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How to get to Cat Tien National Park

How to get to Cat Tien National Park

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    1. Getting to Cat Tien National Park by shuttle bus

    The best place to start your journey by this mean of transport in Ho Chi Minh City. Because there is no direct shuttle bus route from Hanoi to Cat Tien National Park. Even though, you can jump onto a Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh bus and ask the bus staff where you should leave the bus. The office of Cat Tien National Park is located at Tan Phu Commune, Dong Nai Province so we think it is better to leave the bus somewhere nearby.

    a. Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City from Hanoi by shuttle bus

    Here are some service providers you should consider

     

     
    Sleeper Bus Provider Price Departure time Starting Address Ending Address
    Hoang Long VND 620,000 + Addition fare: VND 130,000 (meal) 07:00 AM 13:00 PM 19:30 PM 21:30 PM Nuoc Ngam Station, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
    Tam Hong VND 750,000 + Addition fare: VND 100,000 (meal) 11:00 AM 17:00 PM Nuoc Ngam Station, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
    Mai Linh VND 775,000 11:00 AM 17:00 PM Nuoc Ngam Station, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
    Tuan Duyen VND 800,000 7:00 AM Yen Nghia Station, Ha Dong District, Ha Noi Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City

    b. Arriving Ho Chi Minh City from Hanoi by airplane

    Or else, just catch a flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City first

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    There are a lot of flights every day from Hanoi to Tan Son Nhat International Airport. You can choose anytime you want to go because the numbers of Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh flights in one day is so many:

     

    Airline Brand Website Phone Number Address/email
    Vietnam Airline vietnamairline.com (+84) 190 011 00 No.200 Nguyen Son, Bo Đe Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi.
    Jetstar Pacific jetstar.com (+84) 190 015 50 ykienkhachhang@jetstarpacific.com.vn
    Vietjet Air vietjetair.com (+84) 190 018 86 No.302/3 Kim Ma Str, Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Đinh District, Hanoi

    c. Arriving Cat Tien National Park by shuttle bus

    You might find some providers at the Eastern Station. There are 2 options for you:

    1, Tan Phu Transport Company. They have 2 trips/day which will take you directly to the gate of Cat Tien National Park.

    Time: 13:30 and 16:30

    Price: VND 85,000

    Tel: (+84) 251 385 8266

    2, You can catch a bus to Tan Phu Station, Dong Nai and then catch another bus from Tan Phu Station to arrive in Cat Tien National Park. You might find the ticket to Cat Tien National Park at the ticket counter No. 5 at Tan Phu Station or call this number: (+84) 251 386 9228. This way seems to be longer but you will be served by the better-quality buses. There are some providers will carry you to Tan Phu Station

    ·         Eastern Transport Company:

    Time: 10:00 and 15:00

    Price: VND 65,000

    Tel: (+84) 283 845 5205

    ·         Thanh Buoi

    Time: Call for detailed information

    Price: You won’t leave the bus at the final destination so the provider sets the price

    Tel: (+84) 283 830 6306

    ·         Phuong Trang

    Time: Call for detailed information

    Price: You won’t leave the bus at the final destination so the provider sets the price

    Tel: (+84) 283 830 9309

    2. Getting to Cat Tien National Park from Ho Chi Minh City by private vehicle

    Hiring a private vehicle in Ho Chi Minh City is quite simple. You can find them everywhere, diverse in vehicle categories, policies and prices. We recommend that you should hire motorbike because the journey is not so long and you are going to the jungle, mobility is the priority.

    Read more: Where to stay in Cat Tien National Park

    From Ho Chi Minh City, you follow the 1A National Highway to Dau Day T-junction then turn left onto National Highway 20 (the route leads to Da Lat). After about 58 kilometers, turn left at Ta Lai Junction for 24 kilometers more then you are in Cat Tien National Park.

    Here are some vehicle rentals for you

     

    Name Phone Number Price Address Website
    Tigit Motorbikes (+84) 128 875 8055 VND 200,000-1,000,000/day B2-00/01 Sarimi, 72 Nguyen Co Thach, An Lou Dong Ward, District 2 Tigit Motorbikes.com
    Saigon Scooter Rental (+84) 937 252 509 VND 200,000-1,000,000/day 23 Han Mac Tu Street, Tan Thanh Ward, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City Saigon Scooter Rental.com
    Thue Xe May (You can change the language on the website) (+84) 946 666 566 VND 70,000-500,000/day No.263 Nguyen Trong Tuyen, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District Thuexe may.vn
    Saigon Bike Rental (+84) 972 451 273 VND 40,000-1,000,000/day nga.natalie@gmail.com saigonbikerentals.com

    Always remember to check your vehicle carefully before signing the contract. Negotiate with the leaser to write detailly date of contract as well as what you gave them as the deposit will protect you effectively. Besides, try to bargain with the leaser so you can keep the necessary papers for participating traffic will help you to avoid troubles with police. 

    One last thing, if you ask people the way the national park, make clear you are talking about Cat Tien National Park because there is a commune named Cat Tien in Dong Nai Province.

     

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    31 Jan 2020
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