How to get from HO CHI MINH to VUNG TAU?

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How to get from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Vung Tau? You can travel by high speed ferry or bus, book tickets online.

 Ferry – Saigon to Vung Tau 
 Bus – Saigon to Vung Tau
Taxi – Saigon to Vung Tau
Saigon Airport to Vung Tau
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    • Vung Tau (Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province) – the tourist and industrial place of the southern Vietnam. It is the nearest place with the beaches and hotels for tourists from Ho Chi Minh City. It is a modern city and has about 350 000 people. Some of the interesting places in Vung Tau: Vũng Tàu Lighthouse and the Statue of Jesus Christ with outstretched arms, (on the top of Small Mountain), Duc Me Bai Dau, Thắng Tam Temple, Martyr’s Memorial or beautiful pagodas. There are 3 popular options how you can get to Vung Tau from Saigon – by tourist bus/van, ferry/boat or private taxi / limousine / car. There are no flights to Vung Tau from Saigon, travel by plane is not possible.
    • You can book bus/ferrytickets or car from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

From Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau you can travel by bus/minivan, ferry/speedboat.

    • Travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau is only about 100 km by road. There is no train connection from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau and there is no flight to Vung Tau. Travel by boat / ferry / hydrofoil takes about 1.5 hour, ferry is a popular option of transport and 2.5-3 hours by tourist bus/minivan. Bus tickets from Saigon to Vung Tau are cheap and start already at $5-7/pp. Boat/ferry tickets from Saigon to Vung Tau cost about $9-14/pp. You can also take a private taxi/car from Saigon to Vung Tau. Travel by private taxi or car from Saigon to Vung Tau takes about 2-2.5 hours and it costs about $70-130/vehicle. You can also travel by tourist bus/van or private taxi/car from Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau. You can book and buy bus/ferry tickets or private taxi/car from Saigon to Vung Tau easily online. From Vung Tau you can also travel to Con Dao Island.

How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau?


1. SPEEDBOAT / FERRY from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

    • high speed ferry/boat of the Greenlines Ferry company
    • travel by ferry/boat/hydrofoil from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau takes about 1.5 hour
    • high speed ferry is the fastest and most convenient option of transfer (Aircon, WC, Snack)
    • price of the one-way boat/ferry ticket is about $9-14/pp
    • boat departs from Ho Chi Minh City – Bach Dang Speed Ferry Terminal (03 Tôn Đức Thắng, Phường Bến Nghé)
    • boat arrives to the port in Vung Tau – Greenlines DP Seaport Vung Tau (12/1 Trần Phú, Vũng Tàu)
    • come to the boat at least 30 minutes before departure
    • Book and buy ferry/boat e-tickets from Saigon to Vung Tau on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • children under 6 are free and do not need a ticket if they share a seat with a parent and children ages 6-11 are half price
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High Speed Ferry of Greenlines company from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau.


2. BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau

    • several buses of Futabus (Phuong Trang) run every day from Ho Chi Minh City
    • several buses of Phu Hai run every day from Ho Chi Minh International Airport
    • modern and comfortable buses for tourists and travellers
    • travel by bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau takes about 2.5-3 hours
    • one-way cheap bus ticket costs about $4-8/pp (seat)
    • Book bus e-tickets from Saigon to Vung Tau on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket to Vung Tau 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 Saigon
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Phu Hai bus from Tan Son Nhat airport to Vung Tau + Futabus from Saigon to Vung Tau (photo: Baolau)


3. MINIVAN from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau

    • several minivans of various bus companies run every day from Saigon to Vung Tau
    • modern and comfortable air-conditioned minivans and limousine buses
    • travel by minivan from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau takes about 2.5 hours
    • one-way ticket costs about 170 000 viet.dongs ($6-8/pp, Seat)
    • private companies of Huy Hoa, Havaz, Ouros Travel or Hoa Mai
    • arrive at the boarding point at least 30 minutes before departure
    • Book and buy minivan e-tickets from Saigon to Vung Tau online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your e-ticket to Vung Tau 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 Saigon

