but it will be higher in the rush hours. Besides, “Xe om” (motor-taxi) – a popular transiting service for the local people is also one of the choices for you. However, if you do not know the market price, you may be fleecy. As a result, a recommendation is that you should research the overall price per kilometer by asking Vietnamese friends or calculating based on Grab’s price so that you can bargain with the motor-taxi driver to get the most reasonable charge.
Traveling by buses in Vietnam
In the big cities, if you do not want to be soaked by the rain and soaked by the sun when traveling, buses are a good choice. With the acceptable range of prices, you may enjoy the air-conditioner public transportation vehicle to reach your destination. Furthermore, it is easier to gaze away, seeing the beautiful sceneries and local lifestyle on the way. Now, in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, double decker buses are operated to bring the visitors around the cities and enjoy most of the iconic sights such as Hanoi Opera House, Sword Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, the old quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature in Hanoi; Cham Museum, Carved Dragon Statue, Love Bridge, My Khe Beach in Da Nang; Ben Thanh market, skydeck, city theater, Nguyen Hue walking street, Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Historical Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.
Traveling by train in Vietnam
For the long distance, trains should be the best choice for the cheap transportation. Railway networks including national, urban and specialized railways spread from the North to the South, stopping at most of the cities and provinces along Vietnam. Traveling by train gives you a precious opportunity to feast your eyes on a diversity of magnificent sceneries, from mountains, valleys to forests, sea and plains.
Traveling by air in Vietnam
Traveling by air is the safest and fastest transportation for the tourists during the trip. There are three local airlines which are Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific with different price ranges. Vietnam Airlines – the largest national airline which charges the higher price but better customer services while Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific concentrate on low-cost industry. Therefore, depending on your financial affordability, you can make your own decision to choose the most suitable airline. Besides, a lot of international airlines provide the tourists with a wide range of choices in prices and quality. The government has also improved the infrastructure in order to provide the residents and visitors convenient transit to the airports.
Traveling by boats in Vietnam
It will be a great experience for you to enjoy a journey by boats in Vietnam. Some prominent landscapes for traveling by boat are Halong Bay to explore mysterious caves and unique-shaped insularities; or visiting Western areas to go along the rivers, witness the local daily lifestyle and drop in the hustling floating markets – a typical image in this land.