Vietnam travel is pretty comfortable and easy nowadays. There is a wide range of choices as to getting around in Vietnam by flights, public transportation, and private transportation. Indochina Odyssey Tours summarizes the major transportation we use to make your Vietnam tours easier.
Getting to Vietnam
Ranked behind Thailand, Vietnam is the second largest point which flights via most amongst countries of Indochina. Three international airports are built at Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang respectively, with the first two airports handling the most international flights in total.
Traveling between the five tourist countries of Indochina (Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia) has never been so simple and easy since they are well connected by planes. Besides, making a Vietnam & Cambodia discovery tour will give you the best experience of Indochina.
Indochina Odyssey Tours helps arrange flights for those taking our tour service or wanting a flight ticket to the next destination.
It’s convenient traveling from China to Vietnam by the Beijing-Nanning-Hanoi train, which departs from Beijing every Monday and Friday and arrives in Hanoi on Wednesday and Sunday. There are no rail links to Cambodia or Laos.
From Nanning in China, there is a long-distance bus running to Hanoi each day, the drive of which takes roughly eight hours.
Getting Around Vietnam
Domestic flights are cheap enough to consider when it comes to getting around between cities in Vietnam. The network continues to evolve, which saves your days’ worth of travel to lets you spend more time sightseeing rather than commuting. For the moment, Vietnam Airlines and Air Mekong are the only two domestic airlines. International brands like Jetstar, Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, and the like are also available.
Indochina Odyssey Tours uses Vietnam Airlines for domestic flights; other economic international flights also can be arranged upon request. After booking, our travel consultant will send you the e-tickets and files that you might need during your Vietnam tours; please bring them along when you set out.
The cheap and powerful rail service fits right in some travelers’ budgets but certainly not for those who seek comfortable transportation. For tourist cities locate close, such as from Danang to Hoi An, we have 9-seat, air-con vans to offer, with an experienced driver and an ice box for you to break from the heat. Check out more details about our private tour guide and driver.
Seldom taxi drivers speak English so be very prepared to get lost in your conversations. A map of your hotel and tourist spots written in Vietnamese shall help.
By Auto Rickshaw
Auto rickshaw, also known as tuk-tuk, is a common means of public transportation in Vietnam. It’s generally for visitors to do city tours for a real taste of Vietnam, which gives them a close-up view of the narrow old city streets like the Old Quarter in Hanoi.
As for other means of transportation, we offer options of the trishaw, bicycle, motorcycle, and vespa, as well as ox-cart in some remote villages when visiting Mekong Delta attractions. Contact us for a tailor-made Indochina tour!