HOw To get around Vietnam
Vietnam is best described as a country of organized chaos. Hardly anything is on time and laws are often ignored. With that being said, don’t do anything a local isn’t doing. Respect their culture and learn about the way they live. To get around Vietnam I recommend 3 different options…
My favorite way of getting around!!!
From traveling from city to city, I went by either bus or train. Then when I got to each respected city, I would get a motorbike for the duration of my stay, makes it easier to get around. They’re very easy to find (typically waiting for you when you get off of the train/bus) & so cheap (less than $5/day)!!!
You DO NOT need a Vietnamese Driver’s License to rent a bike. I have heard of instances where cops may pull you over, but it’s so corrupt that you can just bribe them.
With that, I only saw 3-4 cops during my whole month stay, so very rare.
This is my preferred choice of travel between cities, especially if they offer overnight travel so you don’t waste a day.
- They offer transportation between all the major cities in Vietnam
- Get the ‘Soft Berth (4)’ seat option
- It’s the more expensive option but it’s a cabin with beds in it & also your hostel for the night, so rest up 🙂
- Check out tickets HERE