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Q1: HOW TO GO FROM PHAN THIET TO HO CHI MINH BY BUS?
A1: – various seat tourist buses, vans, minivans, minibuses
– bus tickets from Phan Thiet to Saigon cost about $6-14
– travel by bus or van from Phan Thiet to Saigon takes about 5-6 hours
– bus companies from Phan Thiet to Saigon: Futabus – Phuong Trang, Hanh Cafe, Kumho Samco…
Q2: HOW TO GO FROM DONG HOI TO HUE BY TRAIN?
A2: – travel by train from Dong Hoi to Hue takes about 3 hours
– there are about 6-8 trains of Vietnam Railways every day from Dong Hoi to Hue
– train tickets from Dong Hoi to Hue cost about $3.10-10 (hard, soft seat or sleeper)
– travel distance is about 170 km by train from Dong Hoi to Hue.
Q3: WHAT ARE TAXIS IN PHAN THIET (BINH THUAN)?
A3: Taxi Tina
address: A114 street 19/4, Phan Thiết
Phone: 062.3838666/ 3839199
Taxi Thu Trang
address: 309/2 Thủ Khoa Huân, Phan Thiết
Taxi Thủy Tiên
address: B100 KDC Bến Lội, Phan Thiết
Taxi Mai Linh
address: 344 – 350 street 19/04, Phan Thiết
Phone: 0623.739888 – Fax: 0623.739999.
Q4: WHAT ARE BUSES IN PHAN THIET (BINH THUAN)?
A4: Tiến Lợi – Mũi Né – Hòn Rơm (route number 1)
Tiến Lợi – Ma Lâm – Hàm Trí (route number 2)
Phan Thiết – Phú Long – Ngã ba Gộp – Lương Sơn(route number 3)
Tà Cú – Phan Thiết – Phú Long (route number 4)
Phan Thiết – Kê Gà – Tân Thành (route number 6)
Phan Thiết – Mương Mán – Hàm Cần (route number 5)
La Gi – Tân Hải – Bình Châu (Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu) (route number 7)
Bến xe Nam Phan Thiết – Trần Quý Cáp – street Trường Chinh (QL1A) – Province hospital
Nguyễn Hội – street Từ Văn Tư – street Trần Hưng Đạo – street Thủ Khoa Huân – Hàm Tiến – Mũi Né – du lịch Gành (route number 9).
Q5: HOW TO GO FROM CHU LAI AIRPORT TO QUANG NAM, QUANG NGAI?
A5: A special feature here is the bus supported by the People’s Committees of Quang Nam and Quang Ngai. There are currently two direct bus routes between Chu Lai airport and Ho Chi Minh City. Quang Ngai and TP. Tam Ky (Quang Nam).
1. The free shuttle bus route from Quang Ngai to Chu Lai airport and vice versa.
+ Time: Free shuttle bus departs at 10am on Tues, Thur, Sat of the week.
+ Location: DTL box office 332 Phan Dinh Phung, TP. Quang Ngai.
+ Departure route: 332 Phan Dinh Phung -> Bac Quang Ngai Bus Station -> Tinh Phong Motor Vehicle Registration Center -> Chau O Town People’s Committee -> Doc Soi T-junction -> Chu Lai Airport.
+ Return route: Afternoon from the airport – TP. Quang Ngai vehicles will stop the above points in the opposite direction.
+ Driver in charge: Mr Diep – 0983 825 106.
2. Free shuttle bus to Tam Ky – Chu Lai airport and vice versa.
+ Time: Free shuttle departs at 10:30 on Tues, Thur, Sat during the week.
+ Location: Box office MASCO 06 Phan Boi Chau, TP. Tam Ky.
+ Route to go: 6 Phan Boi Chau -> Ba Bau Market -> Intersection of North Tam Hiep Industrial Park -> Chu Lai Airport.
+ Return route: Afternoon from the airport – TP. Tam Ky will stop the vehicle in the opposite direction or flexibly stop along the way for passengers to get down if it is not in a no parking zone.
+ Driver in charge: Mr Toan – 0968 693 572..
Q6: HOW TO GO FROM PHU CAT AIRPORT TO QUY NHON CENTRE?
A6: Phu Cat Airport is about 35km from Quy Nhon city center, right in the airport there is a bus from the airport to pick up passengers from the airport, drop off at 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh, the fare is 50,000 VND / one way. If traveling in large groups (> 5 people) you can choose to take a taxi.
In the opposite direction, if you want to go from Quy Nhon to Phu Cat airport, every 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh, before the flight, about 2.5 hours will have a car to the airport (the bus here takes guests based on the flight time. in fact, there is no set time). If you want to take a cheap taxi to the airport, you should also go to the No. 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh location, because the taxi drivers just outside the gate usually combine about 5-6 guests to take a trip to the airport with the price of about VND 70,000 per person..
Q7: HOW TO GO FROM PHU BAI AIRPORT TO CENTRE OF HUE?
A7: Bus operates from 30-60 minutes / trip. Airport transfer car departs at office 20 Hanoi, Hue City. Phone number: (054) 3826826. The price of a ticket to move from Phu Bai airport to the center of Hue city is about 50,000 VND / person..
Q8: HOW TO GO FROM QUANG NGAI TO LY SON ISLAND?
