How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau ?

Updated: 15/5/2018                871 words            ⏰ 4 minutes

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Vung Tau (Vũng Tàu) is a port city and the capital of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province with many beaches near Ho Chi Minh city including Front Beach, Back Beach, Pineapple Beach… That's why it is a popular weekend destination for Saigoneers with sea breeze, fresh seafood, surf and sand. 

Vung Tau city
Vung Tau city (Source: Vnexpress)


However, the distance from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau city is 96 kilometres, this makes visitors encounter many difficulties in moving, especially the ones coming to Vung Tau for the first time.

Therefore, to solve this problem, Dichungtaxi will give you the lastest information about “How to get from Ho Chi Minh city to Vung Tau city”.

Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau
Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau : 96 km


There are 4 main ways to go to Vung Tau from Ho Chi Minh:
> Taxi
> Ferry/ Boat
> Express Bus
> Motorbike

Taxi from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

Taxi is possibly the fastest and the most convenient way to travel from Ho Chi Minh city to Vung Tau city but the price is quite high. 

If you intend to move to the city center by taxi, you can refer to the phone numbers of the taxi companies below. 

  • Taxi Mai Linh                  : 028 38 38 38 38 / 0254 3 56 56 56

  • Taxi Petro                       : 0254 3 851 851

  • Taxi Gili                           : 0254 3 85 85 85

  • Taxi Ba Ria                     : 0254 382 74 74


In addition, if you do not want to negotiate on motor or taxi fare, you can book online a taxi from the webiste of Dichungtaxi.

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Information about Vehicles:

– Sedan or Vios :      3 people      &       3 luggages + handbags
– SUV or Innova:        5 people     &       5 luggages + handbags
– Minivan :                12 people    &       16 luggages + handbags

Ferry/ Boat from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

There are 3 popular ferry/boats which are exploiting this route such as: Greenlines, Vina Express, Petro Express

Usually, travelling by ferry/boat from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau takes about 1,5 hours. The price of the one-way boat/ferry ticket is about 260 000 viet.dongs ($13-14)

  • Pick up: Ho Chi Minh City port – Nha Rong Port (157 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Ward 18, District 4)

  • Drop off: Vung Tau Port – Cau Da Port

*You must come to the boat at least 30 minutes before departure

Ferry to Vung Tau
Ferry to Vung Tau (Source: ivivu)

Express Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

Besides that, express bus is also a popular choice. Normally, the cost of express bus is 80.000 – 150.000 VND / ticket, depending on the type of seat or bus.

It takes about 2 hours to travel to Vung Tau from Ho Chi Minh city by express bus. 

Then if you want to travel to Vung Tau by express bus, you can refer to these travel companies to buy tickets to Vung Tau: 

  • Hoa Mai Car Company                  : (0254) 3531982 – 3531981 – 3531980

  • Phuong Trang Company (FUTA)   : (028) 38 309 309 (HCM) – (0254) 3 52 53 54 (Vung Tau)

  • Kumho Company                           : (028) 35116861

  • Mai Linh Company                         : (028).39 29 29 29 (HCM) – (0254) 3 576 576 (Vung Tau)

  • Thien Phu Company                      : (028).38984893

*Usually, for these express bus, they will pick up passengers at their own office in Ho Chi Minh city and drop off passengers at their office in Vung Tau city. Therefore customers have to move to the office before arrival time and move to their places after the trip by themselves.

Motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

For who likes backpacking tourism, you can also travel by motorbike from Ho Chi Minh city to Vung Tau. This will be a very interesting experience when you come along Vung Tau beaches. 

From Ho Chi Minh City, you can choose to follow the route below to travel to Vung Tau.

Route: Follow Highway 1, then pass Dong Nai bridge. You will meet an intersection, formerly called Vung Tau crossroads. From here you turn right along Highway 51. Keep going on further about 100km to Vung Tau City.

Usually, it takes 3 – 3.5 hours to go to Vung Tau from Ho Chi Minh city by motorcycle.

Motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau
Motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau (Source:Vietfuntravel)

If you've read this far, DichungTaxi hopes that you have found useful information for your arrival to Vung Tau. With package rates only from 1,500,000 VND


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