How to go → HO CHI MINH to CAN THO? ☀️

How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho
How to get from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Can Tho? The only way how to get to Can Tho is to travel by bus/limousine or taxi.


Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho – The Best Ways to Travel:

From Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Can Tho in Vietnam by bus, van, taxi.

    • Embark on a journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho, situated in southern Vietnam, covering a distance of approximately 170 km by bus. Opting for a tourist bus, van, or minivan is highly recommended for the most convenient travel experience. Despite the absence of a direct train connection between Saigon and Can Tho, travelers have several transportation options to choose from. While an international airport serves the region, direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho are not available. Traveling by bus, limousine, or taxi from Saigon to Can Tho typically takes around 4 hours, with bus tickets priced at approximately $8-11 per person. For a more luxurious and comfortable journey, consider hiring a private taxi or car from Saigon or Tan Son Nhat Airport to Can Tho, with costs ranging from $50 to $200 depending on the vehicle type (car, minivan, SUV). Another adventurous option is to travel by motorbike or book a private boat tour departing from Saigon. Easily book your bus tickets or private taxi from Saigon to Can Tho online for added convenience. Upon reaching Can Tho, explore further by venturing to Phu Quoc Island, a renowned beach destination in southern Vietnam, or take a trip to Con Dao.

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    • Can Tho presents an ideal destination for exploring the renowned floating markets in Mekong Delta. Boasting a unique allure, Can Tho captivates foreign tourists with its distinct charm. The floating markets of Mekong Delta stand as the premier tourist attraction in southern Vietnam, offering unparalleled experiences not to be missed. Among the most sought-after destinations for immersive boat trips and market visits, Can Tho City shines bright. Beyond catering to the interests of foreign tourists, Can Tho holds significant importance for locals as well, serving as a hub for trading in fruits, vegetables, and seafood. Noteworthy among the floating markets is Cái Răng, alongside others such as Phong Dien, Phung Hiep, and Tra On. Travelers to Can Tho can opt for two popular transfer options: tourist buses or private car/taxi services. Discover detailed instructions on reaching Can Tho from Ho Chi Minh City within this article. Facilitating convenience, booking bus tickets or private car/taxi services to Can Tho can be easily accomplished online. For valuable insights before your Can Tho adventure, explore our comprehensive guide on Weather in Can Tho.
Transfer Mode – Saigon to Can Tho: Travel Time Cost Range
Tourist Bus / Minivan 3.5-5 hours $8-17/pp
Private Car 2-3 hours $50-200 (car, minivan)
Motorbike 4-5 hours $8-15/pp

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How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho?


1. BUS / VAN from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho

    • the best and cheapest way how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho
    • travel by bus/minivan from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes about 4 hours (about 170 km)
    • cheap bus ticket from Saigon to Can Tho costs about $8-17/pp
    • bus companies from Saigon to Can Tho: Vu Linh, Mai Linh, Phuong Trang (Futabus), Hahn Cafe, Thanh Buoi, Loc Phat, Techbus VN, …
    • a modern, comfortable buses, vans or minivans, certified tourist bus companies
    • arrive 30-60 minutes before departure and present voucher to board bus
    • Book and buy your bus e-tickets from Saigon to Can Tho online on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket to Can Tho by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station or before boarding the bus in Ho Chi Minh City
    • from Can Tho you can continue and visit Soc Trang, about 70 km south of Can Tho
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Bus of Thanh Buoi bus company from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Can Tho, photo: 12go.asia.
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Minibus / van by Vu Linh from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Can Tho, photo: 12go.asia.


2. TAXI / CAR from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho

    • you can also travel by private taxi from Saigon to Can Tho in southern Vietnam
    • travel by taxi/car from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes about 2-3 hours
    • private taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho costs about $50-200 (vehicle, car)
    • private taxi company from Saigon to Can Tho: Saigon DMC, Ouros Travel, Mui Ne Sky Travel, Nga Linh Transport, Dichung
    • modern, comfortable cars or vans, minivans to Can Tho
    • you can also book private taxi from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Can Tho

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Private taxi from Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon to Can Tho by Viet Technology Travel (photo: 12go.asia).


