How to get to Phan Thiet
How to get to Phan Thiet
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The most convenient way to get to Phan Thiet is to depart from Ho Chi Minh. So if you are in Hanoi or other cities in Vietnam, you can move to Ho Chi Minh City and then continue to Phan Thiet. From Ho Chi Minh, there are many ways to get to Phan Thiet.
Getting to Phan Thiet by train from Ho Chi Minh
Moving from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet by train is the most common and safest means. It takes about 4 hours to go to Phan Thiet from Ho Chi Minh by train. Some useful information for you:
|Name train||Departure time||Arrive time||Reference price|
|SPT 1||6:40 AM||10:30 AM||US$ 6-8/ticket|
|SPT 2||1:10 PM||5:15 PM||US$ 6-8/ticket|
|SPT 3||11:55 PM||4:10 AM||US$ 4-6/ticket|
|SPT 4||6:30 PM||10:30 PM||US$ 4-6/ticket|
How to book a train ticket to get to Phan Thiet from Ho Chi Minh
Saigon Railway Station (Free delivery service within 7 kilometers)
Address: 01 Nguyen Thong, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh
Phone: (+84) 838 211 192
Phan Thiet Station (not available for phone booking)
Address: No. 1 Le Duan, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan.
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Advantages and disadvantages of getting Phan Thiet by train
Most visitors choose to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet by train because it is comfortable, safer and cheap..
However, the train is quite noisy and it is a rushing vehicle and you can stop for sightseeing anytime. Also, the train is limited by set schedules.
Getting to Phan Thiet by shuttle bus from Ho Chi Minh
One more option for you to choose is the shuttle bus, it also easy to get to Phan Thiet. There are a lot of shuttle bus company that you can pick. The price for a one-way ticket is about US$ 7-11/person and it takes about 3 hours to move.
How to book a bus ticket to get to Phan Thiet:
You can call to bus company you want or come to the address to book ticket. Some reputation bus company information:
|Bus Company||Phone number||Address|
|Mai Linh||(+84) 392 929 29||The East Station|
|Kumho||(+84) 351 121 12||The East Station|
|Phuong Trang||(+84) 383 755 70||274 - 276 De Tham Street, District 1|
|Sinh Cafe||(+84) 383 768 33||246 - 248 De Tham Street, District 1|
A small tip for you to take the bus: If you want to go to the center of Phan Thiet City, you should choose Mai Linh or Kumho bus because they will pay guests in Phan Thiet City and you can use the car transfer of the company to the hotel. If you want to go to Mui Ne, Phuong Trang and Sinh Cafe will be quite good choices for you because these car companies will take you to the resort in Mui Ne.
Advantages and disadvantages of getting to Sapa by bus
The strong point of shuttle bus cheap, easy to book but it has non-stop ride, hard to take pictures of scenery.
Getting to Phan Thiet by motorbike from Ho Chi Minh:
Phan Thiet is located on the highway 198 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh City. With such distance, you can completely ride the motorbike with friends. Travelers choose the second route to follow the coastal road.
From Saigon, you can take the Cat ferry to Long Thanh and then to Ba Ria town, the distance will be about 25-30 km shorter than running along National Highway 1A. From Ba Ria town, then turn to Highway 51. Going straight through Ba Ria town to a large roundabout. There will be two roads, choose the direct route to Ho Tram via Loc An, the roundabout with clear direction signs.
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How to rent a motorbike:
Some reputable motorcycle rental in Saigon:
|Bao Long Store||(+84) 908 188 130 (+84) 918 198 079||54B Phan Huy Ich, Ward 15, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City|
|Vi Na Sat Company||(+84) 903 939 220 (+84) 937 929 220||No. 19 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City|
|Vy An||(+84) 946 666 566||263 Nguyen Trong Tuyen, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City|
All are priced at US$ 3 to US$4 per day. Be aware that when traveling by motorbike, you must carry all vehicle documentation like a driver license, vehicle registration, and also passport with the foreigner. Besides, you must comply with road safety regulations such as helmets, gloves, glasses, vehicle speed, etc for your safety.
Advantages and disadvantages of getting to Phan Thiet by motorbike:
Drive by a motorbike is cost saving and you also have the opportunity to see the two sides of the road. It will be an incredible experience. But because of the distance, you will be tired.