A beautiful view from within central Rach Gia-mobile

How to get from
Can Tho to Rach Gia

Can Tho to Rach Gia Trip Overview

Distance71 km (44.4 miles)
Price range$6-$11
Ride Duration Range2h 30m-3h
Earliest Departure20:00
Latest Departure23:00

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Travel Schedule Options from Can Tho to Rach Gia

Taking a bus from Can Tho to Rach Gia

Fastest bus: 2h 30m

Cheapest bus: $8

The fastest: 2h 30m

The cheapest: $8


Makes rest stops

Short journey

Water provided

WiFi connection

Air conditioned cabin


Non refundable

Limited luggage





Reclining Seats


The fastest: 2h 30m

The cheapest: $6




Reclining Seats



A beautiful view from within central Rach Gia

About the ride from Can Tho to Rach Gia

The bus from Can Tho to Rach Gia will take you east to Vietnam’s coast. The ride itself is stunning, and it only takes about four hours. It’s also the cheapest and most convenient way to travel.

The bus is great because it’s how most young backpackers and solo travelers opt to travel in Vietnam. So if you’re looking to meet people on your trip, this could be the way to do it!

Pro tip: Because the ride from Can Tho to Rach Gia is so beautiful, try your best to grab a window seat. You’ll want to check out the impressive scenery and watch as you approach the coast. 

After taking some time to explore the capital of the Mekong Delta, why not head to the charming town of Rach Gia before continuing your trek around Vietnam.

Finding transport from Can Tho to Rach Gia is simple, and it will be well worth the extra stop.

There isn’t a ton to do in this sleepy little town, but that’s part of its appeal. You can check out Nguyen Trung Truc Temple, dedicated to a resistance fighter from the mid-1800s.  The temple’s altar is actually built into an ancient tree trunk, giving it a majestic feel.

However, the best thing to do in Rach Gia is to walk along the tree-lined streets, enjoy a Vietnamese coffee, and people-watch at one of the many sidewalk cafes. 

If you’re looking for nightlife, head to Ton Duc Thang. There are plenty of karaoke bars and places to enjoy a beer or two.

One of the best things to do is find a lovely cafe or restaurant to watch the sunset. Ocean Beach Park is a great spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon as the waves lap the shore.

Now that you’re hooked on the idea of adding this as a stop, you may be wondering, How do I get from Can Tho to Rach Gia? Check out your options below!


How to get from Can Tho to Rach Gia

Taking the bus, hiring a taxi, or driving your own motorbike are the only ways to get to your next delightful Vietnamese destination. There are no trains or flights.

Taking a bus is the cheapest option and the best way to meet other travelers. 

Hiring a taxi is the best way to travel from Can Tho to Rach Gia if you are trying to save time and get to the coast as quickly as possible. 

If you have a strong sense of adventure, you could also drive yourself on a motorbike.

Taking a taxi or riding a motorbike would take about an hour and 45 minutes. 


Taking a bus

The Can Tho to Rach Gia bus is a great way to travel because the price tag is so low. 

Futa Bus operates this route daily for as low as US$5 per ticket. The bus driver will provide you with water, and you’ll have reclining seats, AC, and WiFi as well. 

There aren’t any bathrooms on the bus, but the driver will make a few stops. 

You should also note that the bus station in Rach Gia is slightly out of the way. It’s a 25-minute walk or a short tuk-tuk ride to the center of town. It’s easy to find transportation when you arrive.

If you book with Futa Bus, note that you are unable to change or cancel your ticket. So, make sure your travel plans are solid before confirming!

Also, you must stop by the ticketing office in Can Tho to exchange your electronic ticket for a paper copy. They won’t let you on the bus without it!


Taking a taxi or private transfer

Another way to get from Can Tho to Rach Gia is by taxi or private transfer. 

Because you won’t have to make additional stops to pick up passengers, the ride will only take about an hour and 45 minutes. 

Taxis or private transfers will cost between US$75-95. It is best to contact companies beforehand to book a ride.

Grab (Southeast Asia’s version of Uber) is a good place to start. You can also see if Vinasun Taxi or Malinh Taxi Group can help organize a ride for you. 

Obviously, this is a very pricey option. However, it could be the best way to get from Can Tho to Rach Gia if you are traveling with a group of friends and can split the cost. 

Taking a taxi or private transfer is also great because it allows you to control your trip. You can get picked up and dropped off directly at your accommodation and request to stop for bathroom breaks whenever you need.


Taking a motorbike

Your final choice to cover the distance from Can Tho to Rach Gia is to drive yourself on a motorbike.

Foreigners have a hard time renting cars in Vietnam, but that struggle doesn’t seem to apply to motorbikes. It’s probably why motorcycles are such a popular way to travel throughout the country.

As mentioned, the route to Rach Gia is beautiful, and riding on a motorbike is a fantastic way to take in all of the sights along the way.

However, don’t forget that you’ll be traveling with your luggage. Driving a motorcycle with all your stuff may be a bit challenging.

If you are not confident on a bike, don’t do it. Even though the roads are in good condition, you only want to drive in Vietnam if you feel safe on the motorbike. If you wouldn't do it in your home country, don’t do it in Vietnam. 

Renting a bike in Can Tho and dropping it off in Rach Gia may be hard to do as well. Driving a motorbike may be better if you already have a bike or plan to return to Can Tho at some point.

Once you arrive in Rach Gia, make sure you’re ready to drink your weight in coffee and snap some whimsical photos for your Instagram. 

Companies Operating from Can Tho to Rach Gia

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2h 30m - 3h

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2h 30m

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$6 - $7

Popular stations and stops in Can Tho and Rach Gia

Departure stations in Can Tho

Vincom Plaza Xuan Khanh

Can Tho Bus Station

Arrival stations in Rach Gia

Rach Soi Bus Terminal

Rach Gia Harbour

Kien Giang Province Bus Station

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