Ho Chi Minh City Transport Guide

Crossing the road in Ho Chi Minh City is scary enough, let alone navigating them. As such, there are plenty of other ways for you to get around other than mastering the notoriously chaotic traffic yourself.

How to get around Ho Chi Minh City

The sight of thousands of speeding motorbikes and little to no road rules is enough to put anyone off Ho Chi Minh City's roads — unless you get a thrill out of utter chaos. An easy fix to avoiding the bustle is by simpling walking around the city (Tourist Security officers will help you across) or putting your life in the hands of an expert on a tour. Alternatively, you can travel at a slower pace and cheaper price by hiring a bicycle or catching one of the local buses, which are cheap and not overly crowded. Locals and tourists also get around on motorbike taxis (note that helmets are required to be worn by all riders) or you can opt for a cyclo ride, although there are not many of these converted tricycles still around. For convenience, particularly at night, metered taxis will charge you only a couple of bucks for a ride in the city centre and are by far the most pleasant way to travel.