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Published: June 30th 2008
Mai Linh taxi
Mai Linh taxi is a famous brand name in Vietnam. The taxi is painted with green and white colors. This shot was taken in Pleiku when I was traveling in the central highlands.
This blog contains photos of vehicles, aircrafts, tourist boats, airports, bus and railway stations in Vietnam. You can find all types of means of transport in Vietnam, except subway which is still in the future plan. In the big cities there are millions of motorbikes, plus taxis, buses and cars, while cyclos and bicycles are minority. There used to be tram way, but it was no longer used since the 1990s.
Each province also has its own special vehicles or boats as you see some photos in this blog.
Tourists can use Open Tour Bus system which allows you to get on and off on the route. Other choices are train, local bus and air plane. Some major means of transport in Vietnam
Aircrafts: Boeing, Air Bus, ATR72, Fokker, Bombadier, and helicopters
Buses: Now most of the bus companies are private owned.
Train: Vietnam has a north - south railway system
Cars / Trucks / Pickups
Taxis: Taxis are available in most of the cities/towns in Vietnam except the mountain region and Côn Đảo island.
Motorbikes: This is the most useful means of transport and they are used for carrying humans, animals,
Motorbike is one of the major means of transport in Vietnam.
"Xe lam" 3-wheeled motorcycles (tuk tuk) and "Xe lôi" rickshaws (mainly in the Mekong Delta)
Cyclos (mainly for tourists and for carrying offerings in the engagement ceremonies)
Boats / Hydrofoils / Ferries / Canoes
Ox cart / Buffalo cart / Horse cart
Electric cars Tourist boats in Vietnam
In major tourist cities/towns/sites like Hạ Long bay, the Perfurme Pagoda in Hanoi, Ninh Bình, the Perfume River in Huế, Cù Lao Chàm in Hôi An, Nha Trang, the Mekong Delta, there are boats with different sizes, shapes and decorations.
If you are interested in fishing boats, you can see some photos in this blog: Fishing villages in Vietnam Airports in Vietnam
Seven international airports are located in Hanoi (Noi Bai int'l airport), Da Nang (Da Nang int'l airport), Cam Ranh (Cam Ranh int'l airport), HCM city (Tan Son Nhat int'l airport), Da Lat (Lien Khuong int'l airport), Can Tho (Can Tho int'l airport) and Phu Quoc island (Phu Quoc int'l airport).
Other airports from north to south are located in Hai Phong, Dien Bien Phu, Thanh Hoa, Vinh, Dong Hoi, Hue, Chu Lai, Quy Nhon, Tuy Hoa, Pleiku, Buon
Bus in Hanoi
The bus in Hanoi is painted with red and yellow colors. Each city in Vietnam has a bus system.
Me Thuot, Rach Gia, Ca Mau and Con Dao island. Distances from the airports to cities/towns:
Most airports are located 10-40km away from the centers of the cities/towns.
Nội Bài int'l airport to Hanoi city: 30km
Điện Biên Phủ airport to the city's center: 1km
Phú Bài airport to Huế city: 10km
Chu Lai airport to Tam Kỳ city: 35km
Chu Lai airport to Quảng Ngãi city: 45km
Cam Ranh int'l airport to Nha Trang: 40km
Đà Nẵng int'l airport & Tân Sơn Nhất int'l airport are close to the centers of the cities (within 5km).
Tuy Hòa airport to the city: 7km
Quy Nhơn airport to the city: 35km
Côn Đảo airport to the town: 15km
Phú Quốc int'l airport to Dương Đông town: 7km
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