How to travel from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Vinh Long

Vinh Long is 130km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Vinh Long along with Dong Thap and Tra Vinh makes up an island surrounded by the Mekong River tributaries and the sea. Vinh Long is a popular tourist attraction with exotic lifestyle of communities inhabiting on islands on the Mekong River. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh Long are as follows:

 By private car: The road from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh Long is in good conditions and there are bridges which span the Mekong River branches that make transport much more convenient than earlier.

By local bus: There are several bus companies operating daily buses from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh Long. The trip starts from Ho Chi Minh City’s Western Bus Station and concludes at Vinh Long Bus Station. The journey takes 3 hours.

By motorbike: Vinh Long surely can be reached by motorbike from Saigon, the trip takes 3-4 hours. There are interesting tourist attractions for those who love to explore: Dong Thap Muoi, My Tho, Cai Be Floating Market.

By bicycle: Road trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh Long by bicycle should take more than a full day. Cycling in Vinh Long’s countryside amid kilns offers great photographic opportunities.