Taxi in Ho Chi Minh City
Taxi is a means quite handy in Ho Chi Minh City. However, its fare is quite high, averaging about 15,000 dong per kilometer. If you're not too worried about the cost, you should use it because of flexibility. Below is some information as well as notes about taxi in Ho Chi MInh City.
Take a Taxi
Firstly, you need to choose a taxi firm to go, here is some information about some of the big taxi companies in HCM:
Vinasun (Hotline: +84126.96.36.199.27)
Vinasun taxi (source: vinasuntaxi.com)
Vinasun taxi fare
Mai Linh (Hotline: +84188.8.131.52.38)
Mai Linh taxi
Mai Linh taxi fare
Vinataxi (Hotline: +84184.108.40.206)
Vinataxi ( Source: vinataxi.vn)
Secondly, you can catch a taxi directly on the road or by calling the taxi company (hotline above).
When calling you must know your current location (you can see on the panel of the building or google map), and then you wait about 5 minutes.
Some taxi drivers are not fluent in English, you need to specify the location to go. Or you can point out the place on the map or smartphone.
You can look up the distance between two locations on a google map to be able to estimate the amount of money you have to spend.
How to use some simple Vietnamese words, as well as how to convert name some locations from Vietnamese into English we will instruct in Local Dictionary column.