How to get from Can Tho to Saigon? – Effortless ways to travel 2024

Can Tho, about 170 km away from Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest city in the Mekong Delta. What attracts tourists most is the exciting life of local people. Can Tho is most famous for its floating markets, in which trading activities take place on boats. Besides, local dishes and several types of fresh fruits are also tempting to tourists.  Indochina travel Vietnam

Traveling between Saigon and Can Tho is getting easier. Suggestions below on how to get to Saigon from Can Tho will make your trip more enjoyable.

  • Bus

Express bus is the most popular mode of transportation to get from Can Tho to Saigon. The bus trip takes around 3.5–4 hours. The most popular brands are Phuong Trang (FuTa Bus Line) and Thanh Buoi, which allow travelers to book in advance through phone calls or websites ( These buses depart at Can Tho bus station (located at 91B Road, Nguyen Van Linh, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city) and arrive at Mien Tay bus station (located at no.395, Kinh Duong Vuong, Binh Tan district, HCMC).

FuTa Bus Line in Mien Tay bus station
FuTa Bus Line in Mien Tay bus station-Source:

The price is about VND100.000 (about US$5), including free water on the bus. FuTa Bus Line offers a 15 – 20 minutes break at its large rest stop, where passengers can buy food and drinks. Besides, FuTa Bus Line also has minibusses to bring passengers to their desired places within 10km of any of its agencies.

Floating market in Can Tho
Floating market in Can Tho- Source:
  • Taxi/Private Car

Taxi can be caught at Can Tho bus station. There are not many services for taxis from Can Tho to Saigon. Taxi drivers charge based on the price policy of their brand. The brand has discount prices when tourists travel more than 10km, 30km, etc.. The most favored brand of taxi in Can Tho is Mailinh with all-green taxis. Traveling to Saigon from Can Tho by taxi is certainly faster and more convenient than going by bus and you can depart at any time. However, the cost is of course much higher.

Mailinh taxi
Mailinh taxi- Source:

Private cars are also popular for trips from Can Tho to Saigon. There are numerous car services for hire, which can be seen at the Can Tho bus station. Travelers just need to contact car owners in Can Tho and then negotiate the price for a one-way car from Can Tho to Saigon. The departure time and places to pick up will be completely up to you. Hiring a private car to travel to Saigon from Can Tho can be cheaper than going by taxi, however, still more costly compared to traveling by bus for the same route.

  • Motorbike/Bike

Traveling by motor/bike from Can Tho to Saigon is not so difficult. The route for motor/bike is different from the one for cars and buses. Motorbikes and bikes are not allowed to enter the Trung Luong Expressway which cuts down hours of driving between Can Tho and Saigon, but have to go on 1A Highway.

Tangerine Orchard in Can Tho
Tangerine Orchard in Can Tho- Source:

Tourists can rent motor/bike in some hotels and stores, however, there are not many choices. In addition, the rent in Can Tho will be much higher than in Saigon due to the shortage of supply. Tourists also need to consider that they have to ride back to Can Tho to return the motor/bike. 

Can Tho market
Can Tho market- Source:

It is now incredibly easy for tourists to travel from Can Tho to Saigon thanks to the well-traveled route. These tips on choosing a transport will be helpful for your trip to Saigon from Can Tho.

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