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Vung Tau – a famous coastal city in Vietnam, has always been a favorite destination of tourists for many years. For first-time visitors to Vung Tau. Then find out basic information such as how many hours to get from Saigon to Vung Tau. Or how to travel by what means will be frequently asked questions. Join VeXeRe Blog to find out the above information through the following article!

How many hours to get from Saigon to Vung Tau? How many kilometers apart?

The distance from Saigon to Vung Tau is more than 100km. With this distance, the average travel time will be from 1 and a half to 2 hours. This is just a tentative time. Depending on the travel route and traffic situation at the time you move, this time may be different.

Travel route from Saigon to Vung Tau

You can travel by many different routes to reach Vung Tau. Here are some routes you can refer to:

Route 1: Via Cat Lai Ferry – The shortest route from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau

From the center of Ho Chi Minh City, you go to Phu My Bridge. Then come to Nguyen Thi Dinh Street. Go directly to the Cat Lai ferry. After crossing the ferry, you continue to follow Ly Thai To Street to Tran Van Tra Street, Ton Duc Thang, and then to National Highway 51. From here, you go about 60km to Ba Ria City, and a little more to Vung Tau.

Route 2: Cross Hanoi Highway

Starting from the center, you move towards Dien Bien Phu Street. Then cross the Saigon Bridge and cross the Hanoi Highway. Continue moving across Dong Nai Bridge to reach National Highway 51. From here, you travel about 60km more to Vung Tau.

This route is often chosen by many tourists because it is suitable for many types of vehicles. The roads are spacious and beautiful, so they are easy to walk. There are also many guiding signs along the road, so you don’t worry about getting lost.

Route 3: Passing through Long Son

You need to move to National Highway 51 according to 1 of 2 routes via Cat Lai ferry or Hanoi Highway suggested above. When you reach National Highway 51, you continue 1 section will have a sign indicating turning into Long Son. You continue to move onto Changsha Road. Then go through Long Son big house, Cha Va Bridge, and Go Gan Bridge. Continue to Vo Nguyen Giap Street, turn onto the national highway, and continue to Vung Tau.

long son vung tau rafting village

Long Son Vung Tau rafting village

Route 4: Via Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway

From the center of Saigon, you can move to Long Thanh – Dau Giay expressway in 3 ways.

  1. Phu My Bridge – Ring Road 2 – Inter-ward road – expressway.
  2. Vo Van Kiet Street – Thu Thiem Tunnel – Dong Van Cong Street – Ring Road 2 – Inter-ward road – expressway.
  3. Ton Duc Thang Street – Thu Thiem Bridge – Mai Chi Tho Street – Dong Van Cong Street – Ring Road 2 – Inter-ward road – expressway.

At Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway, you continue straight then turn onto Highway 51 to reach Vung Tau. This road is quite scenic and easy to travel, but only for cars.

Route 5: Through Suoi Nghe sheep field

You start from the center, and follow Hanoi Highway to National Highway 51. Continue to My Xuan junction, Hei Yi – Toc Tien street, Hoi Bai – Chau Pha intersection, and turn left onto road No. 1. Continue to Lo Lime junction then enter the coastal road straight to Vung Tau.

The advantage of this route is that it passes by the Suoi Nghe sheep field in the Chau Duc district. However, the road is quite winding and deserted and there are not many shops to rest in.

suoi nghe sheep field

Suoi Nghe sheep field

The most popular means of transportation from Saigon to Ba Ria – Vung Tau

With a short travel distance like Saigon to Vung Tau, buses are often trusted by passengers because of their safety and convenience. This route also has quite a lot of operating vehicles. You will have a lot of options for bus companies and models with very flexible departure times.

From Saigon to Vung Tau, you can meet the bus at 2 major bus stations, Eastern Bus Station or Western Bus Station. In addition, you can also move directly to the ticket office of the car companies to board the car.

The estimated travel time to Vung Tau by bus will take about 1 and a half to 2 hours. This is only the estimated time when moving from Ho Chi Minh City to the center of Vung Tau. With some destinations closer or farther away, the time will differ slightly.

Some popular bus lines to Vung Tau from Saigon:

9-seater limousine: Vie Limousine, Anh Quoc Limousine, Huy Hoang, Hoa Mai, Thanh Vinh, Thien Phu Price: From 180.000 VND Book now

Seating 10, 16 seats: Hoa Mai

 Price: 150.000 VND

bus to vung tau from saigon

HCMC to Vung Tau by motorbike

Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau by motorbike is often the option chosen by many young people. Since the distance is quite short, it will not take you much time to rest along the way, so it will take about 3 to 3 and a half hours for you to move between the 2 cities.

There is no fixed figure for the cost of traveling to Vung Tau by motorbike. Depending on the number of people and the time of travel, this cost will vary. You can refer to the following fixed costs to plan for your trip!

