how to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau Vietnam

How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

Vung Tau Travel Guide

With only 2.5 hours drive from the center of Ho Chi Minh City and a beautiful 20km coastline, Vung Tau is one of the favorite destinations for Southern tourists.

How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau?

This article is a complete transportation guide to Vung Tau from Ho Chi Minh, including departure schedule, transport providers and guide to book online bus tickets.

how to get from Saigon to Vung Tau ferry bus

Traveling from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

The distance from Saigon to Vung Tau is approximately 125 km, making Vung Tau a great place for a weekend getaway from Ho Chi Minh.

Currently, there are 4 main ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau: bus, ferry, motorbike, and private car.

 

Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau Bus/ Van

Duration: 2.5 hours

Cost: starts at $4.3 (100 000 VND)

Taking a bus from Saigon to Vung Tau is the easiest way.

Phuong Trang offers regular buses from FUTA bus center to Vung Tau city. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours.

The first bus departs at 6 am, while the last one departs at 7 pm. One ticket costs 100 000 VND.

Bus stop:

  • Ho Chi Minh: 272 – 274 Đề Thám, P.Phạm Ngũ Lão
  • Vung Tau: 192 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Vũng Tàu, Tỉnh Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu
book bus from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau
Getting the earliest bus will give you plenty of time in Vung Tau!

In case you’re going directly from the airport

If you’re going from Tan Son Nhat Airport, you can take a direct bus operated by Phu Hai to get to Vung Tau.

There are frequent buses departing from Tan Son Nhat airport, with the earliest one leaves at 7 am and the last one departs 9 pm.

A ticket for a normal seat (on a bus) costs 110,000 VND, while a ticket for Phu Hai VIP Limousine costs 140,000 VND.

Bus stop:

  • Ho Chi Minh: Tan Son Nhat international parking lot
  • Vung Tau: 110 Phạm Hồng Thái, Phường 7, Vũng Tàu
How to get from Tan Son Nhat airport Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau
Phu Hai offers a direct bus service from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Vung Tau city

Book bus ticket from Saigon to Vung Tau

You can reserve your ticket easily online with Baolau, a trusted travel search engine company providing extensive transportation services in Asia.

By entering your departure day, you can search and find the best option for you and your travel company.

 

-> Book bus ticket from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau


Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau Ferry

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $10 (220 000 VND)

Taking a ferry is a great way to travel to Vung Tau from Saigon.

From 2016, Greenlines-DP high-speed ferry officially came into operation to bring tourists to Vung Tau city by providing waterway transport for a route of Saigon – Vung Tau and vice versa by catamarans.

Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau by Greenlines ferry

Ferry Schedule

Ho Chi Minh City – Vung Tau Route

  • Monday to Friday: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Estimated duration: 120 minutes

Vung Tau – Ho Chi Minh City

  • Monday to Friday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
  • Estimated duration: 120 minutes

Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau by ferry

Ferry Terminal

  • Ho Chi Minh – Bach Dang Speed ferry terminal: 10B Ton Duc Thang St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Vung Tau – Ho May Tourism area pier: 01A Tran Phu St., Ward 1, Vung Tau City

Note:

As ferry schedules may vary due to weather conditions and other objective factors, please check with the carrier in advance before your travel date.

ferry to Vung Tau from Ho Chi Minh city

Book ferry tickets from Saigon to Vung Tau

You can search and book ferry tickets for you and your travel company easily with Baolau.

Just by entering the departure day, you can compare different options with time and transport providers.

-> Book ferry to Vung Tau

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Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau Private Transfer

Duration: Total of 4.5 hours (round trip)
Cost: $81 (round-trip)

If you’re looking for a day trip from Ho Chi Minh city to Vung Tau, you can rent a private car charter for your travel group.

The service includes:

  • 10 hours car charter, including round trip travel time of 4.5 hours
  • Basic English speaking driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel costs
  • Highway Tolls
  • Insurance provided by the operator

Itinerary:

  • Pick up from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Vung Tau
  • Drop off at Ho Chi Minh City

how to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau Vietnam


Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau Motorbike

If you’re interested in going to Vung Tau from Ho Chi Minh by motorbike, here are 2 options:

Option 1

From Ho Chi Minh, you can take the National Highway 1A (QL1A).

After crossing the bridge of Dong Nai, you will see a traffic roundabout (Vung Tau crossroads, formerly called Vung Tau fork), from here you turn right along National Highway 51 and go straight.

After about 100km, you will reach to Vung Tau City.

Although this option is quite far, it’s relatively safe if you ride a motorbike at night.

how to ride a motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

Option 2

From Ho Chi Minh City, you can take a ferry from Cat Lai ferry terminal (District 2, Ho Chi Minh City) to Nhon Trach (Dong Nai).

After arriving, turn under Highway 51 and go straight for Vung Tau. This option saves about 20 km, but if you travel at night, it does not guarantee safety.

Note

Time to go to Vung Tau by motorbike: 3 – 3.5 hours (without stop).

 

Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau Car

In addition, if you’d like to drive to Vung Tau with your own cars, you should choose the route to Vung Tau via Long Thanh – Dong Nai highway, which will help shorten the distance to Vung Tau to only about 2 -2.5 hours.

 


Things to do in Vung Tau

From swimming at Bai Sau to spending an amazing time at Ho May park, there are several things that you can do in Vung Tau city.

Don’t forget to enjoy tasty and fresh seafood dishes or watch dog-racing at night.

best things to do in Vung Tau Vietnam

 

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