How To Reach Vung Tau

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How to Reach Vung Tau

Vung tau is quite close to Ho Chi Minh City and can be easily reached from the latter. The closest airport to Vung Tau is at Ho Chi Minh City. Vung tau can also be reached by hydrofoil. Apart from that, Vung tau has great roads leading up to it and also has good bus connectivity from the surrounding provinces.

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How to Reach Vung Tau from India

The nearest airport to Vung Tau is the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. While there are no direct flights from India, you can find flights from major Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata that connect to Ho Chi Minh City through major Southeast Asian cities. 

Vung Tau is about 3 hours away from Ho Chi Minh City, and can be reached by sleeper or seater buses operated by Mai Linh, Thien Phu, Hoa Mai and Kumho Sanco.

Visa Policy for Indians

The Visa Policy for Indians in Vung Tau is the same as the rest of Vietnam ie Visa on Arrival.

Read more about Visa Policy of Vietnam.

How to Reach Vung Tau by Bus

Vung tau has great Bus connectivity. There are a number of buses from Ho Chi Ming City and a few from Nha Trang. Ho Chi Minh City is located around 3 hours away by bus and Nha Trang around 4 hours away. Some of the tourist bus operators from Ho Chi Minh City include Mai Linh, Thien Phu, Hoa Mai and Kumho Sanco. The buses cost between VND 90,000 - VND 95,000 and can be either sleeper or seater buses.

How to Reach Vung Tau by Flight

The closest airport to Vung Tau is at Ho Chi Minh City. This airport is both a domestic and international airport. Vung tau is located 100 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City and this takes about 2.5 hours to cover. There are a number of buses and taxis available from the airport. Taxis can be booked on spot but Buses will have to be booked in advance.

Tentative return flight prices to Ho chi minh from major cities in India:

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Starting City Return price (approximate)
Mumbai ₹ 21,052 Check
New Delhi ₹ 31,677 Check
Bengaluru ₹ 24,228 Check
Chennai ₹ 20,810 Check
Hyderabad ₹ 25,586 Check
Kolkata ₹ 19,614 Check
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How to Reach Vung Tau by Road

Ho Chi Minh City is located around 100 kilometers away and takes 2.5 hours to travel. If you are travelling through an agency, the travel agency will send a car and a driver to pick you up. The roads from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau are well constructed. Renting a car to Ho Chi Minh city can be quite expensive (starting from VND 2,500,000 for a car and driver per day) but can be a great idea as it gives you the liberty to travel as you please.

How to Reach Vung Tau by Train

Vung tau cannot be reached by rail.

How to Reach Vung Tau by Waterways

Vung tau can be reached from Ho Chi Minh City by hydrofoil. The hydrofoil takes the Saigon river route. This is a great way to explore the maritime traffic and ships on the Saigon River. The journey is about one and half hour and offers you with a breathtaking view of the Vung tau peninsula. This a comfortable way to travel to Ho Chi Minh City, but is somewhat pricey with prices ranging from VND 200,000 to VND 250,000 per person. Greenline is the best Hydrofoil operator.

Local Transport in Vung Tau

Taxis in Vung tau are rather pricey (30% more than Ho Chi Minh City) and the drivers tend to fiddle with the meters and overcharge. Xe Om services are readily available and Xe Om drivers tend to be more professional. Vung tau is relatively small and can be easily navigated on foot.


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