3. Travel on MOTORBIKE to Can Tho

    • you can also travel by motorbike from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho
    • there are various motorbike rentals in Ho Chi Minh City (motorbike for 1 day costs about $7-15/pp, semi-automatic)
    • you can use these verified rentals in Saigon – Saigon scooter rental or Tigitmotorbikes
    • you can try to search your motorbike with BIKESBOOKING ➜
    • your have to obtain your International Driving Permitt – IDP

4. TRAIN from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho

    • there is no train between Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City, but according to reports of Saigoneer (and another medias) from 09 March 2018, a new railway route to Can Tho should be build
    • more informations about this railway route

5. BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR + Tickets in Can Tho

    • you can also book your private tour from Saigon to Can Tho
    • these private tourist tours in Can Tho by local tour guides from Vietnam
    • you can also book full day excursion to Mekong Delta
    • Book a private tour / trip or other tourist activity to Can Tho online

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Baolau – search, book, buy tickets and flights

– Baolau sells the train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets for Cambodia and Laos)
– company offers also a tickets of the bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Futabus, TheSinhTourist, EcoSapa..)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, JetStar Pacific, VietJet Air, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry from Hai Phong to Cat Baferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Quan Lan, ferry to Phnom Penh…)
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, Penang to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur to Penang…)
– you can use online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– read other information about ticket in your order, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

12go.asia – search, book, buy tickets and flights

– 12go sells the train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly in Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Xian, Beijing to Shanghai, Shanghai to Hangzhou..)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Rong, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Krabi
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam in your mobile phone
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Sapa on 12go.asia or Baolau (Orient Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– information about 12go.asia read in article about transportation in Vietnam

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Floating market in Can Tho.


FAQ + Travel tips – Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho:

1. How to book and buy tickets from Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho?

    • You can book e-tickets or taxi from Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho on Baolau or 12go.asia.

2. Do you want to book a private tour to Can Tho / Mekong Delta region?

    • It is not a big problem, you can search and book a tour to Mekong Delta region with KLOOK.

3. What is the travel time from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho?

    • Travel by tourist bus/minivan from Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho takes about 3.5-5 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho takes about 3 hours.

4. What is the price of transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho?

    • Transfer by bus / minivan from Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho costs about $8-17/pp.
    • Transfer by private taxi / car from Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho costs about $50-200/vehicle.

5. What is the travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho?

    • Travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho is about 170 km by bus, taxi or motorbike.

6. Is it possible to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho by train?

    • No, there is no train from Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho, but in the near future there is a plan to build a new railway connection. The only way how to get to Can Tho is to travel by bus, private vehicle or motorbike.

7. Is there a flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho?

    • No, there is no flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho, the only way how to travel is by land – bus, van.

8. From which bus stations buses from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho depart?

    • Buses, vans and minivans to Can Tho depart from various bus stations in Saigon, check Baolau and 12go.asia.

9. Where you can go from Can Tho?

10. How to travel by boat from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho?

    • You can book some private boat tour to Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh Cty.

11. How to travel from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City?

12. How to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho?

    • My Tho is another place for visiting floating markets, it is about 2 hours from Saigon, you can travel by bus or taxi to My Tho. Bus tickets from Saigon to My tho start already at $2.70/pp.

13. What is Can Tho known for?

    • Can Tho is known as the „Rice Bowl“ of Vietnam due to its significant role in rice production. It’s also famous for its vibrant floating markets, where locals trade a variety of goods and fresh produce on boats. Additionally, Can Tho offers a glimpse into the authentic riverine culture of the Mekong Delta region.

14. When is the best time to visit Can Tho?

    • The best time to visit Can Tho is during the dry season, which typically runs from December to April. The weather is generally pleasant and conducive to exploring the city and its surroundings. Avoid the rainy season from May to November, as heavy rainfall can affect outdoor activities and transportation.

15. What dishes should I try in Can Tho?

    • Don’t miss trying local delicacies such as banh xeo (Vietnamese savory pancake), bun rieu (crab noodle soup), and hu tieu (noodle soup). The city is known for its variety of seafood dishes, thanks to its proximity to the Mekong Delta’s abundant water resources.

16. What are the top attractions to visit in Can Tho?

    • Can Tho, located in the heart of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, offers several top attractions for visitors. The must-visit site is the Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the largest and most vibrant floating markets in the Mekong Delta region. It’s a unique experience to witness local traders selling fruits, vegetables, and other goods from their boats. Another popular attraction is the Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary, where you can observe various species of migratory birds in their natural habitat. Additionally, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the charming Can Tho Old Market, visit the Binh Thuy Ancient House, and take a boat trip along the Mekong River to see the rural life and lush scenery of the region.

17. How can I explore the Mekong Delta from Can Tho?

    • Can Tho serves as an excellent base for exploring the enchanting Mekong Delta region. One of the best ways to explore the delta is by taking a boat tour along the Mekong River and its tributaries. You can arrange a boat tour from Can Tho, which will take you to various destinations such as fruit orchards, traditional handicraft villages, and peaceful canals. Additionally, consider visiting nearby islands such as Con Son and Phuoc Long, where you can immerse yourself in the rural lifestyle, enjoy fresh fruits, and interact with friendly locals. It’s recommended to book a tour or hire a local guide to make the most of your Mekong Delta exploration from Can Tho.