  • Travel expenses: About 100.000 VND for petrol/motorbike + Take the ferry about 6.000 VND – 8.000 VND/motorbike.
  • Accommodation: From several tens of thousands (dorm room) to about 1 million VND/night (high-end hotels).
  • Food: About 100.000 VND to 300.000 VND/person.
  • Sightseeing: Most attractions in Vung Tau will be free of charge. You should refer to the sightseeing fare information (if any) of some places in advance so that you can best plan your trip.
hcmc to vung tau by motorbike

HCMC to Vung Tau by motorbike

Hydrofoils to Vung Tau

Traveling by hydrofoil to Vung Tau is a relatively new way of traveling. For those of you who love to experience many different types of vehicles, you can consider this medium.

The most popular today is the Greenlines hydrofoil departing from Bach Dang station or Ben Dinh port (Can Gio). The train is large in size with a capacity of up to 155 passengers.

Every day there will be 4 trips from Saigon to Vung Tau and 4 routes from Vung Tau to Saigon. The Saigon Vung Tau hydrofoil ride will take about 1 and a half hours.

Hydrofoil ticket prices to Vung Tau 2023:

  • Adult (12 years and older): 320.000 VND (weekdays); 350.000 VND (weekends); 380.000 VND (holidays, Tet).
  • Children (From 6 to 11 years old): 270.000 VND (weekdays); 290.000 VND (weekends); 330.000 VND (holidays, Tet).
hydrofoils to vung tau

Hydrofoils to Vung Tau

Vung Tau Travel 2023 – Some useful Vung Tau travel information for you

What is the most beautiful season to go to Vung Tau?

The weather in Vung Tau is cool and pleasant all year round. So you can travel to Vung Tau with your relatives and friends at any time of the year. However, you can also note some of the following times to have the most complete Vung Tau trip:

  • May 11 to 4: Cherry blossom season is in full bloom, dazzling around the corner. The sky is blue, and the climate is cool suitable for resort activities.
  • 2nd lunar month: The season of traditional cultural festivals in Vung Tau. Many activities of boat racing, singing, lion dancing,… held.
  • From 5 to 10 months: The weather is fresh, sunny, and suitable for fun activities on the sea. This is also the best seafood season in Vung Tau.
vung tau travel

Vung Tau Travel

TOP beautiful check-in places in Vung Tau 2023

Besides bathing activities. Vung Tau has many other attractions that you must visit as follows:

  • Long Hai Sea: Cool climate all year round, clear blue sea, fresh, delicious, and cheap seafood.
  • Vung Tau Lighthouse: A symbol of the coastal city. From here you can enjoy a panoramic view of Vung Tau city.
  • Pig Hill: Possessing wild and mysterious beauty. It is a suitable place for sightseeing activities and souvenir photography.
  • Blue Stone Lake: Brand new check-in location in Vung Tau. It is the perfect combination of nature to create a scene that is both poetic and majestic.
  • Tran Phu Street Alley: It is a small alley with a very good background. Gentle, classic tones. Create an extremely romantic scene.
beautiful check-in places in vung tau

Beautiful check-in places in Vung Tau

TOP Vung Tau delicacies must try

Recharge your energy now to go all out in Vung Tau with the list of delicious-to-cheap dishes below:

  • Hoang Minh Ray Hot Pot – 44 Truong Cong Dinh, Vung Tau.
  • Goc Vu Sua Cake – 14 Nguyen Truong To, Vung Tau.
  • Banh mi xiu mai – 564 Tran Phu, Vung Tau.
  • Tu Nhien Snail – 34 Tran Phu, Vung Tau.
  • Ba Ba crab soup – 62 Tu Xuong, Vung Tau.
vung tau delicacies

Vung Tau delicacies

Suggestions for Vung Tau travel itinerary 2 days 1 night

Day 1: Saigon to Vung Tau

  • Morning: Travel from Saigon to Vung Tau
  • Noon: Visit some places near the center such as Nghinh Phong Cape, Pig Hill, Lighthouse, Christ Statue ,… Then check in, rest, have lunch.
  • Afternoon: Swim and participate in sea activities at Back Beach, Front Beach, Thuy Van Beach,…
  • Evening: Dinner, night walk and enjoy fresh seafood at the seafood market.

Day 2: Visit Vung Tau and return to Saigon

  • Morning: Breakfast. Visit the sites of Shakyamuni Buddhatai, Ancient Firecracker Beach, Chon Khong Monastery,…
  • Noon: Have lunch. Visit the market to buy specialty dishes as gifts.
  • Afternoon: Get on the bus back to Saigon.

Wrapping Up

The above article has answered the question from Saigon to Vung Tau how many hours of many tourists. Besides, the Vexere Blog also suggests you some of the most popular means of transportation to Vung Tau. Hope that the article will be useful for you.

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