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Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau

Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau

Vung Tau, a beautiful coastal cityabout 125km from HCM, is a great destination for your short-term travel. Currently, there have been three means of transports for backpackers: motorbike, passenger car and hydrofoil. Vung Tau has attracteda large number of tourists, especially on Tet holiday and other big occasions. You should avoid traveling to Vung Tau on these days to be able to freely select rooms and travel conveniently.

I. By motorcycles

Route: You take the Highway 1 then across Dong NaiBridge, you will meet a traffic roundabout (Vung Tau Intersection) from where you turn right along Highway 51 and take more 100km to Vung Tau City.

Another way: From Ho Chi Minh City, you can choose the route from Cat Lai ferry (District 2, HCMC) to Nhon Trach (DongNai). The road stretches to Highway 51 (at entrance of Nhon

Trach Industrial Zone). This route is about 20 km closer than the first one, but the road is in a little bad condition.

It takes about 3 - 3.5 hours to travel to Vung Tau by motorbike

II. By Passenger Cars

High Quality Passenger Cars priced at 60,000 - 80,000 VND / ticket

  • You can go to the Ben Xe Mien Dong (Eastern Station) to buy tickets to Vung Tau.
  • It takes about 2 hours.
  • Arrival at Vung Tau City Bus Station.

The East Station (Ben Xe Mien Dong)

  • Address: 292 Dinh Bo Linh, Ward 26, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: (08) 3899 4056; (08) 3898 4441; (08) 3898 4442; (08) 3898 4893
  • Website: www.benxemiendong.com.vn

Vung Tau City Bus Station

Address: 192 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 3, Vung Tau City

  • Tel: (064) 3859727

Recommended high quality passenger car operating on this route

1. Hoa Mai Company

Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung TauPhoto by Hoa Mai - Transport

Vung Tau Branch

  • Address: 2A TrungTrac Street, Vung Tau.
  • Tel: (064) .3531982 - 3531981-3531980

Ho Chi Minh City Branch

  • Address: 50 Nguyen Thai Binh Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: (08) .38218928
  • There is one way trip every 1 hour. The company uses 14 - seat car with air – conditioners

2.Thien Phu Company:

Pick up at your home.

Vung Tau Branch

  • Stop at Vung Tau Station.

Ho Chi Minh City

  • Stop Station: The East Station (Ben Xe Mien Dong)
  • Tel: (08) .38984893

3. Rang Dong Company:

Vung Tau Branch

  • Stop at Vung Tau Station
  • Tel: (064) .3525678
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Eastern Bus Station.
  • Tel: (08) .35.111.111

4. Mai Linh Company

  • Address: 64-68 Hai Ba Trung, P.BN, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: (08) .39292929 (HCMC) - (064) .3576576 (Vung Tau).

5. Phuong Trang Company

Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung TauPhoto by futabus.vn

  • Booking in Saigon: 08 38,309,309
  • Booking in Vung Tau: 0643 52 53 54 - Ba Ria: 0643 82 67 68
  • (Or at Phuong Trang’s offices)
  • Operation hour: From 05h: 00- 18:00 (30 minutes one way trip).
  • In Vung Tau, Ba Ria, shuttle buses transfer within a radius of 10 km are available

6. Kumho Company

  • Kumho is a 45-seat vehicle
  • Kumho Car runs on HCMC - Vung Tau route.
  • Departure from the Eastern Bus Station and arrival at Vung Tau Bus Station.
  • Address: 292 Dinh Bo Linh (Level 3), Ward 26, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: (08) 35116861

III. By Hydrofoils

  • Travel time: 1.5 hours.
  • Hydrofoil runs on HCMC - Vung Tau route and reversely with multi-lines.
  • Every 30 minutes a one way trip, running from 6:00 until 1630,
  • Departure from Bach Dang Pier and arrival at Cau Da Pier - Vung Tau.
  • You can buy tickets at the station or ticketing agents in HCMC or Vung Tau (some hotels also sell tickets Hydrofoil).

Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung TauPhoto by GreenlinesVietnam

Cau Da Pier

  • Address; 120 Hạ Long, Vung Tau City
  • Phone: (064).3810 202 – 3510 720

Bach Dang Pier

  • Address: 1 A Ham Nghi, District 1, HCMC
  • Phone: (08).3821 8061 – 3821 5609
  • Hydrofoil Company operating on this route

1. GreenLines Company

HCMC Branch

  • Address: 2 Ton DucThang (Bach Dang Pier)
  • Phone (08) 38210650 – 38215 609 – 38218189 -38210653 – 38218 185 – 38213 872

Vung Tau Branch

  • Address: 126 Hạ Long, Cau Da Pier
  • ĐT: (064).3810202 – 3816308

2. Vina Express Company

HCMC Branch

  • Address: 1 A HamNghi, District1, HCMC

Vung Tau Branch

  • Address: 122 Ha Long, Vung Tau
  • Phone (064). 3856 530
  • Note: During the peak season, holidays, to avoid not buying tickets, or buying expensive ones, it’s advisable to book early (before 10 days).

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My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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