Means of transport in Vietnam


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September 15th 2013
Published: June 30th 2008
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Mai Linh taxi Mai Linh taxi 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,
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Motorbike is one of the major means of transport in Vietnam.
lugguages etc.

"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)

Bicycles

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 HanoiBus in HanoiBus 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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Bicycle - Nha Trang beachBicycle - Nha Trang beach
Bicycle - Nha Trang beach

Bicycle still is a means of transport in Vietnam, however motorbikes make up majority.
Ox cart for tourists in Tam Cốc site, Ninh Bình provinceOx cart for tourists in Tam Cốc site, Ninh Bình province
Ox cart for tourists in Tam Cốc site, Ninh Bình province

French tourists were going to Bích Động cave by ox cart - November 2012.
Russian UAZ in Hội An townRussian UAZ in Hội An town
Russian UAZ in Hội An town

Now it's mainly used by the military.
Xe lôi rickshaw in Hà Tiên townXe lôi rickshaw in Hà Tiên town
Xe lôi rickshaw in Hà Tiên town

Kiên Giang province, south west Vietnam
Cable car to Vinpearl Land in Nha TrangCable car to Vinpearl Land in Nha Trang
Cable car to Vinpearl Land in Nha Trang

15 minute cable car ride from Nha Trang city to the Tre island.
High quality bus on route Hanoi - Cần ThơHigh quality bus on route Hanoi - Cần Thơ
High quality bus on route Hanoi - Cần Thơ

This bus has bunk beds for traveling on the long routes.
Vietnam Airlines aircraftVietnam Airlines aircraft
Vietnam Airlines aircraft

Yellow lotus is the logo of Vietnam Airlines.
Cyclo is also used for carrying flowersCyclo is also used for carrying flowers
Cyclo is also used for carrying flowers

Nha Trang beach city - Tết 2012.
Train from Hanoi railway stationTrain from Hanoi railway station
Train from Hanoi railway station

The words on the wagon mean "Vietnam railway"
A bus in Mường Tè district, Lai Châu provinceA bus in Mường Tè district, Lai Châu province
A bus in Mường Tè district, Lai Châu province

A local bus in the North West mountain region of Vietnam with lots of things on the roof.
Canoe on the tour to Cù Lao Chàm islandCanoe on the tour to Cù Lao Chàm island
Canoe on the tour to Cù Lao Chàm island

It's quite bumpy when going by canoe on the sea.


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