Vũng Tàu is connected to the mainland by Highway No. 51 (Quốc lộ 51), which runs from Biên Hòa City. Travelers take Highway No. 1 northwards to Bien Hoa. After crossing Dong Nai River bridge and arriving Vung Tau Intersection (Ngã Ba Vũng Tàu), turn right.
Rạng Đông Bus Company, 292 Đinh Bộ Lĩ, Bình Thạnh District, (Miền Đông Coach Station), ☎ +84 8 5 111 111. 04:30am – 07:45pm. To/From HCMC(Saigon). Departs when bus is full, which is approximately every 20 minutes. 40,000 VNĐ.
The fastest way on bus to Vung Tau is taking a high speed coach both at open tour and daily bus at Mien Dong Coach Station (Bến Xe Miền Đông). Comfortable 16-seat cars with air-conditioners. New trip every 15 minutes. It has one break station on half-journey. Duration : 2 hours.
Rạng Đông also serves Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku and Kontum.
Thiên Phú, 292 Đinh Bộ Lĩnh, Bình Thạnh District, (Miền Đông Coach Station).
The same as Rạng Đông but with larger cars. New trip every 15 minutes. Thiên Phú is newbie to the route to Vung Tau.
“Mai Linh Express”, 292 Đinh Bộ Lĩnh, Bình Thạnh District, (Miền Đông Coach Station). 60,000 VNĐ.
Reliable inter-provincial bus service in Vietnam, esp. Southern Vietnam. Operates every 30 minutes. The journey from the bus depot in Ho Chi Minh City to the bus depot in Vung Tao takes approximately 2.25hrs during the day. A bottle of water is provided to every passenger. Using the toilet at the bus depot at HCMC costs 1000VND.
oa Mai Tourist, Phó Đức Chính Street, District 1, [[Ho Chi Minh City]], ☎ +84 909 200 200. 4am – 5pm. 55,000 VNĐ.
Operated every hour. Seats are reserved by telephone only. If you are in Vung Tau, you are picked up wherever you want.
* Your Local Booking: when you arrive to Ho Chi Minh airport late, you can book online with this transfer company. A bit more than a cab and local bus, but less than a hotel transfer. Gives you piece of mind, especially if you are flying in late and don’t want the taxi haggling hassles. No hidden fee. Phone: + 84 979 58 77 44. Email: email@example.com
“Tàu cánh ngầm” aka “Hydrofoil fast ferry” in Vietnam is a quick way to get to and from Vũng Tàu. Taking the Hydrofoil is a good way to see the commerical maritime areas as the boat runs through the Saigon River to the sea. After one hour and 15 minutes, Vũng Tàu peninsula appears with its two mountains (conveniently called “Big Mountain” and “Little Mountain”) at the waterfront. This is a little more comfortable way to get to Vung Tau rather than taking the bus. It’s a little more expensive at 200,000 VNĐ/person (US$10). On the weekends, be sure to get your tickets at least a day early. You will be lucky to get a ticket if you wait till the day of.
SCAM ALERT At the ticket counter in Saigon, they randomly didn’t allow to buy the return ticket, recommending to buy it as soon as in Vung Tau. Once there, the lady at the counter will pretend that all the tickets are gone, and you will be immediately approached by local men willing to sell the tickets with a 100% surcharge, with the complicity of the Ticket counters employees. Make sure you buy the return ticket in Saigon, or accept to be considered as an ATM.
Petro Express, Hàm Nghi Road, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. 200,000 VNĐ
Greenlines, Hàm Nghi Road, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. 200,000 VNĐ.
Vina Express, Hàm Nghi Road, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. 200,000 VNĐ.