Leaving Vietnam

From Viet Nam, tourists can travel to other Asian countries. Obtaining visas to these countries is quick and convenient. Tourists should contact travel agencies in Viet Nam.

From Viet Nam, tourists can travel to other Asian countries. Obtaining visas to these countries is quick and convenient. Tourists should contact travel agencies in Viet Nam.

Getting Around
     Visitors can travel to various provinces, cities, and towns by air, car, train, or boat. Domestic flights are available everyday. The train from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi stops at various stations along the way and provides an exciting and unforgettable trip. Air-conditioned express trains take 30, 33, and 39 hours to complete the trip.
     Taxis, motorcycles, and bicycles can be easily hired. Cyclo, a three-wheeled vehicle, is perfect for those who wish to move slowly and enjoy a city tour.

     Vietnam Airlines serves domestic and international flights.
Domestic flight
     There are Vietnam Airlines booking offices in all most towns and cities. Pacific Airlines, a Taiwan-based airline also offers a limited range of internal flights.
     Domestic airports: Gia Lam (Ha Noi), Cat Bi ( Hai Phong), Dien Bien Phu (Dien Bien), Na San ( Son La), Vinh (Nghe An), Phu Bai (Hue), Chu Lai (Quang Nam), Pleiku (Gia Lai), Phu Cat (Binh Dinh), Tuy Hoa(Phu Yen), Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa), Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak), Lien Khuong (Da Lat), Con Son (Ba Ria-Vung Tau), Tra Noc (Can Tho), Phu Quoc, Rach Gia (Kien Giang), Ca Mau (Ca Mau).
     From Ha Noi: There are daily flights and return to Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Da Nang, and Nha Trang.
Northern airport Flight Service Company (Tel: 852 3451) has flights from Ha Noi to Ha Long Bay by helicopter. There is flight on Saturday at 8 am, departing from Gia Lam Airport.
     From Ho Chi Minh City: There are daily flights and return to Ha Noi and Da Nang. There are also return flights to Hai Phong, Hue, Qui Nhon, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, and Phu Quoc.
     A railway line links Ha Noi with Ho Chi Minh City, passing through many towns and cities worth visiting, including Hue, Da Nang and Nha Trang. The train offers a very comfortable way to travel.
Ha Noi
Train to the Southern Provinces:
Ha Noi Railway Station
120 Le Duan St., Ha Noi
Tel: (84-4) 942 3697, 942 3949
Every day, there are express trains from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City, passing through other Southern localities and may stopover with few points, with trips of 30, 33, and 39 hours. These trains have hard seats, soft seats, six – bed compartments, four – bed compartments (air-con).
For sleeping berths, travelers may book ticket several days before the trip. Do not forget to bring your passport when buying train ticket. Otherwise, may hotels and travel agencies have a ticket reservation.
There are also local trains departing from Ha Noi to Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, Vinh.
Train to the Northem provinces:
Tran Qui Cap station
Tran Qui Cap St., Ha Noi
There are sever return trains from Ha Noi to Hai Phong, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Thai Nguyen, Quang Ninh.
There are 2 express-trains to China and return:
-    Ha Noi – Lang Son (Friendship Border Gate0 to Beijing (Train M1: Tuesday and Friday every week)
-    Beijing – Lang Son - Ha Noi (Train T5: Thursday and Sunday every week)
Ho Chi Minh City
Sai Gon Railway Station
1 Nguyen Thong St., Tel: (84-8) 844 3952
There are daily express trains from Hoc Chi Minh City to Ha Noi and several local trains from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang, Qui Nhon, Da Nang, Hue, etc.
There are various kinds of express-coaches that transport passengers in the cities and provinces.
Ha Noi
- Southern Bus Station:
   225 Giai Phong St., Tel: 864 1467
- My Dinh Bus Station: close to My Dinh National Stadium, approximately 15 km from the centre of Ha Noi.
- Gia Lam Bus Station
   Nguyen Van Cu St., Tel: 827 1529
- Luong Yen Bus Station
  Nguyen Khoai Road, Hai Ba Trung District, Ha Noi.
Ho Chi Minh City
- West Bus Station (Ben Xe khach Mien Tay), 137 Hung Vuong St., Binh Chanh Dist.
   Tel: 877 6593
- East Bus Station (Ben Xe khach Mien Dong), 292 Dinh Bo Linh St., Binh Thanh Dist.
   Tel: 898 4893
Cars for rent with driver are available at travel agencies. They offer four to eight seat cars with drivers. It is easy for service in big cities.
Visitors can travel by sea to the big harbors, such as Ha Long, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh City, etc. From Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City, there are cruises to several provinces.
Ferries sail year round to the three major islands located off the coast of Viet Nam, including Phu Quoc, Cat Ba and Con Dao. In addition, a ferry runs from Hai Phong to HA Long City, and there is a hydrofoil service between Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau. You will encounter passenger service in the Mekong Delta, where river ferries haul from bank to bank of the various strands of the Mekong from morning to night.
Taxi service is available in the big cities and provinces.
Cyclo available all day (and night) and very popular in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hue, and Hai Phong.
Motorbike taxi faster and no more expensive than a cyclo (available at any time of day).
Bicycle Cycling is perhaps the best way to sightsee around towns.
Motorbikes for rent are available in most towns and cities regularly frequented by tourists. Puttering around on a motorbike can be a most enjoyable and time-efficient method of sightseeing.

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