How to travel from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Ben Tre

Ben Tre is 90km south of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Ben Tre is an island surrounded by the Mekong River branches and the sea. Ben Tre is the land of coconut forests in Vietnam with many ecotourist sites. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre are as follows:

 By private car: The road from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre is in good conditions and there are bridges which span the Mekong River branches that make transport much more convenient than earlier. Traffic is often quiet out of Ho Chi Minh City.

By local bus: There are several bus companies operating daily buses from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre. The trip starts from Ho Chi Minh City’s Western Bus Station and concludes at Ben Tre Bus Station. The journey takes 2 hours 30 minutes.

By motorbike: Ben Tre surely can be reached by motorbike from Saigon, the trip takes 2-3 hours. There are interesting tourist attractions for those who love to explore: Dong Thap Muoi, My Tho.

By bicycle: Road trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre by bicycle should take a full day. Cycling in Ben Tre amid coconut forests is a great experience.