A8: From Quang Ngai City, you can take a bus, taxi or motorbike taxi to go to Sa Ky port (about 20km), where boat take guests to the island.
Mai Linh Bus: The earliest is 5:30 am and a route will take half an hour.
Mai Linh switchboard: 055.3636363 – 055.3838383
You can also catch Ngoc Trinh car at Vo Thi Sau intersection, Le Loi, or take a motorbike taxi to the landscape for about 60k..
Q9: HOW TO GO FROM SA KY PORT TO LY SON ISLAND?
A9: From Sa Ky port, you can take high speed train to Ly Son.
The day usually has 2 runs at 7:30 am and 2:00 pm. Ticket price is 105,000 VND (way out) and 100,000 VND (afternoon). Elderly people are discounted (to VND 90,000). Particularly for the weekend or the peak of Tet holiday, there will be more trips.
Note: The train does not accept or not book in advance if it is not a group (if you go with many people, make a list to the ticket office or contact the hotel to book tickets for you).
Sa Ky port phone: 055-626 431..
Q10: HOW TO RENT VEHICLES AT LY SON ISLAND?
A10: Rent a motorbike in Ly Son
Motorcycle rental price is from 120-150k VND / bike / day depending on the time and distance traveled. You can safely drive on the island, not afraid to get lost. If you need to ask any local people will get warm support from the people of Ly Son.
Car rental service in Ly Son
Touring car Vietnam – Huong
Rental car travel 16 seats.
Contact: 0974939611 – 0919867355 ..
Q11: HOW TO RENT BOAT IN LYS SON ISALND?
You can travel around the island or from island to island by boat or basket of bottles; Prices for each trip – individually or in groups – can be negotiated with the ship owner, going hourly, hourly or all day, night..
Q12: WHERE IS LY SON ISLAND?
A12: Ly Son is the only island district of Quang Ngai, located to the northeast, 15 nautical miles from the mainland. Ly Son consists of two islands: Lon Island (Ly Son, or Cu Lao Ré), Be Island (Bo Bai islet) in the north of Big Island, and Cu Cu Island in the East of Big Island..
Q13: HOW TO COME FROM HA NOI, HO CHI MINH TO LY SON ISLAND?
A13: You can take a bus to Quang Ngai, then down to Sa Ky Port. At Sa Ky port, there are many motels right on the way to the port, about 200m away, you can rest there.
From Hanoi and Saigon, there are many high quality car brands such as The Sinh Tourist, Camel, Hoang Long, … to Quang Ngai, you can contact bus companies for booking for advance tickets (from 2 – 5 days depending on the time Your trip, during holidays, you need to book early or there will be no ticket).
Q14: HOW TO BUY HIGH-SPEED BOAT TO LY SON ISLAND?
A14: Ticket price: From Sa Ky to the island: VND 105,000 / 1 way
From Ly Son to Sa Ky: VND 100,000 / time
Time of the train: In the morning: There are 2 trips at 7:30 & 8 am
Afternoon: There is 1 trip at 13h / 13h30.
Phone number for booking high-speed train ticket of Sa Ky port: 055.3626431 and providing personal information under the guidance of the ticket office staff..
Q15: HOW TO GO FROM SA KY PORT TO DA NANG?
A15: From Sa Ky port, if you want to ride back to Danang, you take the bus from the port and tell the driver to let you down at the foot of Tra Khuc bridge and then you walk 1 segment up above the bridge. Right here is a small store and lots of people standing there and soliciting you to catch a bus for you, do not listen to them because they are paid by small buses to do it. You try to walk through it (or walk backwards) about 100m and then choose the bus bed that runs South-North (a lot of cars so do not have to worry) to go to Da Nang, this car is often empty so visitors should go. Very comfortable, the ticket price is only about 100k. This option is suitable if you go alone or few people and want to save money..
Q16: HOW TO TRAVEL ON LY SON ISLAND?
A16: Rent Motorcycles
Motorbike rents often fluctuate in the range of 150-200k (without having to fill up gas) and are often rented by accommodation owners right away, so it’s quite convenient.
In 2017 Ly Son was allowed to pilot electric cars to serve the travel needs of residents and visitors. On that basis, private units have put into use 12 electric cars to serve the tourist transportation at tourist attractions on the island.
Rent a car
On the island there are currently more than 20 cars with passenger activities, compared to electric cars, the car seat may not be as cool but will be less affected by wind and rain, suitable for families with elderly people and children..
Q17: HOW TO GO FROM BIG ISLAND TO LITTLE ISLAND IN LY SON ISLAND?
A17: Each day there will be 14 passenger trains from Ly Son port to Dao Be. The first one departs from Big Island at 7:30 and the last one is at 11:50. From Baby Island back to Big Island, the first flight departs at 10:30 and the last trip is 15:10. If you want to visit Little Island, you can only go in the morning.
In case you go in a large group (or even a few people) you can contact to rent a two-way train package, going this way you will be more active in terms of time..
Q18: HOW LONG IT TAKE TO BOOK HIGH-SPEED BOAT TO LY SON ISLAND?
A18: Due to the weather, the high-speed train schedule is only about a week back, so booking too early is sometimes not possible. Generally, before going 1 week or earlier, you can contact Sa Ky port to book tickets.