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How to travel to Dong Thap from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

How to travel to Dong Thap from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

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    1. Getting to Dong Thap from Ho Chi Minh City by shuttle bus

    From the Western Station, you can easily catch a shuttle bus to Dong Thap at any time. The trip is around 154 kilometers long and it takes 2 hours to complete. The price is from VND 70,000 to VND 160,000 depend on the type of car.

    Below are some prominent transport-service providers you should consider:


    Provider?s name Departure at Departure time Arrive in Reference price (VND/person) Contact
    Hoang Minh Western Station 20:00 Sa Dec Station 160,000 (+84) 918 258 169
    Tam Quoc My Western Station 6:00 Tan Phuoc Station 100,000 (+84) 949 101 045
    Lien Hung An Suong Junction 21:30 Sa Dec Station 160,000 (+84) 905 383 390
    Tai Loi Western Station 9:00 Hong Ngu Station 95,000 (+84) 277 383 7272
    Quoc Hoang 53 Pham Huu Chi, District 5 4:00 Cao lanh Station 90,000 (+84) 283 955 1472
    Hoang Phi Western Station 8:00 Truong Xuan Station 70,000 (+84) 984 444 431
    Tam Nong Western Station 8:00 Tam Nong Station 85,000 (+84) 918 185 553

    You also can find more information about arriving Dong Thap from Ho Chi Minh City by shuttle bus

    2. Getting to Dong Thap from Ho Chi Minh City by private vehicle

    a. The route leads to Dong Thap from Ho Chi Minh City for both motorbike and car

    Starting from downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, you move heading to Binh Chanh District and turn onto 1A National Highway at Binh Thuan Junction. After moving 16 kilometers, you will arrive in My Yen, Vinh Loc and keep the direction toward Ben Luc Bridge to be in Tan An City, Long An. Then, you must find the way to My Tho City, Tien Giang for about 16 kilometers more. From My Tho City,you turn right, follow the 1A National Highway for 55 kilometers till you are in An Huu Junction. After that, you turn onto National Highway 30 and keep moving for 33 kilometers more to arrive Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap.

    Read more: Getting around in Dong Thap Province

    This route is just 135 kilometers long and it takes about 2,5 hours moving by motorbike to finish. The downside is that you have to get through many crowded cities and it might occur problems with the police. Therefore, you should completely obey the traffic law, wear the helmet and bring necessary documents to avoid as many unwanted stuffs as possible.

    b. The car route from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Thap

    Start from the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, you follow the route as in the first route but instead of turn onto 1A National highway at Binh Thuan Junction, you get onto Ho Chi Minh – Trung Luong Express for 50 kilometers. Then, you turn onto the 1A National Highway and drive 5 km more to arrive My Tho City. Then you can follow the route as we said above. You will arrive in Cao Lanh City after more than 1 hour.

    This way is faster and easier to track. But it is the car only.

    Read more: Place to stay in Dong Thap, Vietnam

    c. How to rent a private vehicle in Ho Chi Minh to arrive in Dong Thap

    You can easily rent a private vehicle in Ho Chi Minh City as most of travel agents and hotels provide this service. Everything you need is to ask your hotel’s staff for information. If unfortunately, there is no service provider around, you might consider the bellowing:


    Provider?s name Tel Number Reference price (VND/day) Address Website
    Tigit Motorbikes (+84) 128 875 8055 200,000-1,000,000 B2-00/01 Sarimi, 72 Nguyen Co Thach, An Lou Dong Ward, District 2 Tigit Motorbikes
    Saigon Scooter Rental (+84) 937 252 509 200,000-1,000,000 23 Han Mac Tu Street, Tan Thanh Ward, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City Saigon Scooter Rental
    Thue Xe May (+84) 946 666 566 70,000-500,000 No.263 Nguyen Trong Tuyen, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District Thue Xe May
    Saigon Bike Rental (+84) 972 451 273 40,000-1,000,000 N/A Saigon Bike Rental

    You might be required to left your passport or ID as the deposit but you will need them to get around. Therefore, you should negotiate the lease to accept the verified photo or show them your paper so they can verify it themselves. Moreover, you should be careful with the cheap and non-deposit rental services. They are usually low prestige and their vehicles may be too old and might lead to dangerous accidents. Read the contract carefully and check the vehicle carefully are the effective way to protect yourself from the unwanted burdens. One last thing, keep your bill with full of information include the date of rental, deposited documents and the vehicle’s license number so you can retrieve your stuff smoothly.

    31 Jan 2020
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