Similar to other southeast Asian countries where transport systems such as roads and railways are colonial relics, modern transportation system is a legacy of French Vietnamese. Vietnam has 17 airports, including three International Airport, the international airport of Da Nang, Hanoi Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City. The latter is the largest airport in Vietnam. Tan Son Nhat and Noi Bai clean with fairly sophisticated facilities. The largest airline in Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines is one and only a state-owned airway company. Several private airlines operating in the country, among others, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Air Mekong, and VASCO.
Transportation Around Vietnam
Travelers can try Vietnam Airlines, these are the favorite of the Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. Ticket prices low enough to measure flight with full service, air condition also still new. Reservations can be made through their official website with an international credit card. When you buy a ticket sudden, ticket prices may be higher. For domestic flights, you can also try other airlines that have been mentioned because the ticket price is usually lower than Vietnam Airlines. For ticket Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, try opening the Jetstar website.
For the road trip, it’s good you try the train. This trip is suitable for backpacker travelers. Vietnamese railway system centered in Ho Chi Minh City route towards Hanoi with a distance of about 2000 km, the railway line is usually called the Reunification Express. Tourists can visit the other cities along these lines, such as Hue, Nha Trang and Da Nang. From Hanoi, there are several other routes that are shorter towards Thai Nguyen, Halong Bay, and Cao Lai. For Reunification Express train schedule, travelers can open Vietnamtrains.com site for more detailed information.
Vietnam Transportation Problems
Motorcycle are the most common vehicle used by the population of Vietnam, as well as in other southeast Asian countries. in big cities, car ownership has also increased although motorcycle still dominate traffic on the highway. Road security in this country is quite questionable. Travelers will get a new experience while trying to cross the street in major cities of Vietnam.
Another Choice for travel around Vietnam is to get around by boat. Branching streams rivers become a mainstay of rural transport. Of penetrate inland river routes through Vietnam is only recommended for those who already have high flying hours in backpacker travel.