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Ultimate guide to transportation in Vietnam

Getting around Vietnam is easy. Quick flights, comfortable overnight buses, peddling through the streets in a cyclo; we cover it all.

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These are the top 5 places to eat in Hanoi

When in Hanoi, eat local! We understand if you miss pizza or a good curry, but forgo your cravings and give into some hearty noodle soup or some fried rice.

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The night bus from Hue to Hanoi: A traveler review

The overnight bus journey from Hue to Hanoi with Camel Travel is a long and tedious experience. Here’s the review of what you can expect.

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Vietnam at a glance

International dialing code
84
Good to know
Vietnam's energy is not like any other country's. The intense and multifaceted Vietnamese local culture, combined with colonialist influences, brews a beautiful landscape. Walking through Hanoi is like entering a whole new world; bicycles, motorcycles circle French colonial style buildings and the smell of exotic fruits may permeate your memory. Don't miss out on exploring places like Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and Halong Bay.
Time zone
GMT+7
Spoken language
Vietnamese
Cost to avg. transport ticket
USD15.5

Your questions, our answers

Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops in Vietnam but generally speaking, cash is king here, especially in less touristy areas.

The standard voltage in Vietnam is 220V. There are three plug types in Vietnam: Types A, B and C.

It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Vietnam: Measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, chickenpox, polio, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get for Vietnam are: Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, Malaria and Rabies. We recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information about vaccinations you need before your trip.

These are the holidays celebrated in Vietnam:

  • Hùng Kings' Festival
  • Independence Day of Vietnamz
  • Labor Day
  • New Year's
  • Reunification Day
  • Tết
  • Vietnamese New Year's Eve