How to Get to Vung Tau

Vung Tau is about 3 hours driving distance from Ho Chi Minh City. With the 20 km coastline, Vung Tau is one of the favorite destinations of tourists in the Southern area. Jutting out of land, it likes a strip of land. From here, people can see East Sea when both sunrise and sunset.

Besides the value of natural landscapes, Vung Tau is also a land of long history’s traditional culture, read more top things to do in Vung Tau.

how to get to Vung Tau

Visiting Vung Tau, you will feel peaceful and pleasant to the spacious and airy roads. Below is blue sea while above is the small and big mountains as well as the restful pagodas. All of these things create a magical Vung Tau. If you want to come to this gentle, simple city to enjoy plenty of famous attractions, read below to know how to get to Vung Tau.

Go from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau:

The coastal Vung Tau city is just distant HCM City 125 km so it is a wonderful destination for your short trip. Now, there are 3 means for going backpacking: your own motorcycle, coach or hydrofoil.


The first way:

Follow the 1 Highway across from the Dong Nai Bridge, you will meet a roundabout (crossroads of Vung Tau, formerly known as fork of Vung Tau). From here, to come to Vung Tau, you turn right following the 51 Highway then go on moving extra 100km.

The second way:

From HCM City, you can choose the road from Cat Lai ferry (District 2, HCM City) to Nhon Trach (Dong Nai). This road will lead to 51 Highway where is the entrance of Nhon Trach Industrial Zone. This road is nearer about 20km.

In addition, in the event of your own motorcycle, you are able to select the following road to Vung Tau: over Long Thanh – Dong Nai expressway. It will help you shorten the distance down to Vung Tau (2 – 2.5 hours).
Note: Time to travel to Vung Tau by motorbike: 3 – 3.5 hours.


The high quality coach: Price from 80.000 – 160.000VND/ ticket. You can buy ticket at the Mien Dong station. It takes a coach 2.5 – 3 hours to run.

The Mien Dong station:
Address: 292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, HCM City
Tel: (08) 3899 4056; (08) 3898 4441; (08) 3898 4442; (08) 3898 4893.

The Vung Tau city station:
Address: 192 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, 3 Ward, Vung Tau City.
Tel: (064) 3859727

Some high quality coaches you can refer to:

Hoa Mai car marker

Open Tour: Vung Tau – Ho Chi Minh City
Time: 4:00 – 17:00 (at frequency of around 1 hour)
How to book ticket:
The ticket counter of Vung Tau – Tel: 0643.531 980 – 0643.531 981
The ticket counter of Ho Chi Minh City – Tel: 0838.218 928 – 0838.218 927

The Mien Dong station:
Time: 4:00 – 19:00 (at frequency of around 30 minutes)
How to book ticket:
You can purchase directly ticket at station (Vung Tau). Or you can buy directly ticket at station – the 84 counter (HCM). Tel: 0937 756 756

The Phuong Trang car marker:

Ticket fare is 95.000vnd/ ticket

Time: 5:00 – 18:00 (at frequency of around 30 minutes)
How to book ticket:
The ticket counter of Vung Tau – Tel: 0643.525354
The ticket counter of Ho Chi Minh City – Tel: 0838.309 09

The Thien Phu car marker:

Vung Tau: Address: 04 Tran Hung Dao, 3 Ward, Vung Tau City, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.
Book ticket at 064. 3 62 52 62 – 0917 35 10 35.

Ho Chi Minh City: Mien Dong station:
Address: The No. 36 ticket Counter, 292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City.
Book ticket at 0917351035 – (08) 35112958.

Kumbo car marker:

Address: 292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh district, Ho Chi MInh City. Tel: (08) 35.112.112.
Ticket fare: 85.000vnd/ ticket.

Toan Thang car marker:

Book ticket at 0908.121.135 or 0908.121.135.
Ticket fare: 90.000vnd/ person.


Now, there are two operational hydrofoil markers to carry passengers: Vina speedboat Company (VINA EXPRESS), Quang Hung transport company (PETRO EXPRESS)

Or you can also buy and book ticket online through the following websites:,, or

Address of ticket box and station:

  • 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, 12 Ward, 4 District, Ho Chi Minh city. Tel: (08) 382 53 333 or (08) 382 53 888.
  • No.9 Ha Long, Vung Tau city. Tel: (064) 3 51 51 51 or (064) 3 85 65 65