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Recently, tours in the South Asian direction have become very popular. Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar attract tourists with their exoticism, warm humid climate, fascinating natural beauty, ancient sculpture and architecture, as well as the depth of the Buddhist worldview. Here you can find a holiday exactly according to your taste: lazy and relaxing or, conversely, active and even extreme.
Vietnam is one of the South Asian countries that is increasingly winning the hearts of tourists. There are several reasons for this: these are historical monuments dating back more than one thousand years, and a subtropical climate, and a variety of fresh seafood, and excellent service, and inexpensive prices. Another of the pleasant reasons is the absence of the need to obtain a visa, provided that the stay in this country does not exceed 15days.
Which place or city to choose in Vietnam for vacation? The country can offer you several outlets to match your holiday preferences.
So, if you need a relaxing family vacation, Nha Trang resort is perfect, if you prefer to move actively and watch magnificent landscapes, Da Nang Marble Mountains will suit you. In the crazy rhythm of the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh, feel the authenticity of Asian markets and the colonial French heritage - the Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral. And to catch the waves, the main resort in the north of Vietnam - Phan Thiet is perfect.
Ho Chi Minh City
The old name of Ho Chi Minh - Saigon is often used by locals until now. In recent years, Ho Chi Minh City, rapidly developing, has become an international tourist center. About 70% of tourists visiting Vietnam are travelers who have visited Ho Chi Minh City. There are more than 20 international class hotels in the metropolis.
An unforgettable, vivid impression in Ho Chi Minh City will be a visit to the closed observation deck of the highest Biteksko skyscraper in the city, the Opera House, Notre Dame de Saigon Cathedral. Many museums, amusement parks, a botanical garden and a zoo are always open for visitors and tourists of Saigon.
You can stay in Ho Chi Minh City both in expensive high-level hotels and in democratic guest houses and hostels.
Of course, there are places to go and see in Ho Chi Minh City, but if you have plannedrest by the sea, then you should go to the resort town of Phan Thiet. The distance from Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet in kilometers is from 207 to 230. Such a difference in kilometers directly depends on one or another mode of transportation.
From the airport
International arrivals in Vietnam are cheaper to carry out not in its capital - the city of Hanoi, but in the city of Ho Chi Minh City. Tan Son Nhat is currently the only airport in Ho Chi Minh City, in the future it is planned to open a new airport 40 km from Ho Chi Minh City.
Unfortunately, the distance from Ho Chi Minh Airport to Phan Thiet can only be covered by land transportation: bus, train, booked transfer or taxi. There is no airport in Phan Thiet.
The distance from Ho Chi Minh Airport to Phan Thiet is short - 207 km, but this distance can take from 4 to 7 hours. Everything will depend on the budget that you have and the chosen transport. Consider all four ways to overcome the distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet.
Undoubtedly, the most convenient and fastest way to get from the airport is by taxi. It is very easy to order it - at special counters designed for this right at the airport. However, you will have to pay for convenience and speed, this method of transportation will not be cheap and will cost from 110-120 dollars. However, if you decide to take a taxi, do not be alarmed if the taxi driver announces a price of 200-250 dollars. Feel free to start bargaining before the trip, naming your amount. For tourists, local taxi drivers are very overpriced. It is possible that bargaining is essentialsave your travel budget.
The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet by taxi in time will be from 3.5 to 4.5 hours. It is also worth considering that there may be toll roads along the entire route.
It is worth taking care of the transfer from Ho Chi Minh Airport to Phan Thiet in advance, ordering it before flying to Vietnam will greatly facilitate your tourist vacation, but will also not be an economical option.
This option is most convenient if there are children on the trip, there is a lot of luggage, or you had to arrive at Ho Chi Minh Airport at night.
You can order a transfer that will pick you up directly from the airport at the hotel of your choice or at special agencies that deal with this. The cost of such a service will be at least $ 80 and will depend on the number of seats in the selected transport. So if you have a small group of tourists (from 4 or more people), then choosing a transfer will be the most comfortable way to travel the distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet. Travel time will not take more than 4-5 hours.
Usually, transfer drivers help with loading and unloading luggage, and even before boarding, the driver can request a part of the cost of the trip, and you will pay the rest on arrival.
From Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet regular tourist bus services are organized. To travel by tourist bus, you will have to go to the center of Ho Chi Minh City. Usually from the airport the price of such a taxi ridewill be no more than 10 dollars (do not forget about bargaining).
Don't forget to tell or text the taxi driver your destination is Pham Ngu Lao area as there are many travel agencies where you can buy tickets for the tour bus.
The ticket price depends on the bus - it can be day (open bus) or night (sleeping bus): in the daytime bus - 5-10 dollars, and in the night bus, in which you can comfortably lie down or sleep, it is about more expensive 2-2.5 times. But keep in mind that the last trip of the night bus, despite its name, is no later than 23:00 hours.
It is better to buy a ticket for a tourist bus in advance, otherwise there may not be empty seats. The bus departs from the bus station, but you can be picked up directly from the travel agency where you purchased the ticket - this is included in the ticket price.
Get ready to spend 5 to 7 hours to travel the distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet by bus.
Also, along with the tourist ones, you can try to go on a regular public bus. The price will not "bite" and will be 5-7 dollars.
But there are many inconveniences here, such as the need to come to the bus station on your own, the lack of seats, a very long journey. Due to the driver waiting for possible passengers at each stop, the distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Phan Thiet in time can be from 6 to 9hours.
A local bus arrives at the terminal station in Phan Thiet, which is located about 10 kilometers from the resort area, and you will also have to get to the hotel or hostel on your own.
You can also travel the distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet by rail. The railway station in Ho Chi Minh City is located in the heart of the bustling metropolis. In the morning, at 06:40 local time, a train to Phan Thiet departs from the station. Of course, it is better to check the schedule again on the corresponding website
Perhaps this method is the fastest and cheapest. Travel time is 4 hours, the ticket price depends on the comfort of the car (the presence of air conditioning) and can be from 7 to 18 dollars. But you need to be aware of one feature of Vietnamese passenger transportation: the train staff tries to leave 1-2 cars empty when boarding, and then passengers who are left without a seat are offered to travel in an empty car for a fee.
The train arrives at a station near Phan Thiet called Ga Binh Thuan, it is important not to miss it. The distance from this station to Phan Thiet is about 15 km, and you can drive it by taking a taxi. It will cost you 8-12 dollars.
Answering the question of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet, the distance and time spent on the road, also having stipulated, we will tell a little about the resort city of Phan Thiet.
The resort town located on the coast of the South China Sea is famous for its sand dunes of different shades - pink, red,white, from which the local children arranged a kind of slide for themselves and enjoy riding them.
From September to March it is not cold here - +27, tropical rains can fall at night and strong winds blow - what surfers need. And from March to August is a great period for a family, relaxing holiday with a serene sea and a temperature of +32…+34.
Hotels are mainly presented here in the form of numerous bungalows and villas and offer high-level service.
Near Phan Thiet, just 7 km away, there is another famous resort in Vietnam - the village of Mui Ne. This wonderful resort place has recently deserved special attention. So why not visit it? After all, after overcoming the distance of 220 km, the remaining 7 km is a mere trifle!