18. Which beaches can you visit in southern Vietnam?

    • Southern Vietnam is known for various nice coastline and beautiful beaches. The best places for visit these beaches are in Phu Quoc, Con Dao, Vung Tau or Mui Ne. Read this article: The Best Beaches in Southern Vietnam.

19. How to travel solo in Vietnam?

    • Discover the wonders of solo travel in Vietnam as you explore ancient temples, cruise through scenic landscapes or karst sceneries, hike various national parks and ethnic villages and connect with the warm-hearted locals, creating a personalized journey of cultural immersion and breathtaking experiences.

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🚍 Bus from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to Can Tho – Schedule / Timetable / Tickets:

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Bus Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Can Tho

Bus ticket - Price

Tri Nhan

08:30

12:00

From $5.70

Tri Nhan

08:30

12:00

From $5.70

Tri Nhan

11:30

15:00

From $5.70

Thanh Buoi

00:00

04:00

From $6.10

Thanh Buoi

08:00

12:00

From $6.10

Thanh Buoi

09:30

13:30

From $6.10

Thanh Buoi

10:30

14:30

From $6.10

Thanh Buoi

11:00

15:00

From $6.10

Thanh Buoi

15:00

19:00

From $6.10

Thanh Buoi

16:30

20:30

From $6.10

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

00:00

03:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

01:00

04:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

02:00

05:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

03:00

06:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

04:00

07:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

05:00

08:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

06:00

09:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

07:00

10:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

08:00

11:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

09:00

12:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

10:00

13:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

11:00

14:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

12:00

15:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

13:00

16:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

14:00

17:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

15:00

18:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

16:00

19:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

17:00

20:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

18:00

21:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

19:00

22:30

From $6.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

20:00

23:30

From $6.60

Mai Linh

05:00

09:10

From $5.20

Mai Linh

07:00

11:10

From $5.20

Mai Linh

08:00

12:10

From $5.20

Mai Linh

09:00

13:10

From $5.20

Mai Linh

11:00

15:10

From $5.20

Mai Linh

13:00

17:10

From $5.20

Mai Linh

15:00

19:10

From $5.20

Mai Linh

17:00

21:10

From $5.20

Vu Linh

06:00

10:00

From $6.05

Vu Linh

06:30

10:30

From $6.05

Vu Linh

10:00

14:00

From $6.05

Vu Linh

11:00

15:00

From $6.05

Vu Linh

12:00

16:00

From $6.05

Vu Linh

13:00

17:00

From $6.05

Vu Linh

14:00

18:00

From $6.05

Vu Linh

15:00

19:00

From $6.05

Vu Linh

16:00

20:00

From $6.05

Vu Linh

17:00

21:00

From $6.05

Loc Phat

05:00

08:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

06:00

09:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

07:00

10:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

08:00

11:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

09:00

12:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

10:00

13:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

11:00

14:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

12:00

15:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

13:00

16:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

14:00

17:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

15:00

18:45

From $6.90

Loc Phat

16:00

19:45

From $6.90

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🚕 Taxi from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to Can Tho – Schedule / Timetable + Fares:

Taxi Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Travel Time

Price (Car)

Ngan Linh Trans.

Any Time

02:05

From $63.00

Ngan Linh Trans.

Any Time

02:05

From $67.00

Ngan Linh Trans.

Any Time

02:05

From $112.00

Mui Ne Sky Travel

Any Time

03:05

From $70.00

Mui Ne Sky Travel

Any Time

03:05

From $74.00

Mui Ne Sky Travel

Any Time

03:05

From $117.00

Saigon DMC

Any Time

03:00

From $70.00

Saigon DMC

Any Time

03:00

From $75.00

Saigon DMC

Any Time

03:00

From $115.00

Ouros Travel

Any Time

03:00

From $71.00

Ouros Travel

Any Time

03:00

From $74.00

Ouros Travel

Any Time

03:00

From $116.00

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Kim Lan Hotel in Can Tho (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels in Can Tho.
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Vinpearl Can Tho Hotel (photo: Agoda). 10 best luxury hotels in Can Tho.


3 Ways of Transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho:

1. BUS / VAN from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho
Transport Options Tourist Bus, Van
Travel Time About 4 hours
Additional Information Best and cheapest option. Certified tourist bus companies.
2. PRIVATE TAXI / CAR from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho
Transport Options Taxi, Car
Travel Time About 2-3 hours
Additional Information Private taxi services. Modern and comfortable vehicles.
3. Travel on MOTORBIKE to Can Tho
Transport Options Motorbike
Additional Information Motorbike rentals available. Ensure International Driving Permit (IDP).

🎫 Book and buy your tickets from Saigon to Can Tho + Schedule:

(You can change your departure, arrival, e.g. Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne, Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh…)

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