Transport in Vietnam

Vietnam offers several different methods of transport, whether using the the road, railway, water, or the air.

Transport by Road

Together with a system of national high-ways are networks of provincial and district roads reaching all corners of the country.

TRANSPORT BY Water

Vietnam has a dense system of rivers, and a long coastline convenient for the development of waterway transport.

Transport by Railway

There are some railway routes, of which the North-South route connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is the longest.

TRANSPORT BY Flight

Vietnam has a fairly developed flight transportation system integrating it into the world.

Transport by Road

Vietnam has a vast road system. Together with a system of national high-ways are networks of provincial and district roads reaching all corners of the country.

Bus Stations and Bus Routes

In each province, there are bus stations for inter-and-intra provincial routes with convenient bus services.

Common Types of Road Transport

Most cities and towns have taxi and public bus. Motorbikes and bicycles are also a common means of transportation in Vietnam.

Other forms of transport include cars and cyclos.

Transport by Railway

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Railway Routes in Vietnam

There are some railway routes, of which the North-South route connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is the longest with 1,726 km (stopping in Vinh, Hue, Da Nang and Nha Trang, etc).

There are also other railway routes connecting Hanoi with other provinces in the North namely Lang Son, Hai Phong and Lao Cai.

Railway Stations in Hanoi 

There are two railway stations in Hanoi. One is Hanoi Station with the Thong Nhat Train heading for the South and International Train heading for Beijing, China. 

The second is Tran Quy Cap Station with trains to provinces in the North and East of Vietnam and International Train to Kunming, China. Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City stations are key stops in the North-South route of the Thong Nhat Train.

Transport by Water

Vietnam has a dense system of rivers, and a long coastline convenient for the development of waterway transport.

Waterway

There are two main types of waterway transport: sea and river transportation. Besides, canal transportation is also very popular among people living along canals, especially in provinces in the Southern Delta.

Port

Includes sea and river ports. While the seaport system usually includes big international ports, river ports are usually small.

Vietnam’s seaport system has contributed greatly to different economic sectors, including tourism. Tourists can enter Vietnam through major sea ports such as Hai Phong, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Transport by Flight

Vietnam has a fairly developed flight transportation system integrating it into the world. Three international airports (Noi Bai, Da Nang and Tan Son Nhat) together with domestic airports serve millions of passengers and transports millions of tones of goods annually. 

Domestic Flights

Vietnam has domestic flights connecting major cities. In addition, Aviation Service Company also provides helicopter services at customer’s request.

International Flights

Vietnam Airlines conducts direct flights to Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Sydney, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh. Vientiane, etc.

Almost all major airlines have representative offices in Vietnam.

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