4. TAXI / CAR from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau

    • you can also travel by private taxi from Saigon to Vung Tau
    • various private cars – Van, Minivan, SUV..
    • private taxi companies: Tim Charter, Ouros Travel, Hai Van Transport…
    • travel by private taxi from Saigon to Vung Tau costs about $70-130 (depends on the type of car)
    • Book your private taxi/car from Saigon to Vung Tau online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

5. Travel on MOTORBIKE to Vung Tau

    • it is very easy route from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau on the motorbike
    • there are lots of motorbike rentals in Ho Chi Minh City (1 day costs about $7-15/pp, semi-automatic)
    • you can use eg. – Saigon scooter rental or Tigitmotorbikes

6. TRAIN from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau?

    • no, there is not train connection between Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau
    • but, there is a plan to build train connection in the near future (more information)

How to get from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Vung Tau?

    • there are buses/minivans of Hoa Mai, Havaz, Ouros Travel from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Vung Tau
    • buses or minivans depart from International Terminal Parking Lot
    • Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City (Sân bay Tân Sơn Nhất)
    • modern and comfortable seat air-conditioned buses or vans/minivans
    • travel by bus/van from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Vung Tau takes about 2-2.5 hours
    • one-way bus ticket from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Vung Tau costs about $6-16/pp (bus seat or VIP Class)
    • Book bus tickets from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Vung Tau on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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VIP Class Van of Ouros Travel from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Vung Tau (photo: 12go.asia).

Baolau – search, book and buy tickets online
– Baolau sells the train, bus, ferry e-tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (+ tickets for Cambodia and Laos)
– bus tickets of various companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, TheSinh Tourist, EcoSapa, Futabus, InterBus Lines…)
– company offers flights of Vietnamese airlines, JetStar, VietJet Air, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– tickets for the ferries in Vietnam, eg. ferry to Phu Quoc, Con Dao, ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Phnom Penh, ferry to Quan Lan
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur to Penang, Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands…)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– you can use online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read in the order any other information about ticket, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau
12go.asia – search, book and buy tickets online
– 12go.asia sells the train, bus, ferry e-tickets, flights mainly to Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia)
– 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, ferry to Koh Rong, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Chang, Koh Tao
– train tickets for the most frequented routes in Thailand – Bangkok > Kanchanaburi, Bangkok > Chiang Mai, Bangkok > Surat Thani..
– you can not use an online train e-ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– more information about train tickets and trains in Thailand
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam in your mobile phone or tablet (not in Thailand)
– information about 12go.asia read in article about transportation in Vietnam
– if you order 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

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Fishing boats in Vung Tau.
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Buddha statue in Ecotourism Park in Vung Tau.
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Local fishermen in Vung Tau.

FAQ + TIPS –  Travel route from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau:

How to book bus tickets or taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau?

    • You can book bus tickets or taxi/car from Saigon to Vung Tau on 12go.asia or Baolau .

How long does it take to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau?

    • Travel by ferry/hydrofoil from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau takes about 1.5 hour.
    • Travel by bus/minivan from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau takes about 2.5-3 hours.
    • Travel by taxi/private car from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau takes about 2-2.5 hours.

What is the travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau?

How much does it cost to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau?

    • Travel by ferry/speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau costs about $9-14/pp.
    • Travel by bus/minivan from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau costs about $4-10/pp.
    • Travel by taxi/private car from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau costs about $70-130/car.

Is there a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau?

    • No, there is not a train connection from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau in 2020, it is not possible to travel by train.

What is the most cheapest way of transport from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau?

    • The most cheapest way of transport from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau is to travel by bus/van. Bus tickets start at $4-8.

What is the fastest option of transport from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau?

    • The most fastest option of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau is to travel by ferry/speeedboat.

Is there an airport in Vung Tau? Are there flights from Saigon?

    • There is a small airport in Vung Tau City (only for some private flights). Travel by plane from Saigon to Vung Tau is not possible, there are no flights.

Is there some bus or minivan from Tan Son That Airport to Vung Tau?

    • Yes, there are some buses or private modern minivans from Tan Son That Airport to Vung Tau, bus tickets cost about $6-116/pp, check Baolau/12go. There are also various private taxi companies from the airport to Vung Tau.

Is it possible to travel from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands?


Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau – Schedule / Timetable / Bus Tickets:

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Ferry from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau – Schedule / Timetable / Ferry Tickets:

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