Often referred to as the rice basket of Vietnam, Can Tho province is the most popular destination in the Mekong Delta. It is also one of the largest agricultural producers in the Delta thanks to its tremendously fertile soil. In addition to rice, the province is inhabited by many farms and orchards, whose foods attract tourists to flock to see in the colorful and exciting floating markets-the stunning highlight of the provincial capital. To do all of this, the first thing to do is to get access to Can Tho. Indochina Travel Vietnam
Bus service is widely thought to be the most effective way to get to Can Tho from Ho Chi Minh City. In Ho Chi Minh City, at “Ben Xe Mien Tay” (South-West Bus Station), you can see buses leave daily and hourly on every hour.
Depending on weather and traffic condition, the whole journey typically includes a 15 minutes break point for snack, toilet and shopping breaks, will take you approximately 3-4 hours. You can take advantage of services offered by 3-4 bus companies doing Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh vice versa.
How to recognized whether in the City of Can Tho or not? You will notice a gigantic hanging bridge from the Vinh Long province before arriving at the Can Tho Bus Terminal. The bridge which spans over Hau River, connects Vinh Long province and Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta region in Vietnam.
Remember to carry along your baggage, belongings and important documents once arriving at Can Tho Bus Terminal. Remember to ask the bus conductor for available free transfers provided by the bus company, when they check on your bus ticket.
When getting off the bus, you can take services of many taxi and especially cyclo drivers.
It will cost you around 20,000 – 60,000 VND to travel by Cyclo (xe om) with helmets provided during the ride
If you travel by taxi (for example Mai Linh) the price will be metered Charge, boarding at 10,000VND. To get into the center of the city, it will cost you VND 60,000 – 100,000.
You are also able to book your return bus tickets through the Hotel you are sleeping at. Of course, do not forget to inform them which bus you would prefer. You can also enjoy a free pick-up from your hotel. To avoid having to pay extra, do not risk booking bus tickets with travel companies, always remember to book them from the hotel you are staying. Likewise for flights, trains and ferries.
It is popular that travelers will get on a taxi to go directly to the hotel or the airport. Before hopping on, the first thing you need to do is to negotiate the price. Taxi rates will vary from VND 3,000.000 or $120 -$150 (whichever is lower).
You can easily book a domestic flight to directly go to Can Tho, however, it is only available from Phu Quoc Island, Hanoi and Da Nang. It will take you a 45 minute flight to reach Can Tho and the prices vary. Boat Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
By Private Car
Upon your arrival at the airport, you can hire private car to go to Can Tho. Before heading out of the airport, you can certainly find many agencies line-up for you. Price varies around VND 2,300.000 or $90 – $120 (whichever is higher).