Uber is a very good option compared to taxis in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Transportation in Vietnam, mainly in big cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City is for foreigners chaotic and confusing. But for the Vietnamese, it is perfectly normal, people crossing the streets very slowly and without stress. The tourists use a taxi service in Vietnam and other alternative transportation as well Uber, Grab Bike, Easy Riders, and more. A suitable alternative is Uber, avoid dishonest taxi drivers, and you everytime knows exactly what you pay for ride.
A lot of dishonest taxi drivers operate in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Uber began operate in Vietnam in mid-2014 and using of this service is gradually increasing. Currently (October 2017), Uber operates in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Uber Vietnam has met with many difficulties recently. In August 2017, the Da Nang City Transport Department issued a notice banning Uber operations in Da Nang city (more info). Surely you’ve noticed, however, problems or a ban on this service such as Uber in some European countries, Australia and India. The availability of Uber services in cities you can check on the website of Uber. According to the latest news from April 2017, Uber’s ride hailing service is finally legal in Vietnam (more information).
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Uber offers 4 transport options + 1 deliver service in Vietnam.
Uber offers 4 types of transport services + 1 deliver service in Vietnam (Uber MOTO, Uber X, Uber BLACK, SUV, Uber DELIVER). The Prices for transport with Uber in Vietnam are almost one third versus Vietnamese taxi services. However, these prices are almost the same in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. It is possible the prices for Uber services will be grow slowly.
For transportation you can also use Uber MOTO (motorbike / scooter).
Yes, motorbike / scooter is another option of transport with Uber in Vietnam. Sometimes, the transportation with a motorbike may be faster, it is also very cheap (about 3,700₫ / 1 km), the streets are often full and congested in big cities. But this option of transportation can be dangerous, the car is less dangerous. It should be emphasized, despite the chaos which prevails on the streets, the bikers are moving slowly, because it not be done otherwise.
Uber in Vietnam – transport options and prices icon-angle-double-down
Uber MOTO (motorbike, scooter)icon-angle-double-down
The Prices in vietnamese dong, same in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (October 2017):
Basic tax – 0₫
+ for one minute – 200₫
+ for 1 km – 3,700₫
Minimum fare – 10,000₫
Cancellation fee – 5,000₫
Uber X (classic standard car)icon-angle-double-down
The Prices in vietnamese dong in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (October 2017):
Basic tax – Hanoi – 0₫ / Ho Chi Minh City – 0₫
+ for one minute – Hanoi – 300₫ / Ho Chi Minh City – 300₫
+ for 1 km – Hanoi – 7,500₫ / Ho Chi Minh City – 8,500₫
Minimum fare – Hanoi – 15,000₫ / Ho Chi Minh City – 15,000₫
Cancellation fee – Hanoi – 15,000₫ / Ho Chi Minh City – 15,000₫
Actual prices and calculation of price in Vietnam you can find here:
To use this service you need to have a mobile application on your phone.
Install Uber mobile applicaton for Android or iPhone, enter information about your credit card and you can ride. Using of this application is very simple. In the application, you’ll see a price of estimate drive, options for transportation (Uber MOTO, Uber X…), drive time, all information intuitively navigate you.
Pin on the map you specify pickup location and confirm your booking of the service. WARNING – if you order the drive and then you make a cancellation, you will be charged with the cancellation fees (5,000₫ for the bike, 15,000₫ for the car). Look at the current price list of Uber in different cities. After completing your ride you will receive a bill for a ride in your email.
Get a free ride by inviting your friends.
Also you can get a free ride if you invite your friends with your promocode. For more information about the using the service see the official help page, where you’ll find all the answers.