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Vietnam bus travel: bus travel guide in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city and more for you

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Bus tour – Source: Internet

Buses have long become a familiar image in the eyes of people. And with each route with buses running through, those are quite interesting highlights not only for residents but also for tourists.

In Hanoi, buses appeared around mid-2001. Immediately, this new vehicle received the response of a large number of people. Over time, buses do not simply serve the needs of going to school or work anymore but are chosen as a rather unique means of travel.

On a bus forum, besides the usual directions, there are also articles on how to visit famous places by bus. That proves that traveling by bus has been interesting for many people for a long time.

With a cost that can be said to be quite cheap, only 6,000–40,000 VND for both out and back trips, anyone can travel without fear of spending. Not only that but traveling by bus also ensures safety as well as reduces worries about parking space for each person.

However, to have a happy trip, you need to keep a few points in mind:

  • Choose a travel time to avoid overcrowding or long waits. The suitable time is from 5-6 am, 8-11 am, and 1-5 pm.
  • Do not carry a lot of valuables in person when riding the bus.
  • Prepare change to buy tickets if you do not have a monthly pass.
  • Strictly comply with the regulations on the car such as going up the top door, going down the bottom door…

Read more: Bus tour Hanoi: The new experience to overview the capital of Vietnam

Bus tour you can refer to in Hanoi

Bus tour in Hanoi
Bus tour in Hanoi – Source: Internet

The route departing from My Dinh bus station:

Bus 33: Ticket price: 5,000 VND/way. Frequency: 15 minutes/trip.

Take bus 33 to West Lake, visit West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Truc Bach. Enjoy Pho roll Ngu Xa then walk along Phan Dinh Phung, Hoang Dieu. From Hoang Dieu, take bus 33 to Le Hong Phong, visit Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Walk along Dien Bien Phu to Hanoi flagpole, Lenin park, and along Nguyen Thai Hoc to the Museum of Fine Arts. From Nguyen Thai Hoc, take 02 to the Opera House. From the Opera House, you can walk along Trang Tien, buy souvenirs at Hang Gai or Cau Go.

Bus 46: Ticket price: 5,000 VND/way. Frequency: 15 minutes/trip.

Take bus 46 to Hoa Binh Park, go along Thang Long Bridge to visit Co Loa.

Route departing from Long Bien:

Car 15: Ticket price: 7,000 VND/way. Frequency: 10 minutes/trip. Take care 15 across Chuong Duong bridge, down Dong Anh to Soc Temple and Thanh Chuong palace.

Bus 47: Ticket price: 7,000 VND/way. Frequency: 10 minutes/trip. Go 47 along the Red River dike to visit Bat Trang craft village.

Route departing from Yen Nghia bus station:

Car 75: Ticket price: 20,000 VND/way. Frequency: 30 minutes/trip. Ride 75 along Highway 21B to Perfume Pagoda.

The route starts from Tran Khanh Du parking lot: Car 35: Ticket price: 7,000 VND/way. Frequency: 15 minutes/trip.

From Tran Khanh Du parking lot, take the car 35 past Thong Nhat Park, National Cinema Center, Metro supermarket, Hoa Binh Park. Along the North Thang Long highway to the temple of Hai Ba Trung.

Bus tour you can refer to in Ho Chi Minh City

Bus tour in Ho Chi Minh City
Bus tour in Ho Chi Minh City – Source: Internet

Traveling in Ho Chi Minh City during the rainy season might be tough. As a result, a bus could be a viable mode of transportation at this time. From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., there is a bus every 15 minutes on average. Choose these buses, you can experience a trip to Ho Chi Minh City beyond your expectations. It only costs approximately 7,000 VND for each safe ride, avoiding the inconsistent sun and rain, and you can still access all of Ho Chi Minh City’s famed check-in sites.

Route 6: Tao Dan Park, Landmark 81, Cong Hoa intersection, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, War Evidence Museum, Turtle Lake, Notre Dame Cathedral, Zoo and Botanical Garden, Hang Xanh intersection, Sai bridge Gòn…

It just takes a few minutes to walk from Notre Dame Cathedral to Turtle Lake, Independence Palace, or the City Post Office. It may take up to a day to visit all of these locations. You will not be disappointed by the picture opportunities or the neighboring gastronomic culture.

Me Linh Square, Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ham Nghi Street, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Thu Thiem Tunnel, Nha Rong Wharf, Tran Hung Dao Street, Bui Vien Walking Street, Van Phat Pagoda, Dai Gioi Water Park, Ba Thien Hau Pagoda, Saint Francis Xavier Parish Church… You don’t need to spend a lot of time planning. A bus journey through these centuries-old structures will provide the most comprehensive tour.

Route 30: Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Turtle Lake, Foreign Consulates, Saigon Tower, Thi Nghe Bridge, Thu Thiem Bridge, Saigon Bridge, Dai Han Highway, Minh Dang Quang Courthouse, Landmark 81, Tan Dinh Church, Suoi Tien…

Which, Zoo and Botanical Garden, Tan Dinh church, and Con Rua lake are the places with the highest number of check-in visitors. Choose an early morning or late afternoon time frame to acquire images that don’t have too many people. You can choose other bus routes such as 3, 7, 19, 56, 150, 3, 19… and also reach these famous places. If it’s cloudy, carry an umbrella in case you have to walk a long distance to the bus stop or from the bus stop to the sites and attractions.

When traveling by public transport, it is advisable to bring lightweight items to avoid losing property. Should download the app to track the travel as soon as possible. Ho Chi Minh City currently has 126 bus routes, about 2,100 buses, and more than 12,000 journeys per day.

Read more: Vietnam daily travel: 30 destinations to discovery in one day near Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city (part 1)

Visiting Da Lat by open-top bus

Da Lat bus tour
Da Lat bus tour – Source: Internet

There will be 2 open-top bus routes carrying tourists to visit dozens of streets and tourist attractions in Da Lat city both during the day and at night.

Route 1 “City Tour-City of thousands of flowers” route operates from 8 am to 10 am and from 12 pm to 5 pm with a frequency of 40 minutes/time. This route starts from the beginning of Nguyen Van Cu street, near the fountain in the city center and Da Lat market, goes through 34 streets, famous tourist attractions such as around Xuan Huong lake, Bao Dai Palace 3, Cathedral The Chicken, Bao Dai Palace 1, Da Lat Railway Station, Dalat Flower Gardens… and back to the starting place.

Route 2 is “Da Lat Night Scenic Route”, operating from 18:00 to 22:00 with a frequency of 30 minutes/time. This route also starts from the beginning of Nguyen Van Cu Street, passing through the streets of Tran Quoc Toan-Ho Tung Mau-Tran Hung Dao-Hung Vuong-Tran Quy Cap-Quang Trung-Nguyen Trai-Yersin-Tran Quoc Toan-Nguyen Thai Study around Xuan Huong Lake and then return to the starting point.

Transport organizers will use 3 open-top, single-decker buses with a capacity of 37 seats and 8 standing seats, fully equipped with cruise control and surveillance cameras as prescribed to transport passengers. At the end-to-end point, the organizer installs a kiosk to sell tickets and route service information with contents such as route, list of connecting route stops, fares, service criteria, Departure time of all buses, hotline information… On the bus, the bus uses an automatic voice-over system and stops announcements in 8 languages ​​including Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Spanish. Nha, Germany. The system will introduce the rooftop sightseeing car service in Da Lat, tourist attractions and specialties of Da Lat during the journey.

The project implementation period is expected to end on December 31, 2023.

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