There are four major transport modes in Vietnam. For tourists who want to reach their destinations faster than the usual pace, there are two airlines, Vietnam and Pacific, which operate to and from various domestic points. Yet it is advisable to book as early as possible since it might be difficult to reserve a seat especially on popular routes. Aside from air routes, there are also regular train services that run between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and the cities in between. It takes at least 48 hours non-stop to ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. You can book an economy class, soft seat, or a sleeping compartment for a higher price. There are also buses that link even the extremely remote areas of the country.’=
These have affordable rates though the seats are limited and the passengers are not provided with many comforts. However, it allows visitors to meet with the locals and to immerse themselves in Vietnamese culture. Of course, you can hail a cab anywhere. Most of the taxis in Vietnam are air-conditioned and their rates are highly affordable. But if you are up to a more adventurous ride, you can try out the “Honda Om” or Honda taxi. Motorcycle drivers are willing to go anywhere, and they charge low prices. But kindly be reminded that they do not speak English very well, so better be ready with your map, pen and paper. Over the years, the modes of cars and transport have evolved.