How to travel from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Vung Tau

Vung Tau is 120km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Vung Tau is a popular R&R destination to both foreign visitors and Vietnamese tourists. The city is famed for beaches and lovely seaside landscape. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau are as follows:

 By private car: The road from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau is in excellent conditions, but the traffic can be very busy though. The road trip takes less than 2 hours.

By local bus: There are several bus companies operating daily buses from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau. The trip starts from Ho Chi Minh City tourist quarter, Tan Son Nhat Airport or the Eastern Bus Station and concludes at Vung Tau City. The journey takes 2 hours.

By Speedboat: There are several speedboats from Saigon to Vung Tau. Speedboats depart Ho Chi Minh City at Bach Dang Pier, District 1 (City center) and concludes at Ho May Pier at Vung Tau City. The trip by waterway takes 2 hours.

By motorbike: Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau by motorbike takes 2-3 hours. The traffic is busy.

By bicycle: The trip from Saigon to Vung Tau by bicycle takes a full day. The traffic is busy.