Phan Thiet has great connectivity to Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne and Nha Trang. It also has great rail services that connect to the surrounding area. The roads in the Mekong Delta region are spectacular and these roads provide effective commuting areas between Phan Thiet and the surrounding area.
You can take a flight from major Indian cities like Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh City. From Ho Chi Minh City, you can take the morning train (SPT 2), or a bus, which runs regularly between Ho Chi Minh City and Phan Thiet.
The closest international airport to Phan Thiet is the Tan Son Nhat International Airport at Ho Chi Minh City, located about 200 kilometres away. From Ho Chi Minh City, you will have to catch a bus, train or taxi to reach Phan Thiet.
Taxis are available to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet., The taxis are quite expensive and not worth it unless you have small children or lots of luggage. The journey takes about 5 hours and costs around VND 1,800,000. If you have booked through a travel agency, the agency will send a car to the airport to pick you up.
Phan Thiet is not along the direct path of any train line. However, the SPT2 train departs every morning from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet. The train takes about 4 hours and costs VND 400,000 per person
There are a number of buses to Phan Thiet from Ho Chi Minh City. These buses ply both during the day and at night. The daytime buses comprise of ordinary seats but the nighttime buses have folding seats. The journey is about 5 – 7 hours long and costs about VND 350,000 per person. There are also buses plying from Mui Ne and Nha Trang.
Getting around Phan Thiet is fairly simple. Xe Om and Metered taxis can easily be rented. A motorbike can be rented for about VND 150,000 per day. Buses to the neighbouring Mui Ne costs VND 